When Pharrell's 24-hour "Happy" video surfaced, the majority of people found themselves obsessively seeking out the hidden celebrities and their favorite dancers. This was not the case for Anne Marsen, a 24-year-old actress and dancer living in Brooklyn.
In 2011, Marsen created a 71-minute video of herself dancing around the streets of New York City, showing off her moves to the sounds of mashup artist Girl Talk's album "All Day." Noticing a significant amount of similarities between her work and Pharrell's day-long groove-a-thon, she created a video that pushes viewers to ask whether there is a connection between the two.
In an interview with Spin, Marsen explained her disappointment: "Jacob and I were saying, we agree, it's a great thing that dance is getting recognition as a long-form kind of thing, because we want to be making more projects that we're dreaming up now that are in this form. Yet at the same time we feel like we're not getting the recognition for this."
According to one of Pharrell's reps, neither Pharrell, nor anyone on his team had seen "Girl Walk" before creating the video for "Happy."
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