THIN EDGE FILMS PRODUCER / DIRECTOR MAKES HISTORY AS THE FIRST TO FILM AT LUMBERYARD STAGE WITH SURREAL, ZEBRA MUSIC VIDEO FOR RYDER COOLEY AND THE DUST BOWL FAERIES
Donkeys styled as zebras, flame breathing femme fatales and aerial ghosts that hang from the rafters are just some of the images brought to life in the upcoming Dust Bowl Faeries, Zebra music video shot in mid December at Lumberyard, Catskill. The surreal, dream like, circus affair was conceived of by Producer / Director, Lisa M. Thomas who worked with Ryder Cooley, the founder and lead songstress of the Dust Bowl Faeries to make the larger than life music video.
Being the first filmmaker on the stage meant that Thomas’ cast and crew were not only making history, but the Producer / Director felt the responsibility as the first filmmaker on the stage that what they were creating needed to be a bit larger than life to attract other filmmakers and big it was. With the help of Production Designer, Jesika Farkas, a circus tent was built on site and Thomas brought inside show acts to make for a spectacular production.
Lumberyard which opened its doors earlier this year in Catskill, is the new home of the American Dance Institute. The idea to renovate the town’s former Dunn’s Hardware Store / Lumberyard and make it a state of the art facility where dance, theater, music and film can all be housed under one roof is beyond a dream for a town like Catskill, it’s a game changer. The first time the Catskill based Director heard what was going on at the former Dunn site, Thomas remembers thinking, “there’s no way this can be happening here, but if you build it they will come. Having one of the best sound stages in all of New York coupled with having Ryder Cooley and the Dust Bowl Faeries in the town’s midst made it a no brainer. Ryder is just one of those people that you look at and know should be filmed; she has this kind of old Hollywood mystique about her that makes it near impossible to not get gold.”
The Zebra music video which is currently in post-production will be have its premiere in New York City on January 30 th and will be unveiled at Lumberyard, Catskill on February 2 nd 2019. In the meantime, you can catch the Dust Bowl Faeries performing from Woodstock to New York City and for those who are rubbing their eyes thinking they may have fleetingly saw a donkey in these parts playing up the town in Zebra fashion, know it was not a dream at all just what happens when a little town goes Hollywood up the Hudson.