Break Me Free

In "Break Me Free" funky clay figures bust a move against digitally painted backgrounds. The audio track's groovy bass lines, crisp horns, and cozy alto vocals inspire an unrestrained dance party that includes scantily clad girl demons, surreal landscapes, and cryptic cartoons. The energy builds and the dancing becomes more and more dynamic. The final result is an explosion of movement, techniques, and visual styles. The film is a collaborative effort of five different artists.

  • K8 Howl
    Appendage, Pick Me Up, Gospel, Oration
  • Jak Ritger
    I Can Handle, Post Age, Gospel, Oration
  • Addie Farr
    Dog Days
  • Sara Cannon
  • Sam Hayes
    Tio, Incredible Shapes,
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Music Video
  • Genres:
    Dance, stopmotion, stop motion, experimental, performance, claymation, traditional, digital, soul, band
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 21, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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Director Biography - K8 Howl, Jak Ritger

K8 Howl and Jak Ritger have been collaborating since 2012. Together they form TRLLM, a creative studio based in the New York area. They have produced music videos for emerging and established musicians including Mad Satta, Gaps and Spaces, Jen Chapin, Rye Pines, and Air Traffic Controller. Their work has been featured on Vice Creators Project, WNYC's Soundcheck, Musicology, EarMilk, Filter Magazine, and Allston Pudding.

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Director Statement

Working to define a set of principles for the post-physical world that retain the texture and emotive essence of tactile art making methods. Traditional X Digital = Tradigital