Elise Trouw is an upcoming music sensation from California who recently came down to Cape Town to film her first music video. And I was honoured enough to be asked to direct it.

The brief was simple with some creative freedom and only two requirements :

  1. Showcase a bit of the natural local scenery
  2. Stir away from portraying Elise in the same manner as most other pop stars her age are portrayed. Ie: Miley Cyrus.

So we got our hands on a lovely red 1966 Ford Mustang, a couple locations, and, well, went out to press some buttons. Check out the end result.

Oh and not only does she have a great voice but she’s also a really badass drummer. Be sure to check out her Instagram account to bear witness along with her +170k followers – HERE.