It really is the most rewarding thing when you have a little idea and with a solid team and hard work that idea manifests into the real world. This project was such a pleasure to work on with some of my closest and new friends. It all started with a few ideas between the Cherub guys (Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber) and myself. Then we got going into more detail with style boards (you can view these below) we all agreed on how we wanted this shoot to go.
I got in touch with a long time friend whom I met in Film school, Jessica Altamaro for her incredible talent at making people look damn good and being the most positive and delightful individual to have around. She also called her friend Loren Hoffmann for a helping hand, take awesome photos, Which you can view her photos above! As well as providing us with an insanely talented pole dancing instructor Karissa LaShelle to rock it in front of the lens and help us have the worlds first ever "Stripper TeatherBall" match!
Together we started the mission of making this thing real. Wardrobe, props, locations, cast, helping hands. It's insane how things come together when you get friends together to make something special. Nathan Wright. You may know him from the star role in Cherub's "Jazzersize" music video was able to cast 3 lovely ladies from ATL's legendary Clermont Lounge to star in the video! Without them we really wouldn't of been able to hit the mark that we did.
Nick Curtis, (Cherubs' Producer) has his families home on somewhere around 90 acres of land outside of Atlanta, GA. They really are the saving grace that made this whole production possible. There are endless favors between allowing us to use their land, cooking us meals to keep us fed, and putting up with our group of upwards of 30+ people. I mean we needed specific things such as a tractor, boat trailer, old run down boat and then some how get these things on location. Funny Part is they were already there. Well, the one thing that wasn't was the tractor. Luckily, we only had to ask a friendly neighbor next door to solve that problem. THE PERFECT tractor for the job was just sitting in his backyard. It hadn't been started in over a year but turned right over for us! Excuse my language but FUCK YEAH!
Also, I made sure I got my good friend and one of my most trusted shooting partners Brant Hawkins (DP'd TWO FRESH's "SOME PURPLE" MUSIC VIDEO aswell) to help shoot and light this thing. He ran the glide cam with a wide angle and I went hand held with a 50mm. We went at it for 2 days and nailed everything we needed to make this thing so incredibly easy to chop together in the editing bay. It literally took a day to put this edit together. Thats how you know It was a very successful shoot! Not to mention a total blast. We basically had a party, hung out, played dress up, and documented it all for 48 hours straight.
Unfortunately not all of it could be put into the Music Video final cut. Were definitely going to be putting together a behind the scenes of this one and releasing soon after the release of the music video! Keep an eye out!
I want to thank everyone and everyone who was involved in this project. Without all of you this would of never left the ground. It is truly something to be proud of and we can't wait to share it with the world!
Sorry my writing and grammer skills are shit... Never really been my strong suit.
Anways... Much Love!