A motivational speaker struggles to be heard, so makes a radical move, in Emilio Guerrero Alexander's charming promo for Little Jesus. The video for Presente tells the story of Antolín Pastor Nava, who is disheartened after his uplifting messages seem to fall on deaf ears. Inspired by his slide projector, he decides to remedy this by becoming a metallic man, whose only quality will be to project - not feel - allowing him to find a more blissful way of approaching the world.Shot entirely on location in Mexico City on Kodak C500 16mm film, the use of long lenses and playful camera movement gives this a nostalgic 90's feel, which suits the eccentric concept perfectly. "Antolín Pastor Nava, our hero, is portrayed by Manuel Bueno Botello, who was first introduced as a character in Little Jesus’ break-through music video ‘Norte’ 8 years ago," explains Emilio Guerrero Alexander. "His metallic counterpart from the audience is played by Dylan Doehner Pecanins, another character of the Little Jesus universe who played the main role in their hit single’s video ‘La Magia’ 6 years ago."Bringing these two characters together almost a decade after is not only a wink to their past and for the band’s fandom but also as a symbol of their evolution."
Rob Ulitski - 9 months ago