Folk is People - Bury Me In Virginia

Folk is People is a Jacksonville-based indie folk band led by singer-songwriter, Stacey Bennett. Their music is eloquently crafted into a melodic blend of stringed and percussive instruments backed by Bennett’s driving voice. Each song is a story meticulously written into verse and chorus.

Folk is People’s first full-length album, The Devil Always Comes, was released October 25, 2016. The record sounds like indie rock married a folk song and started a pop band. It is a conceptual piece depicting the inner dissonance experienced when we reflect on and attempt to reconcile misdeeds in the present pursuit of virtue.

The song is called "Bury Me in Virginia" and is an autobiographical account of how Stacey's sweet mom who is not a procrastinator decided to buy her a burial plot in Culpeper, Virginia when she was just 7 years old. The video is extremely quirky and heavily inspired by the work of Wes Anderson. It depicts several of Stacey's failed attempts to get back to Virginia to die after a phony tarot card reader presents her with the Death card.

  • Keagan Anfuso
  • Keagan Anfuso
  • Stacey Bennett
  • Paige McMullen
  • Stacey Bennett
    Key Cast
  • Louis Bentancourt
    Key Cast
  • Zane Hall
  • Adam Hill
    Art Director
  • Keagan Anfuso
  • Bernardo Santana III
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 26, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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    DSLR 4k
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Director Biography - Keagan Anfuso

A prior student of the Art Institute of Jacksonville, Keagan Anfuso is an award winning queer female filmmaker based in Jacksonville, Florida.

Her music video work, primarily focused on the emerging indie-queer musician scene, has been featured in several online publications including Homoground, Rookie Magazine and NOISEY.

In 2016, her first directed horror-short, Wolf’s Museum of Mystery, was given the Florida Spotlight Award at Orlando’s Spooky Empire Film Festival.

In 2015, her documentary short-film pitch for, The Grey Area, received the Art Juror’s Award for start up funding and was also awarded Jacksonville’s most anticipated film project by VOID magazine. Currently in production, Anfuso is co-directing and the main subject of the film, which focuses on the perspective of a masculine female battling society’s oppressive expectations placed on women. recently described Anfuso as, “ a visionary film and video director doing stark explorations of alternative and emerging queer culture.”

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Director Statement

I believe that every project should begin with a story and that story should be the foundation upon what the concept is built on. With music videos that story, in my opinion, is the story of the song. Who wrote it and why was it written? I have found that beginning with those questions leads to discovering the personality of the musician or the band and the personality of that individual song.

The story behind this song was fascinating to me. It truly represented the kind of endearing traditions and superstitions women in the South still carry with them and pass on to their children. It also directly represents Stacey Bennett's charmingly eccentric personality that makes her such a unique musician.

I wanted to take Stacey's strange and quirky demeanor mixed with her dark humor about life and backdrop it with the southern environment that has been such a strong influence in her music.

It was a hilariously challenging obstacle course of a production and I loved it all.