“Forever Young”

On October 16, 1988 Terry directed a music video to the song “Forever  Young” from Alphaville.  The story was written by Madison Di Loren.  It concerned the somewhat sad tale of a old woman, played by Madison’s real mother, Catherine Butera, who awakes one morning to look back at her life when she was young.

Ken D’Alessio attaches the camera to a board for the opening shot, in a similar way Sam Raimi did on THE EVIL DEAD 

The video was shot in 8-hours in locations that included Oceanside Park – Oceanside, NY, Wickham apartment on Hunnewell Avenue in Elmont, NY, outside the Franklin Quad movie theater in Franklin Square, Silver Lake County Park – Baldwin, NY, Pathmark in Franklin Square and a wedding clip from St. Annes – Garden City, NY

Ken shots from the teeter totter on Madison Di Loren, while Director Terry Wickham (in white sweat shirt) controls the seesaw @ Oceanside Park in Oceanside, NY
Albert Feis, Elizabeth Otto, Andrea Ornstein and Helen Pappas played Madison's friends in "Forever Young" here at Silver Lake County Park in Baldwin, NY
Albert Feis, Elizabeth Otto, Andrea Ornstein and Helen Pappas played Madison’s friends in “Forever Young” @ Oceanside Park in Oceanside, NY
To get the camera movement Terry desired, Kenny shot while swinging on the swing
To get the camera movement Terry desired, Kenny shot while swinging on the swing @ Oceanside Park, Oceanside, NY
Terry (in white) directs scene at Silver Lake County Park in Baldwin, NY
Terry (in white) directs scene at Silver Lake County Park in Baldwin, NY on 10/16/88
Kia Ward and Madison Di Loren play the couple in love in "Forever Young" here @ Silver Lake County Park in Baldwin, NY
Kia Ward and Madison Di Loren play the couple in love in “Forever Young” @ Silver Lake County Park in Baldwin, NY
Director Wickham, Kenny D'Alessio films kneeling down, while Kia Ward & Madison do the scene, PA Steve Grubstein with slate @ Silver Lake County Park
Director Wickham, Kenny D’Alessio films kneeling down, while Kia Ward & Madison do the scene, PA Steve Grubstein with slate @ Silver Lake County Park
Kia & Madison on bridge, while Kenny films, Terry watches @ Silver Lake County Park in Baldwin, NY on 10/16/88
Kia & Madison on bridge, while Kenny films, Terry watches @ Silver Lake County Park in Baldwin, NY on 10/16/88
PA Steve Grubstein looks back while scene at the bridge was filmed @ Silver Lake County Park on 10/16/88
PA Steve Grubstein looks back, while scene at the bridge was filmed @ Silver Lake County Park on 10/16/88
DP Ken D'Alessio gets down low for a dramatic shot in "Forever Young" @ Silver Lake County Park in  Baldwin, NY
DP Ken D’Alessio gets down low for a dramatic shot in “Forever Young” @ Silver Lake County Park in Baldwin, NY