Alt-J 'Deadcrush' by Young Replicant
If you could go on a date with anyone living or dead, who would it be? Alt-J made their picks and that became the basis of Young Replicant's science fiction dance film.
Acting on behalf of the band, a machine in a subterranean bunker chooses Sylvia Plath, Lee Miller and Anne Boleyn, or at least it chooses their memories. Projected through small glass discs we intercut between these haunting, animated dance scenes (choreographed by Darcy Wallace) that are given a personality based on a computer's understanding of history.
There's a detached, uncanny valley element to the clip - Alex Takacs aka Young Replicant's second for the band's current album, after the brilliant 3WW earlier this year – as these renditions of historical figures live again for a fleeting moment before fading with the light of the projector.
|Production Company||Pulse Films|
|Executive Producer||Rik Green|
|Assistant Producer||Rebecca Mason|
|Production Manager||Amanda Tuckwell|
|Production Coordinator||Elena Argiros|
|1st AD||George Nelson|
|2nd AD||Ben Keswick|
|Director of Photography||Martijn Van Broekhuizen|
|Focus Puller||Jeremy Fusco|
|Clapper Loader||Jerry Pradon|
|Editor||Tom Grove Carter|
|Editing company||Trim Editing|
|Post Producer||Imogen Pai|
|Post production company||The Mill|
|Art Director||Nathan Parker|
|Hair & Make-up||Lisa Zipper|
|Other credits||Special Effects: Bob Smoke Shoot Supervisor: Brad Wood, Matthew Kavanagh 2D Lead Artist: Fergal Hendrick 2D Artists: George Cressey, Jose Caballero & John Thornton 3D Artist: Marta Carbonell|
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