Vaseline (USA, 7 min)
Directed by: Funk Brothers
Written by: Funk Brothers
Brandon Jenner, Emilio Rivera, Emilio Roso, Erica Braun, Gregg Shore, Jody Jaress, Leah Felder, Mary Wells
When musicians Brandon and Leah approached the Funk Brothers about directing their music video everybody knew it was going to be aces-high, so they strapped on the chaps and saddled up for a wild one. The result is a western-based narrative that brings a gritty yet vivid contemporary look and a visual style that echoes the song's emotional appeal. Shot in one day on location at Melody Ranch, the video showcases Emilio Rivera (Traffic, Sons of Anarchy) as 'Chumpero,' a roaming gunslinger who feasts his eyes upon the beautiful 'Violet,' played by the band's own Leah Felder. Realizing the danger that looms, the 'Bartender,' played by Brandon Jenner, must make an attempt to save her.