Mechanical Hounds

A millenial and two friends are ensnared in an intricate scheme to enlist their minds in the government's information war. Each of the millenials reacts differently to Uncle Sam's brainwashing test, a test that requires taking the life of a seemingly innocent prisoner. Our protagonist must decide quickly: does he join Uncle Sam's Army of Propaganda, or fight back against the power and give his life to save the prisoner? This music video asks you to consider the illusory nature of control, specifically of the collective conscious, and to question where each of these allegorical characters derives his power.

  • Diego Lozano
    Director
  • Diego Lozano, Gregory Maneikis
    Writer
  • Diego Lozano
    Producer
  • Gregory Maneikis
    Key Cast
  • Adriana De Leon
    Key Cast
  • Alan Ballesteros
    Key Cast
  • Manuel Flores
    Key Cast
  • Manuel Zenteno
    Key Cast
  • Yusgunawan Marto DP
    Crew
  • Jesse Rodriguez
    Crew
  • Adriana De Leon
    Crew
  • Vivek Koli
    Crew
  • Ben Gibson
    Crew
  • Shawn Black
    Crew
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 7, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    4K with Anamorphic adapter 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2,39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Austin Music Video Festival
    Austin,Texas
    September 19, 2015
    North American Premiere
Director Biography - Diego Lozano

Diego Lozano is a twenty-year-old Mexican/American filmmaker.

He started making videos at the early age of twelve. His first incursion into filmmaking was through funny stop motion animations that he would spend most of his time creating. surprisingly enough, his old YouTube channel (which contains all of his early animation work) has over 80,000 hits.

Diego discovered that filmmaking was his true passion when he was a senior in high school. Each classroom in his generation was asked to work on a semester-long video project that would count as a final grade. He took the project to heart and saw it as a chance to make an A+ doing what he loved. With a budget of five hundred pesos (thirty dollars) and with the help of his whole classroom, he shot his first short film called “Luvina” which was immediately recognized by Monterrey Tech; his high school at the time. The short went on to win several awards including best Direction and best Cinematography in numerous local competitions. The short, is still screened annually in the high school he attended, so it can inspire students to unleash their creativity.

Diego moved to Austin, Texas at the age of nineteen to continue to pursue his goal of becoming a filmmaker. Diego got his start in the Austin filmmaking scene through live music videography. The focus of his live videos is: to immerse viewers using cinematic visuals and an unconventional focus on the artists' surroundings, taking into account several elements such as: crowds, venues, and the small moments that the audience and the bands share. Diego continues to grow as a filmmaker through hard lessons, countless hours of hard work ,and the endless support system that Austinites share with each other.

You can find Diego in different areas around Austin,Tx.
Diego spends most of his time working non-stop on different projects. He enjoys reading and spending quality time with the people he loves

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