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    Local Award-winning Filmmaker Teams with Canadian Singing Star for New Video

    canadian2 canadianBay Area-based filmmaker Stacy Poulos is a one-woman dynamo. For the past 30 years, she has run her own production company, Playback.net Video Film Multimedia. She is also the creator of Girlpages Network, Postcard Travelers Adventure Magazine, and runs the website dyslexia.tv, which has helped countless other individuals with dyslexia.

    Poulos is additionally well known to many members of “Betty’s List” and readers of the San Francisco Bay Times, who look forward to seeing the stylish Poulos arrive at events on her impressive motorcycle, which has been in more than one Dykes on Bikes San Francisco Gay Pride Parade contingent.

    Poulos’ recent project was directing the new video, “Into the Light,” featuring Canadian singing star Sarah Smith. Smith, who was formerly the lead singer of the rock band The Joys, already has a number of awards and honors. Consider the following career highlights:

    2015 Best Adult Contemporary at The Toronto Independent Music Awards

    2015 Best Rock Artist at the London Music Awards

    2015 Best Rock Artist at The JRMAs

    2014 Fan Favorite at The JRMAs

    2014 Best Singer/Songwriter at The London Music Awards

    2014 Best Rock Group at the London Music Awards

    2014 Top-10 Album by The London Free Press

    2013 Best Singer/Songwriter at The JRMAs

    2012 Best Singer/Songwriter at The London Music Awards

    2012 #1 Album by The London Free Press

    Now a solo artist, Smith is, as her website says, “killing it on her own!” She and Poulos greatly enjoyed making the new video, which Smith admits caused her to shed tears out of intense emotion when she first viewed it. “I’m so blessed and so grateful; this is beyond my wildest dreams,” Smith said. “I’ve been performing this song for two years, and to see it turn out in a visual like that goes beyond my dreams.”

    Poulos was moved by the video and their work together too. She said, “I love working with Sarah because she trusts me and the process…I was born to do this. I’ve been a photographer since I was seven. I was quite honored to be trusted with this song.”

    Poulos continued, mulling over one of the key scenes in the video. “Putting a beautiful, talented woman in an ugly, broken-down room to emphasize rebuilding her life with great lighting is on me. Her loving the idea, having a great song, and being in tune with the concept is what makes us a good team. For her to contribute and collaborate when the setting is established makes beautiful art.”

    Smith is now on a lengthy tour that is taking her across Canada, the U.S. and Germany. We look forward to her hopefully future San Francisco concerts. To see Smith’s full tour calendar and other information, please visit http://www.sarahsmithmusic.com/events/

    “Into the Light” may be viewed on-line at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7ML_FMhKgo