Anyhow Reel.

The Quiet Life is the passion project of highly regarded designer Andy Mueller of Girl Skateboard and Lakai Shoes fame. It was shot lightning fast in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles over 2 days. The film swirls through memories of a lost relationship, but we wanted to create a certain nonchalance in the loss. The film came together through the capable efforts of Anyhow partner and editor Benton Africano, VFX designer John Price, and the extremely rich musical stylings of composer Jordan Sudak. 


To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Lycée Français de Chicago, the school wanted to feature the varied talents of their students in a video that could be screened at their Anniversary Gala, but also function as marketing material.

The Chicago International Film Festival reached out to Anyhow to produce a bumper for their 2015 program. Built as a promo for the festival’s theme, the short screened before each block of programming as an ode to the transformative power of cinema.

Koda’s White Dove music video was tasked with exploring a complexity of an inescapable toxic relationship. After a few conversations with Koda, the raw, stare-you-in-the-face honesty of Vito Acconci’s performance work kept coming to mind, at least his performative explorations of the darker elements of love. In collaborating, we wanted to fuse that textural performance work with something more dream-like and ethereal. We found our setting in Morro Bay, California. The sunrise over the dunes there had the openness and built-in sense of release that we were looking for — the way Koda found respite through music and ultimately the strength to walk away.