Just Like That

If you are going to dance for peace, you're a little too late. In a dystopian future dancing is nothing more than a simulation of pacification. Lo-tech Music Video for the Denver band 'Teacup Gorilla' using projection mapping.

  • Gio Toninelo
  • Jennifer Le Grand
    Assistant Director
  • Travis Volz
    Associate Producer
  • Gio Toninelo
    Director of Photography
  • Rocket House Pictures
  • Traviz Volz
    Art Director
  • Gio Toninelo
    Art Director
  • Jennifer Le Grand
    Prop Department
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
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  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 15, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Gio Toninelo

Gio Toninelo was born in Brazil. He studied graphic design upstate New York and started his film career as video assistant at Incite Films in 2003. In 2007, he undertook his first production role for Rocket House Pictures. In 2010, he produced Pastrami on Rye, for which he received several animation awards. Toninelo has had a successful professional run as producer and cinematographer exploring and photographing the State of Colorado for commercial and editorial assignments, and non-profit organizations.

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Director Statement

"We decided not to take a literal approach with this project. Even though "Just Like That" is an uncomplicated song, it carries a very powerful message. Our lives are becoming more automated and so are our minds (controlled by schools, churches and the government), turning people into robots that do not question what they are taught. Dancing to stop wars is not only unaffecting but it's also irresponsible. In "Just Like That" we wanted to show a conformed world where people stopped fighting the system and what could happen if we just kept dancing to stop wars. We opted for a lo-fi feel, "cyberpunk meets cold war" (if you wish) to symbolize the need of radical change in our social order. Yes, we went pretty dark..."