FUCKING DOWN | Directed by AMANDA LAGO x FATAL TIGER

Fucking Down is latest music video directed by Spanish filmmaker Amanda Lago for musician Fatal Tiger. The video explores the struggle we face in accepting ourselves by portraying and engaging with the most extreme aspects of our personality. 

Synopsis

Set in a futuristic dystopian era with a strong retro aesthetic, Fucking Down presents us with several women of different ages surrounding the singer in a somber hotel room. Though similar in appearance, each reflects a unique trait spanning across the whole spectrum of human emotions. From playful and kind to brutal and fierce, the singer finds herself at their complete mercy with almost no control over their actions. 

A carefully constructed and purposefully repetitive choreography illustrates this scenario, with each cycle featuring slightly different movements – some more exaggerated and violent and some more restrained and controlled. This reiteration gives the protagonist the chance to react differently each time and learn more about herself, leading her to predict patterns in her own behaviour and gradually accept herself. 

Commenting on the production, director Amanda Lago states: “I wanted to recreate a chaotic environment, in which emotions and feelings are presented through an almost delirious dance. We live in an era in which we obsess over how others perceive us. This has led us to meticulously curate the way we present ourselves to the world, setting highly unrealistic expectations while still trying to come across as authentic. Fucking Down is an interpretation of how this dynamic affects us, expressed through a visual orgy of senses in what becomes an ongoing and vicious journey in understanding and accepting ourselves”.

Fucking Down is the second production directed by Lago in collaboration with Fatal Tiger. Lago’s previous works have won awards internationally, including Best Song Soundie 2017, and have been been selected across several international film festivals, including Berlin Fashion Film Festival, Fashion Film Festival Milano, LA Fashion Film Festival and Video Art and Experimental Film Festival in New York.

 

 

CREDITS:

 

Director: Amanda Lago (@journal_d_usine)

Artist: Fatal Tiger (@_fatal_tiger)

Executive Production: Paula Garcia & Patricia Sagues

Productor: Pablo Pérez Correo

Production Company: (lapiscina)

DoP: Laurent Poulain (@laurentpoulaindp)

 

Operators: Laurent Poulain & Alberto de Miguel

First Camera Assistant: Andy Pulido

Second Camera Assistant: Jose Augusto Navarro Chiroque

Gaffer: Patxi Gonzalez

Best Boy: Hugo Vieira

 

Colorist: Fran Condor (@fran_condor

Art Director: Isis de Coura (@isisdecoura)

Art Assistants: Sonia Rubio & Eva Ruzickova

 

Stylist: Francesca Rinciari (@francescarinciari)

Hair & Make-Up: Mario Rubio (@mariorubiio)

Hair & Make-Up Assistant: Sandra Ramirez

Graphic Designer: Tara Rego (@tara_rego)

Music Producer: Baldo

 

CAST:

 

Maria Kaltembacher – Fear (@mariakaltembacher)

Antia Lousada – Happiness ( @antialousada)

Silvia Maya – Passion (@_silviamaya_)

Angeles Paez – Anger (@angeles.paez)

Deni Georgieva – Obedience (@deni_georgieva9)

Cachito Noguera – Protection (@cachitonoguera)

Claudia Placer – Curiosity (@claudia_placer)

Alexandra Hervas – Love (@alexandrahervas)

 

Fatal Tiger

Fatal Tiger is Paula Ruiz’s solo project, after several collaborations with bands such as Los Reyes Catódicos, El Arte de Las Musas and White Bats. Her sound lies somewhere between electro-folk, indie-rock and dream-pop, influenced by artists such as Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Anna Calvi, Beach House and PJ Harvey. 

Wishing to create something more personal and meaningful, in 2017 she began her journey as a solo artist with the release of Ghost. The track was the first to be released as part of her album Burning Bright, winner of Best Song at the Soundie Music Video Awards 2017.

 

Lapiscina

Lapiscina is an independent production company created in 2010 in Barcelona. It was born with the will to give light to its own creative and commercial projects with an artistic and public interest value. In 2016 it launched the executive production of the documentary PEDALÓ, the first film by the young director Juan Palacios and the winner of the Iradier Prize at the prestigious San Sebastian International Festival. The second documentary, “Pitarra, the Disconnegut” (2016), by emerging director Aitor Laiseka was co-produced with the Catalan television TV3.

 

Amanda Lago

Amanda Lago is a Spanish award-winning director based in Madrid. She is a writer, director, composer and editor, with her work spanning across commercials, series, short films, fashion films and music videos. Conveying relationships, experiences and feelings in all her work, she is gifted with the great ability to translate human emotions into cinematic language and sees in filmmaking a way to share her own unique view of the world.

 

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