Private Project

A Lonely Heart in the Crowd

When someone you love is drifting away, do you let go or make a strong play? Upon the advice of Mama Witch, G the Incognito Witch reaches out to a loved one struggling with mental illness. Music by Ginger Anxiety. Incognito Witch inspired by Artwork by Mollie Kellogg.

  • Mollie Kellogg
    "Nobody Likes Fat G" "Incognito Witch: Paint My Life" "Sibling Rivalry"
  • Mollie Kellogg
    "Nobody Likes Fat G" "Incognito Witch: Paint My Life" "Sibling Rivalry"
  • Mollie Kellogg
    "Nobody Likes Fat G" "Incognito Witch: Paint My Life" "Sibling Rivalry"
  • T Collins Logan
    "Incognito Witch: Paint My Life"
  • Mollie Kellogg
    Key Cast
    "Nobody Likes Fat G" "Incognito Witch: Paint My Life" "Sibling Rivalry"
  • Jack Vecchio
    Key Cast
    "Nobody Likes Fat G"
  • Mike Chiricuzio
    Key Cast
  • Bonnie Stager Schwemm
    Key Cast
  • T. Collins Logan
    Key Cast
    "Incognito Witch: Paint My Life"
  • T. Collins Logan
    Director of Photography
    "Incognito Witch: Paint My Life"
  • T. Collins Logan
    "Incognito Witch: Paint My Life"
  • David Gonzales
  • David Oleary
    "Nobody Loves Fat G"
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    magic realism, fantasy
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 17, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Magikal Charm Experimental Video Fest
    New York City, NY
    February 9, 2016
    World Premiere
    ITSO Willard Maas and Marie Menken Award
  • Bare Bones International Independent Film & Music Festival
    United States
    April 24, 2016
    Oklahoma Premiere
  • 2016 AVIFF Cannes Art Film Festival
    May 18, 2016
    European Premiere
  • Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival
    Jerome, AZ
    United States
    June 10, 2016
    Arizona Premiere
  • Fantasmagorical Film Fest
    Louisville, KY
    United States
    July 29, 2016
    Ketucky Premiere
    Best Musical
  • WNY Film, Art, and Music Event
    Batavia, NY
    United States
    August 12, 2016
  • CA State Fair Fine Art Exhibit
    Sacramento, CA
    United States
    July 8, 2016
    Award of Excellence
  • Artcroft Film and Video Festival
    Millersburg, Kentucky
    United States
    September 10, 2016
    Kentucky Premiere
  • 2016 Awareness Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    October 10, 2016
Director Biography - Mollie Kellogg

Creative Sorceress Mollie Kellogg conjures a magickal world through canvas, film, music and dance. Her award-winning Incognito Witch Project celebrates hidden magick. Mollie’s fine art has sold internationally and galleried in NY, NM, CA, WA, WY, AL, AZ, and was included in the 2015 Grammy® Gift Bag. Mollie presented her inner magick message at Talks in NY at the activist ArtRage Gallery, and in CA and AZ. Kellogg’s films have screened in NY, FL, MN, and CA at Heal One World’s Awareness Festival; internationally in Indonesia; schools in India; and received the Nine Worlds London LGBTQAI Track Award.

Incognito Witch works reveal the subject’s hidden psyche, suppressed to meet society’s expectations. Mortals become magickal beings draped in mysterious fabrics, adorned with jewels and leaves, wearing messy makeup with a signature flash of color under the eyes. These figures evoke a Mother Nature archetype of power, strength, attraction, empathy and vulnerability.

I began the Project celebrating hidden magick in 2009, with a series of “Inner Portrait” mixed-media paintings. G the Incognito Witch was introduced in 2010 in the first of many short films, dance and music videos. In 2014, my film character, Ginger Anxiety, became the first “Selfie” portrait.

I see my art as a way to promote self-acceptance, laughter, play, healing, community and personal possibility. The inner magick message resonates with like-minded individuals, participants, and organizations that support a mission to change the world through art. “Dancing in music videos is not something that people who look like me do. Being an Incognito Witch Dancer helped me break down personal barriers, and helped me realize we are all vulnerable and need friends and community to support us.” – Incognito Patricia, Phoenix, AZ. Creation of unique work with a message — combined with lived, felt, reported impact — moves me deeply and moves me forward.

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Director Statement

My first two Incognito Witch films focused on G fitting into the world and learning to love herself. This music video, A Lonely Heart in the Crowd, is my third short festival film about suppression that comes from within a family unit. G finds herself in a relationship with someone tormented by mental illness. It was very important to me that the Incognito Man, played by Jack Vecchio, be portrayed to show his pain, not just his anger.

Families and individuals who find themselves in a similar situation with a spouse or child may not have the strength to protect themselves or the other family members, or be able to find the resources to help their loved one. When the person suffering is of legal age, loved ones find their hands tied. Denial, misinformed healthcare professionals, self-doubt, lack of funding and lack of public acceptance leave loved ones feeling helpless and trapped. Resources like NAMI and BPD Global are a goddess-send.

The working title for the song was Silent Drive for the inability to communicate with someone who has a whole other world of thought going on in their head that you can’t access and that doesn’t align with your realty. Lived experience inspired my lyrics sung by Incognito Ginger Anxiety and her band, a collaboration between myself, my husband and composer T. Collins Logan, and bassist Mike Chiricuzio.

The character of Mama Witch is played by my mother, artist, Bonnie Stager Schwemm. The Incognito Witch Dancers are comprised of friends and guests attending an Arizona art reception in front of my Incognito Witch “Selfie” paintings including portraits of Ginger and G.