"When we were children, our make believe worlds could make us feel whatever we needed to feel: big and important, safe and secure, excited and inspired," says Seattle artist Sweet Punch explaining the motivation behind her music video Make Believe. "We could use make believe to entertain ourselves when reality was upsetting or boring. One's imagination helped create a second life and, in that life, anything could happen!" she says excitedly.
The music video brings to life the story of a little boy and girl
who imagined together a beautiful place to escape to during
troubled times at home. So, watch them build their Utopia, and
find yourself imagining in Make Believe, too!
There was a lot happening on the set of the Make Believe music video shoot for Sweet Punch. It was a warm June day, not a cloud in the sky, but daylight was burning out as late afternoon approached. Time was running short, and scenes still needed to be shot. Having started early morning, patience wore thin on the set. Then, it happened. The director suddenly noticed her actors appearing wide-eyed, excited, & jumpy. It was then that she heard it, the unmistakable music of the “Ice Cream Truck.” The music pierced the taste buds of the neighborhood. “Please! Could we stop to get some ice cream? Please, please, please?” The children pleaded. Although it was reported that the director looked directly into the eyes of her sweet, child actors and sternly said, “No! We must keep working!” The director, Bridget St John, was not available for comment.
Although the scandalous event lasted only one day, months of preparation went into this Make Believe music video conspiracy. None of the alleged conspirators listed below would comment, but local Seattle law enforcement officials made pictures available. If you see any of these suspects, let them know you are on to them.
Suspects being questioned include the following...
Producer/Director/Artist: Bridget St John (a.k.a. Sweet Punch)
Sound Effects: Bridget St John
Editor: Ken Gaer, Depixtion Studios
Videographer: Michael Fearnehough, MBF Productions
Recording/Mastering Engineer: Rick Fisher, RFI CD Mastering Actors:
Nastasjia Plunkett, Little Girl
Jack Ripley, Little Boy
Bridget St John, Princess
Chantelle Ripley, mother yelling
Mick Plunkett, father yelling
Kathy Lande, Asst. to Director
Cindy Furukawa, Asst. to Videographer
Olga Petrova, Props
Andrea Thompkins, Props
Marilyn Ball, Costume Design Consultant
ABOVE: Cindy Furukawa, a.k.a. Cinfur, shields herself from cameras and incrimination
ABOVE: Looking guilty (allegedly so), editor Ken Gaer is seen next to equipment used (allegedly) for post-production.
BELOW: Mojo assists Ken & Bridget during post-production in the editing studio.
On September 2nd, 2007, three of the suspects accused of conspiring together in the making of the Make Believe music video were released after being held for questioning
concerning their knowledge of the pre-production stages leading up to the shooting of the video. Bridget St John, Nastasjia Plunkett, and Mick Plunkett immediately continued their crusade upon release at the Bumbershoot festival in Seattle by talking, and even shouting, to anyone who would listen. Bridget
St John, said to be the ring leader of the group, had only this to say, "I will do everything in my power to make sure everyone knows what happened the day of June 3rd, 2006. Who will follow my lead?"