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Angel Olsen's Film 'Big Time' Premieres via the Amazon Music Channel on Twitch

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Directed by Kimberly Stuckwisch, the film premiered with screenings in Los Angeles and London

Angel Olsen's Film 'Big Time' Premieres via the Amazon Music Channel on Twitch

Angel Olsen will release her new album, Big Time, on June 3rd via Jagjaguwar. Angel and director Kimberly Stuckwisch premiere a new film, also titled Big Time, presented by Amazon Music. The 28-minute film premiered on June 2nd on the Amazon Music channel on Twitch and via the Amazon Music App. The Big Time Twitch Watch Party also featured a Q+A with both Angel and Kimberly, followed by a concert airing from the premiere party at Brain Dead Studios in Los Angeles. Additional screenings will take place in Los Angeles and London. 

Shortly after finishing the Big Time album, Angel had already been fantasising about how she wanted to present the music visually, and how to bring the narrative of what she had been experiencing both while writing and recording the record into the picture. She reached out to Kimberly who she had worked with on the video for 'Like I Used To' (and who went on to direct Olivia Rodrigo's 'Prom' film). The two of them worked through December on the script that became Big Time, which features music videos for lead singles from the album within the 28 minute film. They eventually brought in Ellis Bahl as a writing and editing collaborator, and shot the movie over seven days in late January.

The trailer features clips of two new songs from Angel Olsen’s Big Time: 'Chasing The Sun' and 'Through The Fires.'

"At the time of my mothers passing I kept having these super visual dreams about time travel. Later on I decided I’d name the record Big Time, not only because of the song but also as a kind of wink to time expansion and change. When I approached Kimberly Stuckwisch about making these videos, I thought it would be cool to include the storyline of one of the dreams I’d had, and really use it as a way to tell the story of the songs. She added dialogue and events, some that are based in reality and others that haven’t happened, to create a story arc around my dream, to give it a thicker plot, using the music videos within and creating a larger film. I’ve always had a vivid imagination and it was really special to make these subconscious moments real, but it was also a really emotional and raw process and felt almost at times like a spiritual clearing, that by putting myself in the story and moving pieces of it around, I also personally had to re-examine my losses and find a new way to process the events that actually took place in my life. Though most of it is scripted, it is probably the most intimate work I have ever made and shared with the public.. and it serves as an homage to my mother. I only wish my mom was here to listen to the record, because something tells me that she would have really liked this one." - Angel Olsen

"Big Time is the story of light versus shadow told through a non-linear surrealist dream space that poses one central dilemma. ‘What lengths must one go through to let go of the past in order to step out of the darkness and accept one's true self?’

It's a story that targets deep rooted complexities such as how our unconscious deals with repressed sexual identity, the hardships of letting go of our past selves in order to step into self actualization, and the guilt we hold when dealing with loss. For one reason or another, we all have parts of ourselves that we struggle to forgive as well as a part of ourselves we are afraid of exploring or that we think society won’t like - so we push those parts down into our unconscious psyches, into the shadows. This is the story of drowning in those fears before releasing your light." - Kimberly Stuckwisch

Big Time will be released as a part of Amazon Music’s upcoming celebration of Pride Month. Throughout the month of June, Amazon Music will debut new Amazon Original songs, playlists, livestreams and films like Big Time from other LGBTQIA+ artists.

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Big Time
Amazon Music Presents
An Invisible Inc Production
In Association with Jagjaguwar

Starring: Angel Olsen & Beau Thibodeaux

Directed By: Kimberly Stuckwisch

Written By: Kimberly Stuckwisch, Ellis Bahl, Angel Olsen

Produced By: Ian Blair, Brianna Goldberg

Executive Produced By: Christian Stavros

Cinematography By: Justin Hamilton

Production Design By: Abel Ryan

Choreography By: Monika Felice Smith

Co-Choreographer: Hayden Frederick

Edited By: Ellis Bahl, Matt Mitchener

Visual Effects By: Johnny Chew

Sound Mix By: Ben Tomastik

Microscopic Photography By: Andrew Droz Palermo

Colour By: Kaitlyn Battistelli

Cast

Joan: Florence Klein

Tony: Gregory Phillips

Bartender: Don Yanan

Announcer/Painter: Rey Marz

Barry: Nick Aragon

Sharon: Mary Grace McNally

Jeffrey: Hayden Frederick

Tabitha: Emmy Bethel

Alexander: Rodrigo Amarante

Kid 1: Maddie Blue

Kid 2: Tristen Bell

Dancers: Canyon Carballosa, Cacia LaCount, Gabe Flowers, Annie Grove, Tajzon James, Robbie Blue, Iz Verdea

Bar/Forest Patrons: Korey Dane, Amanda Danko

Piano Player/Forest Patron: Nona Invie

Creative

1st Assistant Director: Alec Schiff

Art Director: Norrie Palmer

Steadicam Operator: Jose Espinoza

1st Assistant Camera: Tyler Osika

Gaffer/Key Grip: Remy Dixon

Gaffer: Joel Gill

Best Boy Electric: Edwin Wong

Best Boy Grip: Marlo Madlangbayan

Hair & Makeup Artist: Leticia Llesmin

Sound Mixer: Matt Burgette

Camera Drone Operator: Ian Blair

Light Drone Crew: JJ Trinidad, Clinton Lee Parnell, Andrew Virdee, Abby Blasberg

Assistant Editor: Johnny Chew

Post Production Services By: Good Boy Wally

Title Design By: Miles Johnson

Production Coordinator: Evan Donoho

Production Assistants: Chad Carr, Clayton Berg, Jesse Lopez

Stills Photographer: Benjamin Buxton

Press Stills: Angela Ricciardi

Studio Teacher: Gaby Rodriguez

CCO: Matthew Fischer, Arielle Eckerman

Special Thanks: Sheira Rees-Davies, Jannie McInnes, Melora Donoghue, Jessi Williams, Cassidy Banks, James Rothman, Jordan Johnson, Jen Lacy, Stephen Brower, Amazon Music

"All The Good Times"

Written and Performed By: Angel Olsen

Produced by: Jonathan Wilson and Angel Olsen

Published By: Horus Elder (BMI) administered by Ribbon Music/Wixen Music Publishing, Inc (BMI)

Courtesy of: Jagjaguwar and Angel Olsen

"Big Time"

Written By: Angel Olsen & Beau Thibodeaux

Produced by: Jonathan Wilson and Angel Olsen

Published By: Horus Elder (BMI) administered by Ribbon Music/Wixen Music Publishing, Inc (BMI)

Courtesy of: Jagjaguwar and Angel Olsen

"Through The Fires"

Written and Performed By: Angel Olsen

Produced by: Jonathan Wilson and Angel Olsen

Published By: Horus Elder (BMI) administered by Ribbon Music/Wixen Music Publishing, Inc (BMI)

Courtesy of: Jagjaguwar and Angel Olsen

"Chasing the Sun"

Written and Performed By: Angel Olsen

Produced by: Jonathan Wilson and Angel Olsen

Published By: Horus Elder (BMI) administered by Ribbon Music/Wixen Music Publishing, Inc (BMI)

Courtesy of: Jagjaguwar and Angel Olsen

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