Brighter Days – The Lincoln Squares

I was inspired to make a music video to Michael Mahler & Alan Schmuckler’s beautiful song ‘Brighter Days.’ Immediately I knew I wanted to make a video about a young girl struggling with depression. I pitched a video idea to Mike and Alan in 2015 and they gave me their blessing. After a few drafts, I conceived the story for the video based on stories I have read and heard, including Rebecca’s, and filmed the video on the North Shore of Chicago working with a team from Chicago and New York. The video was released on 9/22/16 in honor of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

– Jessica Beth Redish

Music & Lyrics by Michael Mahler & Alan Schmuckler
Concept, Direction & Movement by Jessica Beth Redish
Director of Photography: Kyle Fisher
Editor: Brendan Dean
Director of Animation: Kate Stransky
Animator: Shelley Dodson
Fight Director: Johnny Moran
Wardrobe: Izumi Inaba
Make-Up: Paula Heckenast, City Lights Makeup Artistry
Gaffer: Joe Lukawski
Line Producer: Erin Carey Swanson
Production Assistant: Lauren Gingold

Featuring: Sophie Thatcher & Ellie Thatcher

The Lincoln Squares: Jim Barclay, Derek Hasenstab, Alex Goodrich, Michael Mahler & Alan Schmuckler

Produced by Jessica Beth Redish/Rooster on a Wire Films