Rob Ulitski - 25th Mar 2020

A boy cycles along an eerily peaceful country road - which begins to reveal evidence of a pandemic disaster - in Pavel Brenner's remarkably timely video for Lorn's Timesink. 

Set in a world where humanity has been wiped out by a deadly contagion, we follow the boy (played by James Farah) as he dodges overturned cars and bodybags. In the face of this catastrophic situation, he remains impassive, treating this new world, where nature is reasserting itself over humanity, as an adventure. 

Brenner's second video for Lorn - following his co-directing credit on the award-winning 'zombie-cheerleader' video for Acid Rain - was shot by Christopher Ripley, and has a reflective quality that normalises the horror, achieved through drawn out takes and abundant natural light. 


No one ever expected a real pandemic to break out at the time of the music video's release. 

"I reached out to Lorn during 2017 to discuss the initial idea with no particular track in mind. In July of 2019 [Lorn's album] Drown The Traitor Within was released and we both agreed that Timesink was the right fit for the concept.

"The production started in October of 2019 after the budget was secured, with Malcolm Duncan producing. Oregon suited best for filming because it was still green and vibrant. The shoot took two days, after which the team returned to Los Angeles.

"While shooting the video, no one on the production team ever expected a real pandemic to break out at the time of the music video's release. The team hopes that everyone stays safe and spends this time with their loved ones."

PRO Credits


DirectorPavel Brenner
ProducerMalcolm Duncan
Production CompanyDagger
Production CompanyVirgin Soil Pictures
Production CompanyRed Pepper Film
Production CompanyThe Panics
Production CompanyFRIEND
Production CompanyCream Paris
Executive ProducerPavel Brenner
Executive ProducerAnia Markham
Executive ProducerJules Tervoort
Executive ProducerLuke Tierney
Director of PhotographyChristopher Ripley
Focus PullerRiley Keeton
Art DirectorPierre Pell
WardrobePenelope Strintz
Post production companyThe Panics
VFXPost Panic
Lead actorJames Farah
Drone OperatorDrone Dudes
Other creditsStunt Double: Jake Colvill Sound Design: Bastien Benkhelil

Rob Ulitski - 25th Mar 2020

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