Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals have just dropped their new video! It’s their tribute to the great classic film “One Flew over the Cookoos Nest”. Check it out, below. The video is for the song “Choosing Mental Illness” that appears on the fresh new album, “Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue”.
Directed by Katherine Richardson-Anselmo with director of photography Mike Holderbeast and starring Michael St. Michaels (The Greasy Strangler), the six-plus-minute clip pays tribute to Miloš Forman’s 1975 comedy-drama, “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest”.
This video is based on one of my favorite films about the harshness of mental illness. Being up close and personal with the struggle, I often feel like R.P. McMurphy, who I play in the clip. I’ve had a lot of questions about the LP title, “Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue” and song title, “Choosing Mental Illnes”, but make no mistake, I take mental illness very seriously, especially because it often goes untreated. We’ve taken some extra steps at the end of the video with information that you, or someone close to you might need.
On a lighter note, it’s always a blast to do creative things like the video with my band, crew, and family. Bringing Michael St. Michaels into the fold was like having your favorite wacky uncle over for the holidays! He did a great job as our version of Nurse Ratched and he’s an absolutely lovable and talented guy… Go see The Greasy Strangler!
In related news, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals will unite with Housecore labelmates King Parrot this fall for their long-awaited US live takeover. Stay tuned for more details!