“World Premiere Video” – The Music Video that survived after Music Television didn’t

"World Premiere Video" - The Music Video that survived after Music Television didn't
“World Premiere Video” – The Music Video that survived after Music Television didn’t

Over 30 years ago, a young filmmaker embarked on a mission to make a low budget Music Video using Super-8 film – This Music Video paid tribute and homages to the 1980’s Music Television channel, MTV.

Inspired by Eddie Van Halen and Frank Zappa’s son, Dweezil, he borrowed a guitar and wrote his first song entitled, I Want To Be On Mtv – and thereafter attempted to make a music video spoofing MTV favorites like Bon Jovi, Van Halen and even the New Kids On The Block.

Amazingly, MTV’s own Dweezil Zappa did a cameo in this Music Video.

But…

…a fire destroys all the Super-8 footage and all this time it has been presumed lost… for 30 years….

YET, during the COVID-19 SXSW shut down, The Zappa documentary lost it’s World Premiere so Mike J. Nichols – the editor of the Zappa documentary – finally found an old tape of this lost Super-8 footage and during confinement created his own surprisingly heartwarming mini documentary to turn his lost Super-8 film footage into a WORLD PREMIERE VIDEO!!!!

This is an honest and feel-good testament to a time when the world loved Steven Spielberg and George Lucas and everyday kids could use Super-8 film to make their own dreams toward one day making it in Hollywood…

Directed by Mike J. Nichols (USA)

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