That the title of the above video “Who Says Models Can Only Pose?” is a rhetorical question does not also mean the subjects contained therein do not deign to answer it. In fact, over the course of nearly five minutes 15 models from Ford Models Los Angeles New Faces don’t so much answer the question as make a bold statement of intent about their depth and breadth of talent.
The girls were brought into the studio where they were encouraged to improvise with musicians before film maker Mark Hug‘s cameras. “I wanted to capture that playful and youthful voice they still have by using improvisational situations to help express that voice.” Through a clever improvised mix of live musical accompaniment, choreographed dance, and, yes, martial arts, models under Mark’s direction ensure that nearly no one any longer labor under the delusion that models can only pose.
Credits include: Title, “Who Says Models Can Only Pose?”; Direction, Mark Hug; Models, Alex, Allie, Araya, Athena, Chloe, Gracie, Kalia, Layla Mae, Lili, Lisa Marie, Madison, McKenna, Petie, Saray, Sasha, Victoria all at Ford Models Los Angeles New Faces; Electric guitar, Eli Viszolay, Morgan Smith; Pan flute, Mazze Leczzare; Bongos, Mcabe Gregg; Acoustic guitar, Jimmy Brighton, Chris Welpman; Drums, Chris Galya, Adam Stehr of the Orlando Napier Band; Bass, Jordan Lee; Keys, Orlando Napier of the Orlando Napier Band; Rapping, D Myke; Piano, Charlie Depew; Beats, Kenneth “Mista” Block; Special appearance, Steph Jones, Red from Dilemma on electric guitar; Camera operation, Mark Hug, Robin Charters, Chris Bergenkamp; Gaffer, Robin Charters; Sound, Tom Boykin; Editing, Bryant Robinson; Grooming, Artists by Timothy Priano; Graphics, Rachel Berks; Production, Natalie Smith, Monica Diaz, Chandra Feltus, Chris Bergenkamp, Bryan Robinson, Mark Hug; Production coordination, Katherine Beer; Music and vocals recorded live on set.