New single available now!
Produced by Brass Tacks Films, Stefan Berrill
Directed by Kevvy and Johnny Jansen
Director of Photography - David Tomiak
Production Design - Guy Roland
Wardrobe - Mackenzie Serin
Make Up - Emily Stopp
PA - Mintie Pardoe
Printing by Fritz Works Printing
Lighting and Grip - Pacific Backlot Services
Visual FX and Editing by Johnny Jansen
Coloured by Silver Lining Post
Last month, Vancouver "freak-pop" unit Fake Shark premiered their latest single "Something Special." Now, that same song has been paired with some new visuals, and we're giving you the first look at the new clip.
Riffing on the era of self-importance ushered in by reality TV, selfies and social media, the group describes the video as "a satirical take on the modern music reality programs, in an age where the social media has made everyone feel like they are special."
It opens at auditions for a new program called Something Special, inviting viewers into the judging rooms for some of the most ridiculous wannabe superstars. Added kaleidoscopic effects bring some extra visual interest into the mix, making for a silly, psychedelic and sharp critique of pop culture.
It marks the directorial debut for band leader Kevin James Maher, who tells Exclaim!: " I only like shows like American Idol when the contestants are a bunch of untalented raisin cakes who feel like fame is owed to them. By the time the show has dwindled down to actual talent, with your Clay Aikens and Reuben Studdards, I've checked out. Visually, this video was inspired by The Eric Andre Show, Key & Peele and the worst contestants of American Idol."