The music video is an allegory focusing on the Economic Crisis of 2008 in Greece. Ιt serves as the main visual expression of the band’s third album INERTIA, released by Austrian powerhouse Napalm Records. The style further expands the band’s unique visual identity by blending elements of Jugendstil, Art Deco, Dieselpunk and Minoan design. Creating the video during the pandemic was challenging as we were only allowed to shoot with 5 people in total in the studio (including actors). Custom masks, props and costumes were created for the main and supporting characters. The final result is a combination of live action, green screen, projections and 3D.
Coming from a Fine Arts background, Greek born Achilleas Gatsopoulos moved to the UK to study Animation and Film Design, concluding his studies with distinction in both degrees. Achilleas worked in the Art Department of films such as Harry Potter III, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Two Faces of January while simultaneously creating stage and motion design for events for various clients including Mercedes Benz, Audi, Stolichnaya, Vodafone, Warner Brothers, Dom Perignon, Absolut, Selfridges, MTV etc. Achilleas has been directing short films, animations, music videos and video projections since 2002 for various artists ( e.g. Pet Shop Boys, Paul Kalkbrenner, James Blunt, Steven Wilson, FAUN, Erick Morillo, SKIN etc). He lives and works in Berlin since 2009.