2016 marks the first record Australian band Gersey has released in ten years. This comeback album of sorts, What You Kill, is a seamlessly executed, drifting collection of songs, including two of my favorites, “It Means Nothing” and “See Lucienne.”
In fact, “Curtaincall,” a wonderfully melancholy and yearning piece, is going to be featured in the upcoming indie film Los Angeles Overnight, which is due for a late 2016 release. The video for “Curtaincall” highlights clips from this film, featuring Arielle Brachfeld (The Haunting of Whaley House, Chemical Peel), and Azim Rizk (Power Rangers, The Republic of Two). The film itself also stars Peter Bogdanovich (What’s Up, Doc?, The Sopranos), and Lin Shaye (Insidious, There’s Something About Mary) in addition to Brachfeld and Rizk.
Los Angeles Overnight is a neo-noir, Lynchian thriller about a desperate woman trying to break into the acting scene of Hollywood. As is recognizable in the “Curtaincall” music video, she is jaded by the circumstances she finds herself in under the west coast sun. The film follows her journey as she and her boyfriend steal from the LA underworld in order to fund her ambitions.
The performance aspects of the video were filmed in similar style by Gene Blalock. Both the video and the film are a perfect match for Gersey’s track.