Toronto-based electronic collective Holy Fuck premiere their newest video for "Tom Tom"
Holy Fuck shared a statement from director Michael Leblanc regarding the video: "Brian and I decided to shoot the video in Romania so we could cast authentic people in a unfamiliar setting. I wanted to shoot most of the scenes when the sky was just about to fade and use as much natural light as possible. This helped with the surreal style I was trying to create. Though...we did end up using a few lights and a homemade dolly we built in Romania with wheels I ordered from the US.
I was lucky to have my Romanian friend Miruna Soiu who helped produce/translate and her husband Ian Mcgettigan who's one of my best friends who helped with all things including being the dolly grip and doing most of the driving. Myself, the two of them and my girlfriend Erika Lobko who's a local set designer from Toronto flew over. There we found our two main characters and now friends Marius Staicu senior and his son Marius. They were perfect in every way. Everything I had hoped for and way more really. Casting was really fun as we just walked around Zarnesti and asked people if they'd like to be in a music video. We shot most of the video in Sirnia a small village near Brasov where both Ian and Miruna had once stayed. It was through their contacts that we were able to do this video. Without them and Erika who ended up operating on many shots the video would have never been made. Miruna's wonderful Aunt Iona cooked us traditional Romanian meals every day and woke up really early every morning and lit the heaters to make sure we were warm and cozy.
I'm also very lucky to have Daniel Bochenski edit from School Editing and Clinton Homuth color from Alter Ego. They both did amazing work and I appreciate the support!”
Experimental Toronto electro-rock posse Holy Fuck recently revealed plans for a new record called Congratulations and shared singles "Tom Tom" and "Xed Eyes." Now, that former track has been treated to an accompanying music video.
The clip was shot in Romania, where the band brought together a cast and crew consisting of old friends and collaborators, as well as locals they met while in Zarnesti. The unsettling video brings together shots of the stunning locale, as well as captivating, dramatic performances from the recruited actors.
Watch the clip for "Tom Tom" in the player above. Congratulations is out on May 27 via Innovative Leisure/Last Gang Records. -- Exclaim!
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