This was another video with the friends and family, without any real budget. Thanks again to Rick for letting us take over his house, and to everyone involved for helping on such short notice. As always, I really appreciate it.
The Mute - Myla Hubbard
The Dad - Rick Colado
The Mom - Robin Rütenberg
Written and edited by Ben Cooper
Concept by Ben and Emeral Cooper
Footage by Destyn Patera, Mark Hubbard and Laura Bearl
Costume, clothing and props by Brittany, Diana and Emeral Cooper, and Laura Bearl
Ben Cooper, aka Radical Face, has unveiled a new music video for “The Mute,” which premiered on USA Today yesterday. Originally from his latest album The Family Tree: The Branches, “The Mute” is currently featured in the official trailer of the upcoming Zach Braff film Wish I Was Here, as well as on the film’s soundtrack, Wish I Was Here – Music From The Motion Picture (available July 15). The soundtrack features music hand-picked by Braff, including exclusive new songs from Bon Iver and Cat Power + Coldplay, in addition to tracks from The Head and the Heart and Hozier.
As with past Radical Face videos, “The Mute” video was conceived, directed and produced by Ben with the help of only his family and friends. The result is a compelling and emotional journey for the viewer. Radical Face is currently working on the last installment of his The Family Tree trilogy, and will play a handful of dates in Europe this November.