Dirty Projectors - 'Overlord'

Dirty Projectors  - 'Overlord'

Tongue-in-cheek ode to surveillance capitalism? Critique of our primal confusion of charisma for actual leadership? Cautionary tale about blind faith in technology? Anti-fascist manifesto? Who knows, but “Overlord” feels like a “Both Sides Now” for our brave new Amazon Prime world.

The video, directed by Dave and starring Maia, features some recent, notable public architecture in New York City, and traces an elliptical story about the stories we tell ourselves about progress.

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Dave Longstreth




Director: Dave Longstreth
Executive Producer:  Lana Kim, Jett Steiger
Producer: Miranda Kahn
Cinematographer: Ben Carey
Editor: Alex Fischer
Music: Dirty Projectors - Overlord (Official Music Video)
Additional Credits: Production Manager: Joe Albino, 1st Assistant Camera: Ryan Nocella, Wardrobe Stylist: Emily Schubert, Hair & Makeup: Emily Schubert, Sound Mixer: Zhen Qin, Assistant Editor: Evan Smith, Post Producer: Grant Keiner, Colorist: MPC, VFX: Tempest FX


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

Genre: Folk
Screening Section: Music Video Competition
Screening Category: Music Video
Country: United States
Runtime: 2 mins