Jacques Houdek’s music video to be released soon!

The video music will have a very human, emotional, warm touch, and its message will celebrate the miracle of life. KR

On EscToday; Jacques Houdek’s music video to be released soon!

4th August 2014

The Croatian entrant for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Jacques Houdek is due to shoot his music video for his entry My Friend this week.

Jacques Houdek will represent Croatia at this year’s Eurovision song contest in Kyiv with his song My Friendand will take part in the second semi-final. His creative team will be filming his official music video this week on the 22nd and 23rd of March and it will be in Zagreb, Croatia. Jacques is very pleased with this idea as he grew up in the Croatian capital.

The video will be directed by well known producer Katja Restović who has already worked with Jacques before, having directed previous songs of his such as Miris zene, Kao kise kap, Otkade nemam and Zid. She also directed the official music video of Crotian singer and entrant at Eurovision 1999, Doris Dragović‘s and her song Marija Magdalena which ended at a very prestigious 4th place in the final.

Katja Restović is very happy and excited to work with Jacques again:

I have great respect for his exceptional talent, and working with him has always been an honour. We share the same sense of aesthetics, quality, and artistic sensibility, and I am truly enjoying working on the project.

She also explained that she has been working on the screenplay for already multiple weeks:

The spot will have a very human, emotional, warm touch, and its message will celebrate the miracle of life. Our differences are supposed to bring us together instead of dividing us, because life isn’t a dress rehearsal – we should live in the moment. We all forget and ignore this all too often, and so this video and song are a true challenge. I will try to make the video engender the emotion that Jacques has so richly provided with his voice, and this is exactly what he wants and expects from me as director. Filming has been scheduled for 22 and 23 March in Zagreb, and I will be filming with my dear friend, cameraman Josip Ruzić and his team. My assistant Ana Sever will be responsible for the making of video and for photography during the recording.

Originally posted on the  EscToday on 23/03/17 at 5:00 PM.

Jacques and his manager Miha has been very personally involved in every aspect of the music video and screenplay. We worked as a team, and that was a real pleasure. We’ve made 3 versions of that video music – acustic, remix and official. Extra’s and actors were authentic and the locations of filming were completely in the natural environment. We’ve been filming for 4 days and it was very hard but extremely inspired. KR