Happy Single Awareness Day

There’s a certain swell of pride that wells up in me as Srizzil’s first video of 2013 goes live. I have somehow managed to work almost nine hour days, sit in traffic for two, go to gym for one and still manage to shoot and edit a video. If I can get this flow right repeatedly you can expect a lot more Srizzil videos this year, but let’s not get too excited too early.

As Valentine’s Day approached I had an idea that would both celebrate love and sympathise with those people that are alone on the most commercialised romantic day of the year. If we could put a happy couple, doing what couples do, with a single person we could create an interesting contrast. But why make the single people look bad? The things couples do can be extremely annoying: overly affectionate behaviour in public, giggling, forgetting their friends are even in the room…

I think we managed to get a nice balance of celebrating love whilst poking fun at the behaviour of those in the thick of it.

When I was envisioning the video I had certain music playing in my mind. I had no idea what it was called, so I hummed it into my SoundHound app and was pleasantly surprised to find it was in the public domain. (This means that with the right recording I could use the music without getting into trouble with YouTube).

As with many of my videos this was a serious collaboration. We had a cast of fifteen people, with four of us taking on cast and crew positions. We shot all the scenes, except one, in a single day in four different locations. So I want to thank those amazing people for all their help, you guys are fantastic, I always have such a good time shooting these videos with you.

Watch some of our outtakes and a deleted scene featuring our very own Granny Robber

Marc Williams

Some say I'm the most handsome man in the world (my mom), others tend to disagree, but one thing is certain - I love to entertain. Whether it be through music, writing, or film, seeing people respond with a smile is worth more than a bag of gold. Figuratively obviously, because smiles are free and gold is very expensive.

Learn more about me here: http://www.srizzil.com/about