Cyanide is a song about mental illness and addiction. The video is to spread awareness of what it is like to suffer from those, and the abusive and/or dangerous situations where you can find yourself if not taken seriously or treated properly.

  • Hunter Jade East
  • Hunter Jade East
  • Hunter Jade East
  • Hunter Jade East
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  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 13, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography - Hunter Jade East

Hunter Jade East is an aspiring film writer and cinematographer; she also writes music under the name Hunter Jade McReynolds East. Hunter grew up in a vast array of environments due to the fact of moving around the United States and has many life experience (both good and bad) that aren’t always typical or at least common. Hunter speaks intermediate Swedish and similarly in German and likes to use both languages in her creative writing. She feels learning languages is a vital part of learning about people from other cultures and walks of life. She aspires to become fluent in many languages as to speak to almost anyone in their native tongue regardless of if they could her’s.

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Director Statement

Cyanide was, and still is, important for me to write and release especially because of what I’ve seen people (including myself and my own family & friends) go through with mental illness, addiction and/or abuse. When someone dismisses or downplays even the smallest thing that could become catastrophic when it’s something major that one might be struggling with. I released the video on YouTube with links and phone numbers to any help line I could possibly think of, and some to address specific “hot topics “ such as gender identity & lgbtqia+ to religious and ethnic specific sites as well as a few for runaways, and the hotline & text number for hum Trafficing too.