Directed by Jeff Shoop Written by Jeff Shoop and Rosie Thomas Produced by Sufjan Stevens Editing, Compositing, and Animation: Deborah Johnson Video: Perfect & Orbicular Still Photography: Denny Renshaw
The “Friendship Slay Ride” series, created by Stevens, Jeff Shoop, Rosie Thomas and Deborah Johnson, consists of seven video shorts in the promotion of Stevens’ 2012 Christmas Tour. They include an ad for a monster truck show, a commercial for a law firm, a workout video, and many appearances from Thomas’ comic alter ego, Sheila Saputo.
Each skit (with the exception of Christmas Monster Truck) was shot in front of a green screen. The environments, backgrounds, and props were digitally composited (as if that wasn’t obvious). A cure for what ails you during the holidays.