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Run for Cover - Boogey the Beat feat. Snotty Nose Rez Kids

In a dystopian world where music is considered a top tier crime, Boogey The Beat prepares for a performance in an illegal underground club while being closely watched by law enforcement.

  • Brendan Barnard
  • Ryan Cowan
  • Mat Barkley
    Director of Photography
  • Gone Days
    Production Company
  • Brooklyn Harker
    Assistant Director
  • Nick Petrie
    1st Assistant Camera
  • Susan Q Liu
    2nd Camera Assistant
  • John Mauch
  • Dylan Lattimer
  • Cody Le Febour
  • Gabrielle Martin
    Makeup Artist
  • Rebbecca Williams
  • Kevin Nguyen
    Production Assistant
  • Lianna Boncore
    Set Dresser
  • Brendan Barnard
  • Clinton Homuth
  • Joseph Frustaglio
    Sound Design & Additional Mix
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 10, 2023
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Director Biography - Brendan Barnard

Brendan Barnard is a Toronto-based director and editor. As a young, up-and-coming director, Brendan brings a different angle to every project he approaches. He received a Canadian Cinema Editor’s student merit award in 2019, as well as the OCAA Marketing Best Video Award for his spot “No Shortcuts, No Excuses”. Recently Brendan received the MVP Prism Prize grant from RBCxMusic and The Canadian Academy of Film & Television. He has worked with some of the city's top music labels directing projects garnering 30m+ views. Whether it’s a commercial spot, narrative or a music video, Brendan focuses on the rawness and integrates feeling with an uncanny ability to tug at the heart.

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Director Statement

While thinking of a concept for Run For Cover, I came across a quote in Boogey’s Bio that read “It’s important to not forget that at one time it was illegal for us to sing these songs, play these drums, and go to these ceremonies.” I knew right away after reading that, that I wanted to create a narrative that revolved around this idea of creating and showcasing music even though it’s strictly forbidden and enforced by law. A really gritty and underground-type video. I wanted it to be this linear narrative but to also leave some room for interpretation.