Male rage and toxic violence is an ongoing problem in Australia.
'Eyes on you' makes commentary on this issue by subverting a violent scenario, and transforming it into something beautiful.
Collaborating with the band members from Porcelain, Director Adam Kiers developed a story about groups of teenage boys expected to prove their manhood through violence. He combined this with his own experiences growing up in an often bigoted and homophobic country town.
We see through the eyes of one teenage boy the angst and fear he feels in the lead up to an organised fight. While most boys put on a tough act when fighting or in front of their mates – Adam wanted to show just how secretly terrified they can be. Added to this, the main character is in the midst of trying to make sense of his own masculinity, his sexuality, and whether he belongs in this volatile environment.
'Eyes on You' challenges the traditional Aussie male stereotype and explores the growing conflict in young men regarding masculinity, identity and sexuality.
The music video is Directed by Adam Kiers, collaborating with cinematographer Chris Miles, Choreographer Kate MacDonald and Producer Emily Morrison.
The song is by Australian experimental pop band Porcelain featuring Neil Beadie, Alex Kiers, Maeve Parker and Dominic Byrne.