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“Big Booty Judy” by THE M.F.B. (official music video)

Three siblings go to grandmother’s house to stay, but it’s a very boring place with no access to the Internet. The kids go back into one of the bedrooms and find a mysteriously, glowing gold suitcase and open it up and find a golden VHS tape and microphone. Being curious and bored, the kids place the VHS tape in the VCR in the room and it starts up showing Funkle Sam on the screen. The kids are zapped into the television and follow Funkle Sam and Big Booty Judy along for a hilarious romp that includes an 80s office scene, an aerobics scene, a dance contest alley scene, and a music club scene. After all of their funky, fun times, the kids are zapped back out of the television and back into grandmother’s bedroom. Perplexed, grandmother comes into the room and provides a hilarious surprise ending at the end of the video.

  • Parry Thomas Casto
  • THE M.F.B.
    Name of Band or Artist
  • Michael Valentine
  • Parry Thomas Casto
    Funkin’ Up The Neighborhood, Thigh Gap Mishap
  • Michael Valentine
    Trace Around My Heart, Gone Where The Goblins Go
  • Michael Valentine
  • Parry Thomas Casto
    Key Cast
    "Funkle Sam"
    Funkin’ Up The Neighborhood, Thigh Gap Mishap
  • Angel Davila
    Key Cast
    "Big Booty Judy"
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Genres:
    Funk, Rock, pop
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 18, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Michael Valentine

Director/Editor, Michael Valentine grew up in Huntington, WV where he began making movies in high school. Short films submitted for art courses at Marshall University later lead to the completion of the 2007 feature film Johnny Boy where he served as 1st AD and Editor. Valentine served as Director/Editor for a puppet comedy series, a live studio music series, two other feature films, narrative music videos, and many shorts over the past 20 years - several of which are award-winning. Directing duties have also extended to the stage where he has written and directed three Christmas plays. His current employer is the City of Huntington, WV where he is the city’s videographer and technical media manager.

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Director Statement

It was a fun and ambitious challenge trying to bring Parry Casto’s vision to life on the Big Booty Judy music video. Part of that vision was having kids getting sucked into a TV, a glowing microphone, and people disappearing into a magical phone booth - all problems I didn’t have solutions for until filming was complete. I have been editing movies in Adobe Premiere for almost 20 years and had fought tooth and nail to always try to do all my effects within that program for fear of having to learn Adobe After Effects, but thanks to some of the quirky shots in this movie, I was finally forced to take the plunge. And I’m actually grateful for it. Now I have a few extra surprises in my toolbelt, which I have used in projects since.
The cast was a dream, always down for any off-the-cuff ideas and ready to go for it - no matter how silly they may look. I’ve always heard to avoid working with kids at all costs, and in my experience that advice had remained pretty sound, until this project. The kids were great at taking direction, patient, and a true pleasure to work with. Nothing against Parry’s first choice for Judy that ended up falling through, but I couldn’t be happier or prouder at the job my good friend, Angel Davila did in the role. She puts it all out there and she shines! Because of its run and gun style of filming, the video had 4 different camera operators - which (inadvertently or not) may have given a harder style line between the transitioning scenes. Alan Brown filmed the opening and closing shots at the house, Josh McComas was behind the camera for the office scenes as well as the alley shots, Kyle Quinn filmed the aerobics sequence, and I was behind the camera for the live show and shots at the bar.
I was happy with the outcome of this engaging, funny, and bumpin video and was pleased as punch and proud to be invited to be a part of it.