Agar Agar 'Fangs Out' by William Laboury

Agar Agar 'Fangs Out' by William Laboury
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William Laboury, winner of a Best Video Newcomer Award with his Bonnie Banane video at last year's UKMVAs, returns with this absorbing and ingenious video for Agar Agar, addressing the perils of VR in one of the most entertaining ways yet.

A girl – played by Garance Marillier, acclaimed young actress from French movie Raw – dons the VR glasses which takes her into a digital forest, where she becomes the magnificent dog that she pines for in her bedroom. Then the real world and its VR equivalent run in tandem, as her canine avatar runs through verdant digi-forest while she blunders blindly through her Paris neighbourhood.

It's a cool idea, and Laboury seamlessly ratchets the action up from the humourous to something more thrilling, without losing the dreaminess that matches the song. Finally, as far more feral beasts appear in the VR universe, the barriers between these two parallel worlds begins to break down...    

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Director
William Laboury
Production Company
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Producer
Théo Gall
Line Producer
Béranger Petitjean
Production Coordinator
Lola Burelle
Director of Photography
Raphaël Vandenbussche
1st AD
Charles Portier
Art Director
Ophélie Nicolas
Cast
Garance Marillier
3D Animation & Modelling
Freddy Clément
Editor
William Laboury
Editor
Zoe Sassier
Colourist
Arthur Paux
Infographiste 3D
Freddy Clément
Monteurs
William Laboury & Zoé Sassier
Etalonneur
Arthur Paux

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