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Forgive & Forget (at Christmas) (Music video)

Done my time feeling bitter and twisted, it's time for forgiveness. Forgive and forget at Christmas.

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If you don't listen too carefully, this track sounds like a typical sweet Christmas song. It's actually about child abuse and and about the victim, as an adult, forgiving her abuser.

Marilyn Monroe was abused as a child and our concept is to use found footage of Marilyn Monroe over the course of her life to tell a tale of how childhood trauma and abuse was processed, leaving the question at the end - did she forgive and/or forget her abuser before she passed away?

We want to take the viewer on the same journey as the song - just hinting throughout at the darker underbelly from the perspective of the abused. In a twist at the end, the subject of the video is fully revealed.

There’s a nice parallel between the way this track references Christmas / Christmas songs and Marilyn Monroe. Both are iconic and easily recognisable entities. Both look gorgeous and shiny on the surface...

Pete Francomb Bath, United Kingdom

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Tom Whitson Bristol, United Kingdom

Freelance filmmaker, photographer, editor with the technical and creative skills to make captivating video content. Video Producer for Cahootify.

Paul Hayward Bristol, United Kingdom

I am a songwriter and producer. Songs about Love and Life are woven in my heart but what really drives me at the moment is social injustice. Through performance art and media it is my aim to raise people's awareness of social inequality.

Caroline Tennent Wimborne, United Kingdom

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Glen Wilkins United Kingdom

I am a multi-disciplinary art director, designer, photographer and illustrator. Experienced, enthusiastic, with a "can-do" attitude, I love what I do.