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SonReal - "Have a Nice Day"
This eye-catching clip earned acclaimed director Peter Huang a Juno nomination this year in the Video of the Year category. It has been a hit with the public too, notching almost 1.2 million YouTube views since its release in July 2018. In it, SonReal's head is superimposed on a dog and used as a football, while a singing navel is another of many surreal images.
The video medium has been good to SonReal, as his 2014 breakthrough hit, “Everywhere We Go,” featured a charming video that went viral, grabbing over 22M views.
Huang has worked with such artists as Martin Garrix, Avicii, and Jessie Reyez, and has also earned nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards, MuchMusic Video Awards, UK MVAs and the Young Director Award in Cannes.
His narrative work has screened at Sundance and the Toronto International Film Festival, and his short film, 5 Films About Technology, played in theatres across the US. Huang also moonlights as a guitarist, playing with SonReal on his tours across Canada, US, and Europe.
Director: Peter Huang
Director of Photography: Ian MacMillan
Producer: Katy Maravala
Production Co.: MadRuk Entertainment
Editor: Monica Remba
Art Department: Oleks Bileychuk
Special Effects: Trevor Corrigan, Sean Douglas, and James Andrews
Produced/Mixed/Mastered by Trevor Muzzy