It’s been a couple of years now since Bryce Dallas Howard announced her intentions to move into directing with her original co-written script “The Originals.” Though that project has yet to materialize, Howard hasn’t given up on her directorial career and has helmed the music video for the latest single from M83’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.
Part of MTV’s “Supervideos” series that pairs actor-turned-directors with indie bands, the music video for “Claudia Lewis” (via Pitchfork) stars Lily Collins (star of the upcoming YA-adaptation “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”) as an alien hiding among teenagers that include Israel Broussard (“The Bling Ring”) and Ashley Rickard (MTV show “Awkward”). In an interview with Vogue, Howard cites the Nicolas Roeg-helmed and David Bowie-starring sci-fi film “The Man Who Fell To Earth” as an inspiration for the music video. We don’t really see the connection, other than Collins seeming perplexed by our customs but kudos to Howard for attempting to channel a film well outside MTV’s target demographic.
Watch the music video below and if you like what you hear, be sure to check out M83’s stellar album. If you still need an extra M83 fix, “Oblivion” hits store shelves today and contains the band’s isolated score.