THIS MUSIC VIDEO WAS MADE WITH THE PERMISSION OF ACTRA UNDER THE MIP AGREEMENT.
IT WAS FILMED ON AN IPHONE USING FILMIC PRO.
IT WAS EDITED USING IMOVIE AND THE 8mm APP.
DESPITE YOU – SYLVIA STEWART
A SYLVIA STEWART FILM
Chris O’Bray and Dondre Octave.
Mental illness manifests itself in different ways in different people. Here is a look at two people who show varying degrees of mental instability. Some people self medicate, drinking and drugging their way through the day; some people flirt with suicidal thoughts.
I slowed the pace of the visuals, purposefully, to give the viewer a sense of what it feels like to not be running at the same pace as the rest of the world.
I tried to give a face to those who often suffer in silence. I hope I succeeded.
The song was produced by Conn-Shawnery at Studio Conn-Soul in Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Lyrics/Performed by Sylvia Stewart.