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Zombie Surfers Hit the Waves in Strangely Soothing Nicolas Godin Promo

Riff Raff Films, 2 years, 3 months ago

Riff Raff's The Sacred Egg directs an ethereal black & white music video for 'Widerstehe Doch Der Sünde'

Zombie Surfers Hit the Waves in Strangely Soothing Nicolas Godin Promo

The Sacred Egg’s new video as full time directors (having given up their day jobs as creatives) features three chilled out undead surfers all shot for real in South Africa, doing what surfers do. Well almost, given they are all dead. The idea was to make a film that made zombie surfers into an iconic surf gang, where they should feel like characters in a Frank Miller comic. 

Ed & Alex (The Sacred Egg), commented: "The idea for the video really did just fall out of the track. It sounds obvious but it doesn’t always happen with every track we are sent. Nicolas Godin's sound is so beautiful and atmospheric we knew that we wanted to make a black and white surf film. The zombie element came a bit later. It meant we could push it into a different reality. There's a lot of surf films out there but most are set in a  world we already know. We wanted to create a world with it's own rules. Something that felt slightly more dream-like. Particularly at  night when these zombie surfers could have their own set of rules and rituals. 

"On a practical level shooting surfing isn't the easiest thing particularly when you have the added element of the costumes. Luckily for us we had amazing production team through Orange films in Cape Town. Not only did they did they find us waves, but costumes that held up in the surf."

Edit Company: Big Chop

Editor: Sam Bould

Post Production / VFX

Colourist: Richard Fearn

Post Production House: MPC

Production Company

Director: The Sacred Egg

DOP: Ben Todd

Executive Producer: Sarah Boardman

Founder: Matthew Fone

Production Company: Riff Raff Films

Production Service

Production Service Company: Orange Films

Record Label

Artist: Nicolas Godin

Commissioner : Joceline Gabriel

Record Label: Because Music

Category: Music video , Short films

Genre: Experiential , Music & Sound Design , People , Photography , Scenic , Stunts