Attawapiskat ON via Winnipeg MB (09.24.20) — The Toronto Independent Film Festival released their list of winners from last weekend’s event, and Midnight Shine’s Lonely Boy was named Best Music Video. Check out the full list of award winners here
Lonely Boy was written by Adrian Sutherland, front man of roots-rockers Midnight Shine. It’s a deeply personal song about the loss of his father – not an easy sentiment to capture in a music video. To do this, a visual narrative was developed, and actors and extras utilized. This footage was inter-cut with a full-band performance that ties back to the same storyline in a clever way that is revealed at the end.
The music video was shot over three days, with three cameras, at three different Winnipeg locations – came together beautifully, thanks to an amazing crew and cast. But it was the last-minute addition on the final shoot day of an adorable four-year-old that ended up stealing the show! And all the hearts.
WATCH HERE: Lonely Boy