Made In America
Music video for King Complex
January,2016 – April,2016
> Managed creative and budget and 2-month development cycle
> Oversaw the direction and editorial of this anti-gun violence music video
> Worked with students from Valencia Community College to help create the video and a companion documentary. Used the process to teach 60 film students.
Made In America was created in the rare few months that I was not working on a commercial project. A friend’s son had just started a band called King Complex. He asked if I’d listen to their first album and could I help introduce them to music video director’s. Something about Made In America struck a chord with me. It’s haunting, terrifying, and beautiful all at the same time. I’d always wanted to direct a music video and so agreed to create something for them. I pitched an unusual idea: we would work with a local community college – Valencia Film School – and engage the students in every part of production. A few months after we completed it the Pulse shootings happened in Orlando. Gun control is still one of the most horrific problems in the world – especially America.