As the song goes, “….and these are a few of my favorite things.” I’m a huge Jack’s Mannequin fan, and obviously a huge Stephenie Meyer fan. So, needless to say, I’m loving the interview Blast has with Andrew McMahon.
Among other things, they ask him how Stephenie came to write and co-direct the video for The Resolution and how it was working with the author.
[we asked ourselves] “Is there anything we could do that would be different and cool and clever that might invigorate this process, and maybe it isn’t just going to video treatments, maybe we reach out to the musicians from another band we like or we reach out to film directors or actors or other people we know?,” that sort of thing. In that conversation, I was like, “Well you know, this woman who writes these books that have sold millions of copies is a purported fan of Jack’s Mannequin. Maybe we could reach out to her. She’s an author, I’m sure she could come up with something cool.” And then of course, it was sort of a pipe dream, I guess, in a sense. I mean I wasn’t really thinking of it on the grander scale of how huge she really was. Sure enough, we reached out, and she was like, “Sure, that sounds great,” and she sent in three treatments and we loved one of them and she ended up coming out and co-directing the video for us.
If you’ve seen the video you’ll know what I’m talking about here, but I’ve often wondered if this was the mermaid story Stephenie mentioned in an interview.