T H E Z I P P E R

M U S I C V I D E O


Amid the sacred 70s geometry and technicolor gender euphoria of Shibuya and Shinjuku, I co-directed a music video with my best friend Azsa West for The Zipper, from Oslo-based band The Ruby Suns' Sprite Fountain.


With a budget for ants, we spun a tale of love, self-affirmation, virtual magic and the treachery and ecstasy of the physical world. Where we boarded for a wiener dog leather daddy, we got a poodle in a harness. And where we dreamed of spelunking in dresses through the ocean, we got goldfish shitting in a Love Hotel bathtub. It was glorious!



PRESS

Free the Bid

Broadly



CREW
+ Cinematographer: Michelle Lawler
+ Editor: Aika Miyake
+ 3D Animation and VFX: Phillip Stearns & Lauryn Siegel
+ Producer: Kosuke Sasaki
+ Line Producer: Keita
+ Gaffer: Nishi Gaya
+ Production Designer: Sango Nakamura
+ Set Dresser: Ayaka Muroi
+ Stylist Assistant: Kotaro
+ Hair Asst: Kai
+ Makeup: Chacha
+ VFX: Jay Hawkins @ Alt VFX
+ Grade: Caleb De Leon @ Alt VFX
+ Finishing Grade: Gabriel Sanchez @ a52
+ Casting Director: Yuuri Hasegawa @ People Media
+ Titles: Ayano Takase @ Wieden + Kennedy Tokyo


CAST
+ Butch: JAM
+ Femme: ZEN
+ Muscle Man: Thomas Hall
+ Sexy Poodle: Leroy Rana Shah
+ Cyber Cafe Cashier: Ayaka Muroi
+ Cyber Cafe Extras: Jordi Luna, Aika Miyake, Gordon Higgins, Ayano Takase, Show Fujimoto, Kai, Gordon Higgins
+ Hungry Shibuya Cat: Lil Bub


SPECIAL THANKS
+ Nami Hall
+ Aiko West Hall
+ Paola Morabito
+ Muffin
+ Moon
+ Nakameguro 7-11
+ Panavision Japan
+ Alt VFX Sydney
+ A52 Santa Monica
+ Onibus Coffee Nakameguro
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