Because it’s all about me and my family of course and not about the actual star of the music video, Georgia Fields.
Georgia is a local lass with a beautiful voice and is a pretty bloody nice person as well (you can tell her I said that). And tall. I feel like Tyrian Lannister standing next to her and I’m not exactly short.
Scout and I were stoked to be involved in Georgia’s new music video, “The Hood and the Hunter”, a pop culture retelling of the classic Little Red Riding Hood tale. Georgia wanted to get a whole gamut of women on set for the video, from young through to old, but what she ended up with were a few kids, an older person, a legion of Gen Ys and 2 Gen X’s (that would be me and my friend Ren).
[yours truly is at 2:46, and little Scout is at 3:11 and 3:35. Don't miss the last 5 seconds of the video—a stunning beauty to behold. Not biased, hell no.]
The video, by local director Rohan Spong is brilliant, I just love it—the imagery, the mood, the cinematography, the mise-en-scène (ooooooh, sorry, wanky posh french film theory term there). Rohan and Georgia were patient with all of us, particularly Scout. I was ever so proud of my little Gen Z actress. Scout is a real chip off the old block and loves everything theatrical, but suffers (as one might expect from a child) from shyness and stage fright, so I wasn’t sure she was going to go through with it, even though Georgia was so encouraging. But come on, Scout got to be Little Red Freaking Riding Hood for 5 blissful minutes, that was too good an opportunity for her to pass up (bragging rights for LIFE, biatches!).
It felt so good to be acting again, even in a teeny tiny way. I got shivers while we were filming because I miss it so much and felt like I was home. Like my writing, it’s only taken me 20 years to work out what it really is that I love doing. Bloody people, I dunno, so set in their ways. Pardon, third-person meta-brainfart there.
So go watch the video, would you, and check out Georgia’s other wonderful music vids on Youtube while you’re there. She is a talent, that one.
How much do you love that red hood?