Featuring a collaboration between ascendant star Kelsey Lu and veteran director Vincent Haycock FOREIGN CAR aims to provide a platform for role subversion through the music video medium. Before and during the filming of FOREIGN CAR, Dropbox’s collaboration suite provided Lu, Haycock, and the A24 team the ability to work together and craft the concept while working across disciplines and time zones, then execute flawlessly onsite. Highlighting Vincent’s arresting visuals and Lu's mesmeric voice and charisma, FOREIGN CAR captivates, thrills, and takes you on a subversive ride.
Born and raised in North Carolina, Kelsey Lu grew up surrounded by art and music. Her mother was a pianist, her father a percussionist, and she began playing the cello at the age of 9. When she was 18 Kelsey Lu decided, on a whim, to audition at the North Carolina School of the Arts. Without having scheduled an audition, or even applied, she was granted admission and a full scholarship. Lu proceeded to accompany the Nappy Roots at a college concert and became increasingly involved with the music scene— eventually moving to New York and beginning her career in earnest. Kelsey Lu has worked with artists such as Solange, Sampha, Blood Orange, and Kelela and, in 2016, released her first EP: Church. Her debut album Blood has been hailed as ”the sound of a untamable free spirit flexing their wings“ and ”strikingly beautiful…fraught with turmoil and nourishing for the soul“
Vincent Haycock is a filmmaker, photographer, and creative director who grew up in the surf and skateboard community in Northern California. Vincent studied graphic design at California College of Arts and Crafts and, at the age of 21, was nominated for an EMMY award for his first directing project. Vincent has worked with everyone from Florence and The Machine to Paul McCartney. In 2012 he creative directed Calvin Harris’s Album “18 MONTHS”, one of the largest selling albums of all time. In 2015 Vincent was awarded a MTV moon man for the ”FEEL SO CLOSE“ video and has been nominated for a SXSW Grand Jury award, Camerimage best video & cinematography, and UKMVA director of the year nomination among others. In 2019 Vincent has released a triptych of videos for rising British star Sam Fender and two music videos for Kelsey Lu’s anticipated debut album BLOOD.
Kelsey Lu, Vincent Haycock and their team of creatives show us how FOREIGN CAR reimagines renaissance masterpieces with a modern twist.
Vincent takes us through the difficulties of putting together a production remotely and Dropbox’s role in helping bring all the pieces together.