On May 13, the biggest prize for Canadian music videos will be handed out in Toronto. We are profiling some of the Top 20 nominees before that, including this clip from critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Tamara Lindeman. Slaight Music is Patron Sponsor for the Prism Prize.
The Weather Station - "Impossible"
Colin Medley’s home-spun clip for The Weather Station’s "Impossible" centers around the choreography of Lauren Runions, as the video’s three dancers play puppeteer as the artist goes about her day. The trio takes care of even the smallest activity, guiding her hands and movements in tandem with their own. Lindeman eventually finds some autonomy as she is united with her guitar. The video is a gentle rumination on self-care and the external forces that threaten it.
The Weather Station is the brainchild of Tamara Lindeman, an accomplished Toronto-based musician who has attracted a great deal of attention across four full-length albums, garnering Juno and Polaris Prize nominations and extensive headlining tours in North America, Australia, and Japan along the way. Colin Medley is a music video director with over 40 credits to his name, including clips for Alvvays, Bry Webb and many more.
Directed, Shot, Edited by Colin Medley
Choreographed by Lauren Runions
Featuring: Camille Rojas, Sarah Koekkoek, and Lauren Runions
Art Direction and Production Assistance from Mica White