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"Hey Santa!"--a fresh, FUN song in need of a music video!

I want to produce a music video for my original Christmas song, "Hey Santa!" This song could be the next Christmas classic!

"Hey Santa!"--a fresh, FUN song in need of a music video!

I want to produce a music video for my original Christmas song, "Hey Santa!" This song could be the next Christmas classic!

$611
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, October 8 2014 12:29 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 22, 2014

About

The song is included in the video above—or you can listen to it right here:

I am really excited about this song, "Hey Santa!," and think we can make an awesome music video for it. The song, which is an original Christmas song of mine, was recorded in Nashville, and the production quality is top notch. It will be released as a Christmas single on Tony Mantor's indie label, Plateau Music, and the groundwork has already been laid for a radio promotion campaign which will get into full swing toward the end of September. Additionally, it will soon be available via a variety of digital distribution outlets including iTunes, Google Play, etc. I believe in this song, folks! It is very catchy and very fun—it makes people happy! Many people have told me that it was stuck in their head after just one or two listens. I am completely sincere in my belief that it has the potential to become a Christmas classic heard on radio and in department stores everywhere for years to come.

We are still working out the details for the video, but we have some great ideas. My brother, who is a college journalism/communications professor and also has experience in video production, is going to direct it. It should also be noted that he contributed the lyrics for the second verse of the song. Since we are going to make the video ourselves, we need to purchase some essential gear. Additionally, we need to hire a professional Santa, we need to purchase various props and decorations, and we will likely have to pay money in order to gain access to some filming locations. I know we can do something really cool with this song and we would SO appreciate your help! As an incentive to support us, a variety of rewards are being offered for various contribution levels. It is my hope, however, that folks will support this project simply because they believe in its merits and think this song deserves to be both seen and heard!  

I would also encourage you to watch my last music video as I think it will help to establish my credibility. It was for a patriotic song titled "The Eagle Still Flies." You can watch it here: http://eagleflies.us

Please get behind us and help make this project happen! : - )

Oh, I almost forgot—take a look at the album art below. I thought MyCaricature.com did an awesome job on it. Thanks, Victor!

Risks and challenges

I would say one of the biggest challenges we face is simply that we are filming a music video for a Christmas song in the Fall. We will overcome this by filming mostly (likely entirely) inside. Gaining access to desirable filming locations may be a challenge. However, I know that we can work around that if we have to. We can film mostly close-up with an out-of-focus background if need be, but rest assured that we are capable of giving this video a Christmas look and feel despite the lack of snow and cold! I believe that, from a technical perspective, we have the talent and know-how to make this happen. I am confident that we will be able to deliver a quality video using the amount of money we have requested.

A different director was involved but the music video for my last single, "The Eagle Still Flies," was also filmed on a very limited budget, and I believe it is a great music video. You can watch it here: http://eagleflies.us

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    To those contributing at this level, I offer a big, heartfelt thank you for believing in this project and wanting to be a part of it! Thank you! Thank you! Thank YOU!

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    You'll receive a digital download of "Hey Santa!" plus a photo paper print of a still taken from the video signed by me. And, of course, the satisfaction of knowing that you helped make the video possible!

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    You'll receive a digital download of the song "Hey Santa!," a photo paper print of a still image taken from the video signed by me, a copy of the video on Blu-ray, a handwritten thank you letter and handwritten lyric sheet, 5 "Hey Santa!" T-shirts featuring the album art image, and a personal video thank you which will include an acoustic performance of the song done just for you!

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