Run Up

  • Artist

    Major Lazer
    ft. PartyNextDoor
    and Nicki Minaj

  • Release date

    April 2017

  • Producer


  • Executive producer


  • Views on Youtube

This music video tells the story of a typical house party, except for one detail: everyone is constantly focused on their phones whatever they’re doing.

The impressive dedication to selfie-taking in this video pokes fun at the world’s increased devotion to smartphones.

The idea was to laugh at ourselves and at the unconditional love we bear to our smartphones. Humor and absurdity came naturally in our speech because our will was not to accuse someone or something but just exaggerate it to foster attention.


  • Paul Van Haver Director
  • Luc Van Haver Director
  • Martin Scali Director
  • Gary Farkas - Phantasm Producer
  • Matt Jacoby Producer
  • Fatima Robinson Choreographer
  • Kris Belchevski Director of photography
  • Julie Rambaud Post-producer
  • Tianes Montasser Editor
  • Mathieu Caplanne Colorist
  • Alice Syrakvash Colorist
  • Tonia Wallander Flame artist
  • Sarah Park (Pulse Films) Executive producer
  • Marina Viscun Head of production
  • Regina Fernandez Production supervisor
  • Alek Parker Assistant Production Supervisor
  • Jonas Morales 1st Assistant Director
  • Salem Beasley 2nd Assistant Director
  • Liam Clark Steadicam Operator
  • Zachariah Jones 1st Assistant Camera
  • Michelle Kwong 2nd Assistant Camera
  • Isidro « Cid » Pineda D.I.T
  • Brian Hickman Gaffer
  • Danny Carillo Best Boy Electric
  • Greg Ladwig Electric
  • Jimmy Viera Key Grip
  • Christian Corio Production Designer
  • Caleb Dawson Set dresser
  • Josh Anzano Set dresser
  • Michael Lopez Set dresser
  • Matt Capen Production Assistant
  • Lisa Katnic Stylist
  • Adrian Gilliland Wardrobe Assistant
  • Marisa Ramirez Hair
  • Morgan Laroyce Hair Assistant
  • Tsipporah Liebman Make-up
  • Lindsey Rivera Make-up Assistant
  • Ignacio Martinez VTR
  • Amanda Lopez Choreographer Assistant
  • Adrian Wiltshire Choreographer Assistant
  • Hershey Petty Pass van drivers
  • Sean Blackwell Pass Van Driver
  • Dashawn Boyce Production Assistant (Truck)
  • Rob Rogers Production Assistant
  • Forrest Martin Production Assistant
  • Tom Dagnino Production Assistant
  • Justin Pool Production Assistant
  • Jake Kershinbaum Production Assistant
  • Gaëtan Rousseau Executive producer (Miami)
  • Marieta Blaskova (Paradoxal) Executive Producer (Miami)
  • Verena Faden Production Supervisor (Miami)
  • Young Chang 1st Assistant Director (Miami)
  • Mike McGowan Steadicam Operator (Miami)
  • Brett Frey 1st Assistant Camera (Miami)
  • Carlos Gomez Gaffer (Miami)
  • Alvaro Huerta Key Grip (Miami)
  • Miguel Gomez BB Grip (Miami)
  • Tom Criswell Art Director (Miami)
  • Per Tom Prop Master (Miami)
  • Nikki Takesh Wardrobe Stylist (Miami)
  • Gena Sullivan Hair & Make-Up Dancers (Miami)
  • Jeff Rollason Location Manager (Miami)
  • Rolando Viñas Camera Truck Driver/Key Production Assistant (Miami)
  • Karen Alexis Set Production Assistant (Miami)


Lazer Gyals : Jaylene Mendoza, Sara Bivens, Andrenita Smith, Helen Gedlu
Dancers : Angelo Saunders, Peter Styles Francis, Tiara « Tia » Rivera, Dana Vaughns, Marquita « Quita » Washington, Jason Facey
Lead Girl : Vanessa
Party Goers : Piper, Phlo, Kayla B, Jaira, Ama, Kelly, Shadeh, Lillie, Selena, Sylvia, Jess, Karen, Eddie, Niko, John, Fox, Box, Jordan, Dylan
Diver : Niki
Nicki Minaj's dancers : Karina Cedeno, Vanecia, Jennifer, Jackie, Corinne