Experiencing Interruptions?


DIVE is chapter two of a four-part narrative music video series titled CYAN for the Oakland-based band The Seshen. While each video can stand alone visually, if watched in order they reveal a linear narrative. Each video picks up chronologically where the last left off as we follow Lalin St. Juste (singer of The Seshen) through an introspective journey to deal with a crushing depression.

I'm submitting DIVE as a standalone piece, however if the festival is interested I can also provide the full 12min short film version which stitches the four music videos together to form the greater narrative.

  • Dominic Mercurio
  • Dominic Mercurio
  • Courtney Fairchild
  • Lalin St. Juste
    Key Cast
  • Matthew Rome
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
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Director Biography - Dominic Mercurio

Dominic Mercurio is an award-winning San Francisco based filmmaker and musician. His video work has premiered on Billboard, FADER, PopMatters, The Bay Bridged, and has been featured at SFMOMA.

He has become most known for his music video work which are focused writer-director visions that deeply intertwine visuals and music to create narrative music videos bursting with vibrant off-kilter characters and surreal nightmarish imagery.

Outside of film, he plays drums in the Oakland-based band Foxtails Brigade.

Born and raised in the SF Bay Area, Dominic has a B.S. in Digital Film and Video Production from the Art Institute of California – San Francisco.

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Director Statement

With a blink, you might see inside yourself briefly. Sometimes you might see what festers deep down. So you open them back up, quicker than usual, and continue on, unfazed. But know that eventually, you'll need to keep your eyes closed for a bit longer, retreat inward, and crawl your way back out.