Saturday, February 16, 2013

Mikey Rannelli at MINT Management NYC filmed

Marco Ovando is not afraid to get his hands dirty. His shoots are rarely about glitter or glamour, instead depicting seedy hotel rooms or other grimy sets. Ovando shot this Mikey Rannelli video in a gritty boiler room. Rannelli poses against unfinished walls, the scene overlaid by a greenish filter that we’ve seen before in his Dworld Underwear Party promotional photos. The photographer/videographer also directed the promotional video for the same underwear party, which featured Will Wikle facing temptation in a lonely motel.

While the Mikey Rannelli video is less narrative driven than its predecessor  it still looks and sounds like what we’ve come to expect from Ovando. Its tentative use of lighting and haunting music create a sensual atmosphere in which Mikey Rannelli thrives. Edited into short, staccato shots, the video is simultaneously claustrophobic and inviting.

The song used in the video is ”Weekend Players” by Jericho from the album “Pursuit of Happiness.” Mikey Rannelli is managed by Mint Management NYC. Rannelli is wearing several pairs of underwear including a brief from Baskit. Mikey Rannelli at MINT Management NYC filmed by Marco Ovando.