such_heights: amy surrounded by sunflowers (who: amy [sunflowers])
Amy ([personal profile] such_heights) wrote2011-07-02 12:17 pm

VID: Brighter Than Sunflowers (Doctor Who; Amy, the Doctor, Vincent)

Brighter Than Sunflowers
edited by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Doctor Who
characters: Amy, the Doctor, Vincent
music: Brighter Than Sunflowers - Jo Robbins
content notes: themes of depression and suicide as depicted in 'Vincent and the Doctor'
summary: The hope and the hurt in your heart.
notes: Episodic for 5x10, but footage from up to 6x06. Thanks to [personal profile] kaydeefalls for the beta!
download: 30MB .avi direct download | subtitle .srt.

additional notes: I've wanted to make a vid for this episode for a long time, and when Jo posted this song inspired by it, it was the perfect opportunity. Jo is a brilliant musician, amongst other things, and hangs out on the internet at [ profile] faeriemaiden and [ profile] plenilune. If you liked this song, please consider supporting a fannish artist and buy the track - also, you can check out other music she's recorded at that bandcamp link.

stream with subtitles

stream without subtitles:

password: sunflowers

Brighter Than Sunflowers from such heights on Vimeo.


lay your head, lay your head against the ground
slow your breathing and listen for the sound
all the earth is singing to you
all the stars are coming true

lay your head, lay your head over my heart
and I will try, I will try to do my part
I am singing you to sleep
I am giving you something to keep
close, close, close, close

and the hope and the hurt in your heart
brighter than sunflowers

lay your hand, lay your hand in mine
don’t you cry, time is only time
keep the windows open to the day
things the dark can never take
things the dark can never take

and the hope and the hurt in your heart
and the bright, bright star of all that you are
and the hope and the hurt in your heart
brighter than sunflowers
brighter than sunflowers

bright, bright star
katlinel: Amelia Pond and Amy Pond, holding hands, labelled 'complicated' (Amelia Amy Complicated)

[personal profile] katlinel 2011-07-05 08:27 pm (UTC)(link)
I love this episode and I love the way this vid explores the beauty and heartbreak of the episode, the way that Amy, despite how often she gets knocked back, dares to love and hope and reach out. I loved the way you blended the stippling of the paintbrush against the paper and the waving of the wheatfield with the music. One for all who dare to hope for the broken child within.