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Iron Maiden, Stratego

Gustaf Holtenäs


Blinkink and Iron Maiden join forces on another epic music video for the iconic band’s new single ‘Stratego’. Directed by Gustaf Holtenäs, the film takes place in a Japanese inspired landscape with two rival armies heading to battle in an action-filled match of the ancient Japanese strategy game, Shiogi. Gustaf combines 2D and 3D elements to create a gripping cinematic to match the monumental tone of the song.

Gustaf studied four years of Engineering Physics at Lunds Tekniska Högskola (quantum physics, astronomy and surreal stuff like that), as well as a bachelor in Fine Arts at Konstfack, Stockholm Sweden, before becoming an animation director and painter.