Wren: Soldiers (Australia , 5minute)

Directed by: Clare Conway

The lyrics are reflective, the tone haunting, and when combined with strong instrumentals Wren's song "Soldiers" is empowering. Accordingly, my vision was to capture the raw emotion of the storyteller's willingness to accept whatever is to come next, no matter the cost. This required an epic setting - expansive fields, a charging warhorse, and a lake as deep and unsettled as the emotions of the storyteller. I aimed to reveal the delicateness of courage through intimate close-ups and contrast it with recognisable, cinematic bravery in order to evoke a sense of measured power - leadership - because behind that soldiers will follow.