Kate Mara ("House of Cards") and Ansel Elgort ("Baby Driver") are the stars of a mesmerizing, dance-based film for New York fashion brand Rag & Bone that had input from the likes of Benjamin Millepied and Radiohead's Thom Yorke.
The short film, "Why Can't We Get Along," was shot in one day, co-directed by Millepied alongside Aaron Duffy and Bob Partington as well as cinematographer Darius Khondji. Rag & Bone partnered with Special Guest, the creative studio of production company 1stAveMachine, to develop the concept.
The film constantly shifts perspectives, with cameras swinging from pendulums and moving upside dow. It also incudes iPhone footage captured by Elgort.
Alongside Elgort and Mara, the short also features eight members of the American Ballet Theater, three HipLet Ballerinas, YouTube sensation Kandi Reign, and three members of Bulletrun Parkour. The music track was produced exclusively for Rag & Bone by Thom Yorke.
We're not sure what it all means, but it's beautiful--and Rag & Bone says it "aims to create a dialogue about perspective and visual experimentation." We'll buy that.