TOKiMONSTA ft. EarthGang 'Fried For The Night' by Romain Laurent
Romain Laurent’s mindbender for Grammy-nominated producer Tokimonsta (aka Jennifer Lee) and Atlanta hip-hop duo EarthGang's Fried In The Night explores the meaning of the songtitle through a enjoyably trippy combination of live action and visual effects.
The French director brings his talent for standout post work - as found in videos for Their Names and Trevor Dickson, and lots of French ads - to a Psilocybin-fuelled house party, and creates a very psychedelic experience in the process. Firstly smoke bursts spontaneously from the bodies of Earthgang's Olu and WowGr8, then tropical forest colours bleed lusciously through each party scene, and on it goes.
Micro-dosing this is not. But the hallucinations here are just great VFX - crafted expertly by Laurent himself - with no lasting side effects.
|Executive Producer||Lewis Kunstler|
|Executive Producer||Kathleen Heffernan|
|Executive Producer||Leah Younesi|
|Executive Producer||Rhea Scott|
|Production Manager||Morgan Degroff|
|1st AD||Lexi Kirsch|
|Director of Photography||Patrick Jones|
|Focus Puller||Ryan Sax|
|2nd AC||Caitlin Brown|
|Art Director||Matt Sokoler|
|Wardrobe||Alexis Bergens (Tokimonsta), Alanna Holton Rose (EarthGang)|
|Director's Rep (UK)||BOLD|
|Other credits||CGI: Clement Morin Illustration: Emmanuelle Walker Artificial Intelligence Illustration Transfer: Studio Phebe’s Cast: Jayson Aaron, Baby Lungs, Regina Biondo, Jonathan Burdine, Kayla Davila, Dominique Davis, Gaby Duran, Darius Goodwin, David Lee, Elizabeth Maria, Jordan Mccray, Asha Mosley, Ivana Nwokike, Jessica Nwokike, Cailyn Rice Robinson, Emmanuel Ricketts, Gabriel Perez Silva, Jeffery Weeks Director's reps: Ba Reps / Little Minx (USA); C'est La Vie/Solab (France); Bold (UK)|
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