Back in 2014 we spoke to musician Javeon and director Ben Strebel about the striking series of music videos they’d made together. Today the duo are back, and so, in a new form, are the videos: for the release of Javeon’s new EP Show Me Something, Strebel has created a new version of the promos as a short film titled Mercy. The hypnotic film features three new tracks from Javeon, and the return of the characters from the original films, which include a distraught bride (played brilliantly by Katy Sage) and a series of masked gangsters.
The film operates as a decent promotion for Javeon’s new work, but perhaps better as an enticing trailer for a future feature that Strebel is developing. With characters and cinematic scenes this strong, it will certainly be one to look out for.
Writer and director: Ben Strebel; Music by Javeon & Zack Kemp; Procution company: Somesuch; vimeo.com/benstrebel