The last time an upstart music-video director garnered as much hype as Ray Tintori, it was Spike Jonze. So it's only appropriate, then, that Mr. Jonze would tap the 25-year-old Brooklyn filmmaker to direct an upcoming adaptation of Shane Jones' "Light Boxes," Mr. Tintori's first feature film. Just like Mr. Jonze did with the Beastie Boys, Mr. Tintori earned his hipster cred by teaming up with seminal hipster band (and fellow Wesleyan grads) MGMT for a series of delightfully weird, occasionally disturbing videos. His clip for Kids, for example, in which a crying baby is trying to escape horn-covered monsters on the streets of Brooklyn, sticks in your memory even longer than the ingratiatingly catchy song it accompanies. He's also gone behind the lens for fellow Brooklyn buzz bands Chairlift, Cool Kids and Boy Crisis, making him the go-to auteur of the Williamsburg music scene. Here's hoping "Light Boxes" becomes his "Being John Malkovich."
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