Matt Sweeney & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Make Worry For Me
A Drag City / San San International / Fourth Density Production
Directed by Jonah Freeman + Justin Lowe.
Produced by Jonah Freeman, David Hollander, Justin Lowe, Matt Sweeney and Will Oldham.
Director of Photography: David Hollander
Edited by Jonah Freeman.
Styling by JR Reynolds.
Clothing by Supreme, The Cast and J. Mueser.
Post-Production Color: Loic de Lame
Production Assistants: Gyula Kozmon, Elek Kozmon
Special Thanks to Scott Mueller, Alexandra Topalsky and Jake Mueser.
Shot on location at A Cell in The Smile, somewhere outside of Cleveland, Ohio.
MAKE WORRY FOR ME / A CELL IN THE SMILE
In a bunker 27 feet underground, at an undisclosed location, exists our architectonic sculpture A Cell in The Smile. It is a 5000 sq. ft. subterranean complex that houses a natural history museum, a lab for neuro-biological communication technology, a cold war think tank, a capsule hotel, a mosaic lounge dedicated to the practice of theoretical architecture, and a movie theater. As long-time fans of Will Oldham and Matt Sweeney, we invited Superwolf to perform in a nearby field in the summer of 2018 and this is when we introduced them to our underground scene. From what we understand they took a liking to the place and the next time we saw them was 18 months later when they played us "Make Worry for Me." Maybe they stayed underground for a while; maybe they made the bunker a temporary studio. It is hard to say for sure, but it was an epic song that embodied all the unreality and paranoia of A Cell in The Smile. We all agreed that we had to make a film for the song in the bunker and under less-than-ideal circumstances traveled back underground. It’s not clear how long production lasted; it seemed quick but when we reemerged the power was out in the nearby village and there were some other curious changes. We spent the first night above ground at a local inn in front of a fireplace waiting for electricity. The next day we split up, heading back to Kentucky, Texas and NYC respectively. This is a taste of what we captured of Superwolf at work in their habitat.