GARY WAR

~ highspeed drift ~

From Horribles Parade on Sacred Bones Records

DIRECTOR STATEMENT

 

Inspired by paranoid dreams and sweltering summer days, this music video follows an unexplained sci-fi mirror cult and a bizarre series of beachside happenings. Shot on location at Fort Tilden, a now defunct military base hidden in the hills off a beach in Queens, New York.

PRESS 

"War's music might be hard to get into, but having a video directed by Jacqueline Castel that looks like a lost VHS tape of an alien invasion may actually help the skeptics find something to grasp onto."

-FADER 

 

"Shot on archaic formats – VHS and PXL-2000 PixelVision – this video for "Highspeed Drift" feels like the kind of thing you'd find in the dumpster behind the headquarters of a New Age cult."
-BRYAN McKAY, THE BOSTON UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL

"The video for "Highspeed Drift" just adds to the feeling that Gary War's songs are being beamed to us directly from the Bermuda Triangle."
-ALL MUSIC BLOG

"Some high-level conspiracy theorists have contacted us regarding this Gary War video who think Gary War are probably Masons hiding the secret to Kennedy's assassination, 9/11, Roswell, and the staged moon landing inside gold orbs they've stashed in some bunker in the middle of the Pacific, or maybe at Jones Beach somewhere."
-IMPOSE MAGAZINE

Self-Titled Magazine

 

 

SCREENINGS

 

Ann Arbor Film Festival 2010
Boston Underground Film Festival 2010
Chicago Underground Film Festival 2010
Straight to Video Presents: Lo-Fi Sci-Fi 2012
Spectacle Theater Brooklyn, NY 2012
SXSW Film Festival 2012

2020 JACQUELINE CASTEL