The 2021 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Theo Kapodistrias, for his clip for Haviah Mighty’s Thirteen. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos that are eligible for the 2022 prize, including this one from an acclaimed Toronto jazz combo.
BadBadNotGood - Timid, Intimidating
BadBadNotGood is a Toronto-based alternative jazz group. The band met in 2010 while studying at Humber College and has remained inseparable since then. Their success is aided by their ability to cross between genres, creating music with jazz and hip hop influences while attracting fans from hip hop, jazz, and alternative audiences.
Their single Timid, Intimidating comes from the newest album Talk Money. This record is all about the band returning to their roots and Timid, Intimidating does so with its smooth instrumental sound. The album also emphasizes the collaboration and community that come with making music, an expression of joy for the industry that they inhabit.
The video features direction by Winston Hacking, known for his signature collage style. The video features black and white cut-outs, placed in front of wide-sweeping backdrops and contrasting colours. Hacking explains his vision for the video, noting "The film takes its enigmatic blueprint from the song, constructing playful image associations out of collages shot along the Pacific Northwest." Audiences are left with a feeling of nostalgia and newfound appreciation for art.
Director & Editing: Winston Hacking
Executive Producer: Rik Green
Producers: Johnny Hernandez & Joseph Barbalaco
Art Direction: Winston Hacking
Set Dresser/Rigger: Nick Mariana
DP: Drew Fortier
Production Assistant: Alberto Reyes
16mm FX: Sylvain Chaussée
Colorist: Kinan Chabani
Film Processing: Niagara Custom Lab
Film Transfer: Frame Discreet
Additional Design: Andrew Zuckerman