Director Jessica Sanders teams up with Ethan Peck & Aqualillies to bring you this Artist Request set to the Bebe Rexha smash hit, “I Got You”.
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I’ve always wanted to work with synchronized swimmers and make a dance film. I recently had the opportunity to work with the Aqualillies (www.aqualillies.com), the glamorous synchronized swimmers I had seen them in the film Hail, Caesar!). Working with Aqualillies choreographer May Jeanette, and friend/collaborator Katie Malia, who choreographed actor Ethan Peck’s moves (he is actor Gregory Peck’s grandson), we created a story exploring the many emotional stages of love. Filming at a midcentury Buff & Hensman house, with an all female creative production team (DP: Ava Berkofsky), the film was made as a quick creative exploration, all dances created/designed on the day of the shoot.
Choreographer Statement: Katie Malia
"My intention was to mirror and transfer the clean, symmetrical lines of synchronized swimming on land, keeping it simple to complement the stunning architecture of the home, which I felt was a character on its own. The dance (which was a collaboration with the Aqualillies choreographer Mary Jeanette Ramsey) then unravels from contained simplicity to repetitive chaotic movements as Ethan’s inner turmoil crescendos, escalating into a fight where we reveal him battling his greatest foe yet: his own self."
Q: What is this?
A: ARTIST REQUEST merges music artists with industry leading choreographers and dancers to create videos that captivate the new generation of music fans.
Q: Who is Jessica Sanders?
A: Jessica Sanders is an Academy Award-nominated, Sundance and Cannes winning filmmaker and commercial director. Steve Jobs hand picked Jessica to direct Apple's iPad launch spot. Jessica directed, produced and wrote AFTER INNOCENCE, a feature documentary film about innocent men wrongfully convicted of crimes, cleared by DNA evidence and their struggle to reenter society after spending decades in prison. She is currently prepping to direct the scripted feature film PICKING COTTON, about the vicious rape of Jennifer Thompson, a white college student by a black man, who she wrongfully identified as Ronald Cotton. After spending 11 years in prison, Ronald was exonerated by DNA testing, the two are now friends and activists for criminal justice reform.
Q: Who’s Bebe Rexha?
A: An American singer, songwriter and record producer. She is best known as a featured singer on several Billboard Hot 100 songs such as G-Eazy's "Me, Myself & I" and David Guetta's "Hey Mama". She also co-wrote the chart-topping Eminem and Rihanna single, "The Monster" (among other songs). In March 2016, she released the single "No Broken Hearts" featuring Nicki Minaj. "I Got You" was released as the lead single from her EP "All Your Fault: Pt. 1".
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Director - Jessica Sanders - @jessicafilm
Choreographer/Dancers - Aqualillies - @Aqualillies
Choreographer - Katie Malia - @kathrynmalia
Dancer - Ethan Peck- @ethangpeck
Music -Bebe Rexha- @BebeRexha
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-WHO DID THIS?-
Directed by Jessica Sanders
Produced by Frankie Ingrassia & Patricia Seely
Executive Producer Mary Pat Bentel
Cinematography by Ava Berkofsky
Edited by Michael Heldman
Color Correction by Dimitri Rajapakse
Final Conform by Casey Price
Performance & choreography by Aqualillies
Ethan Peck's choreography by Katie Malia
Production Manager: Kim Carney
1st AD: Matthew Ross
1st AC: Carman Spoto
2nd AC: Jenise Whitehead
Steadicam: Drew Weaver
Jib Operator: Danny Neal
Asst. Jib Operator: Patrick Belante
Gaffer: Robert Oliva
Key Grip: Jamey Srock
Grip: Alex Zarth
Swing: Isabelo Pascual
Equipment Handler: Nat Gale
Hair and Make Up: Sonia Cabrera
Set Photographer: Myles Pettengill III
PA: Ozcar Chagolla
PA: AJ Teague
Scott Friske, Fernando Gerscovich, Suzanne Hollingshead, Jeanie Joseph, Meghan Lang, Doug Leighton, Derek Mattison, Carolina Padilla
Altina Films 2017
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