Billy Joel's "Downeaster Alexa" Video
You'll find Melissa between 1:34 and 1:55
Melissa on her 'role' in the Video:
My dad has been a bayman (Eastcoast bay fisherman) since I was about 17 years old. He knows Billy Joel because of Joel's support of the true islanders (Long Island, NY). My dad was secretary for the Baymen's Association for many years. When the video was being made my dad assisted production in finding the boats and fishermen (all real Eastend guys). When they also needed a mother and child back on land, dad said 'I have that for you too...'. Hence my favorite frames that I have ever shot... It is me and my sweet son, John Matthew Heard on my lap, smiling when I kiss his head. I never would have witnessed that without the magic of film!