Private Project

Cloak The Night

Cloak the Night explores the power interplay between man, women and dogmatic institution as represented through
surrealist symbolism.

  • Aleks Sakowski
    Atheums Way, Black Raven
  • Aleks Sakowski
  • Aleks Sakowski
  • Hannah Tasker-Poland
    Key Cast
    Black Raven
  • Emmanuel Reynaud
    Key Cast
  • Aleks Sakowski
    Art Director
  • Hayley Robertson
    Art Director
  • Eoin O'Liddigh
  • Lara Hawker
  • Lissandra Leite
    Production Manager
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video
  • Genres:
    Horror, Surrealist
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 13, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 NZD
  • Country of Origin:
    New Zealand
  • Country of Filming:
    New Zealand
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Arri Anamorphic
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Aleks Sakowski

Driven by strong visual narratives, Aleksander's looking glass focuses on spaces in time that often go unnoticed, it finds beauty within beasts, and projects our entropic virtual flux.

In between building his own sci fi universe, he has worked across many of the mediums in animation and live action production, combining inter-disciplinary skills with an ever evolving quality for directing.

He strives for esoteric excellence treating each project like a film resonating with a new generation of storytellers.

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Director Statement

Bulletbelts album theme was the persecution of the witches during the medieval ages. The song itself is about taking revenge on religious institute that has abused its power. I took this project on as a challenge to my self, as I had never work with this music genre nor the themes explored.

My goal was to create a renaissance style painting using surrealist symbols influenced by Beksiński and Jodorowsky. I wanted the images to be provocative, intimate and messy, using minimalist concepts.

The videos main theme is about taking revenge on dogmatic institution. Especially that of the female figure who has been persecuted over the centuries. When ever dealing with religious themes we cannot forget to identify that there is a dark side to their dogmas. There is always a balance between good and evil, and sometimes 'Evil' Poses as good, tricking us all.

The intensity of the music is juxtaposed against protracted shots which is all brought together with the post visual effects. The lead actors were partners in real life so this allowed me to push their performances, delivering intimate moments that explored the power struggle between dogmatic institutions, man and women.