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Alt-J 'Deadcrush' by Young Replicant

Luke Bather - 14th July 2017

If you could go on a date with anyone living or dead, who would it be? Alt-J made their picks and that became the basis of Young Replicant's science fiction dance film.

Acting on behalf of the band, a machine in a subterranean bunker chooses Sylvia Plath, Lee Miller and Anne Boleyn, or at least it chooses their memories. Projected through small glass discs we intercut between these haunting, animated dance scenes (choreographed by Darcy Wallace) that are given a personality based on a computer's understanding of history.

There's a detached, uncanny valley element to the clip - Alex Takacs aka Young Replicant's second for the band's current album, after the brilliant 3WW earlier this year – as these renditions of historical figures live again for a fleeting moment before fading with the light of the projector.

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Luke Bather - 14th July 2017

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Young Replicant
Producer
Sonya Sier
Production Company
Executive Producer
Rik Green
Production Manager
Amanda Tuckwell
1st AD
George Nelson

Camera

Director of Photography
Martijn Van Broekhuizen
Focus Puller
Jeremy Fusco
Steadicam
Matt Alsopp

Lighting/Grip

Grip
Neil Blakesley

Art

Art Director
Nathan Parker

Wardrobe

Stylist
Natalie Wilkins
Hair & Make-up
Lisa Zipper

Choreography

Choreographer
Darcy Wallace

Editorial

Editor
Tom Grove Carter
Editing company

Grading

Colourist
Oisín O’Driscoll

VFX

Post production company
The Mill
Post Producer
Imogen Pai

Misc

Assistant Producer
Rebecca Mason
Production Coordinator
Elena Argiros
2nd AD
Ben Keswick
Clapper Loader
Jerry Pradon
DIT
Chris Belcher

Other credits

Special Effects

Bob Smoke

Shoot Supervisor

Brad Wood, Matthew Kavanagh

2D Lead Artist

Fergal Hendrick

2D Artists

George Cressey, Jose Caballero & John Thornton

3D Artist

Marta Carbonell

Luke Bather - 14th July 2017

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