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RIVVRS: CONQUER (A Music Video for Cystic Fibrosis Awareness)

The official music video for RIVVRS' song "CONQUER."

A music video about beating the odds, fighting to conquer all of life's obstacles, and spreading awareness for Cystic Fibrosis.

Dedicated to Kari Karr Bjornstad, whom passed away from Cystic Fibrosis in August 2015.

  • Bradley Bjornstad
  • RIVVRS (Brandon Zahursky)
  • Bradley Bjornstad
  • Bradley Bjornstad
  • Kari Karr Bjornstad
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
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  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 11, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    22 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Sony a7S
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Distribution Information
  • Thru the Reel Films
Director Biography - Bradley Bjornstad

Born and raised in Eugene, Ore., Bradley is a professional writer and filmmaker. A graduate of the University of Oregon Cinema Studies Program, he started his own video production business, Thru the Reel Films, with the support of his wife, Kari, whom he met in high school. While filmmaking is his dream, he has also developed a strong passion for spreading CF awareness and education. Unfortunately, Bradley’s wife lost her battle with cystic fibrosis in August 2015. In her memory, he is producing and directing projects to encourage more people to inspire change and ultimately eradicate CF. Kari continues to be his muse: her beauty, grace, strength and zest for life will forever be his biggest inspiration.

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Director Statement

I was humbled when asked to create the Official Music Video for RIVVRS' song CONQUER off his new album Unfamiliar Skin. I was even more humbled that it would serve as a dedication to my beautiful wife Kari, whom passed away from ‪Cystic Fibrosis‬ last August.

This project means so much to me in so many ways, and it fills me with so much emotion. I shed a lot of tears (both happy and sad) creating this video - as it features the last footage we ever filmed together. It was quite an adventure making this, but every time I see her face on the screen I immediately feel at home. When I first heard this song, I instantly thought of Kari and how it exemplified her spirit and her courage. It made me think of how she fought for her life every single day with Cystic Fibrosis, and how she never let the disease defeat her. She never let it define her. She would always fight and never back down. This song perfectly depicts her unwavering strength and courage to never give up, and to never let life’s challenges keep her down.

Everyone has something in their lives that is a challenge to them - something they need to conquer. Kari fought every one of her challenges head on. And no matter how hard things got, she always conquered them. This is a wonderful and powerful song that I think can be applied to everyone. I'm grateful to have been asked to be a part of this journey. Kari is my greatest love, my best friend, my biggest inspiration, and my muse. I hope everyone has the fight and determination Kari had, and no matter what happens, continues to fight, dream, breathe, believe, and ultimately - Conquer.

Please help join the fight to cure Cystic Fibrosis. Please donate today to help find a cure at

Thank you for watching,
Bradley Bjornstad