A House, A Home

When Adam Shearer from the band Weinland was approached to write a song for a benefit album he chose to write about James C Hawthorne, a 19th century Portland, Oregon physician who is remembered most for medical reform and his kindness to patients. Shearer enlisted the help of Adam Selzer (Norfolk & Western) and they wrote A House, A Home, a song that led to the formation of the band Alialujah Choir. This video begins at the last lines of A House, A Home and is about a love, a death, and another death that are reconciled in a subterranean world.

music: Alialujah Choir (featuring Portland Cello Project)

winner- Best Short Film, United Kingdom Film Festival, 2012
winner- Best Score, Australia Short Sharp Film Festival, 2012
winner- Best Music Video, International Film Festival Antigua Barbuda, 2012
winner- Audience Choice Award, Flatland Film Festival, 2012
winner- Platinum Reel Award, Lucerne International Film Festival, 2012
winner- Best Drama, Poppy Jasper International Short Film Festival, 2012
winner- Best Music Video, Columbia International Film Festival, 2012
winner- Best Music Video, Interrobang Film Festival, 2012
winner- Best Music Video, Silicon Valley Film Festival, 2012
winner- Silver Award, Oregon Film Awards, 2012
winner- Platinum Reel Award, Nevada Film Festival, 2012
winner- Best Music Video, Rumschpringe International Short Film Festival, 2012
winner- Best Editing, International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts
winner- Art Direction, Accolade Competition, 2012
winner- Best Music Video, Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival, 2012
winner- Best Music Video, ONECLOUDFEST, 2012
winner- Best Cinematography, ONECLOUDFEST, 2012
winner- OCF FAV, ONECLOUDFEST, 2012
winner- Best Music Video, Macon Film Festival, 2013
winner- Rising Star Award, Canada International Film Festival, 2013
winner- Best Story, Knickerbocker Film Festival, 2013
winner- Best Film, Charleston International Film Festival, 2013
winner- Best Narrative Short, Geneve Film Festival, 2013
winner- Best Director, First Glance Film Festival Hollywood, 2013
winner- Audience Favorite, First Glance Film Festival Hollywood, 2013
winner- Aloha Accolade, Honolulu Film Awards, 2013
winner- Silver Reel, Portland Music Video Festival, 2013
winner- Best Short Film, New Jersey Film Festival, 2013
winner- Shoestring Trophy, Rochester International Film Festival, 2013
winner- Best of Festival, Rochester International Film Festival, 2013

official selections:

- Raindance Film Festival, 2012
- Woodstock Film Festival, 2012
- San Diego Film Festival, 2012
- New Orleans Film Festival, 2012
- Vision Fest, 2012
- United Film Festival, 2012
- Budapest Short Film Festival, 2012
- Cornwall Film Festival, 2012
- Park City International Film & Music Festival, 2012

- Tucson Film & Music Festival, 2012

- Sacramento Film and Music Festival, 2012
- Toronto Independent Film Festival, 2012
- Take Two Film Festival, 2013
- Beloit International Film Festival, 2013
- Sedona International Film Festival, 2013
- Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, 2013
- Newport Beach Film Festival, 2013
- Byron Bay Film Festival, 2013
- Cluj International Short Film Festival, 2013
- Memphis International Film and Music Festival, 2013
- 14th Circolo Sogni Antonio Ricci - International Short Film Festival , 2013
- Beverly Hills Film Festival, 2013
- Fantastic Fest, 2013
- Mill Valley Film Festival, 2013
- POP Montreal, 2013

Cast and Crew

music performed by: Alialujah Choir
directed by: Daniel Fickle
written by: Daniel Fickle, Mark Smith

actors: Meredith Adelaide, Calvin Morie McCarthy

production design: Mark Smith

director of photography: Reijean Heringlake

produced by: Mark Smith, Courtney Eck, James Strayer

music written by: Adam Shearer, Adam Selzer
motion graphics: Jordan Hull, Josh Brokenbourgh
edited by: Daniel Fickle
, Joe Forsythe
set construction:
 Mark Smith, 
Elisa Smith
, Greg Rudinski
, Gavin Cummings
, Rich Reber
, Austin Hobart

Illustrations by: Jordan Hull

casting: Shawn Shannon, Jame Strayer
second unit director: Shawn Shannon
second unit AD: Ryan Montgomery
line producer: Zachary Kertesz
gaffer: Jameson Posey

hair and make up: Julie Senders, Torill Mor, Heidi Cuthbert, David Scott

wardrobe: Elisa Smith, Courtney Eck

still photography: 
Tarina Westlund
, Reijean Heringlake, 
Mark Smith
,Terry Thompson, Jaret Ferratusco

digital imaging technician: Joe Forsythe

production assistants: Austin Hobart, Joe Kirkland

associate producer: Adam Shearer

executive producer: Mark Smith

alialujah.com
portlandcelloproject.com
danielfickle.com
twopenguins.com
meredithadelaide.com
wood-phone.com

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