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Finn Wolfhard Talks Co-Directing First Music Video for Spendtime Palace's 'Sonora': Exclusive

The 'Stranger Things' star got behind the camera with friend and former Vine star Josh Ovalle for the western-themed clip.
There are worse places you could learn about the art of storytelling than on the set of Stranger Things. Luckily, star Finn Wolfhard has been paying close attention to what that series' creator/directors The Duffer Brothers have been doing on the hit Netflix thriller, which helped him immensely when he and former Vine star Josh Ovalle recently co-directed their first music video. "When I get off school or I'm on set, if I'm not filming I go and watch them direct another scene, and I definitely learn from them," says Wolfhard, 14, who plays supernatural teen sleuth Mike Wheeler on the series. "I definitely learn from them. There's definitely a lot of patience and trusting each other [on set]."  The pair got together last year after Wolfhard -- already a fan of Ovalle's comedy Vines and short films -- met up when the actor was in Los Angeles to do some Stranger press. "I found out he was a filmmaker and [after the show came out] he found out I was following him on social media, and he reached out about how he loved the show and we ended up clicking because we have very similar personalities," says Wolfhard. After a few months of hanging out they decided they wanted to co-direct something, and Ovalle mentioned that his high school friends in the band Spendtime Palace had a new EP coming out and wondered if they could film a video together for one of the songs.
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