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ROAR! - "Water"

A fall down the New Orleans rabbit hole into a play-like underwater world of fish and fun.

Leaning heavily on the costuming and craft-making traditions of New Orleans, the music video for "Water" brings Roar duo Carly Meyers & Adam Gertner into a human-size aquarium with a cast of colorful sea creatures. The video combines live-action characters shot on a sound stage with puppet-style miniatures to create a home-made aesthetic, ripe with whimsy and childlike imagination.

  • Carly Meyers
    Director
  • Adam Gertner
    Director
  • Rob Davis
    Producer/DP
    Oil & Water (doc), Trailer Park Jesus (feature), Roar - "Fly," Gypsyphonic Disko - "Dreidel Song," Walter Wolfman Washington - "Nobody's Fault buy Mine," Mississippi Rail Co. - "Milky Way," Royal Teeth - "My Donna"
  • Ben Faulks
    Producer
    Roar - "Fly"
  • Monique Pyle
    Producer
    Roar - "Fly"
  • Shel Roumillat
    Costume Director
  • Carly Meyers
    Key Cast
  • Adam Gertner
    Key Cast
  • Rick Ostry
    Key Cast
  • Amy Harvie
    Key Cast
  • Kevin Real
    Key Cast
  • Blake Quick
    Key Cast
  • Mariana Coelho
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 2, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Sony Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Carly Meyers, Adam Gertner

ROAR! is the alt-rock electronic duo of long-time friends Carly Meyers and Adam Gertner.

Their music pays homage to the city ROAR! was born in: New Orleans. Trombone. Yes. Heavy on the drums. Hell, yes. But that's where the similarities with other bands stop. ROAR! blends electronics with live instruments and vocals to create infectious songs. The kind of songs that get stuck in the brain.

Carly lays open her heart on stage through her dragon-slaying trombone, fiery malletkat playing and punk-edge vocals. Respect is hard earned in a drummer's town. Adam rises to the challenge with deep grooves, drilling riffs and heart pounding energy. They unite live music with pedals and electronic samples into a seamless sonic convergence unlike any other electronic duo. Their sound is as enormous and invincible as the live oaks in New Orleans. A town rich in culture and musical heritage, ROAR! respects the old and sacred, yet mixes the sounds with the flavor of a new generation.

The duo's attitude is fearless. They played their first show on live TV and haven't looked back, unless someone asks what got them to ROAR! The band Yojimbo prepared them for relentless touring. They've played shows at local Big Easy favorites such as Blue Nile, D.B.A, One Eyed Jack's, Gasa Gasa, The Republic and legendary Tipitina's. They've performed at major festivals and opened for artists such as Sylvan Esso, George Clinton, Primus, Clutch, Umphrey's McGee and many more.

Carly and Adam sound exactly like ROAR! should sound--exuberant, defiant and original. Ready to win the hearts of fans everywhere.

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Director Statement

Our idea was to film "Water" as if it was a high school play set underwater, with costumes and props that were carefully crafted to foster a homemade feel. Having our hands in every part of the video from story-boarding to direction, costume design, hand-making props and casting, it was one of the most artistically fulfilling projects we’ve ever worked on. It was such an unforgettable experience developing a spark of an idea into a the "Water" music video.