My husband Kevin along with his band, Quietdrive, recently debuted the single, “Even When I’m Gone” to mark the start of Childhood Cancer Awareness month this September. The song was inspired by Kendal Lividini who, at 17, passed away after a courageous battle with Acute Myelogenus Leukemia. Despite the circumstances she faced, she showed that hope, love, positivity, and strength are what really matter in life. Through Team Kendal Kidz, Kendal’s parents are able to keep her message and dreams alive by spreading smiles and hope to kids with cancer.
The song, released through Team Kendal Kidz, Children’s Cancer Research Fund and Rock the Cause Records, is a tribute to those who lost their lives too young. It’s available to buy on iTunes and all proceeds go to Team Kendal Kidz and Children’s Cancer Research Fund.
The music video for “Even When I’m Gone” was released just last week, and I’m proud to say… PUNY produced it! I was excited to be a part of something so meaningful, profound, and close to my husband.
Please help to spread awareness and Kendal’s message by sharing the song or video with friends!
Behind the Video
Lead designer Tousue Vang along with design director/PUNY partner Vincent Stall created a concept that centered around an eternal beating heart, that upon closer inspection, shows us the memories and legacies left behind by the kids who’ve gone before. Whether it be Claire’s love for art or Zach’s gift for music, the visuals give us an idea of the passion and drive contained within each young soul. My role in the video included designing a couple collages, gathering stock photography and image assets, image production, and some photo retouching.
These beautiful photos of Kendal help demonstrate the simple and natural image enhancements—done in effort to make the photos even better than they already were. A little bit of color correction and red eye adjustments really helped to increase the overall quality of the video. At the same time, we were conscious and very careful not to interfere with the nostalgia of these precious moments captured.
This video is easily one of my favorite projects to ever take part in and I’m so happy that PUNY involved me. The message and meaning that this video carries surpasses anything I’ve ever worked on before and I’m so proud of my PUNY colleagues (Tousue Vang, Vincent Stall, Mark LaCroix, Mike Owens and Chris Handrick) for making this video great!