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A visually stunning and otherworldly music video for Small Dream Ada's "I Shut My Eyes"

Small Dream Ada and Steven S. Harrington have been collaborating for years on projects ranging from promotional photography to live performance videos and a music video. Each of their past projects have been produced, shot, edited and released without a single dime. This time around we need your help.

The Video

"I Shut My Eyes' is a surreal journey that follows our heroine, played by Small Dream Ada's very own Alaina Ferris, through a mysterious underworld loosely inspired by Greek mythology. Using strictly in-camera effects, we will create a world that is eerie, beautiful and thought provoking.  With your support, we will be able to secure the locations, rent the proper equipment and feed our talented and gracious cast and crew.

Small Dream Ada

Small Dream Ada is an indie chamber band, founded by poet and singer Alaina Ferris and jazz composer Tyler Gilmore. It weaves formal influences of classical and jazz with lyrical and surrealistic poetry. The title of their debut EP, Golden Propeller, is inspired by the band's artistic vision: how art can be driven by the imagination, the mythological, the subconscious, as well as by consciousness and daily life. 

The Director

Steven S. Harrington has been a Brooklyn-based freelancer in film, television and photography since 2010. Influenced by the work of fllmmakers such as David Lynch and Lars von Trier, his work explores the ethical and existential complexities of human life in a highly contrasted visual style similar to the charioscuro of Renaissance paintings.

Past Collaborations

Alaina Ferris of Small Dream Ada
Alaina Ferris of Small Dream Ada

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The biggest challenge we face is finding a location that both meets the aesthetic needs of our project and is affordable. Our other major challenge is creating this eerie and beautiful world in relying solely on our skills as technicians and artists, without the use of computer generated imagery (CGI). With your help, we can meet both of these challenges!

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    Email updates and a personalized postcard featuring a still frame from the final music video of "I Shut My Eyes."

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    All previous rewards and free admittance to the "I Shut My Eyes" premiere rooftop party in Brooklyn, NY. Supporters at this level will enjoy free drinks as well as a live performance by Small Dream Ada, along with the screening of the music video. (Please note that backers are responsible for their own transportation, room and board.)

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