'Onyx' Music video
Creative Director: Michael Dole
Film Director: Michael Dole
Production company: Daughter
Client: Astral People
A call to arms against pre-conceptions perceptions. The mindset that self-defines or puts people in a box based on appearance or pre-conceived cultural definitions.
This track and film pushes against these prejudices through a personal narrative of the celebration of difference & diversity.
Black Onyx is a powerful protection stone. It absorbs & transforms negative energy, and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy. The personal affirmation ‘I draw strength from my past experiences’. This affirmation becomes the premise of the film.
We first see the contrasting white hand prints on Stevan skin as we see him struggle. A metaphor of scars of past experiences.
To then later see him torchlit almost stalked in the darkness of a forest.
To resolve as we see him protect & purify himself with black paint, and metaphor for the healing quality of the crystal.