Sawyer's Official Music Video for his original song Born, winner of the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance's 365 Video Spotlight Spring 2021 contest.
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NERFA is proud to recognize this Spring’s Video Spotlight Winning Videos: Heather Lloyd “My Kinda Quanantiner“, Joy Ike “Wearing Love“, and Sawyer Fredericks “Born“. Chosen from over 50 submissions, these winners brought creativity and storytelling to their wonderful videos that left our very talented judges floored. Special thanks to our judges: Ellis Paul, Abby Altman, and Christian Domencq for carefully reviewing the submitted videos and providing their feedback. And a very special thank you to B&H Photo for sponsoring this competition.
Born with Judges Comments:
Born Video Credits: Director: Jenny He https://jennydakotahe.com Producer: Christabelle Tan (@christabelletan) Director of Photography: Jeremy Liguori https://jeremyliguori.com 1st AC: Max Guillen (@max5jg) Steadicam Operator: Austin Castelo (@aus_castelo) Sound Mixer: Ian Hunter (@coolguyian) Colorist: Jeremy Liguori
Born Cast (in order of appearance) Sawyer Fredericks, Annyka Zapata, Brian Zapata, Kyle Livsey (@kylelivsey), Will Lund (@lunderr), Martin Williams, Ian Hunter, Saskia Larsen, Kirsten Fredericks.
Born Music/Recording Credits:
Written and produced by Sawyer Fredericks Vocals & Guitar: Sawyer Fredericks Guitar: Jerome Goosman Bass: Gannon Ferrell Drums: Chris Thomas Recorded and Mixed by Ariel Shafir at Dreamland Recording Studios in Woodstock, NY. Mastered by Steve Fallone at Sterling Sound 2020 Windrake Recordings, Inc.
Born Lyrics by Sawyer Fredericks, Album Art by Nina Pfeiffer
Born Official Video descrption:
I got into the music business at a very young age. I started busking at farmers markets and local open mics when I was 12, crossed the country to be on a reality TV show at 15, then experienced the ups and downs of a major label for 2 years, before finally going independent at 18 and self-releasing my next 2 albums. All of that was pretty stressful and one of the people that shielded me from a lot of the stress was my mom. She handled a lot so that I could still have a childhood and could focus on my music. But I wrote this song when I was 18 and I was ready to start taking on more. We had gone through an intense 3 years, spending so much time together on the road, in the studio, and even at home, I was basically living with my manager. We handled it as best we could, but we were just too tangled up. It was a painful and confusing time, for both of us. My story may be unusual, but I think most parents and teens go through feelings like these at some point. Born was about all those emotions, letting her know I needed to go through these things, because it was the only way I was going to learn and grow.
Incredibly grateful to all the artists, musicians, film crew, and actors who contributed to this song and this video. Including friends and family who volunteered to appear in the video. It has been a beautiful team effort. I also want to thank my Patreon patrons and Team Sawyer who have so generously and loyally supported my music through the years. This album, and these videos are only possible because of you.
Born the Official Video