Happy Carrot Health Food Store
2015, HD, 7 min.

 

Sonny & the Sunsets' "Talent Night At The Ashram" was originally intended as a series of short films based on Sonny's songs that would then tell a bigger story. That never quite happened, but one of the short films they did finish has been relesased, "Happy Carrot Health Food Store." Made by Jim Granato, it's a funny, literal take on the song as Sonny attempts to shop for vegetables, dietary supplements and sunglasses. The song and video take a psychedelic turn near the end, courtesy animator Teppi Ando. It's worth your seven minutes and you can watch it below. - Brooklyn Vegan

 

Co-Produced, Directed, Photographed, and Edited by Jim Granato

Animation by Teppi Ando


 

 

 

 

 

At the Beginning of the End of the Empire
2012, HD, 3 min.

 

Ramon & Jessica's "Empire" riffs on themes of post-apocalyptic society, DIY culture, and political stagnation. Released just days before the 2012 election, "Empire" is timed to comment on the current election hype, while reflecting on the turmoils of the past four years: climate change, Occupy Wall Street, economic uncertainty, and amidst all this, the continuation of everyday life by everyday people.

 

Co-Produced, Directed, Photographed, and Edited by Jim Granato




 

 

 

 

 

 

Kick The Fences Down
2011, HD & 16mm, 4 min.

 

Mixing found footage with 16mm & HD elements, Pancho-san's Patrick Abernethy (formerly of Beulah & Rogue Wave) trips through a landscape where the horses must run free. This is the debut music video from the SF Bay Area's Pancho-san. "Kick The Fences Down" is available on their self-released, "Oh, Mellow Melody..."

 

Produced, Directed, Photographed, & Edited by Jim Granato




 





Carbon Copies
2002, 16mm, 4 min.

 

A team of astronauts orbit around a "dead" planet working endless hours to build a space station colony for their inhabitants. One astronaut threatens to break the mold and ventures solo to the primitive planet looking for something more. Featuring the music of Brando, taken from the Luna Music/recordhead release "Single Crown Postcard".


Produced, Directed, Photographed & Edited by Jim Granato


WINNER! BEST MUSIC VIDEO
2002 DOWNSTREAM FILM FESTIVAL

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Hot City Boy
1999, super 8mm, 3min.

 

The Bobbyteens' pack s punch in their first music video with some help from their friends. Filmed in one day all over San Francisco armed with a case of beer, a 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner and a super 8 camera.

Produced, Directed, Photographed & Edited by Jim Granato


available on
THE BOBBYTEENS ROCK N ROLL SHOW
VHS Release - Spring, 1999


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