Alt-J 'Deadcrush' by Young Replicant

Alt-J 'Deadcrush' by Young Replicant

If you could go on a date with anyone living or dead, who would it be? Alt-J made their picks and that became the basis of Young Replicant's science fiction dance film.

Acting on behalf of the band, a machine in a subterranean bunker chooses Sylvia Plath, Lee Miller and Anne Boleyn, or at least it chooses their memories. Projected through small glass discs we intercut between these haunting, animated dance scenes (choreographed by Darcy Wallace) that are given a personality based on a computer's understanding of history.

There's a detached, uncanny valley element to the clip - Alex Takacs aka Young Replicant's second for the band's current album, after the brilliant 3WW earlier this year – as these renditions of historical figures live again for a fleeting moment before fading with the light of the projector.


Young Replicant
Production Company
Pulse Films
Executive Producer
Rik Green
Sonya Sier
Assistant Producer
Rebecca Mason
Production Manager
Amanda Tuckwell
Production Coordinator
Elena Argiros
1st AD
George Nelson
2nd AD
Ben Keswick
Director of Photography
Martijn Van Broekhuizen
Focus Puller
Jeremy Fusco
Clapper Loader
Jerry Pradon
Neil Blakesley
Matt Alsopp
Chris Belcher
Tom Grove Carter
Editing company
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Oisín O’Driscoll
Post Producer
Imogen Pai
Post production company
The Mill
Darcy Wallace
Art Director
Nathan Parker
Hair & Make-up
Lisa Zipper
Natalie Wilkins
Special Effects
Bob Smoke
Shoot Supervisor
Brad Wood, Matthew Kavanagh
2D Lead Artist
Fergal Hendrick
2D Artists
George Cressey, Jose Caballero & John Thornton
3D Artist
Marta Carbonell

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