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."