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Release Me

"Release Me" by singer/songwriter Adalia Tara, is about overcoming the social pressures that we all face, and the unattainable idea of perfection that we project upon one another. The song speaks about shedding the many masks we wear that cover our authentic selves; our beautiful vulnerability. When we set ourselves free from other people's expectations of us, we begin to come alive! **The only instrument in this song is Tara's VOICE!!! Including all the beats and sounds you hear! :)

  • Jeremy J Hawkes
  • Adalia Tara
  • Jeremy J Hawkes
  • Adalia Tara
  • Adalia Tara
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 31, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    1920x1080p HD Digital
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Crossroads Film Festival
    Jackson, Mississippi
    United States
    April 1, 2016
    Audience Choice Best Music Video
  • Albuquerque Film And Music Experience
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    United States
    April 22, 2016
    Best Music Video
  • Utah Music Awards
    Provo, Utah
    United States
    September 17, 2016
    Best Editing Music Video
Director Biography - Jeremy J Hawkes, Adalia Tara

Jeremy J. Hawkes has been intimately involved in the film industry for fifteen years. His passion is dedicated to expressing ideas from art, entertainment, philosophy and education. Talented in many phases of filmmaking, Hawkes produces, directs, and writes along with his cinematography help create and share visual content in advertisement, music videos, shorts, tutorials and feature films. The latest addition to his entourage of film productions, “Release Me” by singer and songwriter Adalia Tara, lends itself to an alternative artistic visual of Tara’s unique song about social pressures and the unattainable idea of perfection.

Living in Sedona, Arizona, Jeremy's passion for filmmaking led him to the involvement in several independent feature films, including recently released environmental film, Wrenched, directed by M.L. Lincoln and released in Fall 2012/Spring 2013. He also worked as Director of Photography for the films Vanquished (Stephan Schultze, 2007) and Kadish Hashem (Schultze, 2008). He later produced and co-wrote the 2008 documentary film, Reality Check, directed by Brian Reinhart. Creative choice is pinnacle for Hawkes as a primary and powerful tool for self-expression, a tool he intends to wield with glee.

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Director Statement

I can't say enough to describe the incredible adventure we both embarked upon to express Tara's talent and beauty as a visual and musical artist. And how grateful I am to see the completion of our creativity to share with an audience! I believe we have a voice and vision to share our unique outlook on life. The challenges we face and the changes we go through only enhance our ability to help our world grow!