Mysterious Man In Flying Car Bringing Too Much Fun?!
By CORY CHOY & FLETCHER WOLFE
30 minutes ago
“Reports are streaming in that people are being whisked away from their schools, dead-end jobs, and boring family trips by a man in a flying car. Now our lines are ringing off the hook with the resounding question– Where are they going, and who is behind all this???”
Sean Cooney has released a new video for his hot summer jam “California,” a single off his 2012 release, The Last Thing I Heard Before the Zombie Apocalypse. View it right here on Cooney’s YouTube channel.
Blending the sounds of Katy Perry and T-Pain with all of the party of Andrew WK, Sean is a serious singer with a crystal-clear voice and a songwriter-producer with a tremendous talent for creating infectious pop.
This video is the co-directorial debut for Cory Choy and Fletcher Wolfe, who met in New York University’s film school and have been best buddies ever since. Wolfe is a freelance director of photography and gaffer whose credits include the Barry Levinson/Al Pacino feature film The Humbling, the 2014 SXSW feature Late Phases, and music videos for Rush Midnight and Metric. Choy is a founding member of Silver Sound, and he has become increasingly involved in producing music videos as the director of the Silver Sound Music Video Film Festival + Band Battle, now entering its sixth year.
“California” is a celebration of summertime fun and freedom. It follows Cooney on a Pied Piper journey across America in a flying car and culminates in a kickin’ beach party. Imagery inspired by flower power, glam rock, and teen classics from Blue Hawaii to Rock & Roll High School captures the spirit of youth revolt.
Photographer Nathan Jones captured beautiful behind-the-scenes photographs, including the following. You can see all of them here and here.
CAST AND CREW
Sean Cooney as Himself
Felia Williams as Mermaid the Pink
Shelli Lane as Mermaid the Teal
Jaz Wright as Schoolkid the Sparkly
Christen Norman as Schoolkid the Smiley
Jeremy Kole as Schoolkid the Boy
Jeff Brochu as The Teacher
Charley Pettigrew as Classmate the First
Harrison Pettigrew as Classmate the Second
Liz Muller as Classmate the Third
Jeff Duckworth as The Camper who Flipped
Gianfranco Svagelj as The Gas Station Attendant
Rick Calk as The Stock Trader
Jimmy Cooney as The Ski Guy
Joey Katz as The Bear
Lenore Oliphant as The Grocery Store Clerk
Martin Robertson as The Life Guard
Directors -Cory Choy & Fletcher Wolfe
Assistant Director – Patrick Suggett
Graphic Design & FX – Julie Gratz
UPM- Christoph Tallerico
Cinematographer – Fletcher Wolfe
Camera Operator – Michael Belcher
B-Cam Operator – Bob Jones
1st AC – Luke McMahon
2nd AC – Jennifer Bird
Sound Tech – Tom Schmit
Gaffer – Joe Page
Key Grip – Andrew Riggs
Wardrobe – Terra Gorman & Laura Christina Ortiz
HMU – Sasha Grossman & Hayley Swinson
Production Designer – Jessica Petruccelli
Prop Master – Tory Harris
Set Decorator – Olivia Peebles
Assistant to Mr. Cooney – Susi Taylor-Neumann