Ecstasy Through Agony

Meaning:
The dominatrix represents the political state and how it abuses its citizens through promises of liberty, security, and plenty in exchange for relinquishing natural freedoms to the government. Many people willingly enjoy this abusive relationship as it escalates out of control until all have traded away our freedoms in exchange for total state domination.

Synopsis:
“Ecstasy Through Agony” begins with a Man, a citizen, and a Dominatrix, the government or state, entering a large run-down slum of a room containing four boxes at the far end. Each box is covered with a black drape.

Throughout the Man's journey of pleasurable pain, the band Hardwire performs, blindfolded by cloth and barbed wire. Blood flows from their mouths.

The Dominatrix tortures the Man in ever more sadistic ways. A journey culminating with the Man's tongue being cut from his mouth with a circular saw.

The Man willingly submits to being blindfolded as the Dominatrix pulls back the box coverings revealing all four Hardwire band members. Now nothing but wild men locked in their own cage of agony. All have traveled the Man's same road from citizen to state submissive.

  • Ryan Hutman
    Director
  • George R. Gifford
    Director of Photography
  • George R. Gifford
    Director of Photography
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  • Ryan Hutman
    Editor
  • Ryan Hutman
    Producer
  • George R. Gifford
    Producer
  • Jae Sinclair
    Key Cast
    "Dominatrix, the state"
  • Mike Lee
    Key Cast
    "Man, citizen"
  • Ryan Hutman
    Key Cast
    "Lead Singer"
  • Jonah Foree
    Key Cast
    "Lead Guitar"
  • Mike Marsh
    Key Cast
    "Bass Guitar"
  • Xian Austin
    Key Cast
    "Drummer"
  • Ryan Hutman
    Writer
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Slow Motion
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director - Ryan Hutman