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Near Me (Music Video)

A late night in an empty bar brings the artist face to face with his own harrowing archetypes in an attempt to bring back together what was broken.

  • Ellis Bahl
    2015 Circle in the Rock (Short) 2014 Capital Cities: I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo (Music Video) 2014 Big Sean Feat. Miguel: Ashley (Music Video) 2013 Banks: This Is What It Feels Like (Music Video) 2012 Alt-J: Breezeblocks (Video short)
  • Johnny Chew
    2020 Twenty One Pilots: Christmas Saves the Year (First Version) (Music Video) 2017 Manchester Orchestra: The Grocery (Short)
  • Tim Husmann
    Key Cast
    "1st Base Runner"
  • L.G. Conway
    Key Cast
    "Tiny Dancer"
  • Vern Moen
    Post-Production Director
    2021 Tears for Fears: No Small Thing (Video short) 2017 A Shepherd (Documentary short) 2016 The Cannonball Ride (Video documentary) 2014 Foster the People: Coming of Age (Music Video) 2014 Material of the Future (Documentary short) 2013 Acting Disruptive (TV Series documentary) 2013 Low Expectations (Short) (co-director) 2012 From the Basement (TV Series) 2011 Plastiki and the Material of the Future (Documentary) 2011 Foo Fighters Garage Tour (Video documentary short) 2011 Radiohead: The King of Limbs (directed by) 2009 Now by the Sea (Short) 2009 Cold War Kids: I've Seen Enough (Music Video) 2008 02-08 to 06-08 (Video short) 2007 A Ghost Story (Short) 2006 Rope (Short)
  • Vern Moen
    2019 Fitz and the Tantrums: 123456 (Music Video) 2013 Low Expectations (Short) 2013 A Big Deal (Short) 2011 Plastiki and the Material of the Future (Documentary) 2011 The Legend of Dusty Mills (Short) 2011 Foo Fighters Garage Tour (Video documentary short) 2011 Radiohead: The King of Limbs 2009 Jen in the Painting (Short) 2009 Now by the Sea (Short) 2009 Cold War Kids: I've Seen Enough (Music Video) 2008 02-08 to 06-08 (Video short) Hide Hide
  • Dilly Gent
    Executive Producer
    2020 Jónsi with Elizabeth Fraser: Cannibal (Music Video) (producer) 2020 Jónsi: Exhale (Music Video) (producer) 2019 Fitz and the Tantrums: 123456 (Music Video) (executive producer) 2019 Jade Bird: My Motto (Music Video) (producer) 2019 Jade Bird: I Get No Joy (Music Video) (producer) 2017 Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line: Meant to Be (Music Video) (executive producer) 2015 Riffing With (TV Series) (producer) 2012 From the Basement (TV Series) (executive producer) - The Shins, Aimee Mann, Father John Misty (2012) ... (executive producer) 2011 Radiohead: The King of Limbs (producer) 2008 Radiohead: In Rainbows - From the Basement (Documentary) (producer) 2007 Wind (Short) (executive producer) 2007 Live Earth (TV Special documentary) (executive producer) 2007 Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate Crisis (TV Special) (executive producer) 2006 Harrowdown Hill (Video short) (executive producer) 2004 The Most Gigantic Lying Mouth of All Time (producer) 1998 Radiohead: Let Down (Music Video) (producer) 1998 Meeting People Is Easy (Documentary) (producer) 1998 Radiohead: 7 Television Commercials (Video) (producer)
  • Dilly Gent
    Creative Director
    Radiohead, Phoebe Bridgers, Tears for Fears, The White Stripes, The Dead Weather, The Kills, Scissor Sisters, Beck, Jonsi, All American Rejects, ODESZA, Blur
  • Son&Heir
    Production Company
  • Sam Stucky
  • Johnny Chew
    2021 Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine: Back to Oz (Music Video) (composite) 2018 Making a Murderer (TV Series documentary) (animator - 1 episode) - Number 18 (2018)
  • Jess Dunlap
    Director of Photography
    Saving Private Jane (Short) (post-production) 2022 Hedgehog (Short) (completed) 2021 Therese Curatolo: Gypsy Poem (Video short) 2021 Therese Curatolo: Braille (Video short) 2020/I I Met a Girl (Short) 2019 Watsky: Advanced Placement (Short) 2019 Dating With Footnotes: Why Concert Dates Are The Worst (Video short) 2018 YouTube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind (Video short) 2018 No More Mr Nice Guy 2017 Manchester Orchestra: The Grocery (Short) 2017 Manchester Orchestra: The Sunshine (Music Video) 2017 Temporary (TV Series) (director of photography - 4 episodes) - Poe Fashion (2017) ... (director of photography) - Shady Art Show (2017) ... (director of photography) - Sampled (2017) ... (director of photography) - The Real Elizabeth Banks (2017) ... (director of photography) 2017 Tales of Titans (TV Series) 2016 #Millennials (TV Series) (2 episodes) - Grow Up (2016) - Housewarming Part 2 (2016) 2016 Our Fascinating Planet (TV Series) (8 episodes) - Earth Part 2: Life and Beyond (2016) - Earth Part 1: Are We Listening? (2016) - Brain Part 2: Large Mind (2016) - Brain Part 1: Computing Organ (2016) - Energy Part 2: Light Batter (2016) Show all 8 episodes 2016 Algorhythm (TV Mini Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes) - Teenage Angst (2016) ... (director of photography) - Song of the Summer (2016) ... (director of photography) 2015 GQ Where's the Bar (TV Series) (5 episodes) - Washington DC - Le Diplomate (2015) - New Orleans - Sazerac Bar (2015) - Seattle - Bar Naka (2015) - Minneapolis - Spoon & Stable (2015) - Terrine - Los Angeles (2015) 2015 Deap Vally: Royal Jelly (Music Video) 2015 Suburban Sons (TV Series) (4 episodes) - The Big Game (2015) - Party (2015) - Referee (2015) - Clean Your Lawn (2015) 2015 The Burn Trials (Video short) 2015 End of the Road (Short) 2015 13 Cameras 2015 CollegeHumor's Comedy Music Hall of Fame (TV Movie) 2015 Sister Code 2012-2015 CollegeHumor Originals (TV Series) (14 episodes) - Weird Al Gets Whiplashed (2015) - Hip Bathroom Signs Are the Worst (2014) ... (cinematography) - Columbusing: Discovering Things for White People (2014) - Ringo Wants to Sing More (2012) - Camping's Not a Good Time (2012) Show all 14 episodes 2015 Food Farts (Short) 2015 Mustache Dude! (Short) 2014 Back-Up Beep Beep System (Short) 2014/I Mother's Day (Short) 2014/I Resistance (Short) 2014 Sister News (Short) 2014 Starzz: Dance All Night (Music Video) 2013 World If Our Playground (Music Video) 2013/III Dream (Short) 2013 Watsky's Releasing an Album (TV Series) (director of photography - 5 episodes) - Knockouts, Fact Checks and Digits (2013) ... (director of photography) - Maturity Validation (2013) ... (director of photography) - Concave Chest (2013) ... (director of photography) - Ugly Faces (2013) ... (director of photography) - Episode #2.1 (2013) ... (director of photography) 2012 Absolution the Series (TV Series) (director of photography - 5 episodes) - Episode #1.9 ... (director of photography) - Episode #1.6 ... (director of photography) - Episode #1.4 ... (director of photography) - Episode #1.11 ... (director of photography) - Episode #1.10 ... (director of photography) 2012 Dogs of War (Short) 2012 Cheat Day (Short) 2012 Dogtor (TV Mini Series) (director of photography) 2012 Extremely Dark Knight (Short) 2011 Functional Chaos (TV Movie) 2011 Last Words (Video short) 2010 The History of Intermodal Transportation (Video short) 2009/II Inspiration (Short) 2009 Safe Haven (Short) 2008/II Henry (Short) Hide Hide
  • Armando Vernet
    Art Director
    2021 The Cleaner (construction coordinator) 2018 Transient Passengers (Short) (assistant art director)
  • Graham Lovelis
    2012 The Xtra Factor (TV Series) (animator - 3 episodes)
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Genres:
    Surrealist, Fantasy, Horror, music video
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 21, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    80,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Austin, Texas
    United States
    March 21, 2022
    Official Nominee
  • Blow-Up Arthouse Filmfest
    Chicago, Illinois
    United States
    January 8, 2023
  • Gorst! Underground
    Port Orchard
    United States
    September 9, 2022
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Universal Music Group
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Ellis Bahl, Johnny Chew

