San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2009
Two Illinois natives, Pop/Dance singer, Miz Mandy and 24-year old Director Frank Rice Jr., announce the premier of her debut Music Video 'Let Love Be Free'.
Written by Miz Mandy and music producer Patricio Pickslay, 'Let Love Be Free' is the second single off of Miz Mandy's new album, 'Today's the Day.' "The song really stood out to me, hence the reason my wanting to make the video," said Frank. "It's very commercial and catchy, and is what the music game is all about now." http://www.myspace.com/take5_action
Iain Harris, Producer, whose involvement started when Frank discussed the possibility of doing a video for the track says, "I have been an admirer of the electronic scene since the mid nineties so this track is a synthesis of electronic-dance-lyric so of course it appealed to me! As seen in our storyline I think it is about desire and the inner passion that drives us, sometimes for good and sometimes for otherwise." http://www.iainharris.com/
LaFawn Wesson, Wardrobe and Stylist, was also actively involved from the beginning, "I believe the song represented the way your heart sometimes makes you aware that you are not in control of it. Love does not care if you want to love or not." http://www.myspace.com/nuitdeange
Preparing for the shoot consisted of wardrobe and style planning, location scouting, storyboarding, and hiring talent and crew, among other things. Lafawn laughs, "We must have searched all day and almost gave up hope, then, the purple gloves!"
The production crew, consisting of those that have worked with names and networks such as MTV, BET, VH1, Mariah Carey, T.I., and Playstation, included the Director of Photography, David Rodriguez, and the lighting Director, Ama MacDonald. "This was the best group of people I've worked with since I've been in the business." Said Frank, "Everyone was professional, smart and prompt."
"As the producer I am the one responsible for putting together all the pieces to ensure that at the end of the day, we have a video, and the team we had offered nothing but 110 percent," Iain said. "I enjoy the fast paced nature of such projects. I tell people it is similar to going through a near death experience".
On location at Universal Hillcrest, the fifteen-hour shoot consisted of five performance scenes and one narrative story. Universal representative, Annie Abrahamson: "We are very excited to be able to work with a performer with so much energy and talent, and we are thrilled to be involved in such an exciting project. It has been a pleasure accommodating Miz Mandy and her team. We have no doubts that the video will be nothing short of incredible, and are very proud to lend the backdrop." http://www.UniversalHillcrest.com/
Frank stated, "Mandy was great. Easy to work with, fun, vibrant and was very willing to carry out my vision no matter how edgy it was."
Iain: "It was fabulous to work with Mandy, she really put herself out there to allow us to do anything we wanted to, including swimming on the floor of a dance club in glitter. That was fun!"
"She [Miz Mandy] is always high energy and hard working," states Kim Seiber, dancer and choreographer for Miz Mandy, who realized on set, "Gold is my favorite color of spray paint, and the dumber the joke, the bigger the laugh!"
Iain Harris, references the current process of postproduction. "Frank and I have been working on the edit for the past month, probably my favorite part was the color (telecine esque) process with the footage we shot. It was fun to pull a look that I have not yet worked with."
On February 24th, Miz Mandy's birthday, a sneak preview of the video will be accompanied by a live performance from Miz Mandy and her band, on Fox 5 Morning News. "They will do short clips of the video, interviews, and we'll perform a few songs to promote the premier." Miz Mandy informs. http://www.fox5sandiego.com/
The official premier, will be held at Universal, in downtown Hillcrest, California, on February 27th, 2009, from 7 - 9:30pm. With a red carpet, invite-only reception, Mandy says, "Come dressed to impress, pose for the paparazzi, and get ready to rub elbows with the movers and shakers of the film and music industry!" The itinerary includes a "behind the scenes look at the making of the video," and the premier of the music video itself. She concludes, "I'm ready to dance the night away…"
Email your name to Info(at)BabyloveRecords.com to get on the guest list for free entrance. For more info on the premier, Visit: http://www.myspace.com/MizMandyMusicVideoPremier
About Miz Mandy:
Miz Mandy, singer, songwriter, and executive producer, has performed live shows in over 18 countries and resides in southern California. Miz Mandy has performed for the Taylor Made/Adidas Golf US Open Party (with Artist Josh Kelley, Nuttin' But Stringz, and televised by The Golf Channel), Toyota, Ichor Medical Systems, KUSI TV, Fox 6, the Belly Up, Here Lounge, 4th and B, Jeans for Justice, International Salsa Congress, Cafe Sevilla, Aubergine, Crime Victim's Fund, Susan G. Komen, and San Diego Magazine's 'Best of' Event with special guests Bushwalla.
In March 2007, Miz Mandy's first dance single, 'In the Mix,' remixed by DJ Scotty K. (Christina Aguilera), broke onto the Billboard Breakout Charts, at 2 and 5. Two weeks later, 'In The Mix' debuted at 43 on The Dance Club Play Charts, and hit 37. Miz Mandy's CD "In The Mix", which includes the #37 Billboard Dance Club Play charting title track, is available on iTunes.
In March 2008, Miz Mandy and New Jersey based label Peak Hour Music released new "In The Mix" Remixes by Touvan, TsT, Jason Turbulent, Dush, LexDaFunk, Martez, Alternative Reality, Tachyon & Steve DeParr. Opening Weekend, it entered at #92 on the Electro Chart and #80 on the Trance Chart at Beatport.com as well as achieving Top 10 chart status at DJDownload.com. Miz Mandy's 'In The Mix (TsT Remix)' was also included on Peak Hour Music's 'Elektrotech Ibiza' Compilation CD of Electro and Tech House anthems.
In November 2008, Peak Hour Music released new remixes of Mandy's pop track 'Yours'. Remixers include DJ Red, Elemental Project, Paul James, Touvan, and, Von Ukuf Vs. Ei8ht, and Di Liberato.
In the fall of 2008, Miz Mandy released the first single off of the new unreleased album. 'Sweet Fury of Love (Friscia & Lamboy Back 2 Soul Mix)'entered the Billboard Breakout Charts and hit #48 on the Billboard Dance Club Play Charts.
About Universal Hillcrest:
Universal is one of the largest multi-concept entertainment destinations on the West Coast, with an appeal that is far reaching. As its name implies, Universal is an "omni-sexual" lounge that celebrates unity, embracing Hillcrest's diverse community, while welcoming an entire social spectrum of patrons. The venue houses four distinct, urban entertainment concepts: Dish at Universal, the lounge's chic new urban comfort food restaurant; The Garden, a swanky open-air lounge area with fire pits; Universal, the uber-hip indoor lounge, and Ciro's Pizzeria. From the vibrant interior colors, walls of gilded driftwood, suspended LCD skies, driving rhythmic beats, and an experience designed to stimulate all the senses, Universal creates a synergy of mood, food, and attitude.