A locally shot music video, featuring the historic Lindon House, has just won bronze at the Global Music Awards.
“I wrote the song probably about a year ago. I got this idea and it was kind of me coping with past trauma from bullying, from when I was a teenager,” explains singer Megan Freedman.
“Its a positive message about not listening to people's negativity. I was severely bullied as a teenager and it made me quite angry. As an adult I’ve been able to come out of it and I just want people to feel positive about themselves.”
Freedman and video producer Carey Missler came up with the idea to film the video Perfect at the Lindon House because of its Victorian and glamorous look. The video was shot in August 2020 and filming it during the COVID-19 pandemic posed some challenges.
“Because it was COVID we obviously had to limit our film crew, actors and everything. We kept the place sanitized so we really shot the music video within a few hours and we finished editing it in November,” says Missler.
After the video was complete, Missler submitted it to various film festivals.
“We just got notification that it won bronze for the Global Music Awards (Outstanding Achievement in Music category),” he says.
Freedman originally wanted to incorporate a large flash mob into the video, but it was not possible amid the pandemic. Instead, the small local crew utilized the Lindon House.
“As the COVID restrictions started getting tighter and tighter, our production ideas got smaller and smaller” laughs Freedman. “We did it all in one day and we couldn’t rehearse or do anything like that. We had to just wing it when we got there. We were pretty happy with it.”
The song is described as an upbeat anti-bullying anthem which features a familiar face, Kailey Merkley, who was featured in Freedman’s previous video Roots and Wings which won silver at the Global Music Awards.
“It was a nice surprise because it's been so hard to create. For me, I’ve had fatigue from everything that’s going on and so the fact that we were still able to produce something that is recognized was really nice,” says Freedman.