On June 8th, 2014 Trish Sie’s short film – Not Alone, which I puppeteered in, was screened for a 2nd time Brooklyn Academy of Music. Not Alone, the official music video for Ben Taylor’s song, follows a lonely sock who searches everywhere for a soulmate.
Produced by Fixer Media, Not Alone, featured sock puppets operated as marionettes that in post-production had their strings and controls removed. I was joined by Erik Finck in animating these socks, with Adrian Rose Leonard serving as lead puppeteer.
Not Alone previously premiered on October 26th, 2013 at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) for Puppets On Film, an annual festival curated by Cheryl Henson, Z. Briggs, and BAMcinématek.
Puppets on Film was presented by BAMcinématek and the Jim Henson Foundation. The Shortstack! Kids Shorts Program, which included Not Alone, featured a bevy of ingenious shorts for children with whimsical, unique and beautiful characters.
Trish Sie is an American film and music video director, best known for directing the films Step Up: All In (2014) and Pitch Perfect 3 (2017), as well as music videos, particularly for the alternative rock band OK Go. She has worked in film, television, commercials, music videos, stage, children’s entertainment and ballroom DanceSport.
Fun Fact: Ben Taylor, musician behind Not Alone is also the son of singer-songwriters James Taylor and Carly Simon. He released Not Alone in 2012 on his album “Listening”.
Directed by Trish Sie
Music by Ben Taylor
Produced by Anthony Hartman, Fixer Media
Cinematography by Nic Sadler
Film Editing by Paula Salhany
Production Design by Cindy Chao and Michele Yu
Marsian De Lellis, Erik Finck, Adrian Rose Leonard