The Asphalt: Tonight
For a music video for alternative rock band The Asphalt’s single “Tonight”, Cyber-Scan Films brought production to the band’s southwestern local stomping grounds of Arizona.
The video’s storyline involves two modern day rival gangs that are mysteriously transported back in time to the old west where they are united by fun, revelry, and danger.
While urban alleyways in Tucson served as a backdrop for the band performance footage and the two rival gangs fighting, it was the “Hollywood in the Desert” location of Old Tucson Studios that truly brought the old west to life for the music video.
Created in 1939 for the movie Arizona starring William Holden, the location has since become the premier “old west” destination for Hollywood. Legendary western movies and major stars such as Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Kurt Russell, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Russel Crowe have all walked the dusty streets and desert landscapes of Old Tucson and Old Mescal.
As the two gangs were thrust into the old west through an old church, so too was Cyber-Scan’s crew, facing the dry heat of the Arizona desert and it’s rattling inhabitants while filming.
In addition to band performance footage shot in the remote desert location of Joshua Tree, CA back in Arizona Cyber-Scan had to recreate an old western town and a lively saloon burlesque show.
Featuring additional band performance on the second story of the saloon, the music video’s story concluded with a shoot-out/brawl between the modern day gangs and an arriving trio of rough and tough female outlaws.
Learning to Forget from the Asphalt , featuring Tonight, is now available on I-tunes. Purchase here.