“Faith” by Donna Estelle Bukevicz was written as a tribute to Mark Mitchell after learning about his stage 4 cancer diagnosis. The song debuted at the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival before a live audience, at the WSRE Studio-Amped Show, a PBS affiliate on October 7, 2023, coinciding with Mark’s birthday weekend. Deeply moved by the song, Mark urged Donna to create a music video, as he wanted to share its message with the world.

Mark’s intention behind the song and music video was to offer support and inspiration to others facing cancer. He believed in finding strength, dignity, and grace during chemotherapy and radiation treatments by embracing faith.

This heartfelt creation aims to provide solace and encouragement to those in need.

May Mark’s legacy and the power of “Faith” continue to touch and uplift the lives of many.

  • Donna Estelle Bukevicz
    Donna Britton Bukevicz, a true force in the music industry, has captivated audiences across the globe with her powerful vocals and remarkable songwriting. Her talent and dedication have led her to share the stage with renowned artists, receive prestigious awards, and make a significant impact in the world of music. Donna's musical journey has taken her to legendary venues, including the world-famous "Bluebird" in Nashville and the iconic "Troubadour" in Los Angeles. Her performances at these renowned establishments solidified her reputation as a captivating and dynamic artist. Collaboration has been a cornerstone of Donna's career. She has shared the stage with esteemed musicians such as Peter Keys of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Dani Carroll, who toured with Jason Mraz. These collaborations have resulted in unforgettable musical moments that have touched the hearts of many. Donna's talent as a songwriter and composer has garnered critical acclaim and industry recognition. She is a Silver Telly Award Winner in 2022 and was nominated for the HMMA Best Song in 2021 for a song she co-wrote with Peter Keys of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Her exceptional songwriting also earned her a spot as a contender for the 92nd Academy Award Oscars in 2020, where two of her songs were among the 75 considered for the prestigious award. Additionally, she was honored with the "Best Song" Award at the 2019 Show Low Film Festival and was a contender in the 2013 Oscars as a vocalist, ranking at #17 on the Awards Circuit list alongside Adele's "Skyfall." When Donna is not performing, she dedicates her time to composing and producing songs for various indie producers, authors, and directors. Her creative work extends to the realm of movies, documentaries, and TV series, where she collaborates with emerging indie singer-songwriters, bringing their visions to life. Her passion for nurturing and developing talent shines through in the collaborations she fosters. Throughout her illustrious career, Donna has had the privilege of sharing the stage and studio with an impressive array of musicians and bands, including Sir Earl Toon of Kool & The Gang, Peter Keys of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Chris Young, Dave Robbins of Blackhawk, Toby Keith's Trailer Choir Band, The Henningsen Family, Al Jarreau, Don Henley, Billy Idol, Martha Reeves, Frankie Valley & The Four Seasons, and The Bangles. These experiences have enriched her artistry and allowed her to create magical musical moments with fellow luminaries. As a testament to her versatility, Donna co-wrote eight of the thirteen original songs featured in the 2022 movie release, "Hashtag Blessed," which can be enjoyed on platforms such as Amazon Prime and Pureflix, a division of Sony Pictures. Her musical expertise extends to her role as a music supervisor and senior songwriter for movies like "Turnover" (Amazon Prime) and "Passage" (Tubi and YouTube), where her soulful voice is the singing voice of the lead actor. Her music has also graced numerous films and television shows, including Sony Pictures, PBS, Peacock, Hulu, Fox Sports, Showtime's "The L Word," VH1's "House of Consignment," MTV, and TVO's Green Heroes web series. Donna's passion and dedication extend beyond her performances and collaborations. As the owner and President of Molly Girl Music, LLC, she serves as a Music Supervisor and Creative Music Director for indie-film projects. Her expertise in curating and selecting music for films has made her a respected member of the Guild of Music Supervisors and a voting member for Hollywood Music in Media in Hollywood,
  • Donna Britton Bukevicz
    Name of Band or Artist
  • Donna Estelle Bukevicz (ASCAP) Mountain Row Music (ASCAP)
    Song Credit (written by)
  • Ken Lazzo, Annaken Media
    Film Directing and Editing
  • Jason Ahlbrandt, Guitar, Red Guitar Music, Nashville
  • Nicolas Laget, String Arrangement (final mix of music production) The Sweet Spot Studio, Alexandria, VA
  • Mark Mitchell (in honor of)
    Family & Friends in Music Video
  • Robin Mitchell
    Family & Friends in Music Video
  • Bryan Mitchell, Brother
    Family & Friends in Music Video
  • Mark Harman
    Family & Friends in Music Video
  • Michael Harman
    Family & Friends in Music Video
  • Anna Lasso
    Family & Friends in Music Video
  • Donny Smooth
    Family & Friends in Music Video
  • Megan Poppy
    Hair & Makeup
  • Donna Smooth
    A heartfelt thank you goes out to Donny Smooth for graciously allowing us to film at his incredible venue, Eleven_Eleven, located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. This private venue holds a special significance as it is owned by Donny, who happens to be Mark's beloved nephew. Mark cherished Donny dearly, and his support in making this music video possible is truly appreciated. The collaboration between family and the inspiring location added a meaningful touch to the project.
  • Donna Estelle Bukevicz
  • Donna Estelle Bukevicz
  • Ken Lasso
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 14, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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    24 fps.mp4
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Director Biography - Ken Lasso

Lazzo is a music and video producer, engineer, and songwriter specializing in the rock, electronic, dance, and pop genres. He has produced singles, EPs, and LPs for numerous artists and done remixes for Rites of Ash, Great Good Fine OK, and Grammy Award-winning and Platinum recording artist LeAnn Rimes. He has had his music featured on numerous MTV shows, FUSE, MTV2, MTVu, and the Aeropostale® PS Mobile Application. Lazzo is a founding member and producer of the Washington DC hard electronic rock band, Rites of Ash, where he played guitar and keyboards. His synth pop band, Blue Skies and Death, have released two EPs, Rearrange and A Way Back Home, along with several singles and music videos. Their single Parallel Lines has been featured on several official Spotify playlists: Discovery Weekly, Release Radar, and Indie Electronics!

He has produced several internet/streaming radio shows, including: The Screening Room Express Radio Show, Sub Pop Radio, Fedde Le Grand Radio, Kill Rock Stars Radio, and RVRB on TuneIn.

Lazzo taught Master Classes at the Los Angeles and Brooklyn Grammy® Camps, music production at Apple (Los Angeles), songwriting and production workshops at The School of Music (Annapolis, MD), a judge/mentor at WPGC 95.5FM’s ‘The Opportunity’ (Washington DC), and a judge for 2022 and 2023 The MusicianShip Wammie Awards.

Lazzo’s music has been nominated for several WAMA and The MusicianShip Wammie Awards including Producer of the Year, Best Rock Album, and his win for Best Electronica Recording. His work with Wim Tapley (The Woodlands) was nominated for a Wammie award for Best Folk Album in 2021.

Lazzo has produced videos for many artists, including Grammy-Winning artist Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Grammy-Nominated artist Arun Shenoy, and Emmy Award-Winning voiceover Actor Daniel Ross. He owns and operates the video production company, Annaken Media, and the recording studio, Feedback Studios.

He is a voting member of the DC Chapter of the Recording Academy (Grammys) and a writer and publisher member of ASCAP.

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Director Statement

From the Artist and Songwriter (Donna Britton Bukevicz):

In Loving Memory of Mark Mitchell, who displayed incredible courage throughout his battle with cancer. Sadly, he passed away just 10 days after the filming of this music video.

May you rest in peace, dear friend. Your memory will forever be cherished.