(L-R) Douglas Sonders, Nicholas Cambata & Sam Kavenchy cast Mya's upcoming music video.
NORTHWEST -- Since she first exploded onto the R&B charts in April 1998 with her platinum-selling eponymous debut album, Grammy Award-winning recording artist Mya (born Mya Harrison) has performed at venues all over the world and collaborated with everyone from Christina Aguilera to Pink to Lil Wayne.
However, the Baltimore native has never forgotten her "DMV" roots. Indeed, in searching for a production company to shoot her latest music video -- a dance-friendly collaboration with superstar DJ Cedric Gervais -- she and label Ultra Records quickly zeroed-in on the District's own 8112 Studios.
Founded in 2008 by Nicholas Cambata and Douglas Sonders, the 8112 team has quickly become one of the city's most sought after production companies, with a client list that includes Apple, National Geographic, and Universal.
Titled "Love is The Answer", Mya's latest video follows her and Gervais as they heat things up at a swanky VIP club throughout the night. And naturally, with every club setting comes a matching set of beautiful people.
Hence the casting call conducted by 8112 on Sunday afternoon at The Reserve on L Street. With a bevy of talented women and men in attendance, Nicholas and Douglas meticulously interviewed each candidate, focusing specifically on elements of style and individuality.
Sam Kavenchy of Kavenchy Spa Salon and Howard J. Lee of Georgetown's Charm Boutique, two of the video's sponsors, were also on-hand to help advise on hair, styling, and accessorizing concerns.
"Love is The Answer" will be shot on-location in D.C. on December 21st and 22nd, with post production to be completed locally by 8112 soon thereafter.