Director Aidee Walker writes:
This clip was a very collaborative project. Bobby Brazuka knew he wanted to somehow combine the Latinaotearoa signature skull art motif with the much loved Day of the Dead theme and we went from there.
Bobby called on his good friend, Nick Hutchinson who happened to be an awesome DOP while I called on the incredible talents of James Hutchinson who did all the animation in my short film Friday Tigers. We were blessed with an outstanding costume and make up department, so even before we got into post, it was looking pretty colourful.
But this video really came alive in James' animation studio in Karekare. Some of the backgrounds we used were taken from actual photos of places and walls in Mexico from one of his travels.
We had such a great cast and crew and the highlight for me apart from getting down with the gorgeous Jennifer Zea to encourage more booty shaking (her in a sexy red dress - me in dusty old jeans) was turning Anna Coddington in Frida Kahlo.
Ponsonby Social Club, Auckland: Friday October 4
Matterhorn, Wellington: Friday October 18
Golden Dawn, Auckland: Saturday November 2
Latinaotearoa will be performing at Splore 2014.
Something About You by Latinaotearoa featuring Anna Coddington & Jah Red Lion
Director: Aidee Walker
Director of Animation: James Hutchinson
Director of Photography: Nick Hutchinson
Editor, Animator and Colourist: James Hutchinson
Focus Puller: David Hammond
Grip: Daimon Wright
Gaffer: Tane Kingan
Best Boy: Ben Granger
Day of the Dead Face Design: Rita Vovna
Make up Designer: Verity George
Make up Standbys: Nikki Milina & Miranda Ramen
Costume designer: Briar Neville
Text/ Skull Graphics: Jaime Robertson
Stop motion: James Hutchinson
Day of the Dead Dancers: Julie Van Renen & Shian Perawiti
Salsa Dancers: Kellen Pinheiro & Ricardo Grecco
Production Manager: Morgan Leigh Stewart
Production Assistant: Dan Eriksen
Produced by Bobby Brazuka and Aidee Walker
Latinaotearoa is Jennifer Zea, Isaac Aesili and Bobby Brazuka.
-NZ Herald Online