The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded recently to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile prominent recent Canadian videos, including this one from an acclaimed Montreal pianist/composer. Slaight Music is Patron Sponsor for the Prism Prize.
Jean-Michel Blais - Blind
For the music video for Blind, Jean-Michel Blais teams up with director Mauriès Matos to present a cinematic narrative, which explores the idea of consciousness and self. The video follows a young woman in the midst of important experimental research. During her study, she inserts herself into the process and discovers a type of plant, which helps people reach their own consciousness. Before announcing this major discovery, she experiences her first encounter with Self.
Director Matos also states that an underlying theme of the video is the idea of Belief as a source for change: “That magic isn’t an effect. It’s a way to create change through processes that you can’t entirely understand. There are aspects of human reality we can’t measure, supernatural things that happen. Magic means you can give yourself an opportunity to stop analyzing things.”
Director: Mauriès Matos
DOP: Ariel Méthot
Talent: Deragh Campbell
Executive Producers: Conor Illsley, Jon Riera
Producer: Stephanie Hooker
Production Manager: Shannon McNally