We had the best time covering Hunter Haye’s “Pictures” movie premiere yesterday. Fans were lined up on the other side of the red carpet, some with gifts, coming out in full force to support. Hunter stopped by to chat and take a few photos before getting pulled over to the red carpet for press. We were lucky enough to score an interview with Hayes, and he was just as genuine and nice as we’ve heard.
The story of the “Pictures” starts with the three canvases from the “Rescue” music video. There are three different videos, each with their own brand new song, featuring multiple love stories. The character Annie, a photographer seeking employment, was the unifying force in the film. The videos were shot by directors Matt and John Edde on location at Patsy Cline’s house in Hendersonville. Being a period piece set in the 50’s the house was perfect. The actors loved dressing up in clothes from that era and playing the part.
Everything was shot on a tight schedule, ten days. A challenge yes, but they pulled it off. Hayes is grateful to all of the cast and crew that worked so hard to help make Pictures possible. “I am thrilled. Everyone put their heart and soul into it.”
When asked how he is able to come up with such awesome music videos, he gives credit to the producers and team behind it. He shares that creating art is most important and he does that by:
1. Writing from a vulnerable place.
2. Performing from that vulnerable place.
3. Giving fans an experience.
Hunter shares his favorite moment with fans in the Q&A Panel, and it’s no surprise that it’s the movie premiere. “What’s beautiful about this to me is it’s people. There are a lot of forms of art being put together. I feel lucky.” He was offered the chance to screen the movie before hand but chose to wait so he could see it for the first time with his fans.
As a special treat Hayes performed “You Should Be Loved”, “More”, and “This Girl” live for fans. It was a great event all around and we’re grateful to be able to have been a part of it.
*Video and Photo Credit: Beshoy Hanna