Chelsea’s Lullaby: for piano

This is a short piece written for Marisa Hopwood’s short film, The Vacant Flame. A somber snapshot into an ambiguous time and place, the film depicts a married couple struggling with their conflicting perspectives on each other and their marriage. Chelsea plays a lullaby on the piano for her husband, Mark, at a moment when his emotional perspective – what he hopes for their relationship – takes the stage. 

Excerpt from The Vacant Flame:


I’ve been thinking of writing a
song for you. Would you like to
hear it?

MARK does not answer just waits patiently for CHELSEA to
perform. Her song is a soft swooping lullaby, delicate and
hopeful. As she plays, a smile forms on his face, her love
outpouring from the song.


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