KISHI BASHI "CAN'T LET GO, JUNO" (2017)
OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO.
When amazing alternative pop artist and multi-instrumentalist KISHI BASHI asked us to make a film for his track, "Can't Let Go, Juno", we were thrilled to jump in. The song's intensity and darkness evoked scenes of droning night and dead cityscapes in our minds.
The film highlights one solitary night in the life an emotionally disconnected, despondent driver-for-hire as he interacts with a diverse mosaic of passengers, each representing different functional and dyfunctional iterations of complex human relationships. Capturing both incredible performances from actors and the hazy atmosphere of the wee hours of city night, the film - like the song - adopts a surreal and hypnotic pulse. Though the driver remains unaffected by almost all of the claustrophobic, absurd situations taking place in his car, he ultimately observes an intimate and beautiful relationaship that touches his heart and gives him renewed hope in intimacy.
The video was made over the course of one intense, coffee- and adrenaline-fueled winter night with an unbelievable cast and crew in Indianapolis. The film premiered on VEVO and NPR.com on February 14, 2017, and is the first single from KISHI BASHI's critically-acclaimed album, Sonderlust, out now on Joyful Noise Recordings.
PRODUCED BY JARED SPARKMAN.
EXEC PRODUCERS KARL HOFSTETTER & ADAM PEDERSEN.
DP MIKE YONTS & OWEN THOMAS.
1st AC THOMAS FRALEY.
1ST AD PRESTON LONG.
2ND AD MELISSA NEEL.
GAFFER / KEY GRIP / CAR RIG MIKE TAMBASCO.
MOTION TITLES DESIGN BY SAM KAUFMAN.
STYLE / ART DIRECTION BRITTANY TERHUNE.
H&M MORGAN WRIGHT & SHANA FORD.
VIBE TECH JAY ELLIOTT.
RIG DRIVER RYAN LONG.
HOSPITALITY EMILY MUELLER.
POST PROD / EDIT / COLOR GRADING AT ABSORB.
FEATURING KAELA ALLEN, ZAK HUFF, ADAM GOBLE, DREW BRYSON, LIANE STEFFES, TYLER SNYDER, LUKE CRENSHAW, NICO MORIGI, NIKOLI BOLD, MICHAEL LACY, TAD ASCHLIMAN, ASHLEIGH & ESPERANZA BARNETT.
LABEL JOYFUL NOISE REORDINGS.
POST PRODUCTION / COLOR GRADING AT ABSORB.
FILMED ON DECEMBER 18 2016 IN INDIANAPOLIS IN ON THE RED EPIC.