Slow Down

A song about spreading yourself too thin and socializing until you lose your mind, the protagonist finds herself in a glittery dream of roller girls, crooners, croquet and neon bathtub visions.

  • Liv Prior Colliander
    Director
  • Lexie Roth
    Writer
  • Liv Prior Colliander
    Writer
  • Lexie Roth
    Producer
  • Patrick Taylor
    Producer
  • Miles Garber
    Key Cast
    Interior Teresa
  • Lexie Roth
    Key Cast
    Joy, Chappaquiddick, Ghostbusters
  • Sarah Bowie Tither-Kaplan
    Key Cast
    Making A Scene with James Franco
  • Alex Knight
    Key Cast
    Breaking Bad
  • GNL Zamba
    Key Cast
  • Beatriz Escobar
    Key Cast
  • Marnee Carpenter
    Key Cast
    Wild Oats, Criminal Minds, Rumspringa
  • Laci Mosley
    Key Cast
    First Dates, Hacking High School, History Detectives, I Killed My BFF
  • Wyndham Garnett
    Key Cast
  • Aaron Kovalchik
    Cinematographer
    Blame
  • Jesse James
    Styling
  • Christine Celozzi
    Art Director
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 18, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Alexa Panavision
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Liv Prior Colliander

Liv Prior Colliander is a Danish director and writer based in Los Angeles. She recently earned her MFA in directing from the prestigious American Film Institute, where she was the sole recipient of the Alessandro F. Uzielli Scholarship. Liv has also received awards from Hempels Medarbejder Foundation, Knud Højgaards Foundation, and Nordisk Film Foundation. Her thesis film DRYLAND has screened festivals internationally. It won best US Short at Laughlin International Film Festival, got a honorable mention: Outstanding Student Film from Nevada Women's Film Festival, won Best Supporting Actress at California WOmen's Film Festival and was at the Reykjavik International Film Festival as a 2016 Golden Egg Finalist

Over the past decade before attending AFI, Liv worked her way up through the Danish film, commercial and television industry, working beside some of the country’s finest filmmakers, and earning broad experience at Denmark’s most renowned production companies: Nordisk Film, Zentropa, Fridthjof Film, ASA Film, Moland, Bacon CPH, Endemol, and many others.

Liv graduated from the European Film College in 2006, followed by studies at the Short and Documentary Film School in Denmark as a directing fellow in 2006 and 2008. Liv has written and directed over ten short films, among them MANDEN UDENFOR (Odd Man Out), starring Søren Pilmark and several other celebrated Danish actors. The film premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival, and aired on Danish television. Liv has also directed commercials and music videos.

Since graduating, Liv has been part of the admission comity at AFI Conservatory, interviewing and selecting the 2016 and 2017 Directing fellows in collaboration with the discipline head, the dean and other faculty. She also worked as a judge at the European Student Film Festival 2016 in Geneva and lead workshops in Directing and personal storytelling for the new generation of filmmakers. She was part of the WIF Mentorship Program in 2016 and was in the Reykjavik International Film Festival 2016 Talent Lab.

Liv is currently writing a true crime-drama TV pilot as well as her first feature. Through her films, Liv is interested in exploring humanity’s fundamental loneliness, and how that loneliness affects our struggles to fit into the rules of society. She is drawn to characters with identity crises who fight, often humorously, to hold themselves together in the face of our chaotic world. When she is not on set or hiding away writing on her projects, Liv travels the world and wonders what her life would have been as an astronaut and about what secrets hides out there in the far away universe...

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Director Statement

As the song Slow Down holds both elements of fun and danger we wanted the video to do the same.
I personally experience that I sometimes push myself too far and end up overwhelmed and socially awkward - on the verge of an anxiety attack. And this video is kinda like that. Just dipped in bright colors and a lot of fantastic glitter... Which both Lexie and I had been dreaming of.
This is one of the most fun projects I have had a chance to direct to date. One location, a bunch of fabulous LA artists and inspiring collaborators - what more can you ask for.