Because I Was Born A Girl
Music Video Gender Equality Campaign
“Doors were closed, ceilings felt heavy, questions were not asked, opportunities were lost – a million battles have been fought because I was born a girl” – ‘…Because I Was Born A Girl’
This lyrical extract from The Last Folk Singers anthemic single ‘…Because I Was Born A Girl’ from the 2020 debut EP Living In A World Of Silence, unfortunately represents a shared gender experience and has resonated with females across generations who too have suffered injustice on the equality scale for too long.
For International Women’s Day 2021, we are making a music video and want to represent and celebrate amazing females who have defied the odds, achieving milestones that were deemed unreachable for the female hand as determined by an individual or by societal norms.
The people behind the music video…Because I was born a girl
Camille Barr – Creative Concept
Expression, art and beauty swirl through the universe in an array of shapes, forms and colours, sparking emotionally charged reactions of desire, inspiration, hope and at times even melancholia.
Poet, musician, artist and dreamer, Camille captures this revolving world through a kaleidoscope lens. She takes the picturesque landscape of life and holds a microscope to it, unveiling the complex political, social and environmental issues suffocating humanity, and transforms those images into narratives where poetry and music collide. Her way with understanding, arranging and transforming words into delicate bodies of story was birthed in the classroom at the age of nine as an outlet for creativity. That creativity has since morphed into her haven and a mirror for her identity.
Sybil Steele – Creative Design
Sybil is a multidisciplinary creative. As a stylist, photographer, director, and serial entrepreneur, her first love is to create worlds and experiences where the feminine spirit is celebrated. Collaborating with art directors, founders, and clients- her work aims for elegance, playfulness, and leadership. Her rebellious spirit often provokes overdue questions about the rigid roles women play in society.
Tammy Walters – Publicity
Tammy Walters is a highly regarded member of the Australian music industry. As the founder and managing director of music publicity and event management firm, and winner of the 2017 ANZ Geelong Small Business Awards for Professional Service, Walters built a globally recognised business to increase the profiles of emerging and established artists. She is further a music journalist and reviewer for Australian press Beat, Forté, and Silver Tiger Media, along with SquareOne Magazine (UK), Messed!Up Magazine (GE) and Live and Amplified (US). She has interviewed many legends of music including Tito Jackson (Jackson 5), CJ Ramone, Wayne Coyne (The Flaming Lips), Joey Santiago (The Pixies) and Finneas. Walters is also in the process of launching print music magazine, From The Barrier.
Nicky Buckley – Director
Nicky Buckley is one of Australia’s most recognized female faces and well-respected household names, having started her television career in 1994 as Co-Host on Sale of the Century.
During her time in this role Nicky changed the way we think about pregnant women working in Television. By continuing to work whilst enduring the barrage of public and media abuse that arose because she ‘dared’ to continue working on television whilst pregnant, Nicky paved a way for others to do so without condemnation.
Her colourful career has seen Buckley tackle range of roles including being the Beauty Editor of New Idea, hosting and presenting on television programs Good Life, Talk To The Animals, Good Morning Australia, The Today Show, and Making Tracks, being a famed MC for events, writing a published memoir, competing on Dancing With The Stars, and also dabbling in the hospitality business. Buckley is further the founding member of women’s leadership form IWF Australia, a Rodan and Fields Consultant, and a proud ambassador for Ovarian Cancer Australia.
Felicia Smith – Cinematographer
Flick is a freelance Cinematographer who has been working in the camera department for eight years. Their goal is to work between commercial and narrative tv series, but they also enjoy the many stories to be told through documentary filmmaking. They always find joy in telling a story through visual language and using lighting, composition and colour to paint a picture.
Elizna Van Der Walt – Film Editor
Elizna is a Melbourne based video editor, colourist and sampler of other creative roles.
In her 8 years of industry experience, she has worked on a plethora of projects including from award winning short films and feature films to music videos and webseries. While she loves working on a wide variety of projects, Elizna has a particular passion human stories that uplift and inspire positive change. When she isn’t shut away in her dark editing cave, or locked down due to Covid, Elizna enjoys pottery, knitting, live music and winning free beer at her weekly pub trivia.
Mars Williamson – Film Colourist
Brooklyn-born and Melbourne-based, Mars is a colourist with over a decade’s experience in post-production.
She has worked in post in NYC, LA and now Australia for clients ranging from Showtime, Comedy Central to Tegan and Sara and Peaches.
She has a particular passion for uplifting stories by women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Sarah-Katie – Hair & Make Up Artist
Sarah at Sarah-Katie has a Diploma in Makeup Artistry and Hairstyling. She has been in the industry for 12 years, specialising in airbrushed makeup, hairstyling and special effects. Her freelance career has seen her mostly in bridal but also editorial, runway, TV and short films. She had a small beauty business in Torquay for 3 years before living in Melbourne focusing on her freelance makeup career while having 2 children. She is now back in Torquay with her family ready to launch her new business providing cosmetic tattooing, facial threading, eyelash extension with a makeup and hair bar on weekends called SassMe.