Tuesday, 14. August 2012 - 11:30 am
CC Steinmetz pulls out all the stops for this slick performance promo for the dynamic and compelling Thunderbird Gerard, who’s energy and charisma on screen is frenetic and compelling. The Czech-German director previously worked on Thunderbird Gerard’s previous video for ‘Leave it all Behind’, and leads this video with some classic split-screen cool and some top production value.
Not only is Thunderbird’s performance thunderous, he’s backed up by three excellent dancers courtesy of from Jay-Z and Will Smith’s Broadway Hit-Musical “Fela!” – including choreographer Nandi Bhebhe.
It must also be added that Thunderbird Gerard must surely must be the first rapper on record to shout out Blur guitarist Graham Coxon.
Director/producer: CC Steinmetz
DoP: Philipp Baben der Erde
Choreography by Nandi Bhebhe
Dancers: Nandi Bhebhe, Poundo Gomis and Catia Mota Da Cruz
Steadycam Operator: Markus Kuballa
Focus Puller: Fabian Primsch
Costume Design: Monika Pokorna
Hair & Make Up: Theo Schnürer
Suit by Coat Of Arms
Necklace by Urembo Designs
Production Assistant: Chad Yavarow
Catering: Johanna Rensmann
Stills photographer: Andreas Janetschko
Special Thanks to Steve Morell, Friedrich Kautz, Location Networx, and Michel Wagenschütz