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The Sandfighter: A music video for Brooklyn’s Falken

I’m pleased to announce the release of “The Sandfighter” music video, created for Brooklyn-based Falken.

Interestingly, I began this project as an 8-year-old in 1980 using a Super 8 camera and a cast of neighborhood friends (including my brother, Falken, and Longwave guitarist Shannon Ferguson) culled from the suburban cul-de-sacs of Santa Rosa, CA. Returning to the footage nearly 30 years later, I was surprised to find so many depictions of stylized, if cartoonish, violence. Toy guns are ubiquitous in this clip, which has a prevailing “Lord of the Flies” meets “Tom & Jerry” vibe (replete with a military-style execution and obligatory “cowboy and Indian” standoff). That said, I found that many of the nostalgic images complemented the wistful tone of the track and its exploration of erstwhile promise. With that, I present, The Sandfighter

 

By Daedalus Howell

I explore the creative life as a storyteller, artist, and entrepreneur. I’m the writer-director of Pill Head and the forthcoming feature film Wolf Story. I’m also the author, most recently, of the novel Quantum Deadline, and am active in media (Bohemian, Pacific Sun). Learn how I went from small-town newspaperman to a feature film director here.

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