This spring our Creative Boss, Ian Barrett, took a trip to Las Vegas to capture footage our friend and client, Johnny A. who had been asked to instruct at the world famous Rock n’ Roll Fantasy Camp. At the camp Ian met Will Kenyon who had been selected to be a keyboardist in Johnny A’s Fantasy Camp band.
The conversation started with the realization they had a mutual friend in common, famed rock star photographer Robert Knight. As the conversation progressed, the subject turned to music video – in particular, the Godsmack videos Ian had directed. At this point Kenyon told Ian he had an amazing new artist he wanted Ian to work with. His daughter, Jaclyn.
Jaclyn Kenyon is a 16-year-old singer/songwriter ( at 12, she was the youngest to perform at Toronto, Ontario’s Honey Jam – the same showcase that launched Nelly Furtado’s career ) and was named by Toronto Star music critic Ben Rayner as one of twelve “people to watch” in the Toronto area in 2012.
Fast forward three months to June of 2013 and the Kenyon family drove down from Ontario to shoot her debut music video with Ian at MediaBoss. The had a very limited timeframe to capture a visual representation of Jaclyn – a single day, and after hair and make-up it came down to hours.
Challenged but undaunted , Ian and the MediaBoss crew were able to quickly move through a group of different interior studio scenes and a variety of exterior shots, to capture the all footage needed for “It’s All Fun (’till Someone Gets Hurt)”.
“For me, it’s always exciting to work with a new artist. Jaclyn is extremely talented and I know she will go far in this industry,” says Barrett. “I can say with a great degree of confidence that she will be a face to watch in the international music scene in the coming years.”
The video released this morning. We’d love if you could take the time to watch it and let us know what you think!