“It’s ok to hold on tight…and to let go.”
Our latest short film is the most meaningful to me of any we’ve done. I didn’t know the story before I watched it, but even in just the opening moments, I felt a connection to it. Turns out, I can relate. In the film, Dree Hemingway’s character Sarah is on a personal journey – one to retrace the footsteps of her late mother. Her mother’s words, scribbled on the pages of an old weathered journal, come to her from the past, but also in a way the words come from the future as her mother reminds her that she will always be there, by her side, in spirit.
I can feel her sadness, but I can also feel her joy – joy that she has these final words of advice to carry with her always, along with the sepia-toned photographs and necklace. For me, it is a ring. And while I’ve learned over time the importance of letting go, there are certain things I will always – always – hold on to.
Shop the October collection.
Creative Direction: Free People
Actors: Dree Hemingway, Angela Lindvall, Joel Danielsson
Film Director: CMCM and Duncan Winecoff @ All:Expanded
Director of Photography: Stuart Winecoff @ All:Expanded
Written By: CMCM and Free People
Editor: Ryan McKenna @ The Mill
Producer: Carl Walters @ The Mill
Color: Michael Rossiter @ The Mill
Special Thanks: Dornan’s, Moose WY
That was beautiful
So beautiful, the words had me in tears. So inspiring!
wow, what a moving piece. I loved every minute and this–especially the glimpse of the beginning of a new journey for a child to come.
This was absolutely touching. Left me in tears as well… such a beautiful concept.
So very beautiful! I really enjoy all of Free People’s short films.
so exquisitely done & wonderfully inspiring!!! …another breathtaking video by FP!!!!
The Weaver Of Words…..give me 15 words and I’ll tell you a tale
What a breathtaking video. My father passed away a few months ago, and the pain that that loss left still hurts. He had no time to write me a letter or to advise me on what to do. This video really made me feel like my dad was speaking through the mother’s words… thank you very much. Really, a beautiful video.
I could not hear what the mother was saying, barley. The scenery was beautiful and couple was cute though.
i treasure the last letters of friends across the ocean. the finality and hope of those last words are something to be held tightly.
BEAUTIFUL in every way
From France with a lot of emotion : “merci pour cet instant”.
Have a great day. With (french) love,
Please can someone post the content of the letter here, there were parts where the music was so loud that was covering her voice and I couldn’t understand!! Thank you:)
This was stunningly done. What a great, moving way to start my Tuesday before heading into the store. Love this! Thank you for creating / sharing!
The music in this video was sublime!!!!! Please, please, please, let us know who and what it was!
Great video. Love that kind of ‘sadness’ .. it’s so positive!! Well done .. Thanks for sharing with us! :) love.
This is just beautiful
amazing video! what’s the name of the musical piece? it is sublime
I want to see the video but can not because is in private :\