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You Can't Look Away from This Ultra-Violent Short from W+K London

Wieden+Kennedy London, 2 months ago

Editors' Choice: Former W+K employee Laura Lee plays bass for Khruangbin in this ambitious music video

You Can't Look Away from This Ultra-Violent Short from W+K London

Genre-blending Texas funk Trio Khruangbin releases a new video for ‘Two Fish and an Elephant’, from their debut album ‘The Universe Smiles Upon You’. Laura Lee, a former Wieden+Kennedy London employee plays bass in the band, and Scott Dungate, a Khruangbin fan and also her former boss at Wieden+Kennedy London, is making his directorial debut with this music video.The video was able to come about through a collaboration between Somesuch production company and Wieden + Kennedy, with support from The Mill post production, Trim editing and Factory Sound design.

Khruangbin has always drawn inspiration from music and cinema, and it’s always been an ambition of theirs to one day score a film. To make this happen, they teamed up with their friend and fan, Scott Dungate. Scott, Creative Director at Wieden +Kennedy London, was so taken by the band’s song ‘Two Fish and an Elephant’ that he concepted an idea to bring it to life as a short film. The song itself is the story of a long goodbye, but ‘Two Fish’ is also a story about realising a creative vision in reverse — creating a film for a pre-existing score.  After successfully raising funding on Kickstarter and with the help of Somesuch, the Mill, Trim and Factory to make it happen, the team shot the film in London in June.

Khruangbin on ‘Two Fish’:

“We wanted to explore a story that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, pulling references from Tarantino & Miyazaki. Having known Scott and his work for years, we knew he’d make our song come to life the way it did. It was an honour and total pleasure collaborating with him.”

Khruangbin is currently touring the US and will return to the UK and Europe in October.

Scott Dungate

‘I’ve always found the music of Khruangbin very cinematic, as if lifted from a film score. Working with the band, I really enjoyed working out a visual narrative to fit the highs and lows of the song.It’s a beautiful song but it’s also more complex than that. I wanted a story that also acknowledged the tracks moments of haunting and melancholy. That’show we came up with this idea of a break-up, moving on and one last dance.While it was the first film I’ve directed, I was fortunate to be surrounded by some great people who were generous and patient with their time and talent.’

Animation

Artist: Khruangbin

Creative Agency

Art Director: Cal Al-Jorani

Executive Producer: Danielle Stewart

PR: Madoka Shimotsunuki

Photographer: Ben Hutton

Creative Agency: Wieden + Kennedy

Director: Scott Dungate

Music and Sound

Sound Editor: Anthony Moore

Sound Design: Jon Clarke

Recording: Jon Clarke and Anthony Moore

Producer: Lou Allen

Music Agency: FACTORY

Offline

Editor: Paul Hardcastle

Edit Company: TRIM Edit House

Edit Assistant: Ed Hanbury

Post Production / VFX

Matte Painting: Aurelien Ronceray

Colourist: James Bamford

Shoot Supervisor: Gareth Brannan, Liz Mitchell, Sal Wilson

Producer: George Reid

Post Production House: THE MILL Post Production Company

3D Artists: Philip Maddock, Nico Domerego, Vicky McIntyre, Pavel Mamichev

2D Lead Artists: Gareth Brannan, Sal Wilson, Warren Gebhardt

2D Artists: Jeanette Eiternes

Production Company

Location: Thomas Gale

Head of Content: Sarah Pearson

Hair and Make Up: Gaby Winwood

Executive Producer: Tim Nash and Sally Campbell

DOP: Jackson Hunt

Director: Scott Dungate

Costume Designer: Gleb Ignatov

Choreographer: Alexandra Green

Casting Director: Leanne Flinn

Production Manager: Elly Camisa

Production Designer: Sam Tidman

Production Company: Somesuch

Producer: Tom Gardner

Category: Music video , Short films

Genre: Action , Digital , Editing , Music & Sound Design , PR , People