“David Lynch fans are a very dedicated group, and the members of the indie rock band Speedy Ortiz are now among them. When it came time to make the video for “My Dead Girl,” the final video from their sophomore album, Foil Deer, band mates and film school alums Mike Falcone and Darl Ferm wanted to create a crime story with an atmospheric feel. “More dreamy and noir than James Bond,” says Falcone. Director and cinematographer Elle Schneider—a veritable cinematic encyclopedia and co-inventor of the Digital Bolex—felt that Lynch’s Twin Peaks was both dreamy and creepy, and set out to fashion lead singer/songwriter Sadie Dupuis as a new version of Kyle MacLachlan’s Agent Cooper.
See the results, above, in this exclusive premiere of the “My Dead Girl.”
As Schneider explains, “Lynch’s masterful style, while often blanketly described as surreal, comes from a more idealistic viewpoint of willfully, almost forcefully, naive wonder about the world that isn’t often explored when his work is referenced or homaged.” – Vanity Fair