Shine Your Light

Music Video

Shine a light on suicide prevention.

Together We Can Push Back the Dark

Grande Prairie’s Suicide Prevention Resource Centre launched its annual Shine Your Light campaign with an original song and uplifting video, so they enlisted the help of Distillery founders Gordie and Chris to oversee production of the audio and visuals.

The music was arranged, composed, and recorded by Mark Brazier and Chris McIntyre and featured a diverse group of singers.

The song features an original arrangement of “This Little Light of Mine,” brought to life by several local talented singers and artists, including Ashley Brown, Peace Country Idol winner Olivia Francis-Akolo, TJ Ruckus Band‘s Brad Lynch, Someh Niengor, Scott Maitland, and many others. Mark Brazier oversaw the arrangement and recording in collaboration with audio engineer Chris McIntyre. recording took place on location and at Chris’ CDM Audio Studios.

The shoot took place at GPRC’s Douglas J. Cardinal Theatre. Big thanks to Gladys Blackmore with the SPRC for reaching out to us and helping us produce this.


Released: 2017
Runtime: 3:26
Language: English


Director, Editor, Producer Gordie Haakstad
Co-Director, Cinematographer, Producer Chris Beauchamp
SPRC’s Executive Director, Producer Gladys Blackmore
Music Arrangement, Vocal Coach Mark Brazier
Audio Producer, Co-arranger Chris McIntyre
Assistant Director Laura Dawn Beauchamp
2nd Assistant Director/Grip Cara Jones
1st Assistant Camera/Grip Patrick O’Connor
2nd Assistant Camera /Grip Yna Tejol
Location Stage Lighting Tech John Rowe