Joji 'Demons' by Jared Hogan - now at Stink Films

Joji 'Demons' by Jared Hogan - now at Stink Films
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American director Jared Hogan's video for YouTuber-turned-pop star Joji is a striking proposition with a memorable central image - a man inside a huge hairy monster costume, that's chained to the floor of an empty swimming pool.

But that doesn't stop the dancer Diego Ballesteros performing an expressive, ultimately tragic dance within the confines of his suit and environment.  

Hogan says the video for Demons is "a metaphorical look at the chains and demands that come with success and expectations of others. Shot in one take, we wanted the audience to be able to witness a full, heartbreaking emotional journey."

Hogan, whose other work includes beautifully observed films for John Mark McMillan, Rainbow Kitten Surprise and Rome Fortune, has now joined Stink Films for worldwide representation in music videos. 

"I've had my eye on Jared for a while, and I'm beyond thrilled to have him at Stink," says Katie Lambert, head of music video at Stink. "His work is moving and beautiful, he is such a talented filmmaker. I'm so excited to see what comes next."

• Watch Jared Hogan's showreel at Stink here

Credits

Director
Jared Hogan
Producer
Elisha Gustafson
Executive Producer
Jared Harris
Production Manager
Amity Waldecker
Director of Photography
Isaac Bauman
Focus Puller
Jordan Utley
Steadicam
Jed Seuss
Gaffer
Ryan Hannah
Key Grip
Christian Darais
Wardrobe
Paula Tabalipa
Colourist
Jacob Mckee
Production Company
Saint Cloud
Director's Representation
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Director's Rep (UK)
Sarah Boardman
Cast
Diego Ballesteros
Label
88rising

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