To Live Is To Die

On November 19, 1989 Terry directed his 14th amatuer music video (a music video done without artist’s permission, telling a story to a song).  This time he tackled Metallica – “To Live Is To Die” off And Justice For All.

To Live Is To Die cast & crew. Left to right 1st row; Terry & Madison Wickham. 2nd row; Ronnie, Tamara Gorkin, Mitch, Joe. 3rd row Stacy, Inga, Joyce McLoughlin, Frank Bartell (kneeling down), Joseph Biondi, Chrissie Pace. 4th row; Rich Schiano, Kia Ward, Jason Alvino, Lou Trapani @ Valley Stream State Park, New York
To Live Is To Die cast & crew. Left to right 1st row; Terry & Madison Wickham. 2nd row; Ronnie Pina, Tamara Gorkin, Mitch, Joe. 3rd row Stacey Brody, Inga, Joyce McLoughlin, Frank Bartell (kneeling down), Joseph Biondi, Chrissie Pace. 4th row; Rich Schiano, Kia Ward, Jason Alvino, Lou Trapani @ Valley Stream State Park, New York

The video was shot on Long Island in 6 1/2 hours at the Wickham’s apartment in Elmont, Valley Stream State Park and Trapani home in Oceanside, New  York.

"To Live Is To Die" was the 1st video Terry & Lou Trapani worked together on.  2 Months later (January 1990) Lou would photograph "Oh Father" video for Terry.  This picture was taken in the Wickham's apartment in Elmont, New York
“To Live Is To Die” was the 1st video Terry & Lou Trapani worked together on. Two Months later (January 1990) Lou would photograph “Oh Father” video for Terry. This picture was taken in the Wickham’s apartment in Elmont, New York

The video was shot by Lou Trapani.  Special Make-up Effects were done by Jason Alvino and Joseph Biondi.

Joseph Biondi & Jason Alvino prepare Frank Bartell for his shower demise.  Joey & Jason became known as "The Frog Brothers" named derived from the movie LOST BOYS. They had started working with Terry almost exactly 1-year before starting on MADAME RED.  This would be the 1st of 3 films that Frank Bartell would act in for Terry.
Joseph Biondi & Jason Alvino prepare Frank Bartell for his shower demise @ the Wickham’s apartment in Elmont, NY. Joey & Jason became known as “The Frog Brothers” a nickname derived from the movie LOST BOYS. They had started working with Terry almost exactly 1-year prior on MADAME RED (November 25, 1988) and were huge contributors working on numerous productions including DOUBLE FANTASY, OUT OF TOUCH and EVIL STREETS.

The story involved six young women getting revenge on their cheating boyfriend’s by killing them in violent, gory ways (electrocution in the shower, throat slashing, hanging by rope, knife to the gut, rifle gunshot and pistol gunshot the head).  It’s a theme that was carried over from Terry’s film Madame Red and believe it or not made for a fun shoot with everyone getting into it.

The girls of "To Live Is To Die" left to right; Joyce McLoughlin, Chrissie Pace, Tamara Gorkin, Inga, Stacy. Madison Wickham is not in the photo but was the other girl in the video @ Valley Stream State Park
The girls of “To Live Is To Die” left to right; Joyce McLoughlin, Chrissie Pace, Tamara Gorkin, Inga, Stacey Brody. Madison Wickham is not in the photo but was the other girl in the video @ Valley Stream State Park
Terry directs Frank Bartell for his shower death.  Terry was going to acting school @ HB Studios in Manhattan with Frank and led to them working together on this video, "Oh Father" music video and Frank would play one of the leads in Terry's feature film OUT OF TOUCH.
Terry directs Frank Bartell for his shower death @ the Wickham’s apartment in Elmont, NY. Terry & Madison were attending acting school @ HB Studios in Manhattan with Frank, which led to them working together on not only this video, but “Oh Father” music video.  7 months later Frank would play one of the leads in Terry’s feature film OUT OF TOUCH.
Joey Biondi & Jason Alvino set up the effect in the shower of Frank's character @ Wickham's apartment Elmont, NY
Joey Biondi & Jason Alvino set up the shower effect  of Frank Bartell’s character @ Wickham’s apartment Elmont, NY

 

Lou Trapani films Frank Bartell's electrocution in the shower @ Wickham's apartment in Elmont, NY
Lou Trapani films Frank Bartell’s electrocution in the shower of Wickham’s apartment in Elmont, NY

 

Inga & Rich Schiano @ Valley Stream State Park.  Rich was discovered by Madison & Terry @ Tower Records in Carle Place.  Rich has appeared as an actor in MADAME RED, DOUBLE FANTASY, "Oh Father" music video, "Slip Her The Big One" music video, "Fetish" Music Video, OUT OF TOUCH and the episode "Stalk" in the movie EVIL STREETS.
Inga & Rich Schiano @ Valley Stream State Park. Rich was discovered by Madison & Terry @ Tower Records in Carle Place. Rich has appeared as an actor in MADAME RED, DOUBLE FANTASY, “Oh Father” music video, “Slip Her The Big One” music video, “Fetish” Music Video, OUT OF TOUCH and the episode “Stalk” in the movie EVIL STREETS.

 

The Guys of "To Live Is To Die" left to right; Mitch, Rich Schiano, Kia Ward, Ronnie Pina (front kneeling), Frank Bartell (leaning down in back) and Joe @ Valley Stream State Park
The Guys of “To Live Is To Die” left to right; Mitch, Rich Schiano, Kia Ward, Ronnie Pina (front kneeling), Frank Bartell (leaning down in back) and Joe @ Valley Stream State Park