A week ago, a friend approached me to do a music video for the upcoming Canadian federal election. I had done one for Nenshi in the municipal campaign.

I had no time, yet that this was one of those spontaneous, creative, socially-engaged projects that was simply impossible to refuse. With only 48 hours to shoot and edit most of it, at least I’d be done before my anniversary (or so I thought).

In a collaboration between Melissa D’Souza (print shop owner and singer), Pinstripe Creative, and Hidden Story Productions, we put together Rise Up Canada, a music video that called out to young voters to engage.