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The Sandfighter ??a music video for Brooklyn’s Falcon

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

Daedalus Howell is the writer-director of the films Pill Head (on Amazon) and the upcoming Wolf Story. He is the author, most recently, of the novel "Quantum Deadline" and editor of The North Bay Bohemian and The Pacific Sun. Learn how he went from small-town newspaperman to a feature film director here.
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Daedalus Howell is the writer-director of the films Pill Head (on Amazon) and the upcoming Wolf Story. He is the author, most recently, of the novel "Quantum Deadline" and editor of The North Bay Bohemian and The Pacific Sun. Learn how he went from small-town newspaperman to a feature film director here.

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