Hey, Boy!

Steampunk Music Video of "Hey, Boy!", music of "The Mirror" rock band.
A girl listens to the son "Hey, Boy!" on her gramophono in the middle of a creative crisis.

  • Damian Nogueiras
    Director and Concept Art
  • The Mirror
    Music and Interpreter
  • Alex Vasconcellos
  • Damian Nogueiras
    Idea and script
  • Alex Vasconcellos
    Idea and script
  • Tania Rodríguez
    Idea and script
  • Book and Gears Entertainment
  • Leonarda Ucrónica
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 30, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 EUR
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    Digital, 24 fps
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Director Biography

I was born in Argentina in 1971. Crafts have always been my hobby since I was a child. Since I can remember I have been experimenting with video cameras, doing stop motion with 8mm and later with digital technologies. In my youth I began to experiment with theater, through body expression, founding a pantomime/clown group and performing for 15 years. I also combined this activity with the construction of puppets and children's performances. Recently, I have focused on video experimentation with different technologies and interacting with electronic devices. This music video is a return to the traditional, to stop motion and to a more professional production and not so experiential and personal, allowing me to show my work to the world.

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Director Statement

Hey, Boy! The music video is the fusion of a musical proposal by The Mirror with a traditional stop motion short. The music is the backdrop and the cause of a catharsis in the midst of a creativity crisis of the protagonist, Leonarda. Music is the darkest side of Leonarda that paralyzes her and also the vehicle that saves her from being an empty soul.

Leonarda puts on The Mirror's record and starts listening to Hey, Boy!. Thus, the music speaks to her and she becomes the music. Technically, the execution is very sober. We have used handmade decoration and a rude animation. The aesthetic has a simple steampunk style, giving it a uchronic, desired and impossible environment that immerses us in an unreal dream environment, to show real emotions. In the music video there is also a nod to new technologies including some manipulation with artificial intelligence, more like a game than something essential.