This was the third video off Eleni's "Miracle of Five" album. It was also the third and last video in our cinema series starring Eleni and Charlie Wadhams.
This video was made as an homage to "The Thomas Crown Affair" and other caper type films of the late 60's. Charlie plays the Steve McQueen like character.
The idea is that there are two Eleni's that have set out to double cross Charlie. At the same time, he thinks he cheating on one with the other. What Charlie doesn't realize is that he actually ends up with the Eleni he was with to begin with! Confused yet? It's a crime movie!
All the race track footage was shot at Hollywood Park racetrack on Super 8. Shot with no permission, we just mingled and used all the people and surroundings as part of our story. The motel room performance scene was shot in a friend's bungalow apartment in Silverlake.
One special note about this video: The motel room and driving scenes were shot on a Arri 2A that was once owned by Polanski. One of my mentors loaned me the camera out of good faith. Funny thing is, I appreciated the good faith...but the camera didn't run in sync! So all the singing is a bit off because I had to pick the takes that the camera was running closest to 24fps!
Directed by Manny Marquez
Cinematography by Rod Hassler
Super 8 work by Marquez/ A. Ritta