Cross The Line is the first official video of the album Dakota from the German stoner rock band Samavayo.
“Cross The Line has a message: We can’t cross the red line of humanity and decency, because there won’t be a way back from it. We need to find empathy and get rid of ruthlessness and greed.”
In cameraman and director Johannes Plank Samavayo found the perfect fit to visualize that message. He mobilized the antagonists of his upcoming movie "Eva Ost". The “TV-Men”, whose heads are actual TVs, illustrate a society poisoned by consumption and ownership. In the video the tv screens show some cuttings that can be understood as political statements and therefore build up a new meta level. The message is: “Nobody can run from this change. Our brains are already poisoned.”
Editor / Cut / Production | Johannes Plank
Assistant Director | Florence Freitag
Lights | Yannick Spiess
Requisites/Outfits | Mihan Torabi
Camera Assistant | Ranav Adhikari
Set Runner | Siddarth Thapa
Catering | Anne Berger
Drivers | Andreas Voland, Christian Schmalfuss
Musicians | Behrang Alavi, Stephan Voland, Andreas Voland
TV-heads (Berlin) | André Schröder, Ricardo Ziege, Richard Volkmer, Simon Höhne, Mustafa Bozbalak
TV-heads (Plauen) | Chrstian Dressel, Stephan Stumpf, Alexander Enskat, Rico Gemeinhardt
Many thanks to the venue “Zukunft am Ostkreuz”.
MEKU Film © 2017