Midnight To Monaco 'One In A Million' by Nicolas Randall & Marc-Edouard Leon

Midnight To Monaco 'One In A Million' by Nicolas Randall & Marc-Edouard Leon

Nicolas Randall & Marc-Edouard Leon deliver a night-crawling, sleazy and heartbreakingly bleak video for Midnight to Monaco. 

Tackling the subject of male prostitution in 80s LA was never going to be pretty, and this video makes every scenario seem sinister and cold. Nobody genuinely smiles, there's no passion in anything seen here and the neon lights of cheap motels illuminate a world cast under Hollywood's shadow with a sickly glow - beautifully shot, it must be said, by DoP Starr Whitesides. 

It's not an easy watch, but it's certainly a rewarding one - with Midnight To Monaco's Ricky Ducati convincing in the lead role as the wannabe actor turned hustler. The bookending of the video with a VHS scene adds a sinister, voyeuristic element to a story where the young and the pretty try and thrive and quickly find themselves becoming obsolete. 

From the director

NICOLAS RANDALL & MARC-EDOUARD LEON:

"The concept of this came from our fascination with an era when Los Angeles was so rife with male prostitution that several blocks of Hollywood were known as Hustle City. We met with real hustlers in order to portray their world with realism and even cast one of them, Christopher Bobal, to appear in the video."

Credits

Director
Nicolas Randall
Director
Marc-Edouard Leon
Producer
Jona Ward
Producer
Matt Bobbitt
Production Company
LOOSE JOINTSLOOSE JOINTS website
Production Company
Ranch Hand Entertainment
Production Company
PartizanPartizan website
Executive Producer
Jona Ward
Executive Producer
Peter Williams
Executive Producer
Paul McKee
Director of Photography
Starr Whitesides
1st AC
Tobin Oldach
2nd AC
Mark Daniel Quintos
Editor
Kyle Valenta
Editor
Cami Starkman
Colourist
Gregory Reese
Production designer
Spencer Graves
Stylist
Michelle Laine
Make-up
Jacque Piotrowski
Hair
Jill Zegarski
Casting director
Joanna de Moyer
Post production company
The Mill
Post Producer
Kiana Bicoy
Set Dresser
Leah Borrie, Joe Fastiggi
Stylist Assistant
Katya Nenchyna-Sussman
Makeup Assistant
Jordan Mitchell
1st AD
Erik Mateo
2nd AD
Nandy McClean
DIT
Jon-Michael Burgess
Gaffer
David Graves
Best Boy
Halsey Corbin, Mike Viera
Electric
Joel Sutherland
Grip
James O'Connor
Best Boy
Joseph Cordova
Production Supervisor
Rachel Ottenstein 
Asst. Production Supervisor
Sam Tiger
Production Support
Lucia Dompnier, Julius Fletcher, Alec Schiff, Steve Hulse, Zachariah Groll, Striker Ross, Victor Hernandez, Steven Andrew, Garcia, Alissa Aiton
Finishing
Scott Johnson
Sound Design
Matthew Rogers
Cast
Ricky Ducati & Donnie Sloan (Midnight to Monaco).
Motel Manager
 Johnny Robish.
Female Clients
Bobbi Ward, Susie Carla, Veronica Bloom, and Brenda Marie Davies
Male Clients
Christopher Bobal and Mel Kohl
Motel Runaway
Diane Rosser
Motel Pimp
 Tate Simms 
Hustlers
Niko the Ikon, Lewis Kane, Mike Gamms, and Jules Gonzalez
Streetwalker
Lindsey Gordon
Waiter
 Sam Tiger

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