Banoffee’s “Count On You” Is Parent Trap Gone Weirdly Funny

Art of fencing meets dance

Photo: Julian Bouchan

Aussie artist Banoffee takes our childhood film Parent Trap and amplifies it with an eerie humor in her new video “Count On You” where we see the gal engage in a semi-fencing and dancing faceoff with her fictional twin. Co-directed by Banoffee and Will McDowell, it’s a playful nostalgic video that taps into the dependency we create in an intimate relationship:

On the video, Banoffee shared:

“Loosely themed around the Lindsay [Lohan] version of Parent Trap, this video aims to take some heavy subjects and speak about them in a light hearted yet eerie way. Working out this balance was probably the hardest part, although falling into a frog and slug-infested, manky ass pond rivals it for first place. There was a lot of sweat, dirt and laughter involved in the making of this clip and it was a thrill to make. My co-director Will McDowell and I had a pretty ambitious vision for the budget we had, and the lead up was just as hectic as our one shoot day. Training for the fencing scenes and practicing fencing-inspired choreography was so much fun, and like all my videos, I was so happy to be showcasing friends and their skills through my work.”

The track is from Banoffee’s upcoming debut album Look At Us Now Dad, which features Sophie, Empress Of, Cupcakke, and more. The record will be out on February 21st via Cascine and Dot Dash.