MTh Directors, Grady Hall and Mark Kudsi joined forces for Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ to transform this pop star into Queen of the Jungle.
* What challenges on set did you face throughout the development of the video?
Our vision was always to make the biggest, best jungle video we possibly could, limitations be damned. We as a whole group just took on the challenge of getting all of it — a complete Woman vs. Tiger storyline, a “Woman Meets Monkey” friendship … not to mention a bunch of action that involved swinging from vines, standing on waterfalls, animated cave paintings and working with all of those animals … and just the “Katy being Katy” scenes in which she paints the elephant’s toenails, brushes the alligator’s teeth, and all those other “Glamazon” moments we loved. See? It’s hard to even summarize it in a quick way — so imagine trying to shoot all this complex stuff in a couple of days.