Bed Bug Love

Bed Bug Love is the first performance video single from the Danny Alias album, Beat The Poet. Featuring the stylish dance moves of Jack Quint and the impeccable typing skills of Mark C., the video was directed and edited by Russell Dreher of RJD Productions, Astoria, NY.

Lyrically, Bed Bug Love is an allegory to the plague years, both past and present. Having lived through both the AIDS and Covid epidemics, Danny Alias channels the fear and isolation created by these devastating illnesses. The lyrics: “In a scourge, you don’t feel the urge” reflect not only the tone of a most horrible period from our past, but also a present where navigating one’s health is now a 24/7 necessity. “Get me out of Bed Bug lays. Better days.”

  • Russell J Dreher
  • Danny Alias
  • Duane Scott Cerny
  • Jack Quint
    Key Cast
  • Mark Contorno
    Key Cast
  • Stefon Taylor
  • Grant Tennison
  • Danny Alias
  • Bionic
    Mixed by
  • Natalie Johnson
  • Russell J Dreher
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    New Wave, House Music
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, iPhone
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Director Biography - Russell J Dreher

Russell J. Dreher is the owner of RJD Productions. ( RJD Productions produces, films and edits many corporate videos. Russell is the producer and co-host of the weekly online streaming show, Amber Live. He directed the documentary Slingbacks and Syrup about the history of the House of LeMay, a troupe of drag queens in Vermont.  Slingbacks and Syrup is available to view on  Russell also writes for and plays Shoog of Boog ’n Shoog, a puppet duo that appears at the end of each episode of Amber Live.

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