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I’m a fan of taking a very simple concept and presenting it well. This super fun video takes place in a single room (aside from a couple very quick inserts) and uses lights, wardrobe and props to create two worlds within the space.

I love the connected cuts between the fantasy and reality. The story is really cute, takes me back to my Hanson fangirl days. The ability to let yourself daydream is something most grown-ups forget how to do. As a director who works with modest budgets, I love seeing videos like this that are visually stunning and entertaining, yet don’t require big money to produce.

The director Tom Clarkson has dabbled in multiple mediums: documentaries, commercials, fashion films. His style is bright and unique, a theatrical kind of blend of Wes Anderson symmetry and framework, and over-the-top characters like you’d see in Baz Luhrmann films.

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About Seri DeYoung

Seri DeYoung grew up in Corrales, NM. She began her acting career in local theater as a teenager before transitioning into film and TV. Some of her credits include Medium, Breaking Bad and NCIS as well as leading roles in various feature films. Most recently, Seri appeared alongside Danny Trejo in the feature film Bullet, playing the daughter to the governor, played by John Savage. For fun in LA, Seri has performed stand-up at The Comedy Store and Laugh Factory as part of MTV’s Comedy Showcase. In addition to being a performer, Seri also wrote and directed the short films Daisy and In Touch which have screened domestically and abroad. In Touch earned Seri the “Best Screenplay Writer” award at the Hollywood Short Film Festival, 2015. Seri also starred in, associate produced, and cowrote the feature thriller Burning Kentucky which is slated to release in 2016. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her boyfriend and her cat.

More of what Seri is officially up to can be seen here.

Actor life (and the occasional cat photo) here.

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