WILTON MANORS – Local filmmaker and photographer Scott Allan, creator of the popular 2011 Stonewall Pride Highlights video, premiered his video tribute to the 2012 Stonewall Summer Pride festival and parade last week, at Georgie’s Alibi and Bill’s Filling Station, both located in Wilton Manors. Last year, Allan used the gay anthem “Proud,” by Heather Small, as soundtrack to accompany the video.
For 2012, to honor Stonewall Summer Pride headline entertainer Andy Bell, Allan selected the rare Motiv8 Vocal Liberation dance remix of the Erasure song “Freedom.” Bell, who was front man for the 1980s pop group, performed live on the main stage at the June 24 event.
“The lyrics to Freedom are very inspiring, and a metaphor for the struggles gay people have had in regards to achieving the same freedoms straight people enjoy,” said Allan about the song’s optimistic messages. The six and a half minute video includes scenes of the afternoon’s talent performances, the festive parade down Wilton Drive, the night time concert, and other notable happenings at the day-long festival, held to honor the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City, which started the modern LGBT Rights movement.
The video includes dozens of cameo appearances by local citizens and celebrities enjoying themselves, and captured on digital video. The video can be seen locally at area bars and nightclubs, by request of the VJ, or online at scottphotovideo.com.