THE LION & THE KEEPER 2016
Cinematic gestures, a documentary approach, and sublime live performance takes were deftly woven together by director Omid Fatemi in this standout edition from Venue, an original content series that chronicled new music artists through films and photos essays. Featuring Korey Dane — an LA-based singer-songwriter steeped in the American roots music tradition — the film was set within the High Desert of California, a place that played a crucial role in Dane’s formative years and which has remained a source of inspiration for the artist. At a famed Joshua Tree roadhouse and on his father’s remote homestead, Dane performed acoustic renditions of “The Lion & The Keeper” from his critically acclaimed album Youngblood, which was released through the Innovative Leisure record label in 2015.
CreditsDirected and produced by Omid Fatemi Cinematography by Jeff BiermanPhotography by Cameron McCoolCreative Producer: Lee HarrisonTitles Design: Joakim JanssonExecutive Producer: Meagan WoodExecutive Producer: Thanh NguyenChief Creative Officer (VSCO): Wayne Wu