Prism Prize Video: Dear Rouge - Chains

The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos, including this one from a Juno-winning electro-rock duo.

Dear Rouge - Chains

Dear Rouge is a Juno award-winning electronic rock band based in Vancouver, BC. The duo comprises Drew and Danielle McTaggart. 

The song Chains, taken from the album Phases, symbolized the lengths someone will go when they are in love. You would go to the ends of the earth to help them and be there when they need you. The chorus’ lyrics “I’ll break the chains for you” means that you don’t run away from love, you run towards it. 

The video itself illustrates how pain and love can be one and the same. Danielle says the use of wolves in the video is because they embody everything opposite of love, which is the central theme of the clip.  


Director: Martin Glegg. Production Co: BOLDLY Creative

Director of Photography: Cole Graham

Focus Puller: Cedric Yu

Gaffer: Chase Fletcher

Grip: Brayden Cameron

Gear: Brightside Cinema

Makeup: Lizzy Houston

Locations: Arnie & Margaret

Editor: Martin Glegg

Graphics: Kevin McCarthy

Colour: David Tomiak

VFX: Isaac Miranda

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