Seu Jorge & Almaz Go Cinematic

Over the summer, Brazilian singer/actor Seu Jorge released his 5th studio album, a self-titled collaboration with producers Almaz. Just in time for the cold months, Jorge teamed with What Matters Most, Now Again records and director Kahlil Joseph to release two short films based on the project:

“The first  – a one-take affair that follows Jorge as he weaves through a cliff-side mansion in the Hollywood Hills – showcases three cover songs from the album (Roy Ayers’ “Everybody Loves The Sunshine,” Martinho da Vila and João de Aquino’s “Cirandar” and Kraftwerk’s “The Model”) and features the members of Almaz (Lucio Maia and Pupillo from stalwart Brazilian band Nação Zumbi), producer Mario C and keyboardist Money Mark.

In the second film – an extended riff on “The Model” which will premiere on IFC.com in late November 2010 –  Jorge expresses to an unseen and –  besides subtitles – unheard therapist the contents of a recurring dream: a woman – a model – taunts and arouses; comforts and scares; perplexes and completes him. He longs to return to slumber, to meet her yet again.”

Directed & Edited by Kahlil Joseph
Photography by Bradford Young
Music by Seu Jorge and Almaz
Produced by Omid Fatemi and Daniel Song for What Matters Most
Featuring music from the Now-Again Records album Seu Jorge and Almaz.

Peep the full first film below and check out the rest here.

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