The Upper Room

Two young women survive in an attic crawl space in this tensely poetic narrative music video for Michigan folk band Frontier Ruckus. The women go about their lives, using clever tricks to provide the basic necessities, surviving by will and ingenuity, sharing tender moments, caring for each other, and enjoying each second like it’s their last. Piece by piece, their tenuous life falls apart, and they are forced to reconcile with the outside world that they have attempted to shut out.

Winner of Best Music Video at The San Francisco International Festival of Short Films 2013
Official Selection at The North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2013

Written, directed, and edited by David Meiklejohn
Director of Photography: Jay Brown
Starring Colleen Callahan and Vanessa Romanoff
2013, 6m, HD