A video for Brian Tate’s song Take Down These Walls has been produced by local filmmaker Vesta Giles, thanks to a Telus Storyhive grant.
The video, performed in American Sign Language by sign language artist Landon Krentz, features local background actors and was filmed in locations around Kamloops, including Bunker Road, downtown Kamloops and the Stage House Theatre.
Tate recorded the song with Vancouver’s City Soul Choir. He founded the choir and recently stepped down as the music director of the 100-person choir.
Giles first received Storyhive funding for her film When I’m Dead, which received $10,000 and debuted in the fall of 2018.
As part of Telus Storyhive’s music video edition, Giles was eligible for up to $10,000 in funding.
Giles said she wanted to work with Tate, whose song was inspired by his time as a guest conductor in Washington, D.C., because presenting a large choir would make for “a different kind of music video.”
The video will be released on YouTube on Monday.