Rob Ulitski - 25th Sept 2020

A woman drags an injured companion through an alien landscape in Dylan Pharazyn's video for Metz. 

In Blind Youth Industrial Park, the pair are tracked by a squad of armed soldiers in pursuit, using an anachronistic device that displays the characters in a chromatic, almost heat-vision style map. 

Wonderfully bold and cinematic, the video is a short film in itself, building to an action-packed climax and intriguing twist.

DoP Adam Luxton builds upon the tension and unease of the concept through the repeated use of static wide shots, showing there is no way out and the journey is boundless (and most probably futile). 

Art directors Nic Macallan and Svet Mateev also do a phenomenal job at making the unusual feel real, with custom props and carefully considered outfits which elevate the alien concept. 

PRO Credits


DirectorDylan Pharazyn
ProducerGreta Cervin
Executive ProducerBrett Mills
Production ManagerTanya Stone
Director of PhotographyAdam Luxton
Focus PullerRoger Feenstra
2nd ACLouie Cassells
GafferNiall Mueller 
Art DirectorNic Macallan
Art DirectorSvet Mateev
WardrobeOlivia Dobson
EditorDylan Pharazyn
ColouristAdam Luxton
Post production companyThe Machine Room
VFXStuart Bedford
LabelSub Pop Records
Other creditsOblique Artist Management: Jamie Farkas Sub Pop Director Of Video Production & Content: Alissa Atkins. Production Assistant: Laura King Cast: Ayeth: Vida Gibson. Companion: Tanya Stone. Soldiers: Ryan Lelievre, Renan Secco, Matthew Bourque, Leigh Dixon. - (profile) [node:66878] Casting Director: Adrian Dentice Locations Manager: Toby Mills Safety Officer: Stu McRoberts (Southern Safety) Titles Designer: David Bennewith. Special Thanks; Local Action, Brett Mills, Kelvin Middleton, Main Reactor, Roger Murray Propeller Props, Petelo Vaihu, Craig Tikao, Southern Safety, Wayne Allen, John Allan, Sam Strain, Sweetshop, Kate Roydhouse, Andy Mauger, Melissa Robertson, Anna Hall, Elizabeth Neill.

Rob Ulitski - 25th Sept 2020

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