#LIFTEMUP  Music Video

#LIFTEMUP

For Wolrd Pride

We produced and released music video for World Pride anthem #LIFTEMUP, to honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots that began the movement for LGBTQAI+ visibility and acceptance. We teamed up with NYC musician, songwriter, and DJ, Greko who co-wrote the song with RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Sharon Needles. The song's a group collaboration featuring Greko and Sharon themselves, legendary Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry, groundbreaking Broadway superstar Peppermint, and iconic glamour queen Amanda Lepore. Streaming proceeds are donated to LGBTQAI+ charities including Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation.

#LIFTEMUP's lyrical message is a simple yet direct reminder to take the time and look out for LGBTQAI+ members who may be struggling and to conquer the obstacles facing this community towards the freedoms we all deserve.

CREDITS:

Creative + Production + EditorialBlonde+Co / Directors: Julie Stahl, Bourtney Crookes

Creative Director: Julie Stahl / Associate Creative + Design Director: Cuevawolf / Producer: Rosalind Yale / Production Supervisor: Jennifer Susswein / DP: Jendra Jarnagin / EP: Greko, Julie Stahl, Ann Lawlor Photographer: Liz Renstrom / 1st AD: John Backstrom / 2nd AD: Alex Burstein / Studio Manager: Angelos Rompolis / Director + Client Services: Danielle Chocron / Steadicam Operator: Jennie Jeddry / Focus Puller: Nick Huynh /Director/BTS: Robert Cluesman / Gaffer: Jesse Bronstein / Key Grip: Dino Davaros / Swing: Silas Perry / 2nd AC: Shoshanna Withers / Camera Operator/BTS: Julien Zeitouni /  Production Designer: Mariano Rubin De Celis / Carpenter: Mike Aminoff / Set design artist: Kyle Glenn Photographer BTS: Ann Lawlor / Additional BTS: Pascal Kerbel / Stills Assistant + 16mm shooter: Paul DeSilva / 8mm Shooter: Malcolm Thorndike Nicholson / Hairstylist: Paula Randazzo / Makeup Artist: Blair Queen / Makeup Artist: Kat Lloyd / PA: Emery Shiffaw PA: Rachel Scarpelli /  Post Retouching: Fei Yang / Retouching: MPC Thiago Porto, Bilali Mack, Tamir Sapir, Rob Walker, Giulia Barta / Sound Design: Andy Fortenbacher / Color: Aline Sinquin/ Stock Footage: Film Archives, Inc

PERFORMERS:

Debbie Harry Sharon Needles Peppermint Amanda Lepore Greko

 

VOGUERS:

Julian De La Blanca Kristian De La Blanca Diogenes De La Blanca Robert J. Mason

 

SPECIAL GUESTS:

Colin Grafton Michael Musto Breedlove Danielle Tyler Michael T Michael Stewart Traci Danielle Jimmy Webb
 

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Ann Lawlor ISH Entertainment Tommy James/Baby Bo's Adam Richlin/Lightbulb Grip & Electric Mike Nichols/Abel Cine John Fitzpatrick Rob Cristiano Filmed on location at Blonde Studios