'Put Em Up'


Recent, Live Action

We are always open to new challenges and unique ways to push our craft. When we were approached by Priory, a talented band based out of Portland, we knew we were going to get a chance to make something beautiful. Within the lyrics is an extremely personal message and the song “Put Em Up” is a positive expression of love and acceptance. For us, it was a great chance to get behind the lens and capture the beauty inside people. Our primary goal was to strip away everyone’s everyday burden, the shield that we all inherently cling to out of comfort and safety, and reveal how similar we all really are. It was amazing to watch a group of complete strangers come together on a rainy Northwest day to bring so much warmth and humanity to our story. We hope you enjoy.


  • Production Company: Scholar
    Directors: William Campbell & Will Johnson
    Executive Producer/HOP: Rachel Kaminek
    Line Producer: Tommy Dingwall
    DP: Tom Banks
    Post Producer: Nikki Maniolas
    Flame Artist: Federico Saccone
    Editor: James Dierx, Whitehouse Post Band: Priory
    Title: “Put Em Up”
  • Band Members: Brandon Rush, Kyle Sears
    Band Manager: Rich Holtzmon, Red Light Management Record Label: Warner Brothers
    Head of Video: Devin Sarno

"What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh no, it's curved like a road through the mountains."

- Tennessee Williams

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Working with the wonderful guys from Priory and collaborating on an idea that highlighted amazing key issues that are so relevant in the world today gave us a new glimpse into what freedom means to everyone. For us it is about being allowed to be artistically free, but there is so much more at stake than that. We were honored to be surrounded with such an amazing group of people for the days that we filmed up in Portland and happy that not only the city but the community embraced us as much as we embrace them. We could not be happier with how the piece turned out and it holds a very personal place in our hearts. Thank you again to everyone involved in this film.

Behind The Lens