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Jack Dypka

Memorial - A Hero’s Death

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"I have long since had a strange addiction to visiting the old seaside resorts of the English coastline...I took what control I could and left the rest to chance.” Jake Dypka directs A Hero’s Death by Memorial

Quote from Director: 

When Agile sent me the amazing cover Memorial had done of Fontaines DC “A Hero’s Death” I was very taken by the music.  I wanted to do something for them but I also knew I would have to relinquish my usual directorial desires of control and come up with something that was achievable. It was important to me that it wasn’t only achievable but also a joy to make. In many respects this brought a kind of freedom to the idea. I have long since had a strange addiction to visiting the old seaside resorts of the English coastline and I felt like something in that space might work for the mood of the music if I could find a way to approach it. I took what control I could and left the rest to chance. Which as it happens was a lot. I had a plan but nothing was guaranteed without the willingness of strangers. As it happens people were extremely willing to participate and I only got two no’s across the whole shoot and my faith has been firmly restored in humanity.