I shot and edited this video for Kimberley. Information about her and the song, along with a link to buy her song on itunes is below. She really wanted an old film look to the video so I did my best to create the look she was after.
Smokewriter from nik west on Vimeo.
written by Dawn (Kimberley Dawn Lysons), Produced By Jeff Martin.
Performed by Dawn and Jeff Martin, also featuring Sheila Finke on hand
percussion and Mick Easterman on drums. Video by Nik West:
Filmed in and around the haunted Stone Church or
"Butter Church" over-looking Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island. Digging
deep into her family history to represent the emotion behind this song,
Dawn crossed paths with an incredible dance and drum group called the
Quw'utsun Tzinquaw, or Cowichan Spirit Dancers. The power behind their
presence and movement is undeniable. Dawn (who is also Canadian) and
Jeff Martin both share a rich family history and cultural diversity.
After the ancient angst subsides and all is said and done, they are now
collaborating on music that is driven purely by the heart. Smokewriter,
the heart is on Fire.