Tulipomania: Don't Be So Sure [Seahawks remix]

Don’t Be So Sure (album version), the band’s first hand-painted animation, features multiple passes of brushwork shot on thousands of individual sheets of black paper, allowing singing
self-portraits to morph and dissolve in an atmospheric exploration of ambiguity.
For the music video for the Seahawks remix, the band re-photographed the original artwork, frame
by frame, matching the new tempo and softer mood, which they felt also called for a more painterly, layered approach to the imagery.

  • Cheryl Gelover
  • Tom Murray
  • Tulipomania
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    animation, experimental, music, women, short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 15, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    DSLR, Dragonframe Stopmotion
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Montreal International Animation Festival
    August 18, 2018
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection, Finalist
Distribution Information
  • Tulipomania
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Cheryl Gelover, Tom Murray

Tulipomania has alternately been categorized as ‘cult synth punks’, ‘glam-leaning’, ‘postpone’, ‘art-rock’, and ‘muscular chamber pop’.

While band members Tom Murray (lead vocals, bass, drums) and Cheryl Gelover (synthesizer, background vocals) enjoy deciphering efforts to categorize their sound, they decline to offer a specific label of their own.

The two first met in Art school, and found themselves collaborating on projects for Experimental Film
and Animation classes–Tulipomania grew along with those experiences.

Described as “artistic and inventive” (Steve Ricciutti, Soundblab.com) music videos created by
Tulipomania have been featured in film festivals worldwide, most recently including the London Short
Film Festival (England), Leeds International Film Festival (England), Aesthetica Short Film Festival
(York, England), Encounters (Bristol,England), Zubroffka (Poland), and StopTrik (Croatia, Poland).

A complete list of festival screenings is available on request.

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