VOCALIST KATRINA CARSON FILMED MUSIC VIDEO AT DETROIT’S GARDEN COURT CONDOMINIUMS IN TWO-DAY SHOOT


Southfield, Mich. native and up-and-coming hip hop artist Katrina Carson filmed her debut music video at the historic Garden Court Condominium building on E. Jefferson Ave. in all day photo shoots on March 14 and 15.


[USPRwire, Thu Mar 19 2009] Southfield, Mich. native and up-and-coming hip hop artist Katrina Carson filmed her debut music video at the historic Garden Court Condominium building on E. Jefferson Ave. in all day photo shoots on March 14 and 15.

Nearly 40 local actors and actresses were on site to perform in the production for Carson’s new single “BEAUTIFUL.” “BEAUTIFUL” was written by Carson and is a song about feeling “BEAUTIFUL” inside and out no matter who you are. The song is the follow up to “YOU” and has been played on FM 98 WJLB.

In addition to her work with P. Diddy, Ne-Yo and J. Holiday, Carson has opened shows for Al Hudson and One Way, the Contours, the O’Jays and performed on stage with The Whispers and Howard Hewitt. She currently hosts a televised talk show called “Kids on the Move” that airs on Comcast ED TV 15 Southfield station and serves as CEO of HipHopera Entertainment.

“There is not much else to say, other than this is one of the most exciting times of my life. To see my lyrics become a reality is nothing less than amazing,” said Carson. “I think we’ve captured the message of ‘BEAUTIFUL.’ We found a truly beautiful setting at Garden Court and an ensemble of performers who were beautiful - both inside and out.”

The music video was shot by Detroiter Darren Brown of Dirty Mitten (DM) Films. Founded and developed under the vision of Brown and Dikea Taylor, DM Films is a full-service production company specializing in feature length projects, as well as short film and music video productions. While Brown has been making videos for years, his official debut film in 2006, “Project 313,” was met with much acclaim. Brown recently was nominated for “Best Director” at the Detroit Rap Awards.

Garden Court Condominiums often is recognized as an example of famed architect Albert Kahn’s early work. This is not the first time the brick and limestone structure has appeared on film. Garden Court also served as the exterior of Martin Lawrence’s home during the 1980s on the popular television show “Martin.”

“Our company is committed to Michigan and its growth sectors. The rapid expansion of the film industry is certainly encouraging for the region’s economy,” said Andrew V. Farbman, President of Farbman Group and representative for Garden Court Condominiums. “We are thrilled that we were able to open our doors and be part of the activity. Garden Court is an important example of the fine architecture that abounds in downtown Detroit and we hope this opportunity will encourage other filmmakers to take a closer look at this area.”

Today, the building’s two distinctive towers, with elegant entryways and lobbies, offer spectacular panoramic views of the Detroit River and the vibrancy of cross-border city skylines.

The building also retains much of its 1915 charm, featuring attractively landscaped grounds, classic hardwood floors, 10-foot ceilings, wood-burning fireplaces and detailed moldings. Additionally, the property now offers many modern conveniences, including an on-site fitness center, large closets and ample storage, spacious roof top decks and valet parking.


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