It’s with great pride and joy that I finally get to share with you my new video for “I’m Totally Obsessed With Him”.
It's a song about crushing, fanboying and obsession! It's about hot, sexy man-ness! It's about pure, unadulterated joy! It's about L.O.❤️.E.!
When I was planning the video, it was of the utmost importance to me to bring together and work with a diverse range of awesome and talented artists and crew members from across the LGBTQ+ communities, as well as people from all different backgrounds and walks of life. I believe passionately in diversity, inclusivity and equality and so I wanted to ensure this was represented both on screen and off.
This video is a celebration of queerness, togetherness, fun and pride. As an independent artist, for me this project stands as a real testament to what can be achieved when a bunch of incredibly talented, dedicated and beautiful people come together to create something special, with a very small budget but with a huge amount of planning, commitment and hard work. The goal was to represent and to produce something magical and fun; I feel like we pulled it off successfully and I’m super proud of the results.
Full credits and thanks can be seen underneath the video, below.
I’ve been beside myself with excitement for you to see this vid! I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do.
A Superfishel Bates Production
BEHIND THE SCENES:
Executive Producers - Matt Fishel & Joe Bates
Creative Direction & Directorial Realness - Matt Fishel & Joe Bates
Associate Director/Choreographer - Jennifer Irons
Assistant Director/Choreographer - Joe Bates
Art Direction & Styling - Claire Campbell
Director of Photography, Camera, Lighting & Technical Wizardry - John-Martin White
Hair & Make-up - Claire Campbell, Justyna Kruszka, Sarah-Hope Smith
Additional Styling - Zarif
Production Assistant - Siân Gilling
Technical Assistant & Runner - Elliot Jokinen
Camera Assistant & Runner - Sophie Ramischwili
Assistant to Matt Fishel - Zarif
Editing - John-Martin White, Matt Fishel, Joe Bates
Lip-synching for his Life:
Core Dancers/Additional Choreography:
Tina Omotosho (Dance Captain), Sadiq Ali, Joe Garcia, Rhys Hollis, Andrew Graham, Elisa Chou, Laure Bachelot
Annie Hanauer, Sarah Blanc, Emmanuella Idris, Yen-Ching Lin
Sax-tastic Bathroom Squad:
Sax God - Matt Fishel
Fierce Queen - Rhys Hollis
Naughty Nun - Sarah Blanc
Sexy Policeman - Christopher Owen
Rubber Boy - Joe Garcia
Lipstick Lady - Zarif
Horny Giraffes - Andrew Ellerby & Joe Bates
Musical Supervision/Sax - Mike Lesirge
Guitar - Diana-Maria Diehl, Christopher Owen
Bass - Sarah Bates
Drums - Guillaume Jambel
Keys - Lou Hartman
Trumpet - Elisa Chou
Backing Vocals - Siri Steinmo, Zarif, Amalia Economos
Fierce Diva - Emmanuella Idris
Choir – Savannah Fishel, Charlotte Thornton, Rosie Richards, Hannah Sless
Additional Finale Performers - Andrew Ellerby, Steven Clatworthy
Filmed on location throughout the stunning spaces of Shoreditch Town Hall, London, UK
HUGE thanks, infinite gratitude and bucket-loads of love to each and every one of the beautiful and sickeningly talented people listed above!
PLUS...Extra special thanks and huge hugs to the wonderful:
James Pidgeon, Joanne Williams, Ian Moore, Alex Hick, Zena Sayers and the technical team at Shoreditch Town Hall; Daniel Pitt and Chisenhale Dance Space; Frances Morris and the costume department of London Contemporary Dance School (The Place); Georgia and everyone at Mad World, London West End; Nick Connaughton, Vicky Malin, Andy Overton and Susanna Recchia.