Private Project

Lose You to Love Me

Official Music Video to Ali O'Leary's cover of Selena Gomez's "Lose You to Love Me"

  • Charlie Norton
  • Dario Mendez
  • Ali O'Leary
    Key Cast
  • Ben Habes
    Key Cast
    "Past Lover"
  • Charlie Norton
  • Dario Mendez
  • Charlie Norton
    Director of Photography
  • Dario Mendez
    Director of Photography
  • Charlie Norton
  • Ali O'Leary
    Lose You to Love Me Cover by
  • Selena Gomez
    Original Song by
  • Lennox Orellana
    Assistant Camera
  • Haley Pine
  • Brendan Egan
    Sound by
  • Aryn Fitzgibbons
    Key Production Assistant
  • Bridgewater Television, Bridgewater, MA
    Special Thanks to
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Student
  • Genres:
    Music Video, Romance
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 15, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Boston Screaming Ostrich International Film Festival 2020
    Boston, MA
    United States
    October 23, 2020
    Best Music Video
  • Student Los Angeles Film Awards 2020
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    October 20, 2020
  • Ithaca Student Film Festival 2020
    Ithaca, NY
    United States
    February 22, 2020
    Festival Premiere
  • Independent Shorts Awards 2020
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    February 21, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Indie Short Fest Lost Angeles International Film Festival 2021
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    February 5, 2021
  • Brightside Film Festival 2020
    Jersey City, NJ
    United States
    August 14, 2020
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Charlie Norton

My name is Charlie Norton and I am a filmmaker from Bridgewater Massachusetts. I am an undergraduate student at Hofstra University majoring in Film Studies and Production. Throughout my life I’ve had an interest in modeling, music, and filmmaking. In my early years I was a child model and appeared on various products, such as Playdoh and Safety First Car Seats. When I was 9 years old I picked up my first video camera and shot my first home movie, from there was no turning back. Ever since then I've been making home movies, short films, skits, music videos and feature films. Many of my projects are found on my website,, and on most social media platforms, school web pages and local business pages. I am very ambitious filmmaker, and I am going to take every opportunity I can possibly get.

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Director Statement

One of my favorite forms of film and video is the art of syncing the rhythm of sound and pleasing aesthetics of visuals, creating what is known to most as a music video. When Dario and I approached by rising local artist, Ali O'Leary, to create a music video of her cover of Selena Gomez's "Lose You to Love Me", I was tasked to spotlight her breathtaking voice by inter grading intellectual and psychological imagery. The song is about a break up, not just to a past lover but to a friend or a family member too. The thoughts and emotions can vary, making one feel mentally unstable (which is what Selena's original video does very well). Dario and I wanted to be simple in context, but complex in originality. Can we interpret a message and music video in a different light? Can we manipulate the idea of losing someone who has changed us mentally, but empower ourselves not to look back and accept to keep moving foreword? I think the answer is yes. People blind themselves from the things that bring a negative light to them, but can we take the blindfold off and motivate ourselves to be strong, independent, individuals? When you watch this music video the answer should be clear. We hope you enjoy what we were able to come up with in our visual interpretation of Selena's hit song, as well as hope it emotionally makes an impacts on you.

Charlie Norton