Shine On Me

The cracks in the pavement are showin'
the boards on the windows are thin
you can speak your intentions thousands of times
it doesn't matter if you never begin
Ohio is rusted and bleeding
her fingers are dry to the bone
there's a point when the place that you live in
ain't a place you can still call your home

and I know there's a better life coming
and you know there's somewhere we can be
that old road might be long but together we're strong
and I'm waiting for the day we'll see
'cause I know there's a better light
that's gonna shine on me

now our old loans are all coming due
the ship's leakin' and I'm out to sea
we lost every touch of the life that we knew
but you never lost your hold on me
We borrowed and bartered on true love
hoping it would see both us through
the cold air from the north brought me down to my knees
but it never brought me closer to you

and I know there's a better life coming
and you know there's somewhere we can be
that old road might be long but together we're strong
and I'm waiting for the day we'll see
'cause I know there's a better light
that's gonna shine on me

You tell me I look like my father
I don't see it but I hope that it's true
Been so long that some days I can't remember his face
but I know he would have sure loved you
Your old dress is threadbare and simple
the most beautiful thing I have seen
like the wind through the keyhole you start with a shout
but you came like a whisper to me

and I know there's a better life coming
and you know there's somewhere we can be
that old road might be long but together we're strong
and I'm waiting for the day we'll see
'cause I know there's a better light
that's gonna shine on me

  • Collin J Neal - Director
    Author
  • Devin Sinha - Musician/Artist/Writer
    Author
  • Devin Sinha
    Name of Band or Artist
  • Collin J Neal
    Director
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    Writer
  • Erin Neal
    Producer
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  • James Pinto II - Jack Old Man
    Key Cast
  • Brandon Martin - Jack Young Man
    Key Cast
  • Brittany Cox - Kate
    Key Cast
  • Gabriel Sedgemore - Paul (Kate's Husband)
    Key Cast
  • Jim Burguess - Reverend Chuck and Truck Driver
    Key Cast
  • Kelsi Mcgann Umeko - Stacy (Wedding Attendee)
    Key Cast
  • Curtis McGann - Pete (Wedding Attendee)
    Key Cast
  • Emily Shuel - Jolene (Jack's Wife)
    Key Cast
  • Maeve Campbell - Chris (Jacks Child)
    Key Cast
  • Huck - Huck (Jack's Dog)
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Rock, Folk, Country, Classic, Music, Drama, War
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 20, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Black Magic Camera 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • Faith vs Fate Productions
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Collin J Neal

MUSICIAN - Devin Sinha is a singer/songwriter living in Seattle, hailing from Midwestern roots as he spent his formative years around Kansas City. His style is primarily a mixture of contemporary folk and indie rock, mixing autobiographical flavors into his fiction of poetry and music. The new studio LP, Our Past And Present Futures, is available now. His first album, The Albatross, was self-released in December 2013. His first studio album, The Seventh Season, was released November 2014. Devin continues to perform around the country, playing at events such as The Outlaw Roadshow at SXSW, the Seattle Rock n Roll Marathon, and Seattle Acoustic Festival. You can preview his currently released albums on the discography page.

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER - Collin was born in Pendleton, Oregon on July 5th 1985. Born into the farm life he had a lot of changes coming along the way with moving from city to city until finally settling in Spokane, Washington for his years growing up.

Throughout his years growing from a boy into a young man Collin came across a Production company, run completely by students at his High School in the year 2002. Viable Vision Video Productions opened up his world into new leaps and bounds. Taking him through editing, producing, directing, and writing for the screen.

After moving to Seattle, WA in 2008 and attending Seattle Film Institute, he developed his company Faith vs Fate Productions with his wife Erin Neal. Now several years into the company, short films, web series, music videos and their first feature in the whole they are on their way together with their first child, and collaborating in filmmaking and media production, making their dreams a reality.

With years of experience, determination, and keeping the faith each day he continues to push for excellence on each project that he collaborates on.

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Director Statement

MUSICIAN - ”’Shine On Me’ is a song of hope in dire circumstances,” said the Seattle-based artist. “We all have times where life is too difficult to make it alone, but friends and family who care about you can make even the most difficult times bearable. ‘Shine On’ Me tries to convey a sense of optimism even when life is at its worst, and a belief in a better tomorrow.”

The song’s video perfectly reflects its message of optimism, with beautiful imagery and a sweet, touching narrative.

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER - "Shine On Me is one of those rare beauties of lyrics and song composed together to make gold in your mind as a Director for what you want in front of camera. Sam Nuttmann our Director of Photography approached me with the musician, song, and script ready to go and said let's make this happen! Shortly after, hired cast/crew, locked locations and got flooded in both days. Unknown to us at the time was how amazing that would look on camera, to our audience and the story to come across perfectly. The actors were amazing, locations out of this world and all practical made this a dream for a Director to bring to life."