In 2008, shortly after the release of The Receipt, RiverBend Films collaborated with composer Jeff Dixon and the band Alchemy to produce an exciting four-minute music video for the funk/pop song Them Funky Earthlings from Alchemy's 2006 album Cosmic Joke that is a spectacular high-definition visual assault on the senses. Far more than just a typical music video depicting a band performing on a stage, the break-dancers took their performance to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, in order to interact with real-life people and capture those interactions in true cinema-verite fashion. The resulting video combines visual effects, staged performances, and the raw reactions of an un-suspecting audience in a unique and original fashion. Them Funky Earthlings is as of yet the only music video to have been produced by RiverBend Films.
Them Funky Earthlings was composed by Jeff Stewart Dixon and performed by Alchemy, featuring Jeff Dixon (lead vocals and guitar), Mike Dixon (banjo), Seth Kibel (saxophone), Alex Mitchel (violin), Donnesse Monique (backup vocals), and Mark Prince (drums), with break-dancing choreographed by Matt Steffanina and performed by Matt Steffanina, Eric Dobmeier, Mike Leighton, and Zach Strauss. Click here to watch the music video in high-definition.
Them Funky Earthlings Music Video