Lola Lott, charlieuniformtango principal/CEO announced director/editor Justin Wilson’s new music video for the band The Cush has been accepted into the Austin Lift-Off Film Festival. The tango team for the video included Tony Wann as co-director/motion graphics, and Artie Pena, color.

Describing the video, director Justin Wilson said, “My vision for this video was to introduce the menace early on and then ratchet up the tension by putting the band in a more exposed, infrared surrounding that gets more trippy along with the music. The band was incredibly open to several of my concepts, but they and the label gravitated towards this one, which I loved since it was the most ominous idea I'd given them. We went to a small town out west called Clifton to shoot some of the narrative and used a few dilapidated locations in Fort Worth to explore the theme of running from your fears until you’re forced to face them, which our narrator does at the last moment and you see the “hater” recede. I really like how it ended, with a portrait mirroring the opening shot, but this time having made peace with our demons.”

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Screenwork Credits | The Cush – “Haters”

Directed by Justin Wilson and Tony Wann
Editor: Justin Wilson
DP: Joel Hererra
AD/2nd Unit Cam Op: Bianca Greene
Motion Graphics: Tony Wann
Color: Artie Pena

Haters produced by Ben Harper | Mad Bunny Records

About Justin Wilson, Director/Editor
Justin Wilson is a filmmaker, adventurer & animal lover. Justin's love of visual storytelling & documentation began at a young age and his passion for filmmaking continues to this day. His award-winning work on commercials, music videos & documentaries has garnered millions of views on multiple platforms around the world.

You're as likely to catch Justin’s work in an international film festival as you are on MTVu. His approach is client specific, always keeping the aesthetic in tune with the spirit of the project. He's comfortable on multiple cameras as well as a variety of postproduction software. When not shooting or editing, you can often find Justin composing music on a variety of instruments. 

About charlieuniformtango
Founded in 1995 by Lola Lott, principal/CEO, and Jack Waldrip, senior editor, the company has become an industry leader. charlieuniformtango serves as a single source production solution. The company directs, produces, shoots, edits, scores, mixes, animates, designs, and provides color services, FX, and finishing for commercials, short films, documentaries, music videos, and digital content for clients worldwide. Headquarters in Dallas, Texas with a full-service studio in Austin.