shortly after i finished filming the Battlestar mini series, a friend approached me to be in a music video for his friend's band. he said they were desperately seeking sensational dancers and since he'd recently seen me do a dance performance to Pat Benatar's heartbreaker, i guess he thought i could fill those boots. but after listening to the one song, and then the whole New Pornographers' album, i was so impressed and inspired that i didn't want to settle for simply dancing go-go in the background. so i called the lead singer and pitched him on playing lead vocals in the video. lucky for me, the girl they had previously hired had bailed to be on canadian idol, so i was allowed my 15 seconds of rockstar fame. the video is based on surrealist filmmaker Luis Bunuel's 1965 film, Simon of the Desert. at the end of the film, the devil seduces Simon by taking him to a 1960's night club - where the video takes place. i've heard rumors, though, that the plot twist is an effect of the production running out of funds, since the change setting is completely incongruent with the rest of the film. kind of curious.
anyway, it was such fun to film and i've been a huge supporter/listener of the New Pornographers ever since. i recommend checking out their music if you haven't already.
ps. do you recognize "Simon" from the beginning of the Battlestar mini?