Here is the latest short ‘Modern Worship’ from Australian director Daniel Askill. A bit about Daniel: Obviously as a film maker his portfolio includes film, video installations, music videos and commercials. Some of the great names he has done this work for include Lexus, Dior Homme and Placebo aswell as some design work for Alexander McQueen and directing fragrance films in Africa and the Maldives while completing his studies.
If that doesn’t tire you out, in 2001 Daniel also co-founded Sydney-based multidisciplinary studio COLLIDER which now represents an award winning roster of filmmakers, designers and artists. Loving it!
Modern Worship is clean and bare with beautiful graphics (it’s also worth noting that the music was perfectly matched to the feel, build up and tension of the short but, oddly I can’t quite describe how or why…) Commenting on his work Askill says ‘Modern Worship’ is “A reflection on worship and religion in today’s society. On one side of the equation there’s horrible human catastrophe – in this case 9/11 – and on the other there’s the cultural-spectacle-turned-tragedy of Michael Jackson’s death. Ramming two things together that in theory shouldn’t be side by side forces you to stop and reassess the society we live in.”
Interesting and of course beautiful to watch! You can check out more of Daniel’s work here.