Milky Chance 'Cocoon' by Davis Silis
The safety and warmth of a cocoon gets flipped on its head in Davis Silis' new video for Milky Chance.
An injured woman is carried to safety to recover and kept in a room in a dilapidated factory. All seems to be going well until those caring for the woman discover her talent for spinning riches from seemingly nowhere.
Part fairytale, part extended metaphor, Silis' work is a grim reminder of the selfishness of the human condition. The run-down industrial locations of a post-soviet Latvia serve as a perfect backdrop for a dream of shared riches turned to dust.
"The idea came from the title of the song. We usually associate the word 'cocoon' with a sense of comfort and protection in earlier periods of life. When we want to return to our cocoon, it’s like we want to return to our past, isolated from the outside world. But I wanted to explore the other side of what that means. That sometimes returning to the past isn't good. It can even be dangerous and destructive.
"So, using classic fairytale tropes, I wanted to create a story that felt like a parable of this idea. A forgotten community that stumbles onto a girl who could potentially help them, but in their self-imposed cocoon, they let their own greed get in the way. The girl herself, in that sense, almost becomes a metaphor for something much larger. I came to think of her character almost as mother nature, exploited until it's too late, while those around her become blinded by short-term self-interest. All told, a visual antithesis to the music, densely packed with metaphor.
"Huge credit has to go out to Milky Chance and their management for championing this project at every step, and for the hugely talented cast and crew in Riga, Latvia who brought this all to life."
|Production Company||Bullion Productions|
|Production Manager||Katrina Tomasicka|
|1st AD||Kristaps Krumins|
|Director of Photography||Paul Özgür|
|Focus Puller||Denis Sorogin|
|2nd AC||Andis Suba|
|Art Director||Kristaps Kalsers|
|Lead actor||Elina Vaska, Ivars Puga, Toms Liepajnieks, Kaspars Zale, Anete Saulite, Karlis Derums|
|Director's Representation||OB Management|
|Other credits||Service Co Producer: Dace Siatkovska Service Co: Chubby Unicorn Props: Kristaps Andersons Grip: Andis Demme Sound Design: Mauricio D'Orey|
Davis Silis has delivered a heart-rending video for Aquilo's track Calling Me, about a young man who faces the hardships of being bullied, and also facing rejection in the very place where …
Here's someone you wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley. Davis Silis's excellent video for Circa Waves' Young Chasers is all about a girl with a temper you could only describe as …
In his second video for Jones, Davis Silis captures the singer's mesmerizing performance of Melt by employing a distinctive split-image technique allied with a constantly rotating …
Davis Silis, take a bow. This perfectly choreographed fight sequence with a twist manages to accomplish a hell of a lot in a confined space.
A new online platform has launched called Scouty, offering a new way to discover and book film and …
Having worked with some of the most exciting new artists, including Berwyn, Arlo Parks, Fred …
Agile Films have announced the signing of Dumas Haddad to their directors roster for music videos …
Wendy Morgan, director of award-winning music videos for the likes of Alicia Keys and Janelle …
Homespun's popular music video editor Charlie Von Rotberg has been promoted to the commercial …
Pulse Films has announced that Jocelyn Anquetil, director of acclaimed music videos for King …