So excited to see this project finally come to life! Last year an old friend of mine, talented video director, Keith Musil, and I talked about how awesome it would be to collaborate on something. I came up with a few concepts and eventually fleshed out and wrote, Light As a Feather.
The idea was that a group of girls come together at a slumber party to play the old game, Light As a Feather, Stiff as a Board (à la The Craft).. But it goes awry. The girl floats up, but becomes stuck midair and no one can seem to get her down. Her parents call the paramedics, pray for her, try an exorcism. Eventually as time passes on, they decide to hold a funeral and mourn for their loss.. The parents fall apart, lose the house and it becomes abandoned.. All the while the girl floats on.
After a while, the novelty of this floating girl fades away, and nobody seems to notice her up there anymore. People break in to the house, hold parties, trash the place. Years later, the house is knocked down, to become an empty lot.. And the girl is still there, most likely forever.
Keith decided to hold on to my concept until the right project came along. This year the LA-based band, Fol Chen, asked Keith to direct the video for a track from their new album, False Alarms.. When he pitched the Light As a Feather concept to them, they loved it! I can’t tell you how awesome it is to see one of my ideas in the live-action form.. Adds such a different dimension to my normally, 2-D work. Keith did such an amazing job with the video, I’m so excited to have collaborated with him on it!
My final concept sketch:
Still from the video: