Oliver Spalding - Epoch

2018 / 5:05 min

Several children find themselves awake in the middle of the night in a world that is slowly falling apart. Epoch serves as a statement on the current state of our world and how we will leave it for our children.

Music Video | Original Story | Filmed: May 26 - 28, 2017 | Film: Alexa Mini | 1920x800 | 2:39 | Colour | Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Premiere: January 15, 2018, Youtube


Online: Youtube | Vimeo

Written & Directed by: Sil van der Woerd & Jorik Dozy | Producer: Sean Lin, New Frontier Pictures | DoP: Lennert Hillege

Lead Boy: Harith Haziq | Lead Girl: Chloe Luthi

AD: Satpal Kaler | Focus Puller: Ismail Abu Bakar | 2nd AC / Sound: Nicholas Chin | 3rd AC: Lester Raja | Gaffer: Ariff Arafat | Best boy: Mohammad Ynus | Grip: Azwan Dalnan | Data Wrangler: Kenny Chua | Art Director: Jayson Idia | Art assistant: Khovarasu Paramasivam, Talha Khan | Make-Up / Wardrobe: Siti Sarah Ameera | BTS: Skaiste Kazragyte | Equipment Rental: Grace Chin | Production Assistant: Wei Sheng, Michelle Dee | Edit: Jorik Dozy, Sil van der Woerd | Visual Effects Sup: Jorik Dozy | 3D Artist: Junwei Puah, Hong Teo, Tim Smit, Alex Scollay, Safe Frame VFX, Jorik Dozy | Compositer: Perry Yap, Jesus Diez Perez, Nicholas Caillier, Eugene Matthew Cheong, Onn Senye | Colorist: Charles Bunnag, Technicolor, Sil van der Woerd | Sound Design: Selle Sellink | Additional Cast: Children: Adilia Myra, Aimee Thompson, Gabriel Hadad-Larrieu, Irfan Salim, Liew Ming Jun | Man in barbershop: Faris Hadad-Larrieu | Cashier: Skaiste Kazragyte  | Restaurant Customers: Jean Queralt, Mary Jul dela cruz Bagsit, Michelle Dee Nonis, Mr Wong, Olivia Luthi, Siti Sakinah, Siti Sarah Ameera, Skaiste Kazragyte, Wei Sheng | Father: Mohd Rasim Bin Saher | Mother: Olivia Luthi | Man in Elevator: Muhammad Anwar Shariff | People in Corridor: Jorik Dozy, Siew Weng Onn, Talha Khan | Music: 'Epoch' by Oliver Spalding | Music Producer: Ed Tullet | Record Label: Kim Harrison-Lavoie Monotreme Records | Music Video Commissioner: Marisa Garner Associates | Thanks To: Debbie Leisink, Mohd Rasim Bin Saher, Alex Scollay | Dedicated To: Sam, Mees | (c) 2017 Oliver Spalding and Ed Tullett (BDi) | (p) 2017 Monotreme Records Ltd.

About The Project

'Epoch' charters the story of the world slowly dying, having been neglected by irresponsible adults, and leaving the children to face the consequences.

The video shows the children running through the streets in search of answers as buildings start to collapse around them – all this while, the adults are sound asleep.

Together with director Jorik Dozy, I set out to make a video about climate change, the story of our time.

We wanted to show the nightmare version of our future world that will be if we, the adults, don’t wake up.


The video was shot in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where producer Sean Lin spent many nights scouting the perfect locations for the derelict world that we envisioned.

The final moments of Epoch depict a chunk of dense city adrift in the ocean, with buildings breaking off its edge that plummet into the rising water, referring to the melting of the polar ice caps. For this, we completely re-created the Malaysian buildings and streets digitally, in great detail.