If you’ve followed this site for a while, you have no doubt encountered the work of Jeremiah Kipp. He is an independent filmmaker based out of New York with a “can’t miss” visual style and a highly developed narrative sense. Kipp often takes big risks that pay off in interesting ways, and has an impressive body of work.
I don’t ever mind promoting his stuff. This is not “bally hoo” or hyperbole, but his new project has kept up his high level of quality. The project in question is a music video for Aaron David Gleason’s neo-soul track “Mastermind.” (It sounds like “neo-soul” to me…meaning that it’s a modern take on Sam Cooke crooning. Is that an adequate label for it? I don’t know).
There is a familiar face in the video; that of Mr. Chris Saradon. (The male lover from Dog Day Afternoon and the vampire from Fright Night.)
That’s slightly important, but I would put more emphasis on Kipp’s technique in this piece. He assembled what is very loosely a “story” to compliment the lyrics. Actors take turns mouthing the words in different, eerie contexts that stay with you. This is the darker side of Magic Realism, with a kick ass beat to boot.
In short, a most enjoyable way to spend three minutes.
Check it out here.