Go Outside, 2011, 4 min

Isaiah Seret, Los Angeles, CA

"For Cults' hauntingly beautiful track, "Go Outside", I was inspired to bring the band inside the world of Jim Jones' famous religious cult, Peoples Temple, and the eventual tragedy in Jonestown. Fortunately, when exploring the feasibility of this video I became acquainted with Fielding M. McGehee III, an expert on Peoples Temple history and the primary researcher for the Jonestown Archive. Through his support gained access to over two and half hours of home videos showing Peoples Temple in Jonestown. For this music video we didn't want to put a spin on the footage or the peoples lives—instead we wanted to re-tell and humanize their story. Technically we achieved this through a combination of stock footage, visual effects and other tricks with the support of my visual effects supervisor Bill Gillman and my cinematographer Matthew Lloyd. Lastly, I am moved to say we were able to preview this video for some of the survivors of the Jonestown Massacre, who expressed their appreciation of our focus on the lives of the People's Temple members as opposed to exploiting the graphic images of the final tragedy." -Isaiah


Directed by Isaiah Seret (Los Angeles, CA)


Showing:

Wednesday, March 28 3:00pm

Music Videos in Competition

New music videos from Cults, Cave, J Mascis, Juliana Barwick, Matthew Dear and Devo’s AAFF award-winning 1976 film In the Beginning Was the End: The Truth About De-Evolution. Martin Bandyke

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)