Sunburst captures a homeless man's night journey of introspection as he is confronted with his past in his search for meaning and hope.

The music video was inspired by a homeless man who I encountered on the streets of New York City, who was begging for spare change with his eyes closed. While encountering homeless people is a daily occurrence in NYC, the image of this man having his eyes closed struck my curiosity as to the man's memories, feelings and potential life story that he was observing in his head. These curiosities inspired the storyline of Sunburst.

VONAVI reached out to me a while back when he was working on his album and asked me to interpret this song in a film. The song painted a strong picture in my head that thanks to the collaboration of multiple talented people I was able to expand. The creative freedom and support that VONAVI gave me allowed me to craft this story how I saw it on my head.

About the Artist

Daniel Uribe is a NYC based film director originally from Mexico City with a background in design. He received his BFA in Motion Media design at the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2015. "Variety" magazine selected Daniel as the 110 students who represent the future of film, media and entertainment in 2015. His collaborative piece "Memory Stream" which he co-designed and animated, received a Vimeo Staff pick, an Art Directors cube for the Student Motion category, and an Adobe Achievement Award.

Since graduating, he has worked as a designer for BUCK, Digital Kitchen, Gentleman Scholar, MPC, and as art director at Brand New School. In 2015 he made his film directing debut for the "Without You" music video by London-based duo, Oh Wonder, featured on Vevo and currently streaming on Youtube at 60 million views. Recently he was awarded as one of the Shots "Rising Stars" in 2017.

More of Daniel’s work can be seen on his Website and on Instagram

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