The Darkness, ‘Nothin’s Gonna Stop Us’ Video
Turns out the greatest rock band of my young generation called on me to give their thunderously ripping fight song, ‘Nothin’s Gonna Stop Us’ something fun to look at while it blazes by. Unfortunately, they weren’t available to appear in the video, as they were on tour in the UK and originally hoped to debut the song/video Christmas day. So between the song’s maxed out level of sheer awesomeness mixed with it being the band’s first release since 2006, there was no question this video really had to be the real deal.
Through big dreamz and a bit of me wise magic, I believe the deal of real was reached. Hugely in part by the greatest crew ever imagined as well as The Darkness for giving me the keys to their muscle-car of rock and an open road to melt rubber.
Creator: Thom Lessner
Director: Ted Passon
Editor: Ted Passon
Compositor: Harvey Benschoter/ Jesse Olanday
Prop Master/ Set Designer: Brian Langan
Carpenter: Bonnie Brenda Scott
Prop Painter: Emilia Brintnall
Quality Controler: Andrew Jeffrey Wright
BBC Radio Voice: Rose Luardo
Little Girl: Ingrid Rose Koppisch
Director of Photography: MJ Schirmer
Grips: Dave Dunn
Animators: Jason Hsu
Bonnie Brenda Scott
MVP: Harvey Benschoter
Below are some hot behind-the-scenes shots of the set and props as well as a few of Director Ted in the high-rise office we snuck into to pull together the final edits. Followed by waaay too many drawings I drew that you may or may’ve not seen it the final edit. Thanks for watching!