Want It All
dir Andrew Donoho and Monika Felice Smith
A surreal dance narrative that slowly unravels into a chaotic AI driven wonderland. We open on a day party, a well dressed man sits on a sofa. He sees a woman across the room and makes a connection. They begin to dance as the others in the space disappear. The dance moves through the space, gradually introducing flashes of AI imagery. We transition through different time periods, locations and dimensions as we begin to enter 100% AI driven imagery. We end with our lead sitting back down on the sofa, the world flickering away to reveal him in low income clothes in the chair of a train, disconnecting from a VR device called “Blue Babu”. The narrative up to this point was a digital reality. Music Video for Jai Wolf x “Want it All”.
words from the filmmaker
My favorite thing to do is tell a story through movement. My 2nd favorite thing to do is collaborate with others. In my opinion, this creates the strongest and most meaningful work; when all departments are working cohesively and successfully to carry out a vision. That's exactly what this job was! When Andrew Donoho came to me with the idea and the prospect of co-directing/choreographing I was ecstatic to jump on board. This is truly a timeless love story told through movement and AI imagery. It was also really fun to play with the idea of time travel, using VR to go back in time and revisit loved ones, or even jump ahead in time...or to simply create a scenario from your thoughts that feels like reality. This is our little movie!
why we love this film
This music video took us on a movement-based journey. The cinematography was excellent and the special effects were mesmerizing.
Director of Photography
Monika Felice Smith
Jennifer Mika & Christian Smith
Tiago Puel Correia
the opposition party
Kieana Precious Chisolm
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