A Dose of Surrealist Hipster Romance

The music video for Alan Wilkis's "Old-Fashioned Girl" is a love story set in Brooklyn. 

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It's a "traditional story of guy has girl, loses girl, villain gets girl, they duel, [guy] wins girl back ... but set in a bizarre parallel-universe kinda other-world," Alan Wilkis explains when I ask him to describe his latest music video, a collaboration with director Michael Lawrence. The duel is a dance battle set on the fringe of Coney Island and our hero is played by Fabrizio Goldstein, a TV personality/actor/writer/model/rapper who goes by the name Fat Jew. The video flaunts an Instagram-style faded look, but it's real -- shot on Kodak film. You might recognize Wilkis's style -- we've used his music in our own videos about everything from space suits to Miami's startup scene. This track, "Old-Fashioned Girl" featuring Joywave, is available on iTunes and Spotify.

For more videos from Michael Lawrence, visit http://mrmlawrence.com/.

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
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