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Swedish singer on set for love song film shoot at Kirkland’s Heathman Hotel
A Swedish singer began filming her fourth music video at Kirkland’s Heathman Hotel on Friday and will continue throughout the weekend.
“I’m really thankful to film at this hotel,” Viktoria Tocca said. “I feel really welcome.”
Film director Moses Olson with Redmond-based Pic Films of Arc Media Studios said the hotel has been very accommodating and giving during their shoot. He said the hotel also provided room accommodations for the singer.
“They let us move things around if we need,” said Olsen, adding that there has been a lot of open communication, too.
Tocca will sing “Besame Mucho,” a Spanish love song from the 1940s and she says the Heathman provides a beautiful setting for the romantic video.
The music video will feature Tocca and KC Guyer, a Northwest actor, in a love story. In the video, Guyer is Tocca’s bodyguard who soon becomes her love interest.
“(The video) plays off of her protector who saves her and they fall in love,” said Guyer.
Olson said a particularly romantic scene will ensue in the alley way across from the Heathman, noting there will be a fight scene somewhere in the mix as well.
Tocca has been involved in the arts since age 10. She grew up in Sweden but has worked abroad in places such as Germany, Denmark, England and many more since the release of her second album, “All I Am.” Tocca has currently won nine awards, including “Artist of the Year” at the 2012 Indie Music Channel Awards.
Now, she lives in Transylvania, Romania with her husband and children.
“It’s a very weird place … Beautiful but strange country,” she said, explaining that she moved there because her husband found work there.
Tocca hopes to move to Los Angeles in the spring of 2013. And she hopes there will be a fifth music video with Pic Films as another project in the foreseeable future.
Tocca is the second singer this month to visit the Heathman. Canadian recording artist Marika Siewert sang for a private party at the hotel on Nov. 17.