In 2009 singer/songwriter Samantha Lien was diagnosed with breast cancer while she was recording her debut album "Out of Shadows." After receiving treatment and trying to resume normal life, she was struck by the news of her cancer returning just a couple of years later in different parts of her body.
A group of her friends put together this music video, without any external funding, to support the dying artist. The process gave Samantha a boost of energy even though she was very ill during most of the production and was undergoing chemotherapy.
This video is about living to dream and dreaming to live.
Samantha passed away on November 1st, 2013.
Rest in peace, sweet angel...
Directed by: Alex Winter
Produced by: Meg O'Connor and Samantha Lien
Cinematography, edit, color and VFX by: Alex Kushner
Production design by: Kat Meler
Gaffer: Gabriel Roland
Production Coordinator: Robin Yukiko
Production Assistant: Dekya Samson
Blackbird: Pim Robert
Singer: Samantha Lien
Tea Party guests:
DaJuan "Lollipop" Ruffin
Special thanks to Dixon Marine Services, Inverness Association, City of Daly City, Beatbox SF, and The Box Factory.