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'Adult Baby' The Legend of KAZU

In Kazu’s first solo album “Adult Baby” a distinct sample is used on the sixth track — the unmistakable cry of Godzilla. This moment inspired a 28 minute visual album film to accompany the vastly cinematic music of singer songwriter Kazu of Blonde Redhead.

A story about the legend of ancient Kazu, the sea-dwelling giant banished to the sea who emerges one day to become human and fall in love.

The film is co-written and directed by Eva Michon, who crafts a masterful, equally epic visionary interpretation to the incredible soundscape that is Adult Baby.

Shot on the island of Elba - a small jewel in the Tyrrhenian sea off Tuscany, where in 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte was banished into exile and where Kazu is resolved to spend much of her life - full of metaphor, symbolism, magical storytelling Michon treats each song as a chapter in a larger context.

It was realised by production company Lief with the support of long time friend of Kazu, Isabel Marant and Ponderosa Music Records.

  • Eva Michon
  • Eva Michon, Kazu Makino
  • Margo Mars
    JellyWolf, Extase, Imogen
  • Kazu Makino
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  • Mario Galdi
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  • Peppe Basile
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  • Matthew Chuang
    Director of Photography
  • Isabel Marant
  • Kazu Makino
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    28 minutes 52 seconds
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    February 1, 2020
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Director Biography - Eva Michon

Eva Michon is an award-winning filmmaker with a gift for exceptional cinematic storytelling and natural comedic timing.

Born in Johannesburg, she grew up in Toronto where she developed as an artist and photographer before focusing on film, but she continued her exploration of the art world as the editor of celebrated cutting edge independent arts and culture magazine, Bad Day. She moved to Los Angeles in 2012 to focus on directing, and has caught the industry’s attention through her outstanding music video, short film, and commercial work.

Armed with impeccable taste, Michon intuitively brings relevance to everything she directs. Her short film 'Small Fry' premiered at Toronto International Film Festival, and this year she brings her debut narrative feature film 'Mizeria' to the Torino FeatureLab 2019.

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