Bear Damen is a filmmaker in heart and soul, living for the story and the image, he’s as lovingly obsessive over performance as he is over the use of lenses, film stock, and other technicalities of the medium.
Co-produced by Czar Amsterdam and CousCous LA, his new film for Dutch pop artist Benny Sings’ Not Enough, is another peak into the surreal world that is Damen’s imagination. Each scene has its own surreal resonance that keeps the viewer’s eyes locked on the screen; all linked to his interpretation of the music. Described by the director as a “paradisiacal, pleasantly tormented succession of situations,” the film keeps you guessing whether it is all dreamt up by the artist as he simultaneously listens in on these characters living in a world so very different from his own. Not Enough is music video craftsmanship you don’t want to miss.