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Chris Hopewell and Run the Jewels Tackle Oppressive Toy Regime with Surreal Stop-Motion Film

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Made in partnership with Black Dog Films and Anomaly, the band's new music video portrays an ‘80s style fantasy look with evil snow warriors and their icy king oppressing bedroom toys

Chris Hopewell and Run the Jewels Tackle Oppressive Toy Regime with Surreal Stop-Motion Film
Run the Jewels has teamed up with Chris Hopewell and Black Dog Films on the stop-motion video for the lyrically prescient ‘Walking in the Snow’.

The video walks a tightrope between scathing political commentary and light-hearted toy-based action, as Run the Jewels’ Killer Mike and El-P work to overthrow an oppressive and violent regime of action figures. 


"It was great to work with the RTJ guys again," said Chris. "Everyone was very aware of the gravity of the subject matter and RTJ didn't want to be too obvious or on the nail with the visuals, so we went with an ‘80s style fantasy look with evil snow warriors and their icy king oppressing the bedroom toys. It was great to be involved with a project with a positive vibe to end a pretty fucked up year. Big thanks to the RTJ crew for their truth and for letting us work with their amazing music once again."

The video was produced by YouTube Music, Unreasonable Studios, Jacknife, and Black Dog Films, with creative from Anomaly.

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Production

Director/Art Director: Chris Hopewell

Produced by: Black Dog Films, Jacknife, YouTube Music, Unreasonable Studios

DOP: Jon Davey

DOP Assistant: Philip Powell

Animators: Cadi Catlow and Jacky Howson

Producer / EP Jacknife Studios: Rosie Brind

Producer: Andy Stewart, Sharon Shang, Brandon Littlejohn

Creative Direction by Anomaly: Alberto Chapa, Ray Ali, Emmanuel Madu, Matt Comer

Editor: Tom Weller

After Effects: Stephen Ryan

Set Design: Holly Jo Beck

Set Builder: Harry Jenkins

Character Design: James Harvey

Storyboard Artist: Henry St Leger

Puppet Fabrication: Richard Heard

Model Makers: Jonathan Minto, Chloe Moore, Stuart Seydel, Chris Addison, Alex Kolodotschko, Joanna Garland and Spike Hopewell

Studio Executive Producers: Jon Legere (UNR), Martin Roker (Black Dog Films UK), Molly Bohas (Black Dog Films US)

Executive Producers: Will Bronson, Amaechi Uzoigwe, Dilara Cagal, Courtney Marr, Naomi Zeichner, David Krinsky and Gianfranco Cuoco

Genres: Animation, Storytelling

Categories: Music video, Short Films and Music Videos

RSA Films, Tue, 05 Jan 2021 18:02:14 GMT