ELLIS BAHL is an award winning Commercial and Music Video Director. Originally from Upstate New York, Ellis attended film school at Emerson College in Boston, MA where he obtained a B.A. in Media Studies. His love of improv comedy and music brought him to New York, where he studied with the Upright Citizens Brigade and formed the folk rock band Stamp Collectors.

His connections within the indie folk-rock scene led Ellis to start directing music videos on the side. Eventually, this landed him a full time job at MTV directing, shooting, and editing in house music videos for their online startup, MTV IGGY. There he worked with global indie acts such as Junip, Ladytron, Santigold, JYJ, La Vida Boheme, Blood Red Shoes, and many more. Some of the artists he worked with soon began asking him to direct their official videos and in 2012 he directed the UKMVA winning, breakout video for Alt-J’s “Breezeblocks”.

He has worked with brands such as VH1 (Mistress), UGG (M&C Saatchi), MIT (Media Lab), and AT&T (Fullscreen) to develop and execute charming viral hits. He has also worked with top music acts such as The Kills, Big Sean, Charlie Winston, Banks, Capital Cities, Us the Duo, and Walk off the Earth, among others.

Johnny got his first job in animation at 18 working for The Pokemon Company and still kind of knows how to draw Pikachu but not very well.

He graduated with honors from Massachusetts College of Art and Design's Animation Program where he was trained in 2D hand drawn animation then focused more on mixed media work. After graduating he was asked to teach at Mass Art, which he did for a year, before moving to Los Angeles.

He has worked for Audi, VICE, Nintendo, Netflix, Toyota, Capitol Records, Stoopid Buddy, Good Company, Prettybird, Blue Fang Games, The New England Aquarium, About.com, and others.

His work has been screened at the Ottawa International Animation Festival and Zagreb Animation Festival in Croatia.

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