In Midnight To Monaco’s first video ‘One In A Million’ we created a distinct set of characters to set up the Midnight To Monaco world. Ricky played a wannabe actor spiraling out of control as he makes ends meet through his escort services. In One Way Ticket we pick the story back up at the house of Hollywood music producer Donnie Sloan and his girlfriend x-adult star Brenda Wilder. Discovering his true talent, we see Donnie take Ricky under his wing, penning and recording their classic track ‘One Way Ticket’, helping make Ricky into a true Hollywood star.
Welcome to Atlanta's Cascade roller rink, where people from all walks of life take a break for a roller skating jam.
John Merizalde, director: "Growing up in Atlanta, Cascade was a place that always fascinated me. When I was a teenager, I had the experience of spending an evening at this unassuming roller skating rink on the west side. What immediately stuck out to me was the energy - the Cascade crowd was diverse, the music was electric, and the movement was contagious. I realized this wasn't just a place to skate; it was a subculture, a community.
When I heard "Holding Back" I realized this was not only the perfect opportunity to create a memorably groovy video but also a lasting tribute for this magical place. The track has a palpable sexiness that perfectly compliments the smoothness of Cascade skaters. Beyond the surface level coolness however, we wanted to layer some moodier undertones to match the lyrics, leaving us with a hybrid narrative doc that hopefully resonates with viewers.
If anything, I hope this video motivates some of you to get up and grab a pair of skates."
After more than five years, Massive Attack have released brand new music. This track off their Ritual Spirit EP features friend Tricky on the audio and the video stars Sol Star himself, John Hawkes, drunk and stumbling/dancing through the night. But, he's not necessarily alone in another gorgeous clip from VS fave Hiro Murai.
If you're gonna parody '00s pop and especially NSync's "It's Gonna Be Me" video, then who better to make it happen than that video's original director, Wayne Isham? Also along for the ride are guest singer Demi Lovato, NSync members Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick, plus some old marionette toys of the band inspired by their "Bye Bye Bye" video (which was also directed by Isham).
Now, when do those Fall Out Boy toys hit the shelves?
You might get the sense that Selena Gomez is toying with you in this sexy twisty stylish video. Is she a play-at-home sexpot pining for the movie star? Or are the two of them living in bliss and she's just missing him when he's at work? Or maybe she's just a stalker.
Whatever the case, she's got her hands full in this welcome return from director Alek Keshishian (who you should know from his groundbreaking 1991 tour documentary film Madonna: Truth Or Dare).