Devious Honesty

Provoked by lock downs, this music film was created out of necessity to give an antidote to the shut down of civil discourse - An essential pillar of a free society.

This stimulated the songwriter/performer Croc E moses (South Africa) and the filmmaker Stephan Kanduth (Austria) to create an urgent artistic response.
The project was done at the drop of a hat at the onset of winter 2022 in Canada.

With no budget, a crew of two and a demanding one shot sequence - capturing the soul of the song performance - the music film is full of obvious and subtle tricks that has it 'truly' living up to its name.

An abandoned house in Ontario served as the prime location and a fitting metaphor.
Exposed to freezing temperatures and windchill throughout, the team of three workshopped, rehearsed and filmed on location with the constant element of risk.

  • Stephan Kanduth
  • Henrik Brand
    Key Cast
    "croc E moses"
  • Cody Osborne
    Camera Assistant
  • Stephan Kanduth
  • Stephan Kanduth
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 23, 2023
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    0 USD
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    Digital Super 35
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Director Biography - Stephan Kanduth

Hi, I'm Stephan Kanduth, a young filmmaker born in Austria.
Since my birth I am connected with nature and people.

You can see (and especially feel) this in short films I make.
Actually I graduated as an Industrial Designer at a Federal Higher Technical Institute for Educating and Experimenting. But I never liked to work in this field. So I started to teach myself how to produce/film/edit/post produce etc...And since then I am still able to learn more every day.
Most of the time I work as a "one man show". That means that I have to work a lot harder but I can freely follow my spirit and create something unique in our artificial world.
Let's create something new - together :)

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Let's create something new - together :)