I can contribute to STORYHIVE projects by collaborating with other filmmakers and musicians to further cultivate a creative community.
"A Little Vulture Told Me" is an experimental song Lyra wrote when she was 19. The lyrics explore the idea of loss, self-esteem, and how it feels to lose yourself while watching someone you are close to self destruct. Ultimately, this song is a reflection of Lyra’s mental health struggles while being stuck in a co-dependent relationship.
Simon Morgan is an experienced director/producer dedicated to producing thought provoking films and videos.
Just give her track "A Little Vulture Told Me" a listen and I’m sure you’ll agree that Lyra Brown’s eclectic style, distinct, edgy sound and insightful lyrics captivate the ear and mind alike. We believe her positive messaging, commanding camera presence and openness to creative exploration make her the perfect candidate for a Storyhive project.
Camera is slowly dollying away from Lyra. Scene slowly reveals a kitchen. Kitchen walls and cabinets pull away to reveal Lyra in the forest that was previously seen through a window. The large rear projection backdrop changes from a sunny day to a cloudy day and Lyra pulls out an umbrella. Dancers with long silks appear from out of frame for the chorus.
Camera slowly dollies away from Lyra revealing that she in in a 2D taxi cutout. The rear projection city background is rolling by. The taxi comes to a stop and Lyra gets out. The taxi drives away and a sharp, stylized arch rolls into place. Large screens surround Lyra and characters and shapes are projected onto them using light puppetry. Dancers with long silks appear from out of frame.
Camera is slowly dollying away from Lyra. Scene slowly reveals a whimsical world of colour. Fluffy clouds move in from out of frame and dancers add pieces to the set. The large rear projection backdrop changes through different shapes and patterns using all of the colours of the rainbow. Dancers with long silks appear from out of frame for the chorus.
Through the use of social media, we will move our audience to vote for our campaign for Lyra Brown’s “A Little Vulture Told Me”.
It starts with our production team & Lyra Brown - on Instagram alone, our core team has a following of more than 3500. With behind-the-scenes coverage and sneak peeks for followers on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, we will gain traction and support for our project and Storyhive. We will offer contests to encourage followers to like and share our posts- offering a behind the scenes, on-set experience for a lucky winner.
We will gain momentum in our online campaign with the support of the local dance community and fine arts groups. By involving a choreographer, dancers, and a visual artist as our art director we are also leveraging their networks, rather than just the music and film industry typically engaged by Storyhive music video campaigns.
The film and music community in Edmonton thrives in a supportive, collaborative environment. We are connected to other talented teams also creating pitches this year and we will align ourselves with a select few to cross-promote and encourage each other’s campaigns.
We will measure our success throughout the campaign by monitoring views, clicks, impressions and interactions on all of our social media channels. When we receive the $10,000 grant, our community will be thanked for supporting our project and one lucky supporter will get a behind the scenes experience on set.