Marco Santiago of Volarefilms LLC Directs Broken Poets Debut Music Video

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Volarefilms LLC premiers Tempe, Arizona based Broken PoetsÂ? debut music video online for Tim McDonaldÂ?s title track "Build Upon the Present Regardless," from their forth coming album.

produced with VuWest, the music video marks Marco Santiago’s music video directorial debut and marks Tim McDonald’s Broken Poets debut music video.

"I was very excited when Tim approached me to do his first music video earlier this year – this was a first for both of us," says Marco. "Tim’s music is very soulful – very good stuff, and I think he’ll go a long way. I was happy to take on the project. My hopes are that it will help expose his music to a wider audience," he continues.

Founded by Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist, Tim McDonald, Broken Poets performed their debut show at The Bitter End in New York City January 2002. In 2004 Broken Poets full-length CD "Reincarnation" was signed for release and distributed nationally through Haden's Ferry records, Tempe, AZ. As a direct credit to his songwriting, McDonald has worked closely with prominent musicians such as Bassist, Keith Lentin (Bob Dylan, Keith Richards), and drummer, Jonathan Mover (Fuel, Alice Cooper). McDonald has also completed production recording projects with veteran FOH Engineer Robert Scovill (Tom Petty, Rush, Matchbox 20) and Producer Clarke Rigsby (Paul McCartney, Tower of Power, Four Tops). Tim McDonald has opened solo, and with Broken Poets, for The Pretenders, The B52’s, Seven Mary Three, James McMurtry and Ian Moore.

Broken Poets new lineup featured in this video consists of Tim McDonald, Vocals/Guitar, Marcus Howard on drums, Svetlana Antropova on Piano and Josh Weldon on Bass.

"I really enjoyed working with Marco," says Tim. "For me it was a lot like having a great music producer. He was able to refine and translate my ideas onto tape, or in this case film. Lyrics are also very important to me, and Marco was able to find images that seemed to express exactly the sentiment I had in mind. This video expresses my music perfectly."

The music video for "Built Upon the Present Regardless" was filmed over a two-day period at the Haden Ferry Studio in Mesa, Arizona, the historic Hotel Congress in Tucson, Arizona and in Phoenix, Arizona. The video for "Built Upon the Present Regardless" can be viewed online at or visit Broken Poets website at .

Volarefilms LLC is an Arizona based independent film company engaged in the development and production of feature length motion pictures, film shorts, and documentaries with the aim of creating works that are commercially viable, culturally significant, intellectually satisfying, and emotionally impacting.

Contact Information:

Marco Santiago Jr.

Volarefilms LLC

480-229-3143 Tel.

623-321-1584 Fax.


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