Stupid Happy is an upbeat, quirky alt-pop song about being unapologetically “over-the-moon” happy and not caring who knows it! The lead character is unafraid to reveal her true self to the world and feels liberation as a result. It’s a song about knowing one’s deepest desire and trusting it implicitly. The video mirrors the storyline of this song.
Julia Paton directed and produced. Orville Heyn produced and was production supervisor. Orville Heyn and Christopher Sawchyn created the video concept and wrote the video-play. Heather Hill was the executive producer. The Cast: Heather Hill as “The Trapeze Woman”, Isabel Kanaan as “The Doctor”, Meghan Scavuzzo as “The Backpacker”, Maddy Eddy as “The Cooking Show Host” and Christopher Sawchyn as “The Everyman”. Editor – Ray Hussain, Lighting / Camera Operators – Ray Hussain and Andrew Ruggiero, Effects – Andrew Ruggiero. Extras: Meghan Morrison, Aynsley Saxe, Sarah Prodan, Children: Connor and Ava Hill. Suzanne Cyr – Makeup and Hair. Filmed at Seneca College at York University Campus.
The FACTOR-funded song was written by Heather Hill and Orville Heyn and produced by Orville Heyn. The players include: Heather Hill on Lead Vocals; David Restivo on Piano; Eddie Paton on Guitars; Russ Boswell on Ac Bass; Paul DeLong on Drums; Tim Posgate on Banjo; Jill Harris and Orville Heyn on Background Vocals. Recorded by Nathan Carter Moore at Humber Studios and Orville Heyn at OH SPOT Studio. Mixed by Nathan Carter Moore at NCM Sound; Mastered by Reuben Ghose at Mojito Mastering.
For more details about the song and story, check out Heather’s blog: http://heatherhill.ca/stupid-happy-the-making/