Video Premiere: Small Town Pistols Explain “I Only Smoke When I Drink”

Country duo Small Town Pistols return with “I Only Smoke When I Drink”, a sombre yet fun song about heartbreak and the vices we use to conceal pain. Stephano Barberis took the helm on this project, creating a perfect companion piece to the wonderfully cool song.

Watch “I Only Smoke When I Drink” by Small Town Pistols, directed by Stephano Barberis, above!



Video Premiere: The Mohrs Debut Video For “Perfectly Sane”

Canadian rock band The Mohrs, fronted by singer Jackie Mohr, debut the official music video for their single “Perfectly Sane”, directed by Emma Higgins.

There is not much to explain about this one – you need to watch it to understand! See Jackie struggle with her demons, including herself, while she tries to convince herself she is “Perfectly Sane”.

Watch the video directed by Emma Higgins above! Thanks MuchFACT for the support!



Video Premiere: “Take Me Away” In Raghav’s New Video, Directed by Sean Cartwright!

Canadian singer Raghav’s latest video “Take Me Away”, funded by MuchFACT, has arrived! The follow-up to his great Spring single “Woohoo” is a refreshing change from your standard music video.

The clip appears to take place in small town South America, but was actually shot outside Vancouver! It tells a story of a young boy heading to a festival where he displays his manhood wearing a vibrant knitted mask. The concept was inspired by the rural Peruvian cultural practice of Takanakuy.

It’s a unique concept paired with a addictive summer jam!

Check out “Take Me Away” by Raghav, directed by Sean Cartwright, above!


Video Premiere: Jason Blaine’s New Video “Layin Your Love On Me” Directed by Stephano Barberis

Director Stephano Barberis teamed up with country star Jason Blaine to direct his new video for the single “Layin Your Love On Me”.

Shot on location on a stunning estate in sunny California, the video is filled with beautiful imagery and the story of young love. From beginning to end, the piece is a beautiful and elegant take on the country tune.

Check out “Layin Your Love On Me” by Jason Blaine, directed by Stephano Barberis, above!


News: Congratulations to Stephano and Margaret on FIVE CCMA Nominations!

Big congrats are going out today to two of The Field’s directors: Margaret Malandruccolo and Stephano Barberis! The Canadian Country Music Awards have once again recognized both directors for their contributions to the Canadian country music industry.


Stephano was nominated for Video Director of the Year for his videos with Gord Bamford (“When Your Lips Are So Close”) and Dallas Smith (“Tippin Point” and “Nothing But Summer”). You can watch those and many more great videos by Stephano right here.


Meanwhile, Margaret picked up 4 nominations! She received a nod for Video Director of the Year for her work with Dean Brody (“Bounty”), Brett Kissel (“Started With A Song”) and Deric Ruttan (“Take The Week Off”).

She also picked up two nominations for Video of the Year (Brett Kissel – “Started With A Song” and Deric Ruttan “Take The Week Off”) and one for Album Design of the Year for her work on Brett Kissel’s “Started With A Song” album. You can watch her nominated videos and many more right here.


Fun Fact: The Field produced and Margaret and Stephano directed ALL FIVE videos for the nominees for Single of the Year! Awesome!

Check out all the CCMA 2014 nominees HERE!

Congratulations to both amazingly talented directors. And congrats to all the nominees this year! See you at the show!



Video Premiere: Tough Times Don’t Last, But “Tough People Do” In Brett Kissel’s New Video

Rising country star Brett Kissel’s latest video “Tough People Do” has arrived. The inspirational video directed by Lisa Mann is a powerful and uplifting depiction of human strength and resilience.

Brett performs to an energetic crowd while images of tragedy and devastation intercut the performance. The lyrics of the song, “tough times don’t last, but tough people do”, really bring home the key theme that no matter what people face, that too will pass. Love and strength will always overcome sadness and despair.

Watch the inspirational “Tough People Do” by Brett Kissel, directed by Lisa Mann, above.



Video Premiere: Live A “Life Worth Living” With Karen Lee Batten

Canadian country singer Karen Lee Batten teamed up with uber-talented Director Stephano Barberis again for her second single from the “Cause A Scene” EP released this week.

After her epic Femme Fatale role in the “Cause A Scene” video (complete with an exploding car and KLB rocking a flamethrower), the songstress has switched gears in this emotional and poignant video for “Life Worth Living”. The beautiful visuals are the perfect companion to the touching storyline. In the clip, an older man prepares a picnic to spend the day with his lifelong sweetheart.

You’ll have to watch for yourself to get the whole story, but trust us when we say this is one of Stephano’s most emotionally touching videos to date.

Watch “Life Worth Living” by Karen Lee Batten, directed by Stephano Barberis, above!