Sarah Fisher is a Canadian actress, model, singer, and songwriter from my home town of Toronto. What can I tell you about her? Keep your eyes on her because it will not be long till you see her walk down the red carpet at the Golden Globes, or the Oscars. Sarah has rocked it with David Bowie’s gold Jarrell guitar, went to check out Adam Lambert and Queen rock it and while she is a busy girl, working on her music or film and her role as Becky on Degrassi she has always been passionate about her project to help Kids Help Line.
Sarah Fisher talked about her project and her music video for Kids Help Line, and it’s a great story on the day of the Golden Globes.
1. What was your inspiration to write your new single? And how did you come up with the concept for the new video?
I am a strong believer in living your life to the fullest, that’s what will make you the happiest. What that means to me is living in the now and always looking ahead. I am a national spokesperson for Kids Help Phone, it’s a non-profit organization that supports and counsels young people who are going through difficult situations. I am so in-love with the work they do and I am honoured to be part of a life changing organization.
The song Walk On came to me very quickly; the message is truly a huge part of who I am and how I live my life. I wanted to help change the way we speak about ‘bullying’, I didn’t want to focus on the bullying part as much as I wanted to focus on moving forward; “walking on”. I co-wrote the song with a great artist named Chris Stylez and we were so inspired, we finished the song within an hour.
The concept for the video was actually a very interesting experience for me. Music has always come to me quite naturally, however because of my experience with filming, this was the first time a video inspiration came to me. After writing over half the song, I had an image pop into my head, it was an image of a pair of shoes…and then an army of shoes. Slowly the entire video played out in my head.
I am so thrilled that my on-camera experience has now found its way into my music and influences that part of my career. I am also so grateful for my video team, they encourage me to participate in every step of the music video production process.
2. Did you do the video in one day or was it done between your various projects for television and film?
Usually for our music videos we tend to shoot for more than one day, but for Walk On we had about forty friends, family, Kids Help Phone volunteers and even some fans came out to be a part of the group shots, which was incredible! So this video was shot all in one long day at my beautiful high school, Bayview Glen. Everyone who took part in this music video is making a difference and they were all incredible! I am very thankful for the turn out.
3. What was the inspiration for writing the song?
To me “Walk On” means moving forward in life. Not letting ‘bullying’ own you, not letting the names people call you or the bad things you’ve experienced define you, not letting the weight of your past determine your future.
4. Who all worked with you in creating the music video?
I have an amazing creative team called Sunset6 Productions made up of Director Dan Snow and Producer Juan Mendez; they are the creative geniuses behind this music video. They have such incredible vision and work so hard, I am extremely proud and excited to be working with them. Being on set with them is an absolute pleasure and a BLAST! I would recommend Sunset6 Productions to anyone looking to shoot music or corporate videos.