Award-winning artist and animator Anna Budanova has created a surreal video for Olovson’s track, ‘Epilogue’. The song appears on Olovson’s upcoming album, Storytelling which will be released on the 4th of March via his own imprint 1136 Diamond and also available on vinyl.
Anna Budanova has won numerous awards for her work including Special Jury Award International Animation Film Festival Annecy, Cinanima – Grand Prize, Hiroshima prize, Grand Prix Anima Brussel, International Animation Film Festival Fantoche – Best Visual Award, New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival – Grand Prize, with support coming from the likes of Variety and Far Out Magazine. The artist was born in Ekaterinburg, Russia and is currently based in Paris, France.
Jacob Olofsson is known for being one half of the Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling production duo Jarami. During this time he worked with industry mammoths such as Frank Ocean, Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson, Diplo, Silk City and Camila Cabello.
The video for Olovson’s single, ‘Gyroscope’ which is also taken from the upcoming album, has been included in the official selections for both Encounters Film Festival’s as well as the London International Film Festival and the London Short Film Festival which are all BAFTA qualifying festivals. While coming from Stockholm, Sweden, Olovson currently counts both Stockholm and Los Angeles as his home, travelling between the two.
Surrealism meets minimalism in Anna Budanova’s interpretation of ‘Epilogue’. Using charcoal and purposefully rough elements, we’re introduced to an ever-changing world that leaves animals and humans alike perplexed and looking for answers. A doorway to the darkness with a gentle swirl of snow outside: Olovson’s neo-classical notes provide the key to figuring it all out.
Olovson shares his thoughts on the video: “I love Anna’s work and her style of using charcoal. It was a real pleasure watching this video come to life. In a surreal place where the snow falls and objects float, there’s only one person observing and orchestrating it all – the sorcerer.”