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Mr Oizo’s Ham ~ Directed by Eric Wareheim

It's amazing to think it's been 6 years since Eric Wareheim's seminal Dance Floor Dale music video for the song Parisian Goldfish by Flying Lotus on his debut album, Los Angeles. That influential clip introduced many to Wareheim's music video aesthetic, which has now culminated in "Ham" by Mr. Oizo. While Wareheim has shown off some impressive commercial and music video chops in-between that breakthrough video and his latest, it's no coincidence that "Ham" is also a track by an artist on Brainfeeder Records. Brainfeeder, despite the deep musicianship they cultivate, has always had a bizarre side that is both avant garde and intentionally obtuse. The latter two, combined with a love of the grotesque, perfectly aligns with Eric Wareheim's style making the Brainfeeder-Tim marriage so successful.

Both Parisian Goldfish by FlyLo and Ham by Oizo (the original Parisian Goldfish?) have this repetitive quality that is perfect for Wareheim's over the top satire. Just as Tim and Eric grind a joke into the ground like a cigarette butt, only to have it jump up off the ground and die all over again, both Brainfeeder tracks obsess over a rhythm, only to summarily discard it and allow it to mutate into something else.

Full Cast & Crew:

“HAM”
Music by Mr. Oizo
Directed by Eric Wareheim
FATHER
John C. Reilly
SON
Kyle Pacek
TOMATO MAN
Jack Bornoff
CASHIER
Catherine Lydon
PAMELA
Pamela Immel
JAMES
James Trenton
MALINDA
Malinda Farrington
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Daniel Kellison
Doug DeLuca
Mickey Meyer
PRODUCER
Hillary Calhoun
CO-PRODUCER
Hannah Getz
CO-PRODUCER
Gregory Bernard
1st ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Ian Putnam
1st AD
Skip Pipo
2ND AD
Sam McGee
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Andrew Wheeler
STEADICAM OPERATOR
William B. Demeritt III
1ST AC
Sebastian Thibeau
2ND AC/DIT
Jessyca Marilyn Harrison
GAFFER
Nick Bupp
BEST BOY
Kevin Miller
ELECTRIC
Josh Atkins
KEY GRIP
Adam Kalegas
BEST BOY GRIP
Sergio Silva
GRIP
Brandon Jones
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Geoff Flint
ART DIRECTOR
Vanesa Wilkey Escobar
PROPERTY MASTER
Jalisco Wayne
SET DRESSER
Bobby Marinelli
SET DRESSER
Freddy Palaez
SPECIAL EFFECTS
Eric Fox
STYLIST
Maressa Richtmyer
WARDROBE ASSISTANT
Lauren Abruzzo
PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS
Moises Candelaria
Tony Finley
Andrew Cahill
Brett Koppel
Kyle Clinton
Austin Miller
Nick Leggero
Dan Striet
Giles O'Kane
Sara Reihani
PRODUCER'S ASSISTANT
Kat Castillo
STUNT COORDINATOR
Tom Ceglia
STUNT FOREMAN
Simon White
SPECIAL EFFECTS TECHNICIAN
Jim Schmidt
ARMORER
Anthony Ceglia
TRANSPORTATION
Victor Zamudio
POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Trish Hadley
EDITOR
Dan Flesher
POST PRODUCTION SOUND MIXER
Nick Gallucci
ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Brett Kushner
ASSISTANT EDITOR
Wellington Harrison
COLORISTS
Jordan Branch
Fabien Feintrenie
TITLE
Kevin Van Der Meiren

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