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Horror producer Jonas Wolcher known for strange titles such as Die Zombiejäger and Cannibal Fog directs his first music video since 2007, ten years ago. The song for the music video is called"Caravan" by Octolab. The band who consist of Arielle Andersson and Fredrik Lundwall Kindsäter. Fredrik is more known for one of the band members in the cult electro duo Presto Fervant.
- Well, I've been producing movies since 2014, but never directed since. I was asked by the band and they wanted to have a music video made. I offered me the job because I loved the song. It's very 80s and catchy. It reminds me of all the videos we watched during the era of MTV, says Jonas Wolcher. Because Caravan is very slow I thought I also should make the video slow.
The theme of cenobites in the video was something Jonas Wolcher came up with just days before the 2 days of shooting.
- I've always loved Italian horror and Clive Barkers "Hellraiser". I wanted Caravan to be like a fairy tale and at the same time a dark gothic horror story.
It's about a woman played by actress Ida Karolin Johansson who finds herself stuck in between two dimensions while two cenobite-looking creatures are chasing her through a large barn just by the sea. Deep in the darkness she finds a little girl played by Emelie Andersson who wants to help her...
- The video contains many elements from the classic Italian horror movies. I used many different layers and transitions to make it very dark and gritty. The picture you see below is my homage to both Dario Argento and the video "Living Daylights" with the Norwegian act AHA from 1987.
The crew faced windy, snow, rain and sunny weather while the band had to learn how to act
- Neither Arielle or Fredrik had any experience in acting but I gave them a try. I Helped them with the makeup and special effects. Suddenly both Arielle played the good guys as the band and the cenobites. They had such a great time during shooting. Ida and Emelie were troopers all the way. It was freezing cold and quite windy. Sometimes it snowed and changed into very sunny weather. I believe I wore the best clothing of them all. Laugh!
Currently Jonas Wolcher is working on Precision - The Child Drug Trafficking. Additional two more movies produced by Jonas will be premirered this year Den gamle och monstret aka Hermit: Monster Killer and Root of Darkness.
Both titles are really something to look forward to.
The song Caravan is Octolab's first real music video and later this year another is planned.
One question remains. Will Jonas Wolcher directs that video too..?
You can follow Jonas Wolcher on various social media and his blog
By: Rick B Laseter
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