The ILLZ – Let It Fall snippet (Video)
Let It Fall is a musical art piece. Neither just a music video collection nor a short film, it is instead a surrealist examination on the emotional journey of a relationship’s end. When The ILLZ and I began this project, which has taken a year to come to fruition, it was simply a one note video. We had equipment leftover from another shoot and shot a quick, emotional little video that had little to no context. It sat on the sidelines as went on the create the In Between Video Series and others, but over time, the project grew and grew. We decided to take The Pursuit LP and transform it into a short film. Create an emotional journey and arc, and subdivide it into chapters that were all part of a singular story. From that one video, grew four, and with it, a passionate film project began.
Creating this project has been one of the most organic of my artistic endeavors. We set no deadlines, had no endgame. This project was shot and created as pieces fell into place, and when things felt right. It has shapeshifted numerous times, taken several different approaches, and what started off as having a very narrative structure instead became much more experimental. With the inability to use dialogue, we decided to tell completely visual stories, and rely on imagery that was meant to evoke the emotions of the story rather than convey the story in a traditional plot sense. We wrote no treatments, had no hard guidelines to follow. The ILLZ and I would discuss the emotions of everything, discuss the story and how we felt about it at any given time, and then when the opportunity arose, we went out and shot. The collaboration and creation on this is the purest I’ve ever had.
So with that being said, The ILLZ and I present to you LET IT FALL, a journey in four parts. This is a project close to our hearts, and I hope you can find meaning in it, just as we have.