Rob Ulitski - 11th June 2021

A young girl dreams about purchasing Berlin-based rock band Rikas, in Aladin Mekanović's promo for Stereo. 

In the video, the group are taken back to the girl's house and made pride of place in the living room, before the whole family start to lightly bop to the beat of their performance in an understated - and slightly absurd - manner. 

Things get weirder from there, as Rikas are tossed around by the desires of the family, before the whole thing is revealed to be a vision, and the girl instead decides to buy the more famous band, Von Wegen Lisbeth. 

It's a surreal yet effortlessly charming piece of filmmaking, in the same vein as oddball comedies Napoleon Dynamite and the like, and has instant replay appeal. 

You'll find yourself pining for your own German rock band to take home by the end of it... 

Credits

DirectorAladin Mekanovic
ProducerRonja Prinz
Production CompanyStudio 11:40
Production ManagerPia Domkowski
Director of PhotographyDiara Sow
Focus PullerJason Yanez
GafferSandra Glaser
Art DirectorJUNG&DYNAMISCH
WardrobeClara Dimanski
HairClemens Alleweldt
Make-upSarah-jane Münich
EditorAndreas Meichsner
ColouristAndrea Gomez
CastMarie Gerhard
Director's RepresentationBite Management
LabelColumbia Records

Rob Ulitski - 11th June 2021

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