Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel - 'The Clock At The Back Of The Cage'

Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel - 'The Clock At The Back Of The Cage'

"The Clock at The Back of The Cage” is a haunting, otherworldly stop-motion animated for a song co-written and performed by Amanda Palmer (The Dresden Dolls) and indie psychedelic hero Edward Ka-Spel (Legendary Pink Dots). With a nod to Jan Svankmajer, two live actors and a sea of ordinary objects transform under a single camera-view stationed far above, capturing a surreal journey of love, isolation, loss and fantasy, leaving more questions asked than answered. The viewer is enticed to draw from their own imagination as they are taken on a trip as a witness into the intimate dream-world happenings between two partners as they slumber and fight to stay connected.

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Directors:  Chris Bennett, Christy Flaws, Luke O'Connor
Executive Producer:  Amanda Palmer
Producer:  Amanda Palmer, Christy Flaws, Luke O'Connor, Chris Bennett
Screenwriter: n/a
Cinematographer: Chris Bennett
Editor: Chris Bennett
Production Designer: Christy Flaws, Luke O'Connor, Chris Bennett, Helen Turton
Music: Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel
Principal Cast: Christy Flaws, Luke O'Connor
Additional Credits: production assistants: Amanda Sabo, Helen Turton, Ollie Versteegen


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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year:  2017
Screening in: Music Videos
Screening Section: Music Video Competition
Screening Category: Music Video
Country: Australia
Runtime: 05:25 mins