I had the pleasure of co-directing & choreographing the music video for HAAi & Jon Hopkins new track "Baby, We're Ascending". Collaborating on this project with visual artist & musician Tom Furse was stimulating and challenging in the best possible way. The footage was captured by my team in NYC on green screen and then Tom rendered the footage through AI animation processing — a novel technology that he’s been pioneering. The result is a transcendence of the limitations of the human form as the dancers become experimental figures seamlessly morphing with other life forms such as flowers, birds and trees.

Directed by Akira Uchida & Tom Furse
Choreographer: Akira Uchida
Animation: Tom Furse
Executive Producer: Box Artist Management / Ben Totty
Assistant Producer: Julia Norms
DOP: Ethan Stupp
Dancers: Taylor Graham, Lucy Vallely, Chantelle Good

Read more about our creative process, check out the exclusive by FACT mag.
View the treatment for the project here.