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PAYSON — A dance battle featuring new cars, fresh beats and 1980s throwback ensembles will get your toes tapping, and it was all filmed in Utah.
Scott Winn is a filmmaker and composer, and he tries to find a way to blend both interests. His videos are often music-driven, focusing on dance. After seeing some of his other creative videos, Ford reached out to Winn and asked him to make something featuring the 2015 Ford Mustang.
“I obviously jumped on board with such a unique opportunity,” Winn said. “I also thought it would be cool to have some high level of contrast in the mix. So I decided to mess with the time periods. We've got these brand new futuristic cars that have yet to come out, so why not set it all in the ’80s. It was slightly ‘Back to the Future’ inspired.”
The video features a "guys vs. girls" aerobic dance battle. For an additional layer of fun, the rhythms and hairstyles are undeniably 1980s — complete with bright blue eyeshadow, thick mustaches and big hair.
Shot primarily on Main Street in Payson, Winn worked with Jason Celaya to choreograph the bright, snappy video. Through casting and auditions, they found the exuberant dancers featured in the video, and each dancer is local.