It was a long night. It's 8 AM and I just got home from shooting the video for ROMEO. My feet don't carry me and I'm tired as a pig on a Christmas table, but still happy after experiencing something completely new again.
Solar Films, a big Finnish independent movie & TV production company is making a video for our song Romeo. The director Dan Peled has worked with artists such as Redrama, Stratovarius and Nightwish, for example. He was a cool guy. Just sat on his comfortable chair and gave commands on what to do. Also the producers, Markus Selin and Mika Karttunen need no introduction here in Finland.
It's a story about a hooker at work. Romeo could have been spoiled with a typical Romeo & Julia (or Julio) shit. But no, the guys came up whit something more interesting. The leading female role was played by Ms. Sini Säkkinen, a finalist of "Model School" TV format in 2005. We had our doubts after seeing all the "star flights" of all the "get famous fast" idol etc. formats, but this young lady was a huge positive surprise. She actually cries for real on one of the scenes and we have never seen any one work with such an attitude. I bet weäll hear from her.
There were American cars, smoke machines, prostitutes (not real ones) catering with all the delicious stuff and some thirty guys an d girls doing all kinds of stuff. And we were treated almost too well. The whole gang worked more than around the clock. Respect!
Maybe the coolest part of the video is where we get to show the pimp, that he shouldn't mistreat the girl Sini. It'll be fun to watch the way we get rid of the bad guy played by a Colombian gentleman, Jorge.
Our beloved producer Jukka was also with us in front of the cameras. Even though his work is done after mastering the album, he’ll keep on being a part of the band. Even on the worst gigs. That's cool.
The video will be released during May. At least in Finland...