Director: J.A. Moreno
DOP: Isaac Berner
Artist: Shaed, Steve Aoki, Sting
Producer: Maria B. Fernández
Editing: J. A. Moreno
Post Production: Moonlight Barcelona
Dancers: Emma Sofia Caymares, Tyler Schnese
Sreadicam: Calvin Falk
‘2 in a Million’ (director’s cut) is J.A. Moreno’s personal take on the official music video he directed for two-time Grammy-nominated DJ/Producer Steve Aoki, multiple award-winning musician Sting, and platinum-selling trio SHAED.
The video follows two dancers in one long shot, as they relay the feeling of falling in love and
being soulmates. Filmed in just thirty minutes at the end of the official shoot, Moreno’s cut focuses
on the dancers, seen only as silhouettes in the official version, and highlights their outstanding
technical skills and chemistry. Using the original choreography as a basis, Moreno’s direction
delivers a spontaneous, raw and emotionally engaging performance.
‘2 in a Million’ is the third collaboration with Steve Aoki. Commenting on it, Moreno states: “Working on this project was a dream. I had already worked on several projects with Steve Aoki, so I knew that we got on well. With ‘2 in a Million’, he gave me the chance to do what I love for a music legend like Sting.”
Though just 26 years old, the Spanish, LA-based director has worked with some of the top names
in the entertainment industry, including Paris Hilton, Andrés Calamaro and will.i.am. with his work
being selected internationally at events such as MTV Dance Australia, the Soundie Music Video Awards, Berlin Commercial, and the Aesthetica Short Film Festival.
Statement from the director: “I was so inspired both by the energy of the dancers as well as by the location – the United Palace theater in New York. It was challenging as we had to do everything in just thirty minutes (hence why the long shot), but it’s rare to have time to spare at the end of a shoot. I just had to do it.” Enjoy!