Vancouver-based filmmaker Lucas Hrubizna takes us on a surreal trip into the universe of musician Sam Tudor for his track “New Apartment.” Part of an ongoing collaboration, the pair push the limits of a no-budget, no-crew music video, with Hrubizna spending months working on the effects and putting everything together on a 2009 iMac in his bedroom after just a single afternoon of shooting.
The concept behind the visuals emerged from the lyrics — specifically: “who are we but the floating remnants of a collision at the start of all time?” Using that as a starting point, Hrubizna began to think about the objects that are discarded in the process of moving and “the picture they paint for the new tenant about who or what came before them.” As he further shared with us:
“Exploding this idea to a larger scale, I sensed a parallel in the hints left to us by the universe that allow us to piece together an understanding of reality. As the camera floats through a freshly-rented space, the remnants of a previous tenant become increasingly clustered and organized, like molecular structures or celestial bodies, revealing a strange reality behind the empty walls of a new apartment.”
Check out “New Apartment” above and full credits below!