The 2021 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Theo Kapodistrias, for his clip for Haviah Mighty’s Thirteen. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos that are eligible for the 2022 prize, including this one from a Toronto indie artist.
Earth To Emily - Baby Teeth
Earth To Emily is a talented neo-soul and pop artist based in Toronto, Canada. She graduated from Humber College’s Vocal Jazz program and has performed at many iconic Toronto venues such as The Horseshoe, The Burdock, Longboat Hall, The Drake Underground, and a few others. Earth To Emily is a MVP Project round 5 recipient, which is a joint initiative of RBCxMusic and the Prism Prize (administered by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.) She currently has five singles out, her latest one titled, No Halo, can be listened to on your streaming service of choice.
Her MVP Project funded video for Baby Teeth is a joy to watch. It’s cool, young, and with the accompanying song being very catchy - it’s truly just fun to watch. In the video, we see Earth To Emily feeling clearly insecure in her relationship, with said relationship being portrayed by men with dog heads. She is craving their love and attention, which is not being given to her as these dog-men are clearly ignoring her.
Throughout the video we see her sing about wanting them to notice her and how she’s scared to be left (like her baby teeth) whilst desperately trying to grab their attention. Also, we have to note that the different settings in the various scenes in the video are shown not only by the different spaces but also by the great outfits that Earth To Emily adorns.
Starring: Earth To Emily
Directed by: Andy Reid
Produced by: Andy Reid, Franci Dimitrovska
Director of Photography: Colin Cameron
Production Designer: Karen Selina N.
Stylist: Lhawang Dolma
MUA: Sienna Robinson-Torrie
Assistant Director: Goldbloom Micomonaco
Cast: Rawa Qadir, Nick Mete, Jerritt Craig, Jeremy Bautista, Julian Psihogios, Wade Lees
Choreographer: Nikki Mele
1st AC: Karan Boparai
Key Grip: Robert Wharry
Gaffer: Andrew Kemp
Art Director: Chelsea Attong
Art Assistant: Micah Angela, Desirée Green
Editor: Andy Reid
Colourist: Kevin Wu
Title Design: Rawa Qadir
BTS Photography: Andrew Kemp
Production Assistant: Alessandra Sconza, Heather Legere.