“The city was really cool about walking us through all kinds of locations, and letting us check them out before we shot,” said Monique Lane, whose company is Molane Projects.
Residents of the Second Ward, police, and property owners were especially helpful, she added. Along Walnut Street, “they were super cool: We did community outreach beforehand, and talked to everybody on the street to make sure everyone was cool with it.”
A woman holding a baby and a girl riding on a scooter were happy to be part of the video, she said.
“Working with the city was amazing,” Lane said. “I can’t say enough about how cooperative they were. And we even shot a property outside of town, where Eric’s being drug through the grass. Even with the police department blocking the roads, and it was on Memorial Day, so they had a parade. Everybody was so cool about it, and wanted it to happen.”