Skip to main content

Dying to Know Video

“A few months ago I was watching a TV show about the 80’s, and a scene from Miami Vice with Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas came on. They were talking specifically about the episode in which they used the entire Phil Collins song “In The Air Tonight,” almost as if it were a music video. I remember thinking how cool it would be to have Sara and I remake the famous scene. Sadly, neither of us can drive, nor did we have the time or funds to reshoot that famous scene in Miami. Instead we tapped director Nathan Boey in Vancouver to reshoot it using puppets! I think it might even be better with us as puppets than if we had been in it ourselves.” – TRQ

“It is always special to create visuals for songs and bands I enjoy, which was the case here. With Tegan and Sara’s busy tour schedule, I thought something with puppets could be a fun solution. They shared with me their childhood passion for Miami Vice and the rest sort of wrote itself! Eleni Creative‘s dolls were beautifully custom-built, and the idea of them ripping around the city in a mini Lamborghini had me giggling throughout production. I loved trying to stay true to a dramatic, stylized, retro tone while being completely immersed in the absurd world of puppets.” – Director Nathan Boey