Last month we told you about Alma Har'el's music video for the band Sigur Rós. Well, another TFI grantee has tried their hand at making a music video for the Icelandic band's latest album.
Ramin Bahrani (Man Push Cart, Chop Shop, Goodbye Solo) has made a video around the band's song "Ég anda."
Shot beautifully by Hunter Baker, the video examines how the evolving industrialization of the country is affecting our wildlife (if you have a better idea what it's about we'd love to hear it). The video is dedicated to Jenni Jenkins, who co-authored the story behind Bahrani's 2009 short film Plastic Bag and tragically died last year.
Like Har'el's video, Bahrani was given a budget to shoot the video and creative control.
[UPDATE: 7/17] Bahrani was nice enough to send an email to TFI while currently researching a script down in Florida to comment on the video: "I did not know what the song was about until after I finished it and [Sigur Rós keyboardist] Kjartan [Sveinsson] told me what the lyrics meant. AND... we did not kill the fish. We tossed it into the East River."
See the video below.
Bahrani is currently working on a documentary through TAA on our centuries-old obsession with gold and in post production on the narrative At Any Price starring Zac Efron, Dennis Quaid and Heather Graham.