Video by Jamie Goldrick.
Without resorting to re-enactments, how can you visually tell the story of a woman from 1000 years ago? I was approached by Lisa O’Neill and Grace Corry to help shoot this video. Lisa and Grace already had a strong idea of Gormlaith emerging from the grave. To this foundation, we added a forest, a water and a fire scene. The inclusion of these scenes helped us to signify the emotions that Gormlaith feels in the song.
Lisa brings Gormlaith’s voice into the present with such lines as “I’ll dance from the grave” // “I’m bad luck Brian, It’s dangerous lying beside me”. To complement this, we slowed everything right down and shot the fire scenes in reverse to give a dreamlike feel to the video. These subtle effects serve to represent a liminal place that exists betwixt and between the real Gormlaith and Lisa’s representation of her story and struggles.