Ben Lankester Launches Big Ideas with 'The American Dream'

BIG IDEAS is a new band made up of Nathan Nicholson & Adam Harrison of The Boxer Rebellion, and director Ben Lankester.

Released the week of the US election, 'The American Dream' is the first of a planned trilogy of music videos for the three-piece.

"What I relished about the challenge of creating the video for ’The American Dream’ was the dichotomy between the seemingly breezy surface of the song and the very contemporary dystopian themes running almost hidden underneath"

Ben Lankester

"Lankester focuses upon the boxer's punishing training regime, his manic drive to be the champion, and the devastating impact it has upon his mental wellbeing. The story is told more as a psychodrama, which puts character and metaphor ahead of typical narrative. The end result is a video that punches well above its weight"