"Higher" is a 3D animation featuring a levitating protagonist as she transcends boundaries, shattering the shackles of constraint. Amidst the broken chains, a hand reaches for ethereal and abstract light, infusing the video with a serene and spacious atmosphere. Bathed in soft radiance, the hues evoke a feeling of weightlessness and liberation. Accompanied by a song that explores the insatiable drive of an ambitious young woman's addiction to personal growth, this captivating animation loop captures the essence of reaching goals and moving forward with unwavering confidence. The seamless fusion of imagery and lyrics creates a powerful synergy, weaving an empowering narrative of resilience and self-discovery.

  • Helēna Ozola
    His Best Friend (2023), Marionette (2023), Bone-dry (2022), The Duel of Kings (2022)
  • Helmuts Bondars
    Bone-dry (2022), The Duel of Kings (2022)
  • Helēna Ozola
  • Ilze Fārte
    Lyrics and Music
  • Varslaff’n’ Edwolf
  • Kaizers
    Music Producer
  • Ilze Fārte
    Music Producer
  • Elīna Veigule-Bernāne
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 8, 2023
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Director Biography - Helēna Ozola, Helmuts Bondars

Helēna Ozola was born and raised in Rīga, Latvia. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Film Editing and Audio Directing from Latvijas Kulturas Akademija National Film School. Prior to that, she attended VECC "National School of Arts" Janis Rozentals Art School, specializing in Multimedia Design.

Currently, Helēna works as a visual effects artist, primarily focusing on movies and music videos. She has collaborated with several Latvian musicians, including Tautumeitas, Samanta Tīna, Būū, Fiņķis, and Diona, creating captivating visual effects and animations.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Helēna indulges in various creative pursuits. Her main passion lies in 3D art, where she explores her artistic vision. Additionally, she enjoys painting and regularly attends ceramics classes. These activities fuel her creative flow and contribute to her ability to generate innovative ideas in her professional work.

Helēna's talent and dedication have been recognized, with her recent work as an editor on the short film "Bone-Dry" being showcased at the FiSH Film Festival in Rostock, Germany.

Having nurtured her artistic abilities since she was a little kid, Helēna's journey has evolved from drawing to painting, video art, and eventually 3D art, combining various mediums to express her creativity.

Looking ahead, Helēna aspires to continue working on fun and creative music videos, collaborating with like-minded individuals who share her artistic vision.

Overall, Helēna Ozola is a talented visual effects artist, constantly exploring new avenues for artistic expression and bringing captivating visuals to life through her work in the film and music industry.

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Director Statement

Like Būū, the musician of the music video, I share an interest in mindfulness practices, affirmations, and ultimately, the realm of magic. However, the magic I wield is crafted through various computer techniques, as working with visual effects feels similar to casting spells. There is a is a deep sense of wonder in creating something extraordinary from mere pixels. Seizing this opportunity allowed me to contribute my skills to a larger endeavor, one that I hope will captivate others and empower them to confront the shadows that linger within themselves in their day to day life.