Eric Lindstrom, Pokey Twig/Superlative Horse Productions
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‘Whisper A Dream’ music video features Portland Teen Idol runner up
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Portland, OR – 8/1/2018
With breathtaking views of Mount Hood National Forest as the backdrop, the new “Whisper A Dream” music video by filmmaker and songwriter Eric Lindstrom, also known as Pokey Twig, features 18-year-old performer Emilee Rose. Rose, a theatre and music performer at Grant High School, was a runner up in Portland Teen Idol competing at age.
Lindstrom discovered Rose on YouTube and was drawn in by her Norah Jones-inspired vocal style. “Two seconds in, I just knew she was the one.” The Portland filmmaker was pleasantly surprised to discover that she was also a Portlander. Through a little more internet research, he was able to track down Rose’s mother Karley Brnusak. He wrote Brnusak a letter about his music video project to see if Emilee Rose could star.
“At first we were both like, is this a scam?” recalls Rose after her mother shared the news. The two agreed to meet Lindstrom over coffee, and the project took off from there.
Lindstrom wrote Whisper a Dream about ten years ago. “I was in a song writing groove, late at night when I was getting a little sleepy. I was walking around in my room and outside, and ended up with this song,” says Lindstrom. Playing off the song’s light and whimsical style, the video features Emilee Rose hiking and singing in the gorgeous landscapes on Mount Hood National Forest.
Lindstrom wrote and directed the film, with Sam Garr as the director of photography and editor. Visit the website for more information about the film: https://whisperadream.com/
About “Whisper a Dream”
With breathtaking views of Mount Hood National Forest, “Whisper a Dream” is a new music video that captures a love of Pacific Northwest landscapes and a quirky sense of discovery. Eric Lindstrom wrote Whisper a Dream about ten years ago. “I was in a song writing groove, late at night when I was getting a little sleepy. I was walking around in my room and outside, and ended up with this song,” says Lindstrom. To recreate the song for the video, Lindstrom and his team created an orchestral arrangement and brought on singer Emilee Rose after finding her on YouTube. Playing off the song’s light and whimsical style, the video features Emilee Rose hiking and singing through the wilderness, sometimes playfully, sometimes pensively.
About Eric Lindstrom/Pokey Twig
Eric Lindstrom attended film school at Southern Illinois University. During the summer breaks, he worked as a freelance grip and P.A.
in Chicago. While working on a commercial for Seiko Watches, Eric had the fortune of meeting documentarian Albert Maysles. He relocated to Oregon, and was soon working on low-budget features, including one staring Portland rocker, Dan Reed. After being hospitalized for schizophrenia for the fifth time, he was hired as a delivery driver for a local pharmacy. This allowed him insurance for required medication. He took up songwriting and camping, but never let go of the idea of making an independent film. His short film “Cat” was a way of “giving back” to the countless souls who helped him on his journey of mental health and those who were to follow. The 2016 film toured festivals around the world. His new project is the “Whisper a Dream” music video featuring singer Emilee Rose. Lindstrom lives in Portland, Oregon, and enjoys wilderness backpacking.
About Emilee Rose
Singer and actor Emilee Rose is a senior at Portland’s Grant High School. She competed in Portland Teen Idol at age 13, where she was a runner up. She is a member of Grant’s famed Royal Blues chamber choir and she can also been seen singing around town at local farmers markets. Also a big musical theatre enthusiast, Woods. Other past roles include Flounder in The Little Mermaid and Mama Morton in Chicago. Discovered from her YouTube videos, Emilee Rose is the star performer in the new music video “Whisper a Dream” by Eric Lindstrom. In the fall, she will head to Portland State University, where she plans to major in biology and minor in theatre. She has goals become an Army officer, a police officer, and forensic scientist.