During my limited years as an (amateur) filmmaker, I’ve learned one very important lesson:
Every film could use a little bit of Barry White.
Ok, maybe that’s an exaggeration (I guess that’s why I’m not some world-famous snobby director with hipster glasses and a ponytail). But Barry White certainly knows how to set a mood. Dayum, throw that track into any scene and suddenly you’ve got a piece of smooth, silky cinema (MMMhmmm!)
Alright, I think I should write about the video.
Joseph and Adrienne are honestly one of my favourite couples to work with, and that’s not just because we’ve been friends for 4+ years. There’s a certain energy about them, something that just screams “madly in love”, and makes you feel like all that time you spent believing in “the One” weren’t just for some romantic fantasy. If you don’t know the story of their ACTUAL first meeting, go ask them about it. Without giving too much away, let me just say that theirs is a story that began many many years ago; ladies, get a tissue ready because it’s “one of those stories” (ie The Notebook, Korean Dramas, all that destiny tear-jerker stuff that guys say they don’t like but actually secretly do). Unfortunately for me, I only get to tell the story of their SECOND meeting, which is the moment of featured in this video.
All sappy love-story aside, Joseph and Adrienne were some of the most enthusiastic, collaborative, and creative couples to work with, always willing to spend the extra effort to improve the video (that’s a note for you prospective SWS Concept Video clients out there looking to make a great film). They were super fun and extremely accommodating to the directions of their clumsy and occasionally moronic director (aka. yours truly), while allowing us filmmakers to run wild with our imaginations. Hence, we arrive to this particular piece of work.
From a filmmaking standpoint, we drew elements from such films as Doug Liman’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith (duh) and Steven Soderbergh’s iconic Oceans Trilogy, mashed it up with one of those art house indie films, and threw in a bit of our own natural quirkiness to produce Mr. & Mrs. Chan. We hope you enjoy the result. And just a little bit of behind-the-scenes trivia, it was either Barry White’s Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love for Joseph’s entrance scene, or the more hilariously inappropriate Sex Bomb by Tom Jones (haha what a classic song).
Anyway, let me close by saying all the best to Joseph and Adrienne on their marriage, and as always, we hope you enjoy the show.