Rob Ulitski - 17th Feb 2020

Lisa Rieffel directs a nostalgic visual for her band H. Kink, inspired by the TV variety shows of the late '60s and early '70s.

For the band's twangy and deceptively sweet-sounding Hit The Road - which celebrates the relief and freedom of walking out of a relationship that had you feeling trapped - H. Kink channel brother-sister act The Carpenters' numerous TV appearances at that time: light, colourful and wholesome, with perhaps something darker lurking underneath.  

As charming as it is nostalgic, the odd moments of high-fives and nods to the camera are a cheesy homage to the genre, and work perfectly within the concept. Taking on the roles of DoP and editor, Thaddeus Bridwell captures a variety of simple shots and movement and utilises crossfades and jump cuts to help keep things within the TV aesthetic of the period.

Credits

DirectorLisa Rieffel
ProducerLisa Rieffel, Johnny Dunn, Thaddeus Bridwell
Production CompanyOdd Castle
Director of PhotographyThaddeus Bridwell
Focus PullerDaniel Kusnir
Art DirectorLuke Tierney
WardrobeLisa Rieffel, Jessica Owen
HairMarlena Von Kasmier
Make-upMarlena Von Kasmier
EditorThaddeus Bridwell
Lead actorLisa Rieffel, Melinda Lee Holm, Dan Grody, Luke Tierney, Jeffrey Gross, Michael Tritter

Rob Ulitski - 17th Feb 2020

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