John Raymond Barker

John Raymond Barker

Actor-Singer-Writer-Director. Recent Guest Star on Law & Order: SVU.

SNOWMATICA – the complete A Lady Gaga Christmas Medley Parody

We are delighted to announce that Snowmatica will finally premiere February 28, 2021

Snowmatica–the complete “A Lady Gaga Christmas Medley” consisting of 33 of her songs parodied as holiday music in under 38 minutes will finally premiere February 28, 2021. We had missed our original Christmas window due to technical logistics both in and out of our control. We had thought we could premiere it on Epiphany, but January 6, 2021 turned out to be a horrific day that we felt would not be appropriate for this film. Since we had completely missed all holiday options, we decided that we should go back and fully complete the film, undoing any compromises that came about in trying to reach our previous deadlines. I couldn’t bare postponing the film to Christmas 2021 or even Christmas in July 2021. We decided that we could make fun of the film’s tardiness and release it for anyone who would find enjoyment in it now. Our hope is that it builds interest over the course of the year and finds its place by the holidays. 

The technological logistics of major special FX had given me and my husband & collaborating partner, Jared R. Pike, a run for our money. But we finally conquered these matters and can not wait for the world to see this film. I started pre-production on it almost 2 years ago, and most of the filming and editing has taken place during the pandemic. Fun fact: none of the sets are real. The entire film was shot against a greenscreen in our apartment with virtual sets added later. One more complicated scene had us using software to see the set while filming against the greenscreen so things would line up correctly. Whether or not we have achieved Hollywood level production values may be one thing, but what is not debatable is that we have pushed the bar lightyears ahead of our previous work–and that makes us proud.

Listen to Lady Gaga's versions that inspired us

starring John Raymond Barker

Directed & Produced by
Jared R. Pike & John Raymond Barker

Story Concept
Jared R. Pike

Parody Lyrics & Music Production
John Raymond Barker

Additional Music Production 

Jared R. Pike

The Lady Gaga songs parodied are

“Marry The Night”
written by

Lady Gaga & Fernando Garibay

“Chromatica I”
written by

Lady Gaga & Morgan Kibby

“Lovegame”
written by

Lady Gaga & RedOne

“Judas”

written by

Lady Gaga & RedOne

“Edge of Glory”

written by

Lady Gaga, Fernando Garibay, & Paul Blair aka “DJ White Shadow”

“Born This Way”

written by

Lady Gaga, Jeppe Laursen

“You & I”
written by

Lady Gaga

“Just Dance”
written by
Lady Gaga, RedOne, & Allaune Thiam

“Telephone”
written by

Lady Gaga, R. Jerkins, LaShawn Daniels, Lazonate Franklin, & Beyoncé

“Boys Boys Boys”
written by

Lady Gaga & RedOne

“Ayo”
written by

Stefani Germanotta, Hillary Lindsey, Mark Ronson, & M. Tucker

“Teeth”
written by

Lady Gaga, Taja Riley, Pete Wyoming Bender,

& Teddy Riley

“Perfect Illusion”
written by

Kevin Parker, Stefani Germanotta, Mark Ronson, & M Tucker

“Applause”
written by

Lady Gaga, Paul “DJ White Shadow” Blair, Dino Zisis, Nick Monson, Martin Bresso, Nicholas, Mercer, Julien Arias, & William Grigahcine

“G.U.Y.”
written by

Lady Gaga & Anton Zaslavski

“Rain On Me”
written by

Lady Gaga, Bloodpop®, Matthew Burns, Nija Charles, Rami Yacoub, Martin Joseph Léonard Bresso, Ariana Grande, & Alexander Ridha

“Chromatica II”
written by

Lady Gaga & Morgan Kibby

“911”
written by

Lady Gaga, Bloodpop®, Madeon, & Justin Tranter

“Alejandro”
written by
RedOne & Lady Gaga

“Speechless”
written by
Lady Gaga

“Shallow”
written by
Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, & Andrew Wyatt

“Aura”
written by

Lady Gaga, Anton Zaslavski,

Amit Duvdevani, & Erez Eisen

“Joanne”
written by

Stefani Germanotta & Mark Ronson

“Swine”
written by

Lady Gaga, Paul “DJ White Shadow” Blair, Dino Zisis, & Nick Monson

“A Million Reasons”
written by

Stefani Germanotta, Hillary Lindsey, &  Mark Ronson

“Is That Alright?”
written by

Lady Gaga, Mark Nilan Jr,, Nick Monson, Paul “DJ WS” Blair, Lukas Nelson, & Aaron Raitiere

“John Wayne”
written by

Stefani Germanotta, Mark Ronson, M. Tucker, & Josh Homme

“Always Remember Us This Way”
written by

Lady Gaga, Natalie Hemby, Hillary Lindsey, & Lori McKenna

“Chromatica III”

written by

Lady Gaga & Morgan Kibby

“Bad Romance”
written by

RedOne & Lady Gaga

“Poker Face”
written by

Lady Gaga & RedOne”

“Paparazzi”
written by

Lady Gaga & Rob Fusari

“Stupid Love”
written by

Lady Gaga, Bloodpop®, Max Martin, Martin Joseph Léonard Bresso, & Ely Rise

 

We are not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with Lady Gaga, Interscope Records, Kon Live Distribution, Streamline, Cherrytree Records, or any of their subsidiaries.

FAIR USE COPYRIGHT NOTICE

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“NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS 106 AND 106A, THE FAIR USE OF A COPYRIGHTED WORK, INCLUDING SUCH USE BY REPRODUCTION IN COPIES OR PHONORECORDS OR BY ANY OTHER MEANS SPECIFIED BY THAT SECTION, FOR PURPOSES SUCH AS CRITICISM, COMMENT, NEWS REPORTING, TEACHING (INCLUDING MULTIPLE COPIES FOR CLASSROOM USE), SCHOLARSHIP, OR RESEARCH, IS NOT AN INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT.”

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Costume, Wig & Make-up Design

Jared R. Pike

Additional Costume Design

John Raymond Barker

Production Design, Special FX, & Editing

John Raymond Barker & Jared R. Pike

None of the visual or sound FX would be possible without the generosity of a community of artists who provide use of their work for free through Creative Commons Licensing or the like.

A great deal of work was originally created by pexels.com – @gamol-755060

Santa in “Santa Claus” – pexels.com: @cottonbro

Reindeer in “Rein On Me” – freepik.com: @brgfx

News Reporter in “D.U.I.”: Kevin McMahon via Behance/Adobe

Animated elves in “North Pole” – GraphicMama.com

Additional artwork & stock footage was remixed or used directly from the following web sites

pixabay.com

pexels.com

unsplash.com

videezy.com

Wikipedia Commons: @Dschwen
for his photo
Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Additional stock footage provided by Videvo, downloaded from https://www.videvo.net
including the Snowman in “Man Made of Snow”
Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)

Additional Videvo artists utilizing Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0):

@Beachfront  for light-leak-orb & bad-tv-output

@Khaj1t for shopping-and-entertainment-centre-

@mattiamc for snow-close-up

@oasisamuel for confetti falling

@pilotsflying for light-bulb-turned-on-and-off

Additional sound effects from
zapsplat.com: @blastwave-fx & freesoundeffects.com

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents, even those based on real people, either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

Special thanks to Jillian Coneys, who always brings a brilliant, heartfelt, powerful perspective.

All original footage filmed entirely in Harlem, NYC primarily during the Covid-19 Pandemic

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