Souther Trip

February 23rd — The wicked embrace of cold hasn’t released its grasp on us yet. So, in search of endless summer and the saccharine kiss of a blazing sun, we decided to trek south.

Boredom is an anomaly: it’s both frustrating due to the apparent lack of stimulation coursing through one’s brain and simultaneously liberating due to the considerable lack of obligations clouding one’s schedule. And no other time period incites boredom quite like summertime. That is, until one is forced to do something about it. It’s the great equalizer. With nothing to do but pander and think, and nobody important to see, summertime is the promise of intense journeys wading through swamplands, heroic battles with imaginary groups and the sheer feeling of wanderlust hiking through serene natural landscapes.

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When Souther tasked us to create a music video for their single “Golden Hour,” they wanted to capture the innate wonder of summertime boredom. Choosing an aesthetically consistent set and setting for the music video, we decided to travel to Georgia to capture the essence of such a feeling and the often random events that unfold as a result.

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Driving more than eight hours and setting up shop at a secluded cabin in the woods, the entire cast and crew quickly became united under the promise of an everlasting summer. The road trip itself helped advance the narrative we were trying to accomplish. Gorgeous warm weather, a serene lake close by and the boundless desire to make magic. It was like summer camp for a weekend.

The video will be premiering March 23rd at Trism in Columbus, OH. Information below:

Among Other Things Trailer Drops

Love (N.) /ləv/ — an intense feeling of deep affection.

Love (N.) /ləv/ — my worst nightmare.

Love is a powerful force. Embraced by sinners and romantics alike, its luminescent glow acts like a magnet, pulling us into its gravitational embrace. Before long, we’ve become its victims. Love is destructive; love is debilitation; love is blindness. Humans have grappled with the twisted emotion since the dawn of time and, while it often leaves us mired in confusion, understanding the nature of love remains one of humanity’s most compelling tasks.

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Loose Films newest short, Among Other Things, is a nuanced glimpse into the absurdity of the emotion. Loose Films’ directors Noah Dixon and Drew Johnson’s goal for the film is to bring a dialogue to the viewer around this emotion, whether internal or external. The film was birthed from the idea that love is internalized in an entirely different fashion, depending on the individual perspective it inhabits. Throughout Johnson and Dixon’s friendship, the topic of love has always inspired impassioned discourse and, on their newest short film, they’ve set out to examine its very nature.

Among Other Things serves as a discourse on love and human nature. What seems simple on the surface might not be so…after all, love is f*****.

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Meet the cast:

Drew Johnson: https://www.instagram.com/dddrreeww/

Meghan Garber: https://www.instagram.com/meggglit/

Joel Lohoua: https://www.instagram.com/joel_l17/

 

 

Written by John Flynn

Mexico City

Mostly work and some play: a quick look at our incredible trip to Mexico City.