My Lush Life” – this is my interpretation of the song “Lush Life” written by Billy Strayhorn, which in this short is played by Mark Meadows on piano. This short film was made for the Seven Tones Project, a collaborative…
My Lush Life" - this is my interpretation of the song "Lush Life" written by Billy Strayhorn, which in this short is played by Mark Meadows on piano. This short film was made for the Seven Tones Project, a collaborative initiative paring quarantined musicians and filmmakers to create short films inspired by the music of Billy Strayhorn
Lush Life can be defined as high-end excitement, sophistication, and intrigue. When I was asked to choose a song from the various music selections for this project, I gravitated towards this particular one because I felt compelled to display this idea through a humanistic lens. Despite these very troubling times as a society, it is the wonderful memories held and the amazing people loved that makes a life Lush
The footage is a collection of various phone captures sent from my friends and family and footage I've had on my phone over the years. I edited it all together with some minor color grading, to create an experimental short film in coordination to the various tones in the music.