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Weekly Eye Candy: Brady Corbet’s “Man On Fire” Music Vid

Weekly Eye Candy: Edward Sharpe and the Margnetic Zeros – Man on Fire
Directed by: Brady Corbet
Produced by: Borderline Films and Andrew F. Renzi
Visuals: Jody Lee Lipes

This week’s featured filmmaker is none other than Brady Corbet. The actor who appeared in films by Catherine Hardwicke, Gregg Araki, Michael Haneke, Sean Durkin, Lars von Trier, and most recently, was the titular player in Antonio Campos’ Simon Killer, also happens to work behind the camera breaking out with his short film Protect You + Me. (view here) which grabbed an Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009, and he both starred in and co-edited Alistair Banks Griffin’s Two Gates of Sleep – the 2010 Cannes Directors’ Fortnight selected film. 

Produced by the Borderline Films folks (Campos, Durkin, Mond) along with Andrew F. Renzi (ANW-25, 2010 edition), the music vid captures choreographed motions from various high-school, amateur and classical level dance troupes and in the same measure captures a time, place and a sense of community further underlined by the use of title cards. A third single from the recently released second full-length album entitled “Here“, filmed with the Alexa cam photographed by Jody Lee Lipes (ANW-25, 2010 edition), Corbet shifts between mostly centered frame static shots to over the shoulder shots that follow two elite performers.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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