Pick Me Up

Music Video, 2014

Pick Me Up speaks to those emerging from a past relationship, looking to the world for change.


Pennies are "lucky" when found facing up. Since making the video, many people have told me about their own experiences with this tradition. Using an established symbol in the story helped make the video more relatable.


The film uses video and animation to juxtapose two worlds. Hand-held video distinguishes shots of public places, while the animated scenes make up a narrated, inner life. The penny contains the character as internal dialogs absorb the lyricist. I modeled "Faunzie" after Pan, the musical satyr of ancient Greece.