We’ve seen the action-packed trailer for JAY Z and Beyoncé’s On The Run tour; today, we now see that scenes from said trailer blossom into the first of three short films (titled Bang Bang, all directed by Dikayl Rimmasch. A synopsis (or breakdown of the films’ creation, rather) is below; you can also check out Rimmasch speaking on the collaboration with the power couple over at Nowness. By the way, in addition to the remaining parts, JAY and Bey’s On The Run HBO presentation will premiere 20th September.
Two American outlaws speed through the Californian desert in a dusty 1960s Pontiac GTO with a manifest poise and stylish swagger that could only be embodied by the world’s foremost musical couple: Beyoncé and Jay Z. Directed by the New York-based filmmaker and photographer Dikayl Rimmasch and soundtracked by an Ennio Morricone classic, Bang Bang is a trilogy of short films starring Mr and Mrs Carter that appeared throughout their two-and-a-half month long tour, On the Run, which celebrated its finale on Saturday at Stade de France in Paris. Rimmasch was introduced to Beyoncé and Jay Z via Mark Romanek, and with a creative cohort in the war photojournalist William Kaner put together a filmmaking approach and aesthetic inspired by French new wave cinema and the powerful intimacy of legendary independent director and mentor, Les Blank. Rimmasch’s stripped-back process paid dividends, allowing an incredibly fast, shoot-from-the-hip style using custom camera rigs that he had designed, 50-year-old Russian lenses and lighting effects by Archie Ciotti and Scott Spencer.