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The Official Rainbow Music Video

The Official Rainbow Music Video, produced and written by singer songwriter Brooke Josephson, directed by Michelle Bossy with a very diverse LGBTQ+ crew and post production team, is a celebration of the hope of humanity in the darkest of times and how we can rise above natural disasters, pandemics, even other people's hurtful judgments to shine our lights in the darkest of times.

  • Michelle Bossy
    Horrified (Official Music Video), Under the Lantern Lit Sky, Hell is for Fashion Bloggers, Disney's Talent Showcase
  • Brooke Josephson
    No for an Answer, Horrified, Mr Fix It, Crazy Called Normal
  • Brooke Josephson
    No for an Answer, Live and Let Live, Sexy N' Domesticated, Mr Fix It, Horrified,
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 25, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Michelle Bossy

Michelle Bossy is a Mexican-American award-winning film, television, and theater director. Recent films Michelle directed include Under the Lantern Lit Sky (feature), Chance of Showers by Julie Craig and Alex Ellis, The Trespassed by Raul Garza, Incurable by Josephine Cashman Miracle Baby by Steven Fechter, Friendly Neighborhood Coven by Caroline V McGraw, Ladies Lounge by Caroline V. McGraw, 18, written by Courtney Baron, She Grinds Her Own Coffee, written by Cheri Magid; and The New 35 written by Leslie Korein. Michelle’s films have premiered at the Austin Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival, Dances with Films, LA Shorts International Film Festival, and the Female Eye Film Festival, among dozens of others. Michelle collaborated with Maria Alexandria Beech on TeleMAMAS, a pilot. Michelle directed the web series There’s a Special Place in Hell for Fashion Bloggers, written by Amelia Alvarez. She has directed music videos for the band Yassou, and the singer/songwriter Brooke Josephson.

Theater projects Michelle has directed include The Oxy Complex by Anna Lamadrid, Melissa Center is Marrying Jake Gyllenhaal by Melissa Center, Lady MacBeth and Her Lover by Richard Vetere, Sex with Strangers by Laura Eason, Every Good Girl Deserves Fun by Heidi Armbruster, Sex of the Baby by Matthew-Lee Erlbach, Cloven Tongues by Victor Lesniewski, Un Plugged In by Brian Pracht, South Beach Rapture by David Caudle, and Sarajevo’s Child by Katie Simon, amongst many other new plays. She directed the world premiere of Little Monsters by Maria Alexandria Beech, and created the musical High School Confidential for Primary Stages with writers Janet Reed, Dan Ahearn, Sara Wordsworth and Russ Kaplan. Some developmental readings she has directed include The Peterson Show by Janine Nabers (CTG, Echo Theater Company), Smile by Melissa Jane Osborne (IAMA), EL by Raul Garza (at Two River Theater), Miller, Mississippi by Boo Killebrew, The Infinity Pond by Maria Alexandria Beech and Eat Your Heart Out by Courtney Baron (all at Perry Mansfield New Works Festival), Bicycle Girl by Rogelio Martinez (at Repertory Theater of St. Louis), Gloria by Maria Alexandria Beech (EST), Mercy by Adam Szymkowicz, and May Day by Molly Smith Metzler.

Michelle was the Associate Artistic Director of the off-Broadway theater company Primary Stages, where she worked for thirteen years. While there, she ran the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group, where she worked with over twenty-five emerging writers on the creation of new plays. Michelle holds the first undergraduate directing degree from Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts. She teaches acting and playwriting for the Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA), playwriting and acting for NYU, acting for UCLA, and directing for Syracuse University’s Tepper Semester. Michelle is the recipient of the Denham Fellowship awarded by the Society of Directors and Choreographers for her work on There and Back in San Miguel de Allende, MX, and Los Angeles, CA. Michelle was a semifinalist for the HBO Access Program, and a finalist for the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women.

Member: Lincoln Center Director’s Lab and SDC.

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Director Statement

Rainbow is the result of a long standing collaboration between singer-songwriter Brooke Josephson and myself, Director Michelle Bossy. Brooke and I met when we were beginning our careers in New York City right after college and not only made her Award Winning music video, "Horrified," but Brooke has performed in plays I directed.

Brooke wrote the song as a reaction to the global experience of the incredibly tumultuous past year and the personal experience of holding your head up despite negative outside attitudes and feelings. Brooke had a vision for the video she wanted to create and brought it to me; she wanted the original MUSYCA choir to appear as well as her daughter, who sang on the record in addition to Shira's dance teacher, former Missy Elliott dancer/choreographer Taisha Monique Clark, who choreographed Brooke's other music videos.

I had my ongoing team of collaborators come onboard: DP Ioana Vasile, VFX artist Gavin Carlton, editor Sarah E Williams and colorist Anastasia Shepherd who brought the backdrop of a heightened reality - literally lifting children into the clouds to overcome their demons.
We want to leave the audience with a sense of hope - that their inner spirit's strength can conquer even the most intense moments in their lives.