Hot Toddy

Hot Toddy is the music video from composer Stephen Gaboury’s forthcoming album, American Bar, a compilation of original music from Ballets with a Twist’s signature production, Cocktail Hour: The Show.

The scene: An American nightclub in the 1920s.

The action: A cast of misfits swirls into a world of ever-expanding coincidences. The modern woman becomes a key player in this post-suffrage story as the musical soundscape performed by the B-Twist Orchestra brings each character to life — illustrating the wild, unbridled energy and radical change of the American city.

  • Emma Huibregtse
    Film Director & Editor
  • Marilyn Klaus
  • Stephen Gaboury
  • Catherine Zehr
  • Ben Kahre
    Stage Combat Choreography
  • Galway McCullough
    Dance Fight Choreographers & Narrative Consultants
  • Shana Solomon
    Dance Fight Choreographers & Narrative Consultants
  • Max Had
    Audio Engineer
  • Catherine Caruncho
    Camera Operator
  • Chanel Lee
    Camera Operator
  • Alessio Romano
    Camera Operator
  • Brandon Unpingco
    Camera Operator
  • Dan Hansell
  • Gary Echelmeyer
    Production Manager
  • Nico Malvaldi
    Photography & Design
  • Andres Neira
    Assistant Prop Designer
  • Barbara Heizer
    Special Projects
  • Angelo Fraboni
    Special Thanks
  • The Madison Theatre at Molloy University
    Special Thanks
  • Livewire Production & Recording
    Special Thanks
  • Studio 42
    Special Thanks
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 24, 2023
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Director Biography

Emma Huibregtse loves making films that excite the eye. Her experiences as a dancer and funk trumpet player allow elements of rhythm, sound, and tempo to infuse her work. A graduate of University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, her short films have premiered at venues including NYC’s MOMA, Lincoln Center, The TriBeCa Film Festival and Hollywood’s Chinese Theatre. Always seeking other creative artists, Emma likes to travel between LA, her hometown NYC, and around the world making films — most recently with Ballets with a Twist.

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