To the casual observer, it may have looked like a bank robbery in progress on Thursday, June 5, at the Bank of Lovell, but it was actually a staged performance for a music video in production by local filmmaker Jack Brinkerhoff.
The video was being made as a birthday gift for Cowley resident Larami Leonhardt. Her mother Sandy Harrison and friends Heather Fogg and Stacy Bair played the part of the bank robbers, while Levae Leonhardt drove the getaway car, a bright red 1966 Pontiac Catalina, owned by Devin Bair.
The video, which was set to one of Larami’s favorite songs, “Paper Planes,” by MIA, will be shown to her for the first time on Saturday, June 21, at the Hyart Film Festival in Lovell.
The faux robbers put on quite a show with rubber masks paired with fancy dresses, while police blocked the street during the filming. While in the bank, tellers played along with the performers while Brinkerhoff kept the camera rolling.
By Patti Carpenter