Cat Velez - 7th Oct 2016

Genre-blending Texas funk Trio Khruangbin have released this beautifully cinematic, Tarantino-inspired short for Two Fish And An Elephant.

Largely financed by fans through crowd-funding website Kickstarter, the video follows Two Fish, a bow-and-arrow wielding young woman as she can't help but return to the scene of a massacre she has just committed. Led by a string around her finger, she walks back through the piles of bodies until she is standing in front of the Elephant, managing to find peace and closure with one last dance.

Good friend of the band, Scott Dungate, made this strong directorial debut in collaboration with Somesuch and Wieden+Kennedy, with additional support from The Mill post production, Trim editing and Factory sound design all contributing time and resource to make the video possible.

Watch 'Khruangbin 'Two Fish And An Elephant' by Scott Dungate' here

SCOTT DUNGATE:

"I’ve always found the music of Khruangbin very cinematic, as if lifted from a film score. Working with the band, I really enjoyed working out a visual narrative to fit the highs and lows of the song. It’s a beautiful song but it’s also more complex than that.

"I wanted a story that also acknowledged the tracks moments of haunting and melancholy. That’s how we came up with this idea of a break-up, moving on and one last dance. While it was the first film I’ve directed, I was fortunate to be surrounded by some great people who were generous and patient with their time and talent."

Credits

DirectorScott Dungate
Executive ProducerTim Nash
Executive ProducerSally Campbell
Head of Music VideoHannah Turnbull-Walter
ProducerTom Gardner
Director of PhotographyJackson Hunt
Production designerSam Tidman
ChoreographyAlexandra Green
Costume designerGleb Ignatov
Casting directorLeanne Flinn
Production ManagerElly Camisa
GafferPhil Penfold
Make-upGaby Winwood
Location ManagerThomas Gale
EditorPaul Hardcastle
Sound designFactory
Production CompanySomesuch
2nd ACEira Wyn Jones
Other creditsHead of Content: Sarah Pearson Kickstarter Social Strategist: Rob Meldrum Kickstarter Video and Stills: Dan Smith Kickstarter Story Board Illustrator: Hiro Enoki PR: Heidi Atwal and Lucy Murray Wills Post Shoot Supervisor: Gareth Brannan, Liz Mitchell, Sal Wilson     2D Lead Artist: Gareth Brannan, Sal Wilson, Warren Gebhardt    2D Artists: Jeanette Eiternes 3D Artists: Philip Maddock, Nico Domerego, Vicky McIntyre, Pavel Mamichev  Matte Painting: Aurelien Ronceray    Colourist: James Bamford  Post Producer: George Reid Supervising Sound Editor: Anthony Moore Sound Designer: Jon Clarke Re-recording Mixers: Jon Clarke and Anthony Moore Sound Producer: Lou Allen Wieden + Kennedy Executive Producer: Danielle Stewart Art Direction and Titles: Cal Al-Jorani Motion Graphics: Jon Harris BTS and Stills Photographer: Ben Hutton Two Fish: Chihiro Kawasaki The Elephant: Hugo Luck

Cat Velez - 7th Oct 2016

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