Kim Ryan Producer
'Desire' premiered in the Music video block at 2011 Hollyshorts Film Festival
Interview by Jasmina Nevada
-Would you like to tell me more about your video ?
Its sort of a long form music video/short film/ musical
It was created to go along with the 1st 4 songs on the album of the artist J Natural. Her new album is called love is on hiatus and so we made this short to go along with her album. It is a story sort of a love triangle kind of timeless very dramatic piece
-From the outset did you particularly want to make it a music video rather than a short film?
Yeah, actually she came up with the concept. Her album was finished, she was overseas, in her hotel room one night and came up with the story and when she got back she asked me to help her produce it. So it definitely was created to go along with those 4 songs
-The concept that is now the finished product did it meet your expectations?
Yes it did definitely. it was sort of a first for all of us as far as Eric Heights Director he had done a lot of music videos but this was the first time he had ever done anything that long it was actually 28 minutes long and Janelle and I did all the pre production and that was really a first for both of us too so we definitely learned a lot along the way and we were all really happy with the way it turned out
-What was the message you were trying to put across to your audience?
Kinda about doing something different and involving the music. Actually apart from the 4 songs off her album we had someone compose the music for the rest of it so it was really heavily about music and sort of tying that in with film.
-In view of the fact it wasn't the traditional short film or music video per se .. how long did it take you to finish it?
We did about a month of pre-production we shot it all in 4 days and then it was about 6 months of post production it was definitely our most challenging.
-So have you enjoyed the Hollyshorts film festival?
Of course this is probably the 3rd or 4th year that I have been back actually. This year is the first that I had something entered in the festival. The festival gets bigger and better every year and I have seen some really great films...
Thanks for your time