‘Extras’ make Grant Davis music video a reality
The set might not have had the glitz and glam of a Hollywood studio, but the extras in Grant Davis’ first music video were none the less excited.
Grant, 16, filmed part of the video for his new single “Good Morning You” at the Douglas High School track Thursday afternoon.
“It’s pretty exciting. I was blessed with a really great crew and lots of great people have come out to support,” Grant said. “I’m nothing but grateful.”
The Carson City resident recorded the song in July for Capitol Records, and thought it would be perfect for the video.
“I like the brightness of the song. It’s very happy and uplifting,” Grant said. “I want people to know love has a lot of potential. If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be. I need to take my own advice when I listen to my music.”
Taylor Lynch, 16, of Gardnerville was one of the extras in the video.
“I’m Grant’s friend, and I fell in love with his singing,” she said. “I like to get involved in things and support him.”
Taylor’s sister, Ashley, 13, said her favorite song of Grant’s is “Man in the Mirror.”
“He sings it better than Michael Jackson,” she said.
Suspended Reality Production Company, owned by film students from the University of Southern California, did the filming.
Sites included The Presbyterian Conference Center in Zephyr Cove, Comma Coffee and St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in Carson City.
“We wanted to take advantage of the resources Nevada has to offer. It has beautiful landscapes and scenery,” producer Rebecca Doyle said. “It’s going to be an interstate effort that brings a lot of people together in what we enjoy doing. The final product is going to be really good.”
According to director Michael Ritter, more than 100 hours will go into making the four-minute video.
“We want to thank the extras that come out and help us do what we do, and Grant and his family for allowing us to do this,” he said.
The “Good Morning You” video features three narrative scenes tied together with Grant’s performance shots.
The portion filmed at Douglas depicted a track runner losing a race, and his girlfriend cheering him up.
Another friend who showed up Thursday to support Grant was 16-year-old Tesla Neumann of Minden.
“I’ve known him since he was tiny, and I wanted to support him,” she said. “His music is amazing. I was blown away.”
Gardnerville resident Ella Dillwith, 14, also joined the video shoot to support Grant.
“I’m a good friend of Grant’s and a giant fan,” she said. “I wanted to help him out by being in the video.”
“Good Morning You” has a possible release date of Feb. 4 on YouTube. The single will be available at Target, Walmart and on iTunes.
For more information on Grant, visit http://www.grantdavislive.com.