David Knight - 19th Nov 2018

Max Siedentopf's completely out-there, live-action-cartoon approach gets full rein to express itself in this enjoyably bonkers video for US electro-DJ Gommi.  

It's a stop-motion piece where a middle aged, clock-watching salaryman - played by Gommi himself - utterly loses his grip on reality, as he waits for his tedious 9-5 day to end, imagining all sorts of weird stuff in the process. It's a full-on psychotic episode, to match the lyrics of Gommi's banging tune Psychosis.

Maybe its a bit of a Marmitey approach, but Siedentopf command of a wonderfully nutty visual language is a joy to these jaundiced eyes. And, frankly, thank the lord for a new dance producer with a properly daft sense of humour.

Watch 'Gommi 'Psychosis' by Max Siedentopf' here

Credits

DirectorMax Siedentopf
ProducerKate Brady
Production CompanyRiff Raff Films
Executive ProducerNatalie Arnett
1st ADAlex Moffat
Director of PhotographyMarcus Domleo
Focus PullerThomas Wooton
GafferSaul Harris
Art DirectorShaun Fenn
Art DirectorTors Beedles
Hair & Make-upLisa Chau
EditorBen Crook
Editing companySpeade
Post production companyMPC
AnimatorSteve Warne
CommissionerEthan Wigfield
LabelHeavyweight Records
Other creditsCast: Gommi

David Knight - 19th Nov 2018

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