The 2022 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was recently awarded to Mustafa, for his clip for his own track, Ali. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos that were eligible for the 2022 prize, including this one from an Ontario singer/songwriter.
Boyhood - Don’t You Dare
Boyhood - also known as Caylie Runciman - is a singer/songwriter from Ontario. She currently has two singles out and one album, entitled Bad Mantras. Boyhood’s latest single, Stroke It, came out in June 2022. Give Boyhood a listen on any audio streaming service, or check out her Bandcamp here.
The music video for Don’t You Dare starts off with a shot of an old manor and pans to the interior of the home, which is full of antiques and has that Victorian feel. With stunning ceilings, decor, and overall aesthetically pleasing furniture - the house that this video is set in is fun to explore through the various scenes. With the help of the song’s melody, this video really pulls you in. When the scenes aren’t in the house, we see some watery light glares, as if the light was bouncing off water or crystals, and a few shots of Boyhood herself being slightly illuminated in the dark. All in all, this video is alluring and you’re going to want to watch the full thing.
Directed, shot, edited by Monika Kraska