The short film “Seraph,” which you can watch below, was co-written by John Cameron Mitchell (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”) and comic book artist Dash Shaw, who directed and animated the work. Mitchell produced the short with Howard Gertler (“How To Survive A Plague”) as part of Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi Birgisson’s Valtari Mystery Film Project, an effort related to the band’s new album “Valtari.”
Mitchell explained to Indiewire:
Eight years ago I met Jonsi, the queer singer of Sigur Rós, and took him to his first drag show (Suppositori Spelling in SF). Jonsi says it remains his “best drag show.” This year he asked me and 12 other flmmakers to be part of their Valtari Mystery Film Project. We were allowed do whatever we wanted with the music from their new album — no parameters but the small budget. I chose to do a six-minute narrative short focusing on a character from “Shell Game,” an animated feature I’m producing with director Dash Shaw, an amazing graphic novelist who did comic book art for my film “Rabbit Hole.” “Seraph” is the superqueer result using two songs from the new album.
Check it out below: