After having premiered this video at Clipped Music Festival in Sydney as part of the Vivid Festival, we were fortunate enough to land an online premiere through Australian Magazine - The Music.
Now as the clip does its rounds in the international festival arena, we can take a quick look at what went into make this one..
On the video Richard(clip director/writer) spoke to The Music:
“When Angie first showed me the track it was the middle of winter in Toronto, so the snow and freezing weather had a huge impact on the creative. I felt like the song and lyrics had a very isolated vibe to it. Choosing to film in an old cabin in Northern Ontario coupled with the extreme elements helped set up that visual for being alone in these thoughts - in that it’s an eternalized confrontation.
Essentially we wanted to relay the message that we all tend to sacrifice our creative selves out of fear and would prefer taking the safer/ less risky option to save face. The Herman Hesse quotes were added to push the idea of the battle between the aforementioned frame of mind and the one wishing to be creative.”
Sail Home presented many an obstacle to overcome, filming in -20 degree temperatures will tend to create challenges outside the normal spectrum you deal with on a set. We managed to film some of these obstacles as we went, you can preview in the below video..
Angie(Old Sault) has been a long time collaborator with us, her instilled trust in us(baffling as it is) is never taken for granted. Angie had this to say about "Sail Home":
"Completely heedless to his creative talent, Rick penned an apprehensive proposition to make a video for Sail Home, as if I might refuse it. I knew his mind was flooding with ideas and I gave him full creative control over the whole process with no hesitation. When I watched it for the first time, I cried like a baby. Not only because it is completely beautiful, but because it looks exactly how Rick described it before he’d even started filming."
The high quality video can be viewed in full here and on the below.
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