Willow St. Unveils Music Video for Country Singer/Songwriter Derek Anthony
Willow St. Agency is proud to be a part of country singer/songwriter Derek Anthony’s Give It To Me Strait worldwide video launch. The agency wrote, filmed, edited and created special effects in collaboration with the recording artist and BLUANT Music Group. As with all good country songs, it’s a story of a guy and a girl falling in and out of love and includes cars, trucks, a bar, guitars and of course a faithful dog.
Give It to Me Strait is an homage to country legend George Strait and incorporates several of his classic lyrics into every verse. The hook is about the secrets a couple are keeping from one another and the deceit in their relationship. Seamlessly weaving the Strait references into the song, it is a fun challenge to test your George Strait lyrical knowledge and identify the lines.
“We are so excited for Derek and we loved the story behind Give It To Me Strait,” said director Jim Sykora. “Derek has so much talent, passion and energy and was a great partner in bringing this song to life on video,” he added.
Willow St. mascot Marshall The Dog landed his first major role in the video. However, he was displeased with how little screen time he received and created his own alternate cut which can be seen below.
Credits for Give It To Me Strait include:
Derek Anthony, Leading Man, Writer, Performer
Amanda Thomas, Leading Lady
Jim Sykora, Director
Kelly Riemenschneider, Director of Photography/Colorist
Katherine Walker, Producer
Barry Smith, Gaffer
Nathan Telck, Best Boy
Lloyd Luthas, Camera Assist
Robin Sykora, Stylist
Jenny Armijo, Hair, Make Up and Wardrobe
Soozy Martin, Post Producer
Rachel Meeks , Editor
Jeff Hays, Online Editor
Dave Werner, Design Director
Classic Cars provided by Jayson Limmer and Scott Howell
Special appearance by Marshall The Dog