Private Project

One Last Dance

In early 2016, musicians Michael and Carissa Alvarado, of online band Us the Duo, reached out to their fans asking them to share their true personal stories of love, loss, triumph, and hope. Of the hundreds of entries, five stories were chosen to be transformed into songs, for their new visual EP.

This is the story Lucybelle’s grandparents, whose marriage lasted an incredible 59-years, and which ended when they died 35 hours apart. Their lifetime commitment served as the inspiration for this song and music video.

  • Ellis Bahl
    BIG SEAN: Ashley, ALT-J: Breezeblocks, CHARLIE WINSTON: Lately
  • Kevin Phillips
    Director of Photography
  • Josiah Bultema
  • Dilly Gent
    Executive Producer
  • Ellis Bahl
  • Susie Francis
    Production Designer
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 5, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Distribution Information
  • YouTube
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Ellis Bahl

Ellis Bahl is an award winning Commercial and Music Video Director. Originally from Upstate New York, Ellis attended film school at Emerson College in Boston, MA where he obtained a B.A. in Media Studies. His love of improv comedy and music brought him to New York, where he studied with the Upright Citizens Brigade and formed the folk rock band Stamp Collectors.
His connections within the indie folk-rock scene led Ellis to start directing music videos on the side. Eventually, this landed him a full time job at MTV directing, shooting, and editing in house music videos for their online startup, MTV IGGY. There he worked with global indie acts such as Junip, Ladytron, Santigold, JYJ, La Vida Boheme, Blood Red Shoes, and many more. Some of the artists he worked with soon began asking him to direct their official videos and in 2012 he directed the UKMVA winning, breakout video for Alt-J’s “Breezeblocks”.

He has worked with brands such as VH1 (Mistress), UGG (M&C Saatchi), MIT (Media Lab), and AT&T (Fullscreen) to develop and execute charming viral hits. He has also worked with top music acts such as The Kills, Big Sean, Charlie Winston, Banks, Capital Cities, Us the Duo, and Walk off the Earth, among others.

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