Sisyphus “Take Me”

“Take Me” from Sisyphus’s album on Asthmatic Kitty Records

featuring: Sufjan Stevens, Joella Jones, Dante Brown, Katherine Kitfield, Jordan Geiger, Jason Ruff, Audrey McGlinchy, Antonio Santos and Nadira Dossa

Ryan Dickie the director says: “I wanted to convey sexuality in a physical sense but not explicitly, because in the (song’s) lyrics the desire is cerebral and out of touch. The idea of a ‘room’ you need permission to enter helps enhance it because what’s on the other side of that door is different for everyone. The juxtaposition of the physical and the digital is inspired by the sonic elements of the track; it felt like a natural extension to include a present digital element. Son Lux’s production is so visceral and kinetic, I was interested in combing that with the dancer’s body movement to vacillate between delicate and aggressive tones as well as make strong compositions to reflect the feeling of the music. Sufjan was extremely supportive and wasn’t afraid to make something striking – and he actually autographed an Illinoise CD for my Mom’s birthday. She was STOKED.”

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Director, Cinematographer, Editor: Ryan Dickie
Producers: Abby Horton and Tyler Byrne
Production Design: Antonio Santos
Costume Design: Savannah Wyatt and Natalie Fragola
Assistant Director: Andrew Gladstone
Gaffer: Rommel Genciana
Key Grip: Dada Shikako
Grip: Gabe Elder
1st AC: Kristopher Rey-Talley
2nd AC/DIT: Sam Mohney
Props: Evan Thomas Schafer
Wardrobe: Jami Villers
Hair/Make-up: Rachel Havesi
Color Timing: Sam Gursky
VFX: Matthew Greenberg
Production Assistants: Pete Horton and Ezra Ewen

in association with 1000%, Neighborhood Watch, Irving Harvey and Camp Hurley

Special Thanks: John Beeler, Asthmatic Kitty, Phil Pinto, Richard Peete, Ben Fink, Mike Abrego, Fast Ashley’s, Chris Kuchinski, Critter and Guitari, Chris Chambers, Will Doyle, Elaina Royter and Roberto Lange


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