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2020 Jury Member Announcement & PRINDIE Curated Collection: Pavel Brenner

Updated: Jul 23


Every week leading up to the official selection announcement and virtual festival presentation, we will be introducing 2020 jury members and films to be viewed for FREE by the artists we love and support in our new PRINDIE Curated Collection!


Without further ado, PRINDIE would like to announce the 2020 jury member participation of director and cinematographer, Pavel Brenner!


Pavel was born and raised in Russia. He started his career as a graphic designer and then transitioned into film. Pavel brought his visual sensibilities to his directing and cinematography. His first big project, a music video for North American electronic artist Lorn, brought him a SXSW nomination and UKMVA win. i-D Magazine featured Pavel’s film collective R113 in their article ‘Five directors shaping the future of music videos’. Pavel’s work was featured by Rolling Stone Magazine, Vice, Paper Magazine, Flaunt, Nowness, Fader, Billboard, Directors Notes, Onepointfour and has won multiple Vimeo Staff Pick awards.


Pavel is repped by:

The Panics (NL)

Friend (UK)

Cream(FR)

Dagger(US)


The PRINDIE Curated Collection is honored to present Pavel's timely new music video for artist Lorn: Timesink


Timesink is set in a world where humanity has been wiped out by a widespread disease. In sharp contrast with this catastrophic situation, our protagonist acts like a regular kid. The boy treats this post-pandemic world like a giant playground. At first, the story unfolds from his perspective, showing us that the exceptional quality of his surroundings is commonplace to him. We portray the boy alone, implying that he may be the last human survivor. As the video draws to a close, blood that drips from the boy’s eye suggests that his journey may soon be over. Because we have followed the boy throughout, his potential disappearance may strike us as a loss; a sinking feeling that the natural world will carry on without him, and hence without us.


Shot in Fall of 2019 pre-COVID-19. We hope you all stay safe, and spend this time with your loved ones in the midst of this global pandemic.


To join the discussion after watching the music video, please check out

the PRINDIE Film Forum!


Artist : Lorn Title: Timesink Spotify: open.spotify.com/track/1jyUQ0SnlsNUNHNT8BVG0G Apple Music: music.apple.com/us/album/timesink/1471348535?i=1471348548 Bandcamp: lorn.bandcamp.com/track/timesink

Cast: James Farah Stunt Double: Jake Colvill Director: Pavel Brenner Cinematographer: Christopher Ripley Executive Producers: Pavel Brenner, Penelope Strintz, Ania Markham, Jules Tervoort and Luke Tierney Producer: Malcolm Duncan Production Designer: Pierre Pell Set Dressers: Geena Ciambelli, Jennyfer Roberts Costume Designer: Penelope Strintz Hair and makeup: Penelope Strintz 1st AC: Riley Keeton Drone Pilot: Andrew Peterson Drone Operators: Jake Howard, Brian Kimpson Production Coordinator: Richard Knickerbocker Oregon Fixer: Martin Varva Studio Teacher: Laura Bartlett Sound Design: Bastien Benkhelil Storyboard Artist: Joy Sun PA: Evan Platt Post Production: Post Panic VFX Supervisor: Ivor Goldberg VFX Producer: Liene Berina, Androniki Nikolaou Lead VFX Artists: Chris Staves, Dimos Hadjisavvas VFX Artists: Jeroen Aerts, Davide Raimondo, Karolis Jurkstaitis, Matteo Giorni, Idun Sjödin DMP Artist: Vincent Boudewijn Pipeline TD: Dieuwer Feldbrugge Edit and color: Pavel Brenner Reindeer Provided by Timberview Farm Production Companies: Dagger, Virgin Soil, Red Pepper Film, The Panics, Friend, Cream Paris

Special thanks to Drone Dudes, Kodak, Ella Hatamian and Cory Colvill @ 503 BMX


For more information on Pavel Brenner:

Shots reviews Timesink

Stereogum "best music videos of 2018"

i-D "5 directors shaping the future of music videos"

1.4 features Timesink in their best music videos

SXSWnomination Acid Rain

UKMVA winner Acid Rain

Paper Magazine features Split

Directors Notes reviews Split

Flaunt Magazinefeatures Split

Promonews reviews Timesink

Nownessfeatures Split

Rolling Stone "4 best new music videos"

Filmshortage features Timesink

Booooooom features Timesink

UKMVAnomination In Camera

Directors Library features Timesink

1.4 features In Camera

Bugfeatures Timesink

The Fader features In Camera

Vicefeatures Ain't Your Girl

XXL Magazinefeatures Split

Hypebeastfeatures Split

Highsnobietyfeatures Split

Billboardfeatures Ain't Your Girl

Shotsreviews In Camera

Young Gunsfinalists

Clique features Split

Somewhere Magazine features Split

Fubizfeatures Split​​​​​​​

Nownessfeatures Acid Rain


Don't forget to check out the PRINDIE Film Forum!

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