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6 October 2021

U&ME

by Syd Briscoe


Alt-J: “U&ME” - 3 mins 33s

It's safe to say that a large chunk of Millennial film directors got their start shooting skate films for friends, so this nostalgic promo for Alt-J should resonate with many DAVID readers. The vintage vibes are in full force from the word go, as kickflips and hand-held camera action meets a hazy grade which brings summers past kicking and screaming back to life.

Yet all is not as it seems as a surreal edge quickly begins to permeate the familiar action. Twisters swirl on the horizon, rocks float from the ground, and blood is spilled as amateur surgery takes on a devilish bent. Like an acid trip with a side order of demonic possession, attentive viewers may never see skate parks the same again.


Cinematographer: Isaac Eastgate
Editor: Sam Allen @ Homespun Ⓟ Ⓦ

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