Music Video Direction: Why Musicians Are Hiring Indie Filmmakers

  • Indiewire
Alex Ross Perry has the music video directing bug. Last month, the independent film writer-director co-directed his first music video, for the duo Sleigh Bells’ “I Can Only Stare,” sharing duties with the band’s Derek E. Miller. The experience taught him an important lesson: making music videos is fun.

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“I’m really excited about it, and now I know it’s something that I’m interested in,” Perry told IndieWire in a recent interview. “I would almost aggressively pursue further opportunities to do things like this.”

The song for the video comes from Sleigh Bells’ new album “Jessica Rabbit,” released Friday. The band approached Perry to co-direct the video after seeing his 2015 film “Queen of Earth” and using it as inspiration for their video “It’s Just Us Now,” the first single from “Jessica Rabbit.”

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