This short film was originally put together for a video contest being held by the band 'Emery' and Tooth & Nail Records on YouTube. The event was sponsored by X2Gen. During its run in the contest it was the top rated, most viewed, and most commented video of the day, for several weeks in a row. It was in the top 2 finalists and received over 28,000 views. We wrote, filmed and edited this entire film in a total of 3 days.
To clarify, the story follows a young writer who has run into a case of writer's block. He is stuck at a point of his story that he cannot seem to get past. As he begins making intricate changes to a single moment, objects begin disappearing from the world around him. His obsession to overanalyze and remedy his mistakes eventually cause the entire room to disappear from his grasp until he is left with absolutely nothing.
The song deals a lot with purity, faith, and the initial sexual boundaries faced in young teenagers. We wanted to relate this as much as we could without being too obvious, by using symbolism and metaphors. Overall, the story really just reflects on taking something that may already be sufficient, does not actually need a change at all... and letting your compulsion and ideas overtake it until it is ruined. I think we can all relate with that whether it be a relationship, script/story, decision or any creative project in our everyday life. In one way or another, we are all a perfectionist at heart.