Tanner Lutheran’s upcoming debut novel, “I Hope All Your Flower Turn Into Beautiful People, Volume 1: Detached,” is a modern day sort of fairy tale laced with a heavy dose of dark reality. It has a feeling of intrigue and just enough familiarity to be approachable. The development of this emotionally charged story inspired a creative storm for Lutheran that included a large volume of songwriting. In turn, he created a visual storyboard for an accompanying music video in order to introduce the novel’s main characters, Zachary and Astrid.
The video and song work together as a powerful teaser to the full story and illustrate some of the critical decisions that drive the rest of Zachary and Astrid’s lives. In just three and a half minutes, actors William Frasca and Briana Chescher effectively illustrate the pain in the characters’ lives and the unexpected hope they find in each other, leaving the audience wanting to know what happens next. Lutheran is very modest about how the song was chosen for the video, saying that it was just the right fit. But, it really is spot on in its dynamic structure and emotional energy, there is tension in all the right moments, and the lyrics enhance the developing relationship we see.
“I’ve met other craves, but nothing like the one that you’ve built.”
The video covers roughly four chapters of the 36 chapter novel—just enough to introduce the beginning of Zachary and Astrid’s story and giving the audience an imaginative view into their lives through the eyes of the author.
Lutheran credits the creative team, who helped him produce the video, for the attention to every detail in its successful message delivery. He was able to bring together professional on-set hair stylists, makeup artists and fellow musicians to create a professional production with the help of Chescher, who helped to maintain the integrity of his storyline throughout the process.
The pieces of the video production appear to have fallen into place seamlessly, and the careful planning and thoughtful details serve Lutheran well. Utilizing these visual and audio mediums to accompany “I Hope All of Your Flowers Turn into Beautiful People, Volume 1: Detached” is a smart move to bring the characters to life and embed an emotional investment in Lutheran’s audience.
Tanner Lutheran would like to thank Briana Chescher, William Frasca, Stephanie Galbraith, Lissette Corona, Rachelle M.N. Shaw, Daniela Castillo, Sharron Farrar, Brandon Bristow, Joey O’Brien, and Grace Christian for the time and effort they contributed to creating the video for “Window Art.”