HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Big Spring Park was transformed into a major Christian music video shoot Thursday night, but the preparation started months ago to make a local man’s dream become reality.
OBB – short for Oswald Brothers Band – a hot acts in the Christian music scene, chose the Rocket City as set to shoot their upcoming single, “That Kind of Faith,” but it is the Huntsville native turned movie director responsible for putting Huntsville on the music video map.
Video producer and director Joel Banta says the site is perfect for his vision for the video.
“Our idea is to take that tunnel and make a light tunnel out of it,” Banta says.
This will be the fourth Christian music video that Banta, founder of BilbyFilms, has made in Huntsville.
Last year, he shot the video for Hawk Nelson’s “Words” in a warehouse at Huntsville International Airport.
In October, Banta got Christian stars MercyMe and about 100 extras to dance on Clinton Avenue downtown for their song, “Shake.”
Banta used a movie camera mounted on a hovering, remote-controlled “octocopter” for the MercyMe shoot, as well as a yet-to-be-released Ryan Corn video filmed in May on the 11th floor of the old Times Building downtown, according to a report by our news partners at AL.com/The Huntsville Times.
OBB – brothers Zach, Jacob and Nich Oswald from Atlanta – was discovered in 2009 during CBS Early Show’s “Singing Family Face-Off.” Nashville-based Curb Records signed the band in 2012.
According to a biography on OBB’s website, the band’s self-titled EP debuted at No. 23 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and at No. 39 on the Billboard Christian albums chart.
Banta said “That Kind of Faith” is intended to be the lead single from OBB’s first full-length album.