London Alley Director Tim Mattia brings us his new video ‘Now You’re Gone’ for Tom Walker and Zara Larsson . Starring Michael Malarkey (The Vampire Diaries) & Veronica Olivier, the video depicts the highly charged and chaotic relationship between a young magician and his assistant set against the backdrop of Reno, Nevada
Love and art get entangled as we see H.E.R. working up the song in intimate moments with a close collaborator before each goes their separate ways with H.E.R. basking in the adoration of a huge audience and her (former) man composing himself backstage.
Norwegian songstress Aurora psychically and metaphorically breaks free from her cage, erupting into a passionate performance which finds herself in a vibrant club.
Mattia was very complimentary of Aurora, saying “it was great to be invited to go inside Aurora’s head for a little bit of time while we worked on this project together. It was a hugely collaborative experience, and I think that can be seen on screen, as our ideas and aesthetics melded together to create the video.”
Jack Antonoff might not be your typical romcom leading man, and he might be cursed with bad luck, but damned if he isn't persistant in getting the perfect take in this tie-in with new film Love, Simon.
A beautiful tribute to the young lives lost in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. "The Dreaming Kind" was written for the non-profit Sandy Hook Promise, which works to protect children from gun violence via education, prevention programs and safety reforms.
The song and video features Sheryl alongside her 12-year-old niece, Ava, and the song is available for download via name-your-price donations to Sandy Hook Promise at sherylcrow.bandcamp.com.
Actor August Aiden portrays a trans teen who stops seeking to fit in at home and at school, and instead decides to let his colors shine without any shame or fear.
Dano Cerny, director: "The biggest challenge was finding a young trans actor who felt comfortable in the role. When I met August, he had never acted before but he was so comfortable with who he was that he was able to step into the role without fear and we were really lucky to find him. Mego (Lin, DP) and I went about shooting most scenes really intimately, just us and the actors. I wanted to feature real trans actors, so in addition to August, a lot of our background talent at the school are Trans actors playing themselves as students.
We were on set together the morning Trump announced the Transgender Military ban. I remember being in the kitchen with Wrable and August (lead actor) discussing how it suddenly felt like a call to action for us as artist. We were angry and frustrated but had this video to use as our way to spread love at time when we all could use so more of it. We wanted to include Trump’s presence subtly in the video to make him accountable for the lives he is impacting, the behavior he’s condoning and the people who suffer because of his choices. We all suffer as a community, but it really impacts people lives and we wanted to tell one version of the many stories out there about young people finding themselves."