Years in the making, the video for "I Miss You Beau Velasco" off our 2011 record "Michel Poiccard" (Ninja Tune / Counter Records) is finally complete.
It would be impossible to make a video that would completely encapsulate our love for our lost band mate and friend Beau Velasco. He was an inspiration to us and to so many.
The process was extremely difficult, yet one we had to embark upon. It is very important to us that he be remembered.
We asked as many people as possible that were close to Beau if they would like to appear in the video. So many friends and family from all over the world took part, from The Gold Coast and Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles, Baltimore and New York City.
Artists and musicians you may recognize include Spank Rock, XXXChange, Santigold, Japanther, Best Fwends, Roofeeo (TV on the Radio / The Death Set), High Places, Dan Deacon, Trouble Andrew and Vice Cooler (XBRX).
A huge, phenomenal thank you to everyone involved. A special thank you to director and editor Jay Buim. The video was a massive undertaking and a huge amount of work. Words can not express our gratitude.
Director/editor - Jay Buim
DP - Kyle Repka
Additional Live Footage:
Colin Devin Moore
Animation - Amber B Dianda
Colorist - Irving Harvey
Amber B Dianda
Cast (in order of appearance)
Best Fwends (Dustin Pilkington, Anthony Davis), Native - Vincent Van Horne, Johnny Siera, Dan Walker, Ella Parons, Charles Parsons, Jahphet "Roofeeo" Landis (TV on the Radio / The Death Set), Joseph "JK5" Ari Aloi (Daredevil Tattoo), Clinton Parsons, Leonie Savvides, Vice Cooler (XBRX), Carla Parsons, Steven Edson, Mark Duckworth, Benji Phillips, Simon Ponnusamy (AM Eyewear), Emily "Rabbit" McDonough, High Places (Rob Barber, Mary Pearson), Japanther (Ian Vanek, Matt Reilly), David Andler, Rob Girardi, Spank Rock (Naeem Juwan), Sofia Szamosi and Breakfast, Emily Elizabeth Holler, Phoenix "Benoot" Elizabeth Holler, Dan Deacon, Jay Buim, Dan Morris, Claudio Kirac, Peter O' Connell, Othelo Gervacio, Jocelyn Wilkerson, Kevin Kearney, Jah Jah Brown (Ninjasonik), Jessica Lee Wertz, Jason Urick, Alex "XXXChange" Epton, Scott Lowe, Trevor "Trouble Andrew" Andrew and Santi "Sanitgold" White, Beau The Dog, Tod Seelie