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Old Dominion
Hotel key
THE SONG
Taken fromalbum Happy endings [2017/08/25]
LabelSony Nashville
Genrecountry
THE VIDEO
CountryUSA
Formatmusic video
Sharing is caring
Statusreleased and aired
First airedJune 10, 2018 (week of June 04, 2018)
Shoot locationMurfreesboro, TN (USA)
ProductionTaillight TV
Pre-productionAMAX Agency (model agency)
Post-productionApache Color (telecine)
DirectingJim Wright
Production teamChandra LaPlume (executive producer)
Joel Hartz (producer)
CinematographyJames King
EditingJames King
CostumesAmanda O'Connor (stylist)
Stephanie Thorpe (stylist - extras)
BeautyLibby Barnes (hair & make-up)
Video commissioner(s)Tracy Fleaner (video commissioner @ Sony Nashville - VP of creative)
ADDITIONAL CREW
1st assistant directorPhilip Tuck
coloristQuinn Alvarez @ Apache Color
production managerLoren Hughes
CAST
Ellen Beth Williams
Tuxedo Wildlife
Steven Mullan
BEHIND THE SCENES
NOTES FROM JIM WRIGHT

The video was conceived after I got a solicitation call from Sony Nashville in regards to the band's new single "Hotel Key".

With everything going on at the time with the #MeToo movement, I was looking to send a small message of female empowerment. The idea was to put a twist on the classic "rock star/groupie" cliché with a little comedy thrown in.

For the story, we used local actors then added cameo appearances from the band members to round the story. The intention was to create a little movie.

The clip was shot at a motel in Murfreesboro, TN which is about 30 minutes outside of Nashville.

The tricky thing was timing as the band was in the middle of a tour at the time. We shot a split day with crew and talent arriving at noon and then wrapping close to midnight. This was done to ensure the lapse of time from night to morning as shown in the video.

In the end, the band, label and management were really happy with the outcome. Big thanks to OD for the opportunity and for willing to play along.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZIx9CRRSq8













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