Henry County native Gin Cooley to be honored for music video

Gin Cooley

A Henry County native’s music video has been picked for an International Film Festival award at the 2013 Canada International Film Festival in Vancouver, British Columbia this weekend.

Gin Cooley, the daughter of Tammy Muench of Paris, has been modeling for 10 years, and lived overseas in Europe and Asia for four years.

She is on the magazine’s website as one of the entries in the contest. Paris is listed as her hometown on the website.

Cooley also has appeared in several popular music videos, including Casey James’ “Let’s Don’t Call It a Night,” Rodney Atkins’ “Take a Back Road,”; Joe Nichols’ “Take It Off” and had the lead role in the video for Lady Antebellum’s “Wanted You More.”

She works regularly in Atlanta in miscellaneous photo shoots and fashion events. She also is a songwriter with BMI in Nashville.

Cooley will be accepting her award in person at the closing night awards ceremony for “Pocket Full of Hope,” directed by Jeff Wyatt Wilson.

William Young, festival director, said they will be screening 23 films at the festival.

“Even though your film was not chosen to be screened publicly,” Young said, “the judges felt it was among the very best of over 1,000 films submitted from over 30 countries and was deserving of special recognition.”

There are 10 awards given in each of eight categories.

Cooley is a home-schooled high school graduate who began attending Murray State University when she was 16.

Shortly thereafter, she began her modeling career when she won a competition and signed with Elite Models in New York at age 17.

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