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German Electronic producer Christian Löeffler's latest single 'Ballet' off his album 'Lys' (Ki Records) is a hauntingly mysterious ambient electronic ballad. Over distant sparse spacious keys and chilling vocal chants that act as an ominous hymn thunderous kicks, disjointed clanks, and abstract percussion all kick start the dance of 'Ballet'.

On A Whim Films, the San Francisco-based production company orchestrating the visuals specializing in short and feature films, documentaries, music videos, and commercials, crafts stunning scenes of solemn yet serene symmetry. Their filmmaking background breathes life into the already expansive soul of 'Ballet'.

Each shot is a dance within itself, further expressing the nature and content of the song. The artistic spirit is felt from the color pallet of each frame in the music video to the literal dance of the actors, the placement and angle of each shot, the vacant negative space scenic spotlight is shown on each figure, and the abstract symbolism.

  • Asya Nikolaeva
    On A Whim, LEVGENIY
  • Pavel Brenner
  • Asya Nikolaeva
  • Pavel Brenner
  • Anastasia Blackman
    Line Producer
  • Alina Yun
    Producer Assistant
  • Asya Nikolaeva
  • Max Colt
  • Brandon Private Freaman
    Key Cast
  • Jamielyn Duggan
    Key Cast
  • Christian Loffler
    Music and Lyrics
  • FINN
    Music and Lyrics
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2021
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Director Biography - Asya Nikolaeva

Asya is a San Francisco-based film director and the founder of “On A Whim Films” production company. Her experience spans from feature and short films, music videos, television to documentaries.

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Director Statement

We set to find a physical object and a symbol that could metaphorically convey people's emotional state during the lockdown. And we chose ice to be that object. We imagined our
new reality, where people have to distance themselves from one another and where human communication is simply dangerous. Numbing emotions is the only way to survive in such a world. Our characters are doing so by consuming ice. They are feeding on ice, bathe in ice, they search for it. This way by eating cubes of ice they freeze their human feelings and emotions from the inside. So now it seems they can survive despite the lack of human contact. But in the end, we see that any lockdown and shelter in place cannot suppress our human nature.