Rob Ulitski - 28th Oct 2019

The Orielles get stuck on a loop in Come Down On Jupiter, directed by Rose Hendry. 

A cup of tea crashing to the floor in a café triggers a series of repetitive events, reminiscent of the film Groundhog Day. Shot in a beautifully slow and considered style, DP Ian Forbes captures the melancholy of everyday life, the moments where nothing seems to be happening, with slow movements and carefully composed close-ups.

The cyclical nature of the concept is mirrored by lots of spinning- fingers twirling around the rim of a cup, clock hands ticking, moving a salt shaker in a never-ending loop. It's a poignant and exciting setup which commands attention, and does so in a blissfully psychedlic way. 

Rose Hendry:

"When I first heard the track I was immediately transported into some sort of mystery melodrama from another era, with a strong dose of something psychedelic. This was my starting point, alongside an image by photographer, Ralph Gibson, of a cup of tea sitting on a beige table, bathed in warm sunlight with a plastic spoon resting against the lip. I enjoyed the idea of centring the video around an incident with a cup of tea - that felt dramatic to me - something “mundane” becoming something dramatic. I wanted to encapsulate the playful psychedelia in a psychological and structural way as opposed to the ‘pastiched to death’ VW campervan kind of way. Add toast to that and the rest developed from there."

Credits

DirectorRose Hendry
ProducerBeth Allan
ProducerAmp; Rebecca Wolff
Production CompanyThe Forest Of Black
1st ADOliver Falcon
Director of PhotographyIan Forbes
Focus PullerJake Mcclean Walker
2nd ACGeorge Telling
GafferCaio Dinis
Art DirectorJason Synott
Make-upCamille Nava
EditorPaco Sweetman
ColouristJonny Tulley
Grading companyBig Buoy
Post ProducerHannah Whitehill
VFXPete Fullarton
CommissionerCraig Penney
LabelHeavenly Recordings
Other creditsGrip: Carl 'Lump' Dunn Cast: Sarah Toogood, Martin Karlsson Thanks To: Arments Pie & Mash, Arri Rental, Pixi Pixel, Susie Wolff, Sue Liney, Daniel Morelli, Rachel Coles And Ryan Rushton

Rob Ulitski - 28th Oct 2019

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