Rob Ulitski - 15th Apr 2020

Moses Sumney gives into his darkest, most satisfying impulses in the self-directed video for Cut Me.

Across a collection of surreal, otherworldly vignettes, Sumney runs riot in an abandoned hospital with two other patients- dancing on caskets, performing on stage and taking on the roles of the non-existent staff.

The glossy, theatrical art direction places the concept very much in a dream world of Sumney’s creation, blurring the lines between reality and fiction. The performances are top-notch, adding a lively vibrance to the derelict location, and cleverly personifying the complex themes in the track.

"It is, amongst many things, a satirization of masochism and the medical industrial complex, and a chuckle in the face of Black Death," says Moses Sumney about his directorial debut. "I couldn’t have predicted it’d be released in our current climate. And yet..."

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Credits

DirectorMoses Sumney
ProducerWhitney Jackson
Executive ProducerJustin Benoliel
Production ManagerMeredith Kurey
Director of PhotographyCristina Dunlap
Art DirectorGunnar Deathridge
WardrobePhil Gomez
Make-upJacque Piotrowski
EditorWes Sanchez
ColouristKaitlyn Battistelli
Grading companyEthos Studio
VFXEric Epstein
DancerMalachi Middleton
DancerEmara Neymour-Jackson

Rob Ulitski - 15th Apr 2020

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