How do you one-up the epically awesome, and ultra-violent first-person-shooter turned music video "Bad Motherfucker"? The answer is apparently not a movie based on the concept — director Ilya Naishuller's Hardcore Henry didn't explode at the box office — but another music video, this time for a huge star like The Weeknd, stunts far beyond Michael Bay levels, and even a sly reveal at the end. Oh, and lots of bad motherfucking violence.
Ilya Naishuller, director: "After Hardcore Henry, I was pretty much set on not doing anything POV related, at least in the near future. But when this track from The Weeknd came in and I listened to it, I couldn’t help but get excited for the possibilities,” says Naishuller. The key, in my mind, was to make sure that whatever I shot in POV had to be a step up from all that came before, which I believe my team and I have accomplished in the video for False Alarm. Apart from the faux continuous-one- shot feel of the video, the visual aspect of telling this simple yet elegant ‘crime doesn’t pay’ story was greatly improved by using the Codex Action Cam which was introduced to me by Starr Whitesides, our DP on the project. It made the film feel much more cinematic than is expected and took the visuals to the next level.“
Summer nights in the Domincan Republic's La Zona Colonial prove to be as sexy as anywhere else in the world (even when the projected specter of guest singer John Legend isn't part of the light graffiti).
If you've been watching the 2016 Presidential Clusterfuck unfold, then maybe you've felt the same rageful POV that drives this seriously Aggressive video. Our antihero collects some weapons, dispenses with the pharmaceuticals, and sets out to violently expose the truth about Candidate Canis.
Remember to vote, kids. Unless you're not old enough.
The Wild West was surely never quite as weird as it is in this new video for Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell. Besides a co-starring role by Eric Roberts — who seems to pop-up in videos way too often — we also get a switcheroo concept Cornell avoids the noose thanks to a sultry seductress, but winds up being saved by somebody completely different.