First, most importantly (and most memorably) this video.
Harlan Hegna and I have worked together on several music videos now - you can see most of them on my portfolio page - and each has been more emotionally touching than the last.
Teen romance, self-empowerment, patriotism, death of a serviceman...if I can get through a shoot without tearing up we are doing great!
This most recent project really put that to the test. We traveled to Thief River Falls, Minnesota to help out a fascinating young woman, Grace Woods, check an item off her bucket list.
Gracie has terminal cancer and is fighting to live her life to the fullest while she can. She and her family are incredible people are living their lives day by day showing extraordinary strength and love in a very difficult time.
Another local teen, Saphire Brown, was so inspired by Gracie's story that she wrote a song about her. And when Gracie expressed her wish to be in a music video, Saphire went about making it happen.
We spent two days with the girls and their families and left exhausted, inspired, motivated, and grateful that they welcomed us into their lives for two precious days.
Here's the final video: