InteraliaGloriously irascible Texan five-piece At The Drive-In have released the clip for Call Broken Arrow, and it expands the story of the faceless, semi-human sentinels and their desperate captive which began in Hostage Stamps.

The video’s director, Rob Shaw, explains:

“In Hostage Stamps, we have a prisoner being tortured and monitored by some sort of authoritarian organization. The guys wanted to show why he was imprisoned, as well as cast doubt over his innocence. It’s funny how in stories, especially film stories, you tend to sympathize with whoever you spend time with. When you watch someone being mistreated, the assumption is that person is the victim. Call Broken Arrow is in part about illustrating the prisoner’s culpability, but even that is in doubt as we see the Watcher character who follows him around slipping something in his drink at the end.”

Shaw describes the mix of stop-motion and digital animation as an “old film technique approach” – he and his team used rotating buildings, sliding clouds and in-camera practical effects to bring their vision together.

At The Drive-In are visiting our shores for a small number of live shows in September; details, and the new video, below.

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THURSDAY 28 SEPTEMBER – FESTIVAL HALL, MELBOURNE
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FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER– HORDERN PAVILION, SYDNEY
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SUNDAY 1 OCTOBER – YOURS AND OWLS FESTIVAL, WOLLONGONG
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MONDAY 2 OCTOBER – EATONS HILL HOTEL, BRISBANE
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