[Short Film] “Sex Tape Day”

You may not know Eryn  Koehn yet; but you will soon. The 23 year old Detroit born songstress has been building a steady following among those in the know in Chicago since arriving to attend Columbia College for acting where she earned her B.A. of Arts. Known around Windy City film and music circles for her sultry voice and appearances in a variety of short films, Kane has taken things up a notch lately, shooting a video earlier this year with Davy Greenberg for her cover of BJ the Chicago Kid’s song “Her Pain” and garnering a feature on ProbCause’s album The Recipe Vol. 2 where she handled the hook on “Motivation”.

It was while doing a scene for an Onion web series that she caught the eye of vaunted Chicago videographer Austin Vesely, who was immediately struck. “Working with Eryn is great because she’s never been afraid to commit to a joke, even if it’s kind of absurd,” said Vesely. The video, shot in 8 hours at Vesely’s small apartment on Chicago’s Northside, was a crash course in cinematography for Koehn, as Austin carefully handled the sound, direction, framing and jokes alongside everything else, switching off with Koehn here and there to shoot the video in full. The scenes were planned for the most part, mostly written by Vesely months earlier but the majority of the interactions were true improvisation, playing to Koehn’s strengths. For those familiar with Koehn and Vesely, it should be no surprise that they were able to produce something of this caliber. Check out the 10 minute piece below and keep it locked to Ruby Hornet for the latest from the pair in the coming months.

Jake Krzeczowski

Jake Krzeczowski is a writer based in Chicago. Since graduating from the University of Iowa in 2012 he has written for the likes of The Chicago Sun Times, Complex Magazine, and Elevator Magazine.

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