All We Need

The music video "All We Need" is the title track to Mary McCloud’s album (released March 2020). The song offers an antidote to pain and heartbreak: emotional connection. Awash in color, the vignettes move us from the blues to yellows, highlighting the transitory nature of sorrow. Ending with a jubilant performance, "All We Need" shows how we can get through life’s rough spots with each other.

  • Laura Purdy
    "California's Lost Grizzly"
  • Laura Purdy
  • Mary McCloud
  • Mary McCloud
  • Laura Purdy
    "Tending the Wild"
  • Mary McCloud
    Key Cast
    Bad Moms, Bad Mom's Christmas, Good Girls, Broken Egg
  • Matt Bass
    Director of Photography
    Willow Smith, Beastie Boys, Oprah Master Class
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Genres:
    Americana, Country, Comedy, Music Video
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 22, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    7,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Venice Shorts
    United States
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Laura Purdy

Laura Purdy is a filmmaker that works in analog and digital media. Her 16mm films explore the construction of the female image, while her video work takes the form of documentaries on topics about the California environment, that range from the extinction of the grizzly bear to traditional ecological knowledge, and most recently a music video that incorporates both the 16mm and video format.

Her work has been screened in the U.S. and internationally, at festivals in New York, Chicago, Ann Arbor, as well as Peru, Mexico, Spain, and Austria, and at museums such as the Getty, MOCA, and Otis Gallery. Her film π was nominated for a Student Academy Award and received a Certificate of Merit at the Chicago International Film Festival.

While producing her personal films, Purdy also began her work in museums as a media producer. Her media applications have garnered the Autry Museum several recognitions. In 2017 under her leadership, the media team won a AAM MUSE award for the stop-motion animation film, My Mother, Mabel McKay, an Honorable Mention for the 2015 Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Award for Use of Technology in Empire and Liberty: The Civil War and the West, and a 2014 Silver Medal MUSE award for the video series in Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork.

Purdy received a BA from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, and an MFA from San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California.

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