Noah Centineo Just Made His Directorial Debut With a New Music Video
Noah Centineo is on a roll. Since stealing everyone’s hearts in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, which is officially getting a sequel (!!), the 22-year-old has become seemingly unstoppable, landing major roles in two more Netflix rom-coms, Sierra Burgess Is a Loser and this summer’s The Perfect Date, as well as on the big screen in the upcoming Charlie’s Angels reboot. And if that weren’t enough, he also just made his directorial debut.
When Russian producer and DJ ARTY needed someone to direct the music video for his latest track, “Save Me Tonight,” he set his sights on Centineo. Or, rather, Centineo talked himself into snagging the gig. As the young actor revealed on Twitter, “I convinced @artymusic to let me direct the music video for ‘Save Me Tonight.'” And that’s not all. “Somehow @lilycollins agreed to star in it with a bunch of our friends. (I might be in it too),” he teased. “So stoked to share with y’all, let me know what you think!”
The nearly four-minute video starts with Collins packing things into a moving truck, saying goodbye to her BFF, and driving away from her small suburban town. We then follow the British actress as she heads off to a brand new school and is met by a series of bullies, Mean Girls style, before being comforted by (you guessed it) Centineo. He introduces her to all of his friends, who help her plan some revenge on the mean guys and gals.
“ARTY and I built the storyline from the ground up without preconception,” Centineo explained to Billboard. “The bullies were’’t even a part of the picture at first. I remember taking a couple of weeks to flesh out various forms that the video could have taken. One night, ARTY and I met at the London Hotel in West Hollywood with a plan to finish the outline and lock in a treatment, before going out with friends. Ultimately, we actually stayed in the entire night with friends and finalized our video. It was insanely celebratory when we locked it all in.”
That “family dynamic,” as Centineo calls it, made the project extra-special. “What I love about ‘Save Me Tonight’ is that it came to be through friendship,” the actor told Billboard. “It was a perfect scenario for friends to come together and create. That’s truly what I’m here for.”
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