Following the Absinthe comes its follow up Absinthe II, where cellist Alexander Hersh continues to be haunted by a bright green cello-shaped bottle of potent liquid. It features Trois Pieces for Cello and Piano by Nadia Boulanger in the soundtrack.

Not seen Absinthe? Watch it here!

The film is released as part of an album recorded by Hersh and pianist Victor Santiago Asunción, featuring works written at the time of the European ban of the highly alcoholic drink Absinthe, such as Ravel, Nadia Boulanger, Lily Boulanger, and Janáček. 

Creative team:

Director: Miles Jappa

Director of Photography: Mike Grittani, Grittani Creative

Edited by: Mike Grittani, Grittani Creative

Executive Producer: Alexander Hersh

Written by: Alexander Hersh, Miles Jappa, and Mike Grittani

Sound Design: Alec Chojnacki

Audio Engineer: Charlie Post

Audio Producer: Stefan Hersh

Creative Consultant: Roberta Freier

DCR: Naomi Wexer

Audio Recorded @GuarneriHallNFP, Chicago, IL

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