What's the Video About?
A love/hate relationship with city of Toronto and the expectations associated with moving here – particularly, when moving from a different part of Canada. Whether the move to Toronto is for creative or financial opportunity, exposure, or simply a new experience, many feel that you can also lose yourself in all that Toronto is and has to offer.
Hence, we are taking this economically-driven utilitarian landscape and contrasting it with the heart and soul that lives beyond the steel, glass and concrete: the heart and soul of people, like Matty, who retain their authenticity and carve out their own place here in the city. That’s the coolest part of Toronto— you don’t need to change or adapt or homogenize. There is something in it for everyone. You can find like-minded people no matter what you’re into or what unique hobbies and interests you may have.
About the Artist - Matty Powell
“Passionate and melodic, brimming with questions and answers, insight and awe, personal yet universal.” – Bob Segarini
The warmth in Matty’s music is an extension of the warmth in his soul. It translates through the many experiences he has undergone, which include living in the Prairies, performing theatre in Winnipeg, founding a music festival in Nicaragua and moving to Toronto, twice. With each move, Matty had expectations and then recalibrated his expectations from his experience. And it was this recalibration of going away and coming back that led Matty to carve out a fulfilling life for himself in the city of Toronto, writing and playing music. If there is one thing that can be said about Matty, it is that he stays true to who he is, the people he loves and the values upon which he was raised.
Musically, Matty has played in Toronto at Free Times, Clinton’s, The Cameron House, Henhouse and The Local, amongst others. In 2002, he recorded an E.P. What We Could Be in Toronto and in 2007, he joined the board of the Ness Creek Music Festival, which inspired his 2nd E.P. The Ness Creek Sessions. He followed this up with The Great Train Reverie project, which took bands from Saskatoon to Halifax by train, playing on the train and in cities across Canada and in 2012, with the support of Alec Fraser, Matty recorded the album Kiss the City, which features the track Toronto. In line with his adventures down in Nicaragua, it is one of his most fulfilling accomplishments to date. www.mattypowell.com
About the Director - Marta Borowski
Marta Borowski is a Toronto-based filmmaker, who has worked in the industry for over a decade on 250+ episodes of television, feature films and commercials, most notably SyFy’s Alphas and NBC’s Hannibal. While her career started as a script supervisor, Marta is currently pursuing her passion of photography and visual storytelling by applying her technical savvy and development knowledge to her own stories. Marta’s directorial debut, Jacob’s Arrow, premiered at the Phoenix Film Festival in 2013. She recently completed a video for Snow Ghosts’ “Time Listens” and is currently working on a project with poet Chaya Silberstein. www.martaborowski.com
Now, we are asking YOU to join us in our next adventure-- creating a music video for Matty Powell.
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We are working with experienced team of industry professionals who have have been trained to foresee problems and counter them in pre-production. The greatest challenge will be weather, as the shoot takes place entirely outdoors. However, since we have small crew with a flexible schedule, should weather issues arise we are able to shuffle dates around inclement weather.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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