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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.

Credits

DirectorYoung Replicant
Production CompanyPulse Films
Executive ProducerRik Green
ProducerSonya Sier
Assistant ProducerRebecca Mason
Production ManagerAmanda Tuckwell
Production CoordinatorElena Argiros
1st ADGeorge Nelson
2nd ADBen Keswick
Director of PhotographyMartijn Van Broekhuizen
Focus PullerJeremy Fusco
Clapper LoaderJerry Pradon
GripNeil Blakesley
SteadicamMatt Alsopp
DITChris Belcher
EditorTom Grove Carter
Editing companyTrim Editing
ColouristOisín O’Driscoll
Post ProducerImogen Pai
Post production companyThe Mill
ChoreographerDarcy Wallace
Art DirectorNathan Parker
Hair & Make-upLisa Zipper
StylistNatalie Wilkins
Other creditsSpecial 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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