Benjamin Taylor’s Wicked Way

What an amazing premiere party we had. Thanks a lot to everybody who showed.

Anyway – just wanted to give a couple of words on how this whole video thing went down. After a super chill photo shoot with my buddy Sebastian’s friend Benjamin Taylor I thought it would be cool to make a music video for his song “Wicked Way”. When I approached him with the idea, Ben really wasn’t that interested in performing the song in the video – I guess he is not a ham after all. He is a beautiful guy so I had to come up with something even more awesome if he wasn’t gonna be in it. After some thinking I came up with the brilliant idea (if I do say so myself) to get a bunch of beautiful girls to perform the song for him. And before I knew it – I had blurted out that it would be cool to do the old morph thing as well. (I was to eat that up with endless midnight hours and a ton of licorice to keep the morphs going.) The casting was done by Nann Patridge at DirtyDawgFilms / NLP Productions who worked closely with Carlos Paz of Trump Model Management to gather a slew of stunning young ladies who appear in the video. In the end I had hundreds & hundreds of takes with these girls & realized that I would need the help of Mike Horan from Ohio Edit to mold the best takes into a body of work that I could then morph together on my own. The final result was definitely worth it as I feel I have come up with a strong, yet sensual piece of footage. Enjoy!

There are a few people that I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to as they each held an intricate part in the making of this video…

Benjamin Taylor, Iris Records, Larry Ciancia, Nann Patridge of Dirty Dawg Films & NLP Productions, Frank Snider, Erica Thompson & Mike Horan of Ohio Edit, Sebastian Wahl, Marco Valentin, Darin Rubell, Josh Boyd and all the guys from Ella Lounge, Jeffrey from Starr Rum and of course Carlos Paz & Trump Model Management along with the lovely ladies…Sharina Gutierrez, Ataui Deng, Zuzana Lettrichova, Melina Huettner, Kelly Gervais, Tassara Vilaca, Christina Ionno, Yulia Lobova, Kayla Camstra, Carlye Nabers, Gemma Hamilton, Cassie Lewis, Nell Rebowe, Masha Kirsanova & Rila Fukushima. And of course Angela, the most beautiful creature on the planet.

Oh – and right away it got mentioned on AOL’s they are calling it a tribute to the late great Michael Jackson. I feel honored.

Thanks again.


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10 Responses to “Benjamin Taylor’s Wicked Way”

  1. Benjamin Taylor – “Wicked Way” video directed by Patrik Andersson - Band Weblogs - The Music Blog | Music News Says:

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  2. jack Says:

    This is the coolest music video ever made.

  3. melanie Says:

    What a lovely, wicked video! All in the Taylor tradition of wordplay! Really fun to watch…..nice work on the model selection, great FX etc, and a sure fave on the waves.

  4. Darlene Says:

    sweet video, love the concept.

  5. Freda Morrownite Says:

    Grrrrreat video — when will you do more ….

  6. Freda Morrownite Says:

    Grrrrreat video — when will you do more ….

  7. mike kobal Says:

    I just followed your link from dvxuser, amazing stuff here. respect. respect.

  8. mike kobal Says:

    so damn cool, this video.

  9. Mange Says:

    Sjukt bra artikel om dig i Filter. Gripande. Keep up the good work!!

  10. Marie Says:

    Loved it. I’m a big fan of Cassie Lewis :)

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