Rolling. With Rick.
Amazing. Mega. Random much? Oh yes, another surprising Sparklemotion adventure sallies forth. This time with (is this really happening?) Rick Astley. He of PWL tea boy fame. The man who shocked us all on TOTP back in the day. And let’s not forget THAT meme.
When I got the call about this job you could have knocked me down with something much lighter than a feather. It’s all thanks to AMAZING director Michael Baldwin — a man who previously made us look pretty damn good in a Cocknbullkid video and who seems to like what I do. Lucky me.
So, the brief this time was “badass angels”…saving our hero from a nasty demise in a Soprano’s-style “to the bottom of the river you go” scenario. Dancing-wise the challenge was to come up with something nonchalant and cool, a bit cute and a lot sassy.
Shoot day and once again we’re in our usual industrial setting. It seems that Sparklemotion will only do a video if a hi-vis vest has to be donned to go to the lav. Ha ha!
It was actually a beautiful day — sun shining and everyone working hard to get the job done. Taught the routine in a shipping container, got angel-ed up in our customised leather jackets and kicked up some dust with our bad-ass moves. And Chrissie even got a kiss!
Result? A totally fab video. WOW. Michael Baldwin you are my hero. And as for Rick – what a superstar. His album is called 50. Ha! Love that.