Cartel Madras & Dom Dias – “FEAR & LOATHING” Visuals

Cartel Madras & Dom Dias – “FEAR & LOATHING” Visuals


Cartel Madras:

FEAR & LOATHING is the start of several stories and is the heart of our upcoming project, The Serpent & The Tiger. This song is an exploration in duality, a major plot point in our story, and our most ambitious filmmaking experiment yet. We teamed up with Toronto’s Dom Dias again to bring our audience a cinematic track and dynamic music video that pushes us as artists.

We started building the treatment for this music video almost immediately after we finished recording the song. We directed the video over the course of one month and three cities; Calgary, AB, Toronto, ON, and London, UK. We were inspired by Season 1 of True Detective (2014), Dark City (1998), Skyfall (2012), and La Femme Nikita (1990). Taking visual cues from Brian De Palma and studying the pacing of works by Marisha Pessl, FEAR & LOATHING is a culmination of our influences and love of artful storytelling and striking cinematography.

This music video stars UK-based, Tamil model, Sheerah Ravindren (Black Is King, Primark, Queer Possible). Sheerah is an incredible force, and a rising star; since we found each other online a year ago, we’ve all been wanting to work together. Sansfuccs collective member, Sharanya M- who is from our other home state, Kerala- comes to the screen in a striking and mysterious role. The producer of FEAR & LOATHING, Dom Dias, also makes an appearance.”

MV Credits

The Serpent: Sheerah Ravindren

The Tiger: Sharanya M

Defector: Contra

Hostage 1: Eboshi

Hostage 2: Dom Dias

Companion Dog: Bear

Song By: Cartel Madras & Dom Dias

Director: Eboshi, Contra & Jashan Makan

Video Production House: FOREIGNERZ (previously THOTNATION)

Video Producer: FOREIGNERZ (previously THOTNATION)

Editor: Jashan Makan

Director of Photography: Jashan Makan

Camera operator (Calgary): Jashan Makan

Camera operator (Toronto): Max Foley & Eman Safadi

Camera operator (UK): Dante Amore


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