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Whitney 'No Matter Where We Go' by Alan Del Rio Ortiz

David Knight - 9th June 2016

Whitney are a band who take a bunch of old influences, like Sixties and Seventies country rock, to make their music. But Alan Del Rio Ortiz's video for No Matter Where We Go, keys into the important fact it all comes from youthful enthuiasm, energy and optimism. His video is about young love in Chicago, among several real couples - some of whom have to put up with the band playing in their living rooms - and has real joie de vivre.

It's a very loveable video for what will hopefully be soon a much-loved band. 

ALAN DEL RIO ORTIZ:

"For this clip, I wanted to take a documentary approach to create a video about young love. It’s a subject that pops up in my work because I think it is a special feeling that changes drastically as you get older, and so for this I wanted to capture small honest moments of it. I felt it fit with the band's musical style which is very honest and sophisticated, but also seemingly effortless and uncomplicated.

"We cast couples in Chicago and who shared that intricacy. They all have a love for each other that is easy to see, but it’s a very complex feeling under the surface."

David Knight - 9th June 2016

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Alan Del Rio Ortiz
Producer
Danielle Alston
Production Company
Pomp&Clout
Executive Producer
Ryan Staake
Executive Producer
Ryen Bartlett

Camera

Director of Photography
Mike Simpson

Editorial

Editor
Joe Bosch

Grading

Colourist
Luke Morrison
Colour grade company
The Mill

Agent

Director's Representation
Ryen Bartlett

Commission

Label
Secretly Canadian

Other credits

Camera Assistant

Jake Joiner

Cast

Billy Jones, Clarence Johnson, Lane Beckstrom, Aaliyah Curtis, Yazmin Fragoso, Catherine Bowman, Nosakhere Cash-O’Bannon, Eri

David Knight - 9th June 2016

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