Yeah, I think they *might*.
Gus, who was given the lead role, has been telling people about his upcoming "video shoot" for weeks, and yesterday was the big day. I managed to round up a bunch of neighborhood kids (many of themTheater Bug alumni) to be in the video too, which gave the day a totally magical, charmed quality I will never forget.
The kids were amazing. All of them. So attentive and engaged. I had no idea what to expect going into it, and they blew me away.
The cameraman was awesome. So great with the kids. And with the camera. Which cost more than the last three cars I've owned combined. (I was like, "How are you not smacking their little hands away from that thing and shrieking, DON'T TOUCH!!!")
Pictured with Jett, Gus, Sully and Patrick is lead singer, Greg, who was as kind as he could be. Just like every single other person involved in the shoot that day. Seriously. Instead of "Loathing", the video should be called "Daytrip to Awesometown." (Just a friendly suggestion.)
The second location (after the school) was the fabulous Hawes house, where the owner is (in real life) building an airplane in his garage. So yeah. Some serious synergystic mojo happening there. That's where they shot Gus building his jetpack.
I can't wait to see the finished product.
Honestly, I knew this would be a fun experience for the kids. What surprised me (I'm not sure why) was how calm and focused Gus was the whole time. Like he knew exactly what he was doing and had just been waiting for an opportunity to--take off.