Kristen Stewart Directs Music Video for Sage + The Saints & Proves She Has a Great Eye — VIDEO
The former Bella Swan has just added an impressive new project to her resume. Kristen Stewart made her directorial debut with the just-premiered Sage + The Saints music video "Take Me to the South" and from the video, it's clear that K. Stew has a knack for stepping behind the camera.
The video, which was co-directed by David Ethan Shapiro, tells the story of Sage Galesi's journey from Los Angeles to Nashville in pursuit of country singing stardom. According to Galesi, Stewart was handpicked to direct the project because Galesi had faith in her vision. The singer told Us Weekly:
We are friends, and she knows what this story about is about because it's my story... It was a really great experience working with Kristen as a director because of her honesty as an artist and a person. I could let go and trust that she would capture something wonderful.
And she did — Stewart did a great job at capturing Galesi's story. The upbeat song shows Galesi as she hits gigs, hangs with friends, and pets a goat. (I don't know, maybe that's what they do in the south. It's unclear.) It's the kind of video that makes you want to go and give your friends a big hug and will make you take the top off of your convertible and take a long ride down an open road. If you don't have a convertible, well, the sunroof is always an option. Drive safely.
I was actually surprised by the optimism and overall "lightness" of the video, considering I always imagined that Stewart's directorial debut would be a little bit... edgier. I mean, this is the girl who killed it as the broody Joan Jett in The Runaways and constantly looks like she's in a staring contest with the camera. Then again, this isn't Stewart's story, it's Galesi's — and Stewart bringing it to life proves that she has a knack for visual storytelling.
Check out the video above. I promise it's better than every single one of those silly little vampire movies Stewart made.