MGMT have premiered the music video for ‘Congratulations’, the title-track off the band latest album which was released earlier this year. The beautiful, strange and haunting promo was directed by the renowned eccentric filmmaker Tom Kuntz and edited by Cut + Run’s Steve Gandolfi.
MGMT are an American psychedelic pop group formed by Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden in 2005. “Congratulations” is the groups second album, recorded in Malibu in the summer of 2009, and was produced by Pete Kember aka Sonic Boom.
Tom Kuntz is known for his unique television commercials and music videos, which often incorporate colorful settings, time-lapse photography or wildly eccentric humans.
Kuntz began his directing career at MTV where he and former creative partner Mike Maguire created many noteworthy commercials promoting the channel, including the famous spots for the MTV music awards that starred the actor Ben Stiller.
Tom Kuntz has enjoyed multiple nominations for the honor of ?‚àö√ë‚àö‚â§Best Commercial Director of the Year’s by the Directors Guild of America (DGA). In August 2010, Kuntz’s Old Spice “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” spot won the Emmy for “Commercial of the Year.”
Cut+Run is a boutique editorial company with locations in Los Angeles, New York, and London. The award-winning shop features a diverse roster of talented editors who contribute their vision and skill to commercials, film and music videos. With an emphasis on client service, Cut+Run operates under a ‘borderless’ philosophy making its editors available to work anywhere. Editors can also cut on set wherever projects are shot.
Production Company: MJZ
Director: Tom Kuntz
Executive Producer: Jeff Scruton
Executive Producer: David Zander
Producer: Scott Kaplan
Director of Photography: Wyatt Troll
Creature Effects: Legacy Effects
Creature Design: Sonny Gerasimowicz
Editorial Company: Cut + Run
EP: Michelle Burke
Editor: Steve Gandolfi
Telecine: Stefan Sonnenfeld @ Co. 3
VFX Supervisor: Janelle Croshaw
Senior Executive Producer: Gabby Gourrier Executive Producer: Helen Hughes Digital Production Manager: Jennie Burnett Digital Production Manager: Tram Le Flame Lead: Noah Caddis Nuke Lead: Chris Bankoff Technical Director: Jesse Vander Does
CG: Todd Herman
VFX Producers: Sascha Flick & Graham Dunglinson Temple Design: Josh Slater