Watching the Lego animated music video for Sinead McNally’s song ‘Just for Today’, it is hard to believe that it was shot and produced by a young family in Louth.
Clodagh Carthy (née Malone) and her three children began the project last summer travelling around Louth and beyond with their Lego pieces and video equipment. The result is something very unique and very powerful, not only because the quality and standard is so high but because of the story that inspired the creation of the video.
A year ago this month, the family lost their father and husband to suicide. Facing into a new year under those circumstances was extremely difficult for Clodagh and her family but they recognised an opportunity to do something that they loved to do. They had already achieved wonderful success when they won a competition run by Chris De Burgh to produce a video for his Christmas hit ‘A Spaceman Came Travelling’. It is now the ‘official’ video for that song on YouTube.
So Clodagh and her children began to create another production for a song Clodagh could totally identify with.
“I chose it because I identified with every word,” said Clodagh. “It verbalised exactly how I was feeling. I didn’t realise at the time that it would become such a presence in my life and in my kid’s lives.”
The result is something truly inspiring and Sinéad McNally is donating proceeds from the song sales to charity Aware.
It is hoped that the project will bring some comfort to families who are also dealing with depression and tragedies such as this one. A Lego event is also being organised for later in the year to help raise funds for Aware.
You can watch the video now on Sinead’s YouTube channel.