“Clay”, Otto Dix’s music video from the album “Animus” (2015), has a complicated history. The shooting process lasted nearly a year as it kept on encountering almost mystic impediments. This relates the video to film adaptations of “The Master and Margarita” and probably has to do with the profound mysticism of the visual work.
Michael Draw, the scriptwriter and director of the music video, addressed the subject of religion and reinterpreted the creation myth which is almost identical in the most different cultures. From the Akkadian Empire and Sumer to Abrahamic religions, from the Egyptian pantheon to Far Eastern deities – everywhere a more or less similar story is to be seen.
The teamwork of Michael Draw and the film crew, as well as professional exotic style dancers, has presented the story in a manner resembling that of the Middle East.
The overall atmosphere and style of the music video rather remind of metal bands, such as, for instance, Behemoth, Cradle of Filth or Dimmu Borgir with the only difference, that the work of Otto Dix is rather cinematic (according to fans, it feels like you are watching a movie trailer) and includes very few scenes with members of the band.
Revealing, scrupulously decorated costumes, fire show, plenty of slow-mo shots, blood-red shades – some scenes literally give the viewer goosebumps. The scene, viscid, like antique red wine, captivates and reminds that we all originate from “red mud”.

  • Michael Draw
    Otto Dix
  • Michael Draw
    Otto Dix
  • Michael Draw
    Otto Dix
  • Michael Draw
    Key Cast
    Otto Dix
  • Alexander Volkov
    Key Cast
    Russian TV Show "Everybody Dance"
  • Natalya Volkova
    Key Cast
    Russian TV Show "Everybody Dance"
  • Alazar Mayevskiy
    Key Cast
    LUTERONE Theatre Academy
  • Sergey Slobodchikov
    Otto Dix
  • Project Title (Original Language):
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Canon 5d mark 3
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Russian International Horror Film Awards "Kaplya"
    Russian Federation
    March 27, 2016
    Russian Premiere
    Best Horror Music Video
Distribution Information
  • YouTube
    Country: Worldwide
Director Biography - Michael Draw

Michael Draw was born on the 7th of February 1981 in Khabarovsk (Far East of Russia). Since 2004 Michael has been the leader and vocalist of the electronic avant-garde band "Otto Dix" and is widely known for his rare voice (contra-tenor - the highest of male voices).
Michael has directed and produced over 10 music videos for his band in different genres - from low-budget trash and experimental to high-quality drama and fairy-tale. Ballet is a big passion of Michael, therefore many videos feature professional and amateur ballet dancers.

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