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During the Cold War at the beginning of the Space Age, the Soviet Union was rumored to have two space programs – one a public program, the other a secret ‘black’ one, in which dangerous and sometimes downright suicidal missions were attempted. Cosmonauts would be shot into orbit without the means or resources to get them home, stranded in an expanding orbit around earth, slowly pulling away, frozen in space for eternity.

I wanted to create a kind of formal and slightly nostalgic vibe. At the same time, I wanted it to feel untethered to an exact era — not specifically in the past. I shot in Portland Oregon and a little in Romania and I was really inspired by Russian cinema and Communist propaganda posters. It was an ambitious idea and I’m really stoked that Deschutes Brewery and North were able to help support the production of this video for Wolf Parade’s great song, Yulia. – Scott Coffey

Lyrics of / Paroles de : Yulia, by Wolf Parade

Diamonds in the face of night time
Watch them as they float along
I was up there floating with them
And you know that I am gone
The radio sings a patriot’s song, it’s the devil that you know

We were standing on the platform
The favorite sons of history
While you’re back in Prostronaya
Writing in your diary
They flip on switch at mission control and I’m never coming home

Oh! I woke up from a fever dream
Oh! Of floating in the salty sea
I’m stranded up here floating along
and my heart beats slow and I hope they
Bring my body back

So when they turn the cameras on you
Baby please don’t speak of me
Point up to the dark above you
As they edit me from history
I’m 20 million miles from a comfortable home
And space is very cold

There’s nothing out here nothing out here nothing out
nothing out here nothing out here there’s nothing out here
nothing nothing out here nothing out here nothing nothing out

Director, Writer – Scott Coffey
Production and Editorial – NORTH
Cinematographer – Chris Hornbecker
Compositing – YardVFX
Visual Effects and Color – John Dames
Production Design – David Storm
Prop Stylist – Bowen Ames
Special Effects Make Up – Christina Kortum

Cosmonaut – Blair Mastbaum
Yulia – Katy Beckemeyer
Blond Soviet – Josh Pavlacky
Soviet #1 – Dan Frazier
Soviet #2 – David Storm
Soviet #3 – Scott Coffey


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