October 20, 2014

Above & Beyond - We're All We Need!

I am sort of beside myself with the release of Above & Beyond's new video for We're All We Need, the title track from their upcoming album. Watching the finished video I can't help but relive all the moments during filming that will stay with me forever... all the little moments that I just had to savor in their fleeting glory while on set. Such an amazing cast and crew,  in the beautiful setting of Arizona and the Grand Canyon. I still feel like someone needs to pinch me and tell me its real, because honestly... I just feel that incredibly lucky. Opportunities like this just don't come around every day.

A few words for all the awesome people I got to work with...

Thank you so much to Green Glow Films, director Kenlon Clark, and producers Alec Eskander and Kevin Lee for believing in me and giving me this amazing experience. I am truly in awe of your talent and kindness. You are wonderful people, and I couldn't feel more blessed to have worked with all of you. I can't wait to see what you guys do next. Thank you so, so, much.

Michelle Bernard, as the Louise to my Thelma, you are such an inspiration to me. So talented and on the verge of greatness. It was wonderful to get to know you on set and to get to live through this adventure as if we were truly friends on the run. It's something we'll always carry with us. Those tears we shed at the end of our journey to the Grand Canyon were so real to the story we were living during filming. Thank you for really being there with me and allowing yourself to live so raw in the moment.

Ryan Poole, our resident Brad Pitt!! You are the nicest guy, and I wish you so much luck on your continued career. We all loved having you around. You made our highlight reel truly enjoyable :) But jeez can I have my money back now?? Haha. You rocked it as J.D.!

Jim Zahnd - my abusive husband... I loved that you joked that your daughter would laugh at you if she saw you playing a mean guy. Our time together was rushed in filming that last scene, but it was long enough to see that you are a truly friendly guy and talented actor. Thanks for being so kind and professional, helping me up and checking in with me after our scene. It was great working with you!

And of course Zoe Johnston, whose vocals grace the track We're All We Need. It is rare to meet a spirit as kind as you. Not only are you extremely talented, but your warmth and friendliness leave all who meet you in awe. It was a blessing and inspiration to meet you. Thank you for sharing your light with us.

And to the rest of the crew...

Location Manager - Sean "Six Patty" Boyd 
Gaffer - Rusty Rayburn
Key Grip - Eric Corriea
1st AC - Loie Russell-Templeton
2nd AC/DIT - Chris Villa
Costume Designer - Alexzandra Granath
Hair/Make-up Artist - Lucy Mendoza
Production Assistant - Nick D'Itri
BTS Photographer - Ian Eskander

It was so cool to see such a tight knit and hard working group. You were all so kind and talented. I only wish we could have had more time together! I wish you all the very best, and know that great things are in store for all of you.

XOXO
Ellen


Behind The Scenes!




















We're All We Need premiering in New York's Times Square!!
Me on the Sony Jumbo Tron!!
And heck, I guess I should show the video!! Congrats to Zoe Johnston and Above & Beyond on such a beautiful song! Here we go!!

Above & Beyond - We're All We Need




1 comment :

  1. I really enjoyed the video. It introduced me to A&B (how did they never hit my radar?).

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