The Hanson Hour Episode 15

By | August 25, 2023

What a pleasure to sit down and chat with the effervescent Tamra Davis.  Tamra was the director of the MMMBop and Where’s the love video clips. These videos were one of the main, if not, THE main parts of our Hanson 1997 era.  It was through these videos that we were able to connect with Hanson, to visually see them and…. well pause your VHS’ and stare.

Tamra began her career directing music videos for acts like Tone Loc, Depeche Mode, Indigo Girls, NWA, Hanson and Sonic Youth and made her first feature in 92 with Guncrazy starring Drew Barrymore. Ms Barrymore received a Golden Globe Nomination.  She them went on to direct feature films staring Chris Rock – CB4, Adam Sander in Billy Madison, Dave Chappelle in Half Baked, Britney Spears in Crossroads and most recently, 13: The Musical for Netflix. She is also known for her documentary work on Jean Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child and The Punk Singer about Kathleen Hanna. After having 2 kids with her husband Mike D of the Beastie Boys she started a career in television and has directed on shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Dead To Me, The Politician and P Valley.  She directed the pilot for High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. She continues to work in documentaries, episodic television and feature films.

You can fine Tamra on Instagram @tamradavis1

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