The Jungle Is The Only Way Out / Mereba
Submitted By Dawit N.M.
The short film for Mereba’s long-awaited album, The Jungle is the Only Way Out, is a collection of individual vignettes that are stitched together by Mereba’s luscious poetry. Each vignette frames a specific feeling and invites the viewer to reflect on events that produced the same effect. The main motive behind this film wasn’t to tell Mereba’s story, rather it was to help the viewers tell theirs.
The objective of this visual project was to give a visual identity to the album, "The Jungle is the Only Way Out." With doing so, we set the visual identity for Mereba as an artist, an identity that is flexible enough to work with numerous styles without losing touch of its origins.
The main technical challenge of this project was VFX. In one of the scenes, the colors slowly desaturate, and a house appears all in one shot. We worked with the VFX company Mathematic to bring this to life. Luckily, they were able to create a home that fit the story with litter resources.
The Jungle Is The Only Way Out