It was great to see our ideas which we discussed in their practice room, actually evolve into this music video. I am especially happy to include cakes and cricket in this video
I am a big fan of Jesse Malin and love his take on P.M.A., we really needed positive thinking to complete the location shoots for the video. We had to endure heavy rain on both days which scuppered our original plans for many of the scenes, but the band and everyone involved had a totally positive attitude and will to get things done – even if it meant filming into the early hours of the morning.
It was great to work with such talented people from whom I can learn – Dan Horn was especially helpful as he has experience in filming, and had a load of helpful suggestions.
A big thank you also to the actors,Dan Horn, Olwyn Currie, Rebecca Currie , Chris Hardy, as well as the extras that came along in the rain and mud to help make this happen.
Also a big thank you to Paul Burgess for helping out in so many ways – he is also the genius behind the single artwork and many other things – you can find his work here. It was above and beyond that Karen and Alex Burgess also came down to the shoot, and even supplied the scary doll on Steve’s turntable
The Greeting Committee Show Me The Lights of Home Artwork by Paul Burgess Graphic Design.
This was to me an ambitious project, but I am pleased we did not play it safe and here are the results. I hope you like it:
I am a big fan of Jesse and it is always a pleasure to be shooting one of his gigs. His new album Love It To Life recorded with the Saint Marks Social is one of my albums of the year and the high energy songs are made to play live. Check out theimages in the gallery https://davidwala.net/jesse-malin-newcastle-academy-29-june-2010/
They were supportred by fellow New Yorkers The Killing Floor ( who rocked )… pictures to follow.