The finished music video for “Love Came Down” by Jon Yee! Check it out!
Synopsis: The video is a modern reference to the story of Hosea in the bible and symbolizes God’s continuous pursuit and love for His people despite our inequities. Love Came Down refers to how while we were still sinners, God made the ultimate payment and sacrifice by sending His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for mans’ sins. [a reference to Romans 5:7,8] It follows the journey of a young woman swept into the dark world of human trafficking and her mother’s continuous pursuit of her daughter.
Making this video with Jon was a very intense and heavy experience. Over the course of a year, we met in Tucson and Phoenix to conceptualize, research, write, shoot, edit and screen it. I remember talking to Jon during one of our brainstorm sessions and saying “so Jon what kind of direction do you want to take this? We can either do a generic performance piece with band sequence or we can go edgier and do something less typical”. He decided on the later with a “how would that look Brad?”. I paused, gathered my thoughts and then responded, “what if we do a modern day retelling of the story of Hosea? This time, with someone who gets caught up in human trafficking”. But little did I know that we would actually be retelling the true story of a 16 year old girl named Paige. Jon got in contact with an organization called Streetlight Phoenix and through them we met Paige’s mom, Catherine. After hearing the true story at coffee shop, Jon and I were simply speechless. It was so sad and heavy. I remember feeling overwhelmed and a mixture of anger and sadness. How could we honor Paige’s memory yet capture, if only on the surface, all the horrors that happened to her? Jon put it simply, “let’s show everything except this time, let’s end it the way God would have wanted it to end”.
To learn more about what you can do to help end modern day slavery visit: www.streetlightphx.com