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-nominated singer/songwriter.
Tariq - Walking Dead
Juno nominated songwriter and recording artist Tariq was born in rural Quebec and has been in the music industry since the late ‘90s.
One of the music video directors for Walking Dead, Kasey Lum, said, “When I first listened to Tariq's song, Walking Dead, I was moved by the combination of pop-y vibes and image fuelled lyrics.” Lum has also worked with Felix Cartal, Noble Son, and Ackee Tecumseh. Co-director/cinematographer Jordan Clarke has helmed videos for Mike Edel, Majid Jordan, Glass Forest, and more.
This clip is a fun video of Tariq skateboarding through the city of Vancouver, making stops at the SkyTrain, a school and even a car wash. The video ends with him looking over the city from on top of the hill, as he standups with the music fading out.
Directors: Kasey Lum & Jordan Clarke
Cinematography: Kasey Lum & Jordan Clarke
Editor: Kasey Lum
Colourist: Sam Gilling