This one nearly slipped past our radar. Directed by Alexis Beaumont and Rémi Godin, this music video for Stuck in the Sound’s “Let’s Go” is a tragic odyssey that follows one very determined man as he pursues his childhood dream to be an astronaut. Normally, odysseys conclude with a triumphant voyage home. Not so in this case.
Don’t be fooled by the gritty, lo-fi aesthetic. There’s brilliance in Beaumont and Godin’s vision. The transitions, pacing and odd use of photographic elements provide regular bursts of novelty, keeping you engaged for the entire strange trip.
Beaumont and Godin previously worked together as animators on The Rabbi’s Cat, a feature film based on a popular comic strip in France.