Joey Alana - Human (Official Video)

Debut music video for Lansing, MI's upcoming star, Joey Alana. Deeply personal and resonating, Human provides substance that audiences of all ages and demographics to relate to.

  • Jeremy Kores
    Director
    Nightmares, Homecoming, Tomorrows Better Yesterday
  • Joey Alana
    Writer
  • Jeremy Kores
    Producer
    Murder Inc, Animus, Resident Evil: Red Falls, Nightmares, Homecoming, Tomorrows Better Yesterday, Rainbow 6: Plan B
  • Joey Alana
    Key Cast
  • Jeremy Kores
    Cinematographer
    Murder Inc, Resident Evil: Red Falls, Nightmares, Homecoming, Tomorrows Better Yesterday
  • Travis Hayward
    Cinematographer
  • Josh Ruiz
    Executive Producer
    Nightmares, Homecoming, Tomorrows Better Yesterday
  • Craig Everts
    Executive Producer
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Genres:
    R&B, Rhythm & Blues, Rap, Hip Hop, Rap & Hip Hop
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 16, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    150 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Hollywood Screenings Film Festival
    Hollywood, CA
    United States
    Semi-Finalist
Distribution Information
  • YouTube
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Jeremy Kores

Director/Producer Jeremy Kores seems to be on track for bigger and better things, continuing the steady ascendance into the spotlight in the music video scene in Michigan. With his 5th directorial effort, he delivers "Human" to audiences in beautiful 4k.

Teamed with new local star Joey Alana, they seem to have a chemistry and a knack for resonating with the audience in a documentary and cinematic style. Expect more in the near future from this team, and enjoy the substance in the meantime.

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Director Statement

This is a project that is very close to me. Teaming with a young artist that has been through more in life than most middle aged people is both a blessing and a curse. There's a lot to be learned from someone who has experiences with the darker side of things, and its a street that need to be shared through and through.

The wonder of working with talent as potent as Joey's and the challenge of trying to be the first to dramatize that, and introduce him to the world was not a task that I took lightly. I wanted to come up with a way to visualize his struggle and experience, while letting him do all the talking and storytelling (if you will) to best get through to the audience.

The song is so deeply personal and forgiving in nature, that I wanted to be careful not to do too much, and avoid not doing it justice. In the end, I think the documentary style intro really set the tone for the song and lyrics Joey was trying to bring across.

My next task was getting a specific look that fit the theme of the song, while keeping viewers occupied and interested. 4k was really the only way to go, and keeping subtle movements with the camera was a must to keep the visuals feeling personal and in tune.

I love this project, and it was an absolute pleasure and honor to be a part of. Hopefully you all enjoy it as much as I did!

Thank you,

Jeremy