Audition Tapes and Original Work
EVERYBODY HATES YOU
SOUND ON. EVERYBODY HATES YOU. Here’s a little small project that came out of nowhere. After finishing a photoshoot with my favorite photographer and good friend Venky, I decided to take advantage of the space. “Okay just film me. I’m going to lean on this chair like this and I need you to have the frame like so” (I showed him how close I wanted the frame to be with the right angles of my hands). “I’m just going to cry, okay? I want you to capture it, I want to see if my method for crying works”. He agreed with glee! So I played some flamenco guitar through the speakers and started. I knew I only wanted this to be a one shot kind of goal so I went deep for it. Venky captured it beautifully. It was random and all, but an impulse nevertheless. I then take this video to my favorite music producer and best bud Yoav. “Yoav. Watch this, can you do something to it? Can we score it? It needs some music, maybe something weird and ambient to enhance it”. He agreed with glee! So we sat in the studio jamming around and playing random beats. We laughed loads, trying to find a home for the score. We went from 80s to dramatic cinematic tones. But sad music is so obvious and we don’t like to be obvious. We then revived a beat we had made almost two years ago. It was weird but we went with it. Then we played around with some lyrics. We decided to take the piss out of this girl. Why is she crying like a baby? Like relax, you’re being too melodramatic. “Maybe it’s because everybody hates her”. We laughed. Then we paused and thought about it. We looked at each other and smiled. BINGO. I hope you enjoy it. If you feel like everybody hates you, relax. Watch this video and listen because it’s probably not true. Thinking that is kind of funny so sing this song! YOU ARE LOVED!! “Everybody hates you” A random collaboration starring Alexandra Laliberte. Composition, Choir arrangement and music production by Yoav Shemesh, Video by Venkata Krishnan Ganesan.
TERRA MCKENNA - Original Character
NEW CHARACTER - TERRA MCKENNA - RECLAIM YOUR MIND Inspired by the late Terrence Mckenna Terra McKenna is tired. She's done everything and seen everything and the world has chewed her up and spat her out more times than she cares to count. Terra sleeps in rollers at night. She paints her face over yesterdays, dresses in the finest silk and douses herself in expensive perfume. Even though she doesn’t know who it's for anymore. Terra loves vodka but is partial to whiskey. Especially mixed with a nice little cocktail of sleeping pills and xanax. Sometimes she makes movies. And sometimes people wanna interview her. It’s all the same, she hardly notices. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Created by Alexandra Laliberte Based on the speech "Reclaim Your Mind" By Terence McKenna Produced by O+ Directed by Alexandra Laliberte, Eleanor Sydelle, Lindsay McAleavy, Dana Schliemann Featuring Alexandra Laliberte Director of Photography by Eleanor Sydelle Bailey Music and Sound by Yoav Shemesh Lighting Design by Lindsay Mcaleavy Production Sound Recording by Dana Schlieman Editor Eleanor Sydelle