NEW YORK CITY — Post boutique The Underground (www.theundergroundny.com) recently provided visual effect, as well as extensive beauty cleanup, for actress/singer/songwriter Jihae’s new music video, Life on Mars. The project is a tribute to the classic David Bowie song and video, and was released just before the Thanksgiving holiday.
Jihae directed the piece, which was edited by Diego Del Sol. The Underground’s Flame artist/creative director Nic Seresin worked closely with Jihae to create surreal imagery and to improve the many of the closeup shots.
“Jihae was great to work with,” recalls Seresin. “She had a clear idea of what she wanted the film to be, and the creative process was very collaborative.”
The cover pays tribute to original director Mick Rock’s limbo setting and close-up shots, but is a new interpretation of both the song and the video. Jihae added vintage clips to illustrate various lyrics. Her version of the song is decidedly wistful and contemplative.
The release of Life on Mars was set to coincide with the debut of the second season of National Geographic’s Mars miniseries. The show, which debuted in 2016, was Jihae’s acting debut. She is also starring in Mortal Engines, the Peter Jackson-directed film set for release on December 14th.