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Directed by
David Chontos

USA / 2016 / 4:24

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Part exercise of passion, and part love letter, "Sisters" is a fragment of some lost, tragic opera. Trapped in the ruins of their former glory, a pair of performers bound together and abandoned by time rise up to sing once more. Conjured up by the song to which it's set, the film represents a sincere vision of inspiration derived from the music of Karin Dreijer Andersson (Fever Ray). It is the confluence of a variety of abstract concepts, from the fragility of modern technology, to the cruelty of the passage of time. The movement of the characters references legendary contemporary choreographer, Martha Graham; transposing an exercise in human restraint and lamentation onto mechanical beings.
As a director for Psyop since 2006, David Chontos has worked on a great deal of successful projec,ts such as Coca-Cola's iconic commercial Happiness Factory, which helped earn Psyop numerous industry awards, including the Cannes Silver Film Lion, Gold and Silver Clios and a BDA Gold. Chontos has subsequently created award-winning commercials, game trailers and installations for a wide variety of clients, including Xbox, Apple, DTS, and Chevy. Most recently, he has lent his vision to experiential experiences for Microsoft's ReCore E3 trailer, as well as Clash of Clans 360 which debuted at ClashCon 2016 and was the most viewed piece of branded content on YouTube in December 2016, with over 30 million views. Prior to joining the Psyop family, he resided in New York City, lending his artistic mind to Treehouse Animation. Chontos graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2003 with a BFA in Experimental Animation and Visual Psychology.
Executive Producer(s): Amanda Miller
Producer(s): Shannon Alexander, Sanaz Sattari
Director(s): David Chontos
Screenwriter(s): David Chontos
Composer(s)/Music: Fever Ray
Animator(s): Timothy Kallok, Chris Meek, John Fielding, Chris Barsamian
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