Director and photographer Jacob Sutton follows his cult NOWNESS piece LED Surfer, with a new spot featuring rubber limbed Lil’ Buck displaying his gravity-defying repertoire.
Sutton wanted to push the unexpected, and enlisted his father and electronics whiz John Spatcher to build a giant revolving wooden cube in a barn in the Cotswolds. “I wanted to make an environment that didn’t really conform to normal gravity,” explains the fashion image-maker. Taking inspiration from 2001 and Inception’s weightless scenes, the film pits Buck’s gyrations against those of the dynamic set, cleverly employing movement and distorted perspective, “I liked the idea of an internal space where you don’t really have any point of reference. It’s a natural way of doing special effects.”
The innovative, hypnotic short film that promotes everything that’s special about the director and photographers work, is set to breakout rap star Azealia Banks’ “Liquorice”. The film was graded by Rushes Denny Cooper and retouch and online of the film was undertaken by VFX artist Richie White.