BOSS LADY = DEIDRE & THE DARK
Our friends at YouTooCanWoo asked us to concept and direct the music video for Deidre & the Dark’s “Boss Lady.” As women and bosses, we jumped at the chance to explore female confidence and power with a Bond-inspired narrative and menacing objects ripped from the pages of Better Home and Gardens circa 1962.
Our concept centered around the internal struggle many women experience, with Deidre playing several versions of herself: a powerful “boss lady,” a regular woman who is being tested with everyday objects and expectations, and a greek chorus of lab assistants observing the “test” in progress.
We used old advertisements from lifestyle magazines of the 50’s and 60’s to bring each challenge to life, highlighting the absurdity of past (and present) messaging to women, and comically simplifying the complicated issues of feminine expectations and personal doubt to encourage all women to embrace their inner Boss Lady.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Kelli Miller: Director
Kendra Eash: Assistant Director
Adrian Letechipia: Director of Photography
Lea Wülferth: Producer
Mike Sullo: Producer
Laura Buck: Makeup
Kristen Bretz: Hair
Olga Povarchuk: Set Photographer
Matt McGee: Editor
Erin Kilkenny: Art Director
Erin Kilkenny, Olga Povarchuk: Animation
Erin Kilkenny, Olga Povarchuk: Compositing
Stuart Wheeler: Colorist