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Did You Really Say No

A man and a woman are lost in a house too big for the size of their love, haunted by ghosts of their relationship.

  • Oren Lavie
  • Oren Lavie
  • John Gitlis
  • Gulden Guldas
  • David Stragmeister
    Director of Photography
  • Oren Lavie
    Music By
  • Rachel Erdos
  • Dafi Farbman
  • HK Corp
  • Sony France
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    42,000 EUR
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    Black & White
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Distribution Information
  • YouTube
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Oren Lavie

OREN LAVIE Oren Lavie is a songwriter, director and author of children literature. DIRECTOR Oren has written and co-directed the music video for Her Morning Elegance, which was nominated for a Grammy award in the category of best music video. has since become a YouTube phenomena with over 30 million views and later screened at Cannes de Lions, LA film Festival, Center Pompidou and many festivals throughout the world. As a playwright and director Oren’s work has been produced in London, New York and Tel Aviv, under his direction. His play "Lighting The Day"has received the LONDON TIMEOUT’s critic’s choice, and has enjoyed an extended run. In Israel his work has won the ACCO INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL award both for best play and best director.MUSIC His first album, The Opposite Side of The Sea, has won the prestigious ASCAP AWARD for most promising lyricist in 2010. The success of the album has brought Oren to a wide audience in the US, peeking with a performance on the Jimmy Kimmel show. ( Oren has contributed a song to the Disney movie, "Narnia Chronicles: Prince Caspian" His new album, BEDROOM CRIMES, will be released in 2017. BOOKS As an author his philosophical children’s book, The Bear Who Wasn’t There, was translated to numerous languages and has been published throughout the world to wonderful reviews. He is about to publish his second children’s book, Children’s Book Of Silence.

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Director Statement

“Did You Really Say No” is the first video in a series of 3 videos for my album, “Bedroom Crimes.” On the album each song depicts a different emotional crime, which takes place in a bedroom. As a director I set out to find a visual language to compliment the musical language of the album. In this video - BEDROOM CRIME #1 - I wanted to show a relationship that has reached a big void, where any attempt to communicate gets distorted and fades into silence. I wanted to show how emotion fails to spring out and instead dies in silence. Since I could not use dialog, the challenge was to find a striking visual image for silence. I started imagining the couple living in a space much bigger than normal size, where they would be lost like they are lost in their relationship. I’ve collected a group of dancers to portray the fears, half-truths,disappointments and secrets of the couple. I wanted them to exist inside the house, to always be there to manipulate the space between the two. I wanted to turn silence into an active battleground.