Here's a little clip I directed with my friend Chris Murdoch. It's for Toro Y Moi, a band I absolutely love!
We shot this on the tiniest of budgets and we totally have to thank all the cast for being so amazing and Chaz (Toro Y Moi) for giving us artistic freedom. All he requested was that the video be 'dark' and we were more than happy to oblige.
The inspiration for this video came from all sorts of things like pulp magazines and Cinderella to sploshing and mono-brows. It's a nod to Italo-horror flics form the 70s and 80s. It features an appearance by 60s it-girl Daphne Sherman, wife of the legendary mod tailor Ben Sherman, who stars as a demented ballroom dancing reject/ waitress.
According to Chaz the song was written for his girlfriend asking her to not fall asleep whilst driving. We based the video on the idea of this sleep-deprived girl calling at a roadside diner for a coffee. Next thing you know she's semi-conscious and experiencing some really weird sh**
Have fun watching it
Director: Elisha Smith-Leverock & Chris Murdoch
DOP: Elisha Smith-Leverock
Editor: Ryan Boucher
Art Department: Jessica Bernard
Hair: Hiroshi Matsushita
Make-up: Freya Danson-Hatcher
Actors: Daphne Sherman, Isamaya Ffrench, Eva Doll