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Actors Cole Crawford and Vito Glazers star in Heroin Chic Music Video by The Silk Demise

The Silk Demise is a Toronto based group of Canadian producers and musicians who create chilled out, electronic, trip-hop music.   One of their most popular songs is their 2009 jam, Heroin Chic.  Director Joseph Graziani of Joe and Joe media in Chicago is a fan of their music and licensed several of their songs for use in his web series Cafe Kremlin.

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Heroin Chic Music Video by The Silk Demise

Graziani was a fan of the song and wanted to execute his vision for a music video for it.  One of his directorial goals for this video was to film it all in one single shot with no cuts.  This is a challenging task that involves significant coordination and choreography even for the most experienced directors.  He contracted actors Cole Crawford and Vito Glazers to star in the music video and bring his idea to life.

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Vito Glazers and Cole Crawford in Heroin Chic

After carefully considering the concept for the video, the director chose to work with Vito Glazers because they had history together from working on Cafe Kremlin, and also because Graziani had helped direct the weekly webcast Tuesday Topics which Glazers hosted.  Graziani wanted to keep the cast for the video simple, keeping it to two characters, The Addict, played by Cole Crawford, and Addiction, played by Vito Glazers.

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Cole Crawford as The Addict, Vito Glazers as Addiction

After the video was completed and released by The Silk Demise, Vito Glazers shared the video with his audience of more than 80,000 subscribers on Facebook and used his involvement in this project as an opportunity to make a public service announcement to bring awareness to the heroin and drug epidemic plaguing America, memorializing more than 60 individuals who passed away from heroin overdoses in a 24 hour period the same day the music video was released.

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Cole Crawford as The Addict in Heroin Chic

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Creative Collaborations

2009-2012 were the most intense years of business for me.  2012-2014 was a lot of wandering and soul searching.  2015 was a rediscovery of the love for creative arts, expression and communication.  Much of 2015 was spent politicking.  2016 is the year of execution and delivery.  Expression through creative collaborations.

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“I love acting because the proof that we are everything, is that you can be anything” – Vito Glazers 2016

Comedy, drama, improv, speaking, writing, music and film production, painting, drawing comics; have all been deep interests for me over the three decades I have spent on earth.  The pursuit of financial freedom was, as I am sure is for many, the biggest obstacle in pursuing a creative career.  Now that I have paid my dues to the business world and own more of my own time, my first goal was to find the one thing I want to do with the rest of my life.  Selling advertising is not what I want to be remembered on this earth for.  Mastering communication, influence and having the ability to spread a positive message through the talents of others and the abilities I myself have been blessed with feels like much more of a legacy to leave behind.

Imagine a world without art.  In essence, it is what I imagine a world run by communism to look and feel like.  Art is the opposite of communism.  Art is freedom.

To those artists who are stuck in cubicles, your time will come if you will it.  Never stop pursuing creativity.  Make it a great year!


Vito Glazers, 2016