Lifeless

Directed by: Sergio Castillo Jimenez
Music by: Dan Beats, endlesspunk, Blaxo

Lifeless is a project that started taking shape in Israel around 2021, right after Dan and I met in Samar, an anarchist kibbutz on the southern side of the country, very close to Jordan and Egypt. We were just messing around and came up with the idea of working on a track, and so we did. Dan sat down, and it took him around 30 minutes to cook the beat and make it sound this fucking good. Me of course, started screaming at it, and not too long after that, we had a banger. But the song felt empty, since my part had the length and power of a chorus, but didn't fill up the rest of the beat, so we contacted Blaxo to rap on it and make it sound, as he would say ''alaraco''. What's interesting about this, is that I met Blaxo right before I left Peru, and right after I released ''Scream it for your people''. We had a very special connection and kept the promise of working on something together and man, did we fucking nail it. Blaxo sent his takes, and it wasn't until Dan came back to the UK that we finished recording it and the song felt like a finished product.
But shortly after that, I had a vision. I had this crazy idea of making an animated music video, so I told Blaxo and Dan about it, and they were both very much into the idea. And from there, things started moving at their own pace. We were searching for a bunch of people to design and animate the music video, but it seemed like an idea we could not reach or afford. So we decided to make it proper by calling Sergio Castillo, the genius master behind Tomo Films, to direct it, since we've worked together before. And as easy as that Tomo Films took the initiative behind the music video, and he shot some creepy and aggressive takes with Blaxo in Lima, Peru. We also had some animation done by Erik Llanos, for who we all are very thankful .
A funny detail about my takes and animation is that they were all done at different times. The animation is based on me when I had messy long hair, but they're 3 different takes in the music video, and if you pay close attention to it, there are literally 3 different versions of me. The first takes were done by a very good friend of mine called Gil Weiner Limon, inside Samar. The second ones were done by a very respected cinematographer in Israel called Amnonaj, also inside Samar. And the third one was done in Porto, Portugal, where you can see my mustache grew to the point it was covering my lips, by Eduardo Correia (Josa). Also, in very specific frames of the videos you can see my dear friend Adam Thomas Davis who appeared first as an accident, but then as a hired unpaid actor, just vibing and looking like a pirate.
There are many details about the song and the video that are very unique. From the way the frames are following the rhythm of it, to how me and Blaxo show off our histrionism inside a mixture of anger and spookiness.
Lifeless is a raw promise. An invitation to insanity. Lifeless carries the energy of 4 different countries.
Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/track/54Z9R8lY3R6egjaO2AZ6IS?si=l2r-2PooT9CKOaw9BQwU1w&dd=1

SPECIAL THANKS TO
Sergio Castillo
Erik Llanos
Gil Weiner Limon
Amnonaj
Eduardo Correia
Cacofonico (Edward Briceño)
Adam Thomas Davis

Dan's youtube channel: https://youtube.com/@ducerdan
Blaxo's youtube channel:
https://youtube.com/@BlaxoBLX

Lyrics/letra:

Im not alive but I'll never die
I always ask myself if im enough i don't know why (x5000)
I lose my pride, when i want to cry
But I prefer shouting at you instead of fucking lie

Better check it out,
Nobody let me down
Se caen en picado
El caos descifrado
La furia de mi lao

BLX skills en el area,
Soy el lobo que huele tu aura
Entre nebulosas y salvia
Haciendo la mente más sabia

Escribo para filtrarme, escribo para filtrarme,
Lo tuve forjar y ahora quieren quitarme,
Quieren desconectarme
Placeres banales van a lesionarte
Lección darte,
con el arte, de crear creo arte,
Fuego en el parque del fénix de Los Andes

Publico mi cypher,
Me muevo en las redes como spider
Huracan pa Castillo de Naipes
El Berserker te tiene en sus fauces
Escribo en paredes y en aire
Escucho el murmuro de nadie
Serpiente con veneno de viper
No subestimes nuestro trance

Im not alive but I'll never die
I always ask myself if im enough i don't know why (x5000)
I lose my pride, when i want to cry
But I prefer shouting at you instead of fucking lie

Con razón, tampoco espero tu corazón,
Oscuridad de decoración,
Soy un flaquito cual don Ramón
Al barriga lo agarro de huevon
Naufrague en el malecón
Pinto consciencias con Aerosol
Ese gato me vio ratón,
No sabe que mastique al leon,

Escribo para filtrarme, Escribo para filtrarme,
Lo tuve forjar y ahora quieren quitarme
Quieren desconectarme
Placeres banales van a lesionarte
Lección darte,
con el arte, de crear creo arte,
Fuego en el parque del fénix de Los Andes

But I prefer shouting at you instead of fucking lie

  • Sergio Castillo Jimenez
    Director
    Tomo Films
  • Sergio Castillo Jimenez
    Author
  • Leonardo Mauricio Martinez Saavedra
    Name of Band or Artist
    endlesspunk
  • Sergio Castillo Jimenez
    Writer
  • Sergio Castillo Jimenez
    Producer
    Tomo Films
  • Blas Lafferenderie
    Key Cast
    "Blaxo"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Lifeless
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Student
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    450 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Peru
  • Country of Filming:
    Israel, Peru, Portugal
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    35mm, 120 fps, 24 fps
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director - Sergio Castillo Jimenez