Gravity Sleeps is a creative collaboration and media production company founded by Samuel Baumel and Wesley Wingo. In addition to music videos and narrative film, Gravity Sleeps is well-versed in documentary, interactive, and commercial work. Our work has been featured on NPR, Pitchfork, Esquire, and has screened at the Cannes Film Festival.
Visual storytelling is the tool we use to engage with our world. It is the heir to the communal campﬁre which drew countless generations around its embracing, ﬂickering glow; and we take that tradition a little too seriously.
Check out Joan as Policewoman’s new fresh to death video and single from director and comic writer Alex de Campi produced by Wesley/Gravity Sleeps for RSM!
The vid was filmed in NYC at Windmill Studios in Brooklyn with the incredible support of Carrie White, Michael Yetter, and the whole Factory team.
Super proud of the results.
UK’s The Telegraph had this to say in it’s exclusive launch of the video:
"The video, filmed in New York City and directed by Alex de Campi, comprises of a series of surreal TV tableaux with Joan dressed in each technicolour vignette.
The track’s closing scat-rap is by US comedian Reggie Watts, who Wasser describes as “an incredibly inspired musician as well as being a comedic genius.”
People get ready for antebellum whaling epics, the latest graphic project from Gravity Sleeps. From our artist:
“Here’s one of the pages from Scrimshaw, a comic I was recently hired for written by Wesley Wingo and Ian Green. I’m super excited about this project. It’s a long book and at times I feel out of my league but I really enjoy the challenge and pushing my boundaries. The book will more than likely be published in black and white but I did a color study just in case we end up shopping around for a colorist.”
Needless to say we think he’s doing an a-ok job. 10 Page preview is nearly finished which means Kickstarter is coming… get those wallets out!
Just a quick and dirty reminder while all this talk of new comics and new nautical animations with Beau Stanton are afoot, that the OG that started it all: The Range, has awesome softcover copies available on Amazon right this very second. First comic by Megan Finnegan and first comic illustrated by Mr. Stanton. Check it out before we put it on shelves. Our own shelves.
"It’s Unforgiven meets Tremors meets Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Junior. But seriously just the first two." -Literally everybody
Get one for yourself, get one for a friend, get one for your horse! We don’t make much per copy so buy a bunch…
"GhostFood explores eating in a future of and biodiversity loss brought on by climate change. The GhostFood mobile food trailer serves scent-food pairings that are consumed by the public using a wearable device that adapts human physiology to enable taste experiences of unavailable foods. Inspired by insect physiology (insects use their antennae to smell and thus navigate their world) and long-standing human traditions of technological extension of the senses, the device inserts direct olfactory stimulation into the eating experience. Scents of foods threatened by climate change are paired with foods made from climate change-resilient foodstuffs, to provide the taste illusions of foods that may soon no longer be available. GhostFood staff serve the public, guiding visitors through this pre-nostalgic experience, and engaging dialogue."
It was damn cool.
Sort of reminds us of the good old days developing All That is Human, holla @Gluzman @SidKant. More memories of futures long past…
This is our second shoot with Miriam, look out for our video coverage of GhostFood as well as her earlier project, coming soon in a peanut butterless future!
Working on a new comic entitled “Scrimshaw” written by Wesley Wingo and Ian Green. Super fun working on this. Especially now that I’m working on 19x24” pages. It’s a lot of ink but you can really get lost in it. I just can’t seem to work on the standard 11x17” without feeling cramped.
Super talented, Richmond based, sequential artist Eric is hard at work on the first preview for our newest graphic endeavor (written by Wesley Wingo and Ian Green) about antebellum whaling, Scrimshaw!
Keep up with Eric’s mega-dope and fishy work on his instagram or twitter! The first pages look beautiful and he hasn’t even begun to shade, and lookout here and there as we head into our first fundraising campaign for the full comic!