Pool Pop No. 1 a.k.a. Come Home
Regie Thordis M. Meyer & Laura Gericke
DOP Leon Daniel
1st AC Diana Sánchez
Grading Tim Winnicker
Kostümdesin Lola Carola Schmid
Kostüm Ronja Lahr
Maske Tanja Masemann
Pool Pop No. 1 a.k.a. Come Home is the first single of the queer-feminist Hamburg-based one-person-project THORD1S. The video to the three and a half minute 80s-pop-electronic-crossover-song was filmed in the abandoned pool of Thordis's dad's hotel in a small village in the north of Germany.
The melancholic yet energetic song with varying vocal moods from spoken word to epic choir is about loosing a beloved person and the ambivalence of knowing that they will never come back but still hoping they would - and how we are endangered to run dry thinking of the past.
Inspired by the sauna-test-scene of the series Stranger Things where the often topless swimming pool attendant Billie Hargrove is being locked in, also by his stepsister Max, to find out if he is being possessed by a demon, the film is an hommage to drag and drama.
The music video is a both gender and genre fluid attempt to capture the tension between solitude and self-sufficiency of both THORD1S as a solo-artist and the seemingly left behind swimming pool. Therefore, lots of the footage was created by instant composition shots: a dance duet with a saxophone or a mic, the camera at the same time observing, joining and interrupting the intimate emerging choreographies.