Arcade Fire has worked with film director Emily Kai Bock to produce a music video for “Afterlife”, produced by The Creators Project (a partnership between Intel and VICE). The film is a captivating seven-minute plus journey through nightmares, lost lovers, and familial bonds, for a family forever changed by loss. The 7:48 minute Emily Kai Bock film follows on from the lyric music video featuring edited clips from Marcel Camus’s 1959 film Black Orpheus.
Lyrics fly onto the video as the story of a young couple, Orfeu and Euridice, unfolds behind the text: “Can we just work it out? If we scream and shout? Till we work it out.” After a haunting ceremony calling on the spirits of the afterlife and a chase through the woods, the couple is united, so it seems.
Filming was shot by director/editor Emily Kai Bock via Iconoclast with executive producer Kathleen Heffernan, director of photography Evan Prosofsky, producer Anne Johnson, production supervisor Danielle Oexmann and editor Leo Scott.
Film scanning, color services and 4k mastering was produced at Cinelicious by colourist Robert Curreri, assistant colourist Tyler Fagerstrom and large format supervisor Paul Korver.
Cast are Pablo Soriano (father), Justice Lucero (oldest son), Cristian Guillen (youngest son), Carolina De Athey (mother) and Jill Lachman (laundry worker).