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Press Release | Music

East Bay Musician Teams Up With Local Filmmaker To Fuse Art, Spirit And Activism For Effort Inspired By The Occupy Movement

(Alameda, California, November 18, 2011) Oakland, CA November 11, 2011 -- Bay Area songwriter Deborah Crooks has released a new music video for her Americana-infused pop song ‘Let’s Move.’ Filmed, directed and edited by Sarah Fisher of Blue Lotus Films in Oakland in September, and edited amid the recent Occupy protests, Crooks and Fisher sought to highlight the need for consciously inspired action in a time of upheaval. The result is a piece informed by the recent Occupy Oakland and Occupy Wall Street movements and Crooks’ studies of Ashtanga Yoga and Buddhism. The video features Crooks as well as members of her band and yoga community.

The song was written by Deborah Crooks and co-produced by Oakland producer and bassist Ben Bernstein for her latest full-length CD “2010.” The video is available on YouTube at
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About the video “Let’s Move”
From the CD '2010' by Deborah Crooks
Artist: Deborah Crooks
Band: Ben Bernstein, Kwame Copeland and Tim Perdue
Extra (Yogini): Magnolia Zuniga
Directed/Produced/Edited by: Sarah Fisher of Blue Lotus Films
Director of Photography: Nicole Salmeri
Production/ Editing Assistant: Lauren James

About Deborah Crooks
Bay Area songwriter Deborah Crooks writes lyric-driven and soul-wise music drawing on folk, rock, Americana and the blues. Often compared to Lucinda Williams, Kathleen Edwards and The Cowboy Junkies, The East Bay Express described her “2010” recording as "...a more diverse take on Americana with a distinctly female tone, and quite charming." A published essayist and poet as well as a songwriter and performer, Crooks frequently collaborates in the studio and onstage. She’s released two full-length Cds, “2010” and “Adding Water to the Ashes” (2008) and a blues EP with Alex Walsh, toured the North and Southwest, and spoken about creativity and music at both MacWorld and the SXSW Music Conference.

About Blue Lotus Films
Founded by Sarah Fisher, Blue Lotus Films is a unique video production company that creates engaging videos for artistic and spiritually minded clients. Fisher directed/produced/shot/edited the cult feature documentary hit Meditate and Destroy. Past clients include InTune Reiki, Pearlmoon Collective, Wanderlust Music

Contact Person: Deborah Crooks

About the Company:
Bird in the Tree | Alameda - California 94501
415.497.3712 | |

Media/PR Contact:
Blue Lotus Films | Oakland - California 94612
510.863.0253 |

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