It's amazing what you can find with the help of Google! I stumbled onto a blog of PandaWorks, in which a blog entry that was posted on May 16th reveals that Elliot Dillman (video producer of Socratic's "Boy In a Magazine", director of Strung Out's "Calling" and recently director of Pennywise's "The Western World") has booked a shoot with Zebrahead for a song entitled "Mental Health".
Friday, May 16, 2008
BOOKED: Zebrahead -Director, Elliot Dillman
Song: "Mental Health"
Label: Sony Japan
Director: Elliot Dillman
This will most likely be the first single from Phoenix! It is unknown whether "Mental Health" will play on the theme directly (e.g. straitjackets, doctors, mental asylums galore!) or whether the song/video will take a different route. Either way pretty exciting news! For the first single for Japan we should expect a more "poppy" and "radio friendly" song similar to "Playmate Of The Year", "Into You" and "Anthem". It is important to note that the video may have a completely different feel to it than previous music videos as (not including "Karma Flavored Whisky") this will be the first Zebrahead music video since 2003 that has not been directed by Ilan Sharonee.
Below is a selection of music videos/commercials by Elliot Dillman has worked on:
Pennywise - The Western World
Socratic - Boy In A Magazine
Strung Out - Calling
And to get you in the mood for a possible literal take on the theme of mental health, here are a selection of music videos with similar themes present:
Vedera - The Falling Kind
Chevelle - Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)
Cruiserweight - Yellow Lights
Ashlee Simpson - Out Of My Head (Ay Ya Ya)
Green Day - Basket Case
Stay tuned for more details!