THE DEATH OF FEAR
A Music Video
Directed, written & produced by Forest Lin
'In the wake of a freak drowning, a man is transported to the afterlife where he must critically self-reflect physical manifestations of his life while being pulled between the two worlds; heaven and hell.'
The Death of Fear is a music video exploring life and the anxiety associated with leaving this world that simultaneously investigates the themes of Pain, Mortality, and Acceptance, providing the idea that the fear of death isn’t in dying itself but is in the perception of an unfulfilled life.
Although we will be delving into heavy themes and topics, I intend the video to be visually engaging, entertaining with a strong affinity for story and structure all while being experimental.
The Death of Fear is UNOMI WORLD'S first single written and performed by the Lead Vocalist and Song-writer of the successful bands: Slumberhaze and Only the Seaslugs.
Although the song is relatively new, it has already made its debut on Triple J and the music video itself is slated to appear on Rage.
THE PHOTO SHOOT
In conjunction with a music video, we provided the artist with a promotional photo shoot in order to build hype and to gain the most traction for the music video. The series of photos visually convey the tone, feel and the ideas from the music video.
Using the city of Sydney as our canvas, we wanted to capture the roughness of it, highlighting the locations often overlooked and are traditionally not so glamorous. Our hope is that when our photos are viewed it prompts the question in the viewer:
"Where is this place?"
More often than not, Music Videos do not use scripts, instead choosing to use detailed treatments. As a writer at heart, I was deeply dissatisfied with this convention and so I sought out to write a script that could serve as both the treatment and the screenplay.
Heavily inspired by the screenplay of "A Quiet Place' I crafted a script that tore apart traditional screenplay formatting in order to favour the visuals, the tone and tension.
As you can see not even the title page is in the right place.