|Watch 'RUNAWAY' Starring Carolyn Malachi & Stephen Hill.|
RUNAWAY is a modern, elegant short music film.
Director Milton Walker IV, Zoe Fitzgerald and their Brooklyn-based Walking House production team brought the project to my doorstep. They absorbed the GOLD album and extracted film’s concept.
Great art inspires others to create. That ideal undergirds my artistic mission: to inspire, ignite and nurture the human spirit.
Prior to filming RUNAWAY, Walking House and I collaborated on two lyric videos (“Fall Winter Spring Summer” and “Finally”). I respected their work. I trusted their genuine appreciation for my music. They could have chosen a different woman to portray the inimitable Stephen Hill’s partner, and I would have acquiesced. However, when asked if I wanted to co-star, I leapt at the opportunity. Like songwriting, poetry, rapping and singing, acting is a form of storytelling that profoundly interests me.
In RUNAWAY, a straight - laced guy threatens his eclectic girlfriend's independence with a marriage proposal, turning their romantic getaway into an emotional roller coaster.
The woman in RUNAWAY is a powerful figure with whom many women can relate. She is analytical, sophisticated and strong - yet she wants to make room for love.
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Literal blood, sweat and tears went into ensuring RUNAWAY's excellence. I hope members of the Recording Academy will consider the music video RUNAWAY as they cast ballots for the upcoming GRAMMY awards.