Maximo Park 'Get High (No I Don't)' by James&James

Maximo Park 'Get High (No I Don't)' by James&James

James&James direct a carefully choreographed rebellion for Maximo Park.

Fed up of the artificial theatrics of everyday life, our hero breaks free, but only within the confines of the studio. With a supporting cast, we watch the dancing of an ordinary day play out before our eyes as our hero (dancer Robby Graham) gets progressively more agitated as it repeats itself Groundhog-style. The cycle continues before he sees red in a cathartic display.
 

From the director

James & James:

"The idea for Get High (No, I Don't) had been bubbling under the surface for a while. We'd talked a bunch about theatrical lighting and some kind of Dogma-style set for a while, too. The video sees a person rebelling against the structures of society – all choreographed. When this track landed, the rest of the creative quickly clicked. It took about thirty minutes from hearing the track to having worked up the simple creative of a person rebelling against the structures of society – all choreographed."

Credits

Director
James&JamesJames&James website
Producer
James&JamesJames&James website
Director of Photography
Joshua C FryJoshua C Fry website
1st AC
Agatha Lee
Gaffer
Matti Moka
Art Director
Angel Parmar
Make-up
Melanie Lindsey
Editor
James&JamesJames&James website
Choreographer
South Paw Dance
Steadicam
Lawrence Gallagher
Focus Puller
Sam Riley
Dancers
Amy Thiroff, Jodie Honeybourne, Robert Emile, Robby Graham, Nico Migliorati
Runner
Alauric Lau

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