Jeffers Win is a young and upcoming band comprised of four sophomores at Columbia University, New York. Their dreamy, experimental and sometimes folky sound reminds of” Vampire Weekend’s” early beginnings, which is no accident, since, like Jeffers Win, Vampire Weekend started at Columbia. With the release of Jeffers Win second EP (that can be listened to here), they also produced a music video for their song “I Can’t Call You” in cooperation with ForDadFilms, a film collective founded this year by Columbia and Barnard students. On a shoestring budget and in just two days of shooting a diverse group of people came together to realize this video, starring beside the band, the lovely Augusta Dayton, who volunteered her time to take on the female lead role. Written by Richard Whiddington and directed by Maya Richardson and Paul Nungesser, the video has created some attention for undergraduate student film at Columbia and the Upper West Side. Eager to continue making films, ForDadFilm is already in pre-production for a 15 minute fiction short film “A Certain Tendency”, that tells the story of a Korea student at an American Ivy League university, due to be shot in March 2013.
Song written and performed by Jeffers Win – Stephan Adamow, Cam Johnson, Henry Murphy, P.J. Sauerteig
Screenplay written by Richard Whiddington
Produced by Gina Segall and Clemence White
Directed by Maya Richardson and Paul Nungesser
Starring Augusta Dayton and Jeffers Win
Camera: Paul Nungesser
Assistant Camera: Anne Steele
Unit Manager: Gina Segall
Key Grip: Alex ‘Peachez’ Chang
Grip: Cam Johnson
Gaffer: Nick Liebermann
Assistant Gaffer: Bernhard Fasenfest
Costume: Krista Lewis
Assistant Costume: Halima-Rakiya Gikandi
Scenography: Rivka Rappoport
Postproduction: Anne Steele
Still Photography: Esther Jung
Extras: Corey Dansereau, Esther Jung, Tatiana Suridis, Silvana Tirado, Richard Whiddington
This video was realized with the support of:
Sponsored in part by the Arts Initiative at Columbia University. This funding is made possible through a generous gift from The Gatsby Charitable Foundation.
With friendly support from the Columbia College Student Council.
Sponsored in part by the Postcrypt Art Gallery.
Supported by the Columbia Chapter of the Alpha Delta Phi Society.
Special Thanks to:
Liam Bland, Carlene Buccino, Pete Cerneka, Katie Donahoe, Miguel Gallego, Maximilian Grabinger, Lorrain Hodin, The Hat man, The staff at Liberty House, Ian Marshall, Moses, Jeffers Nguyen, Chris Pecaro, Sinjihn Smith, Nicole Staake, Madeline Steinberg, Brian Thorn, Agnès White, Vicky Zabriskie.
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