BELGIAN PROGRESSIVE | AVANT-GARDE METAL BAND
Video clip synopsis
Time consumes us all! Grain by grain the seconds slip away from our hands.
Harlequin is lost in her dreams, looking for the perfect mask to fit in the hidden world she finds herself… ignoring the evil that awaits her.
And you? Which masquerade will you wear today to fit as a character in this theater called the world?
Harlequin lies down on the soil covered by dried leaves. She wakes up in a hidden garden. She looks up and sees masks hanging on the branches of a robust tree. She stands up and tries some of them. Every second that passes makes her get even more lost in the dream world. Tiny dancing fairy creatures distract her from reality. She will soon have to pay the price of her naivety.
Hathor is an evil creature that controls space-time. She attacks her victims with illusory visions to the dream’s realm she rules. At the moment that the last grain of sand falls down, Hathor’s hourglass turns into Harlequin’s bloody heart, which she morbidly tastes bite by bite. Hathor puts the heart’s remnants away when she is fulfilled. Surprisingly this discarded heart starts to bloom. Meanwhile, Harlequin lies down dead on the floor and Hathor maintains the spell with her claws until the last moment. We see dust particles rising up from Harlequin’s body as if it's her soul rising up.
Life is seen as a search for masks that are accepted by society. It eventually makes the individual impersonal until he or she succumbs.
Find the strength to be reborn and blossom again with a stronger heart.
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Fabulae Dramatis is an eclectic, diverse and open-minded band fusing together avant-garde and progressive metal genres.
Music beyond boundaries, genres and cultures; heavy guitar riffs; harmonious jazz saxophone melodies; a mix of tango and metal; ethnic beats and percussion; various styles of voices such as opera, hard rock and grunts - that is what you can expect from this band.
Their music was described by Classic Rock Society magazine as having “deep thought and insular attention” paid to it with “the spirits of Zappa and Beefheart”.
Director's statement: Isabel Restrepo
"This videoclip was produced during the lockdown this year. Between February and June 2021. It was written as a student project, having into consideration all the difficulties of having only 2 crew members (just my husband and me).
Being myself not only an actress but taking part in the whole pre-production and post-production process taught me how to work efficiently and to have my goals very clear in order to achieve the final result.
It gave me also a very good lesson: creativity blooms at its best during difficult times and with few resources. This was the most challenging, yet the most satisfactory video production I had until now!
I'm glad I didn't give up during this difficult year and that I followed my teacher's and classmates encouraging words. I'd like the whole band to be involved in this production, of course, but sometimes's wonderful ideas can also come out from very difficult and unexpected situations. This short film is proof of that.
I'm glad I can share this work with you and I hope you enjoy it".
Official website: https://www.fabulaedramatis.com/