Young Filmmaker Shares Family’s Christmas Tradition of Music Videos With Twitter
Every year while our families are caroling or cooking or wrapping gifts Twitter user @ShaylaRacquel 's family is recreating music videos. The creator of @BrunchNoir and FAMU Rattler took her love for film and shared it with her family in these super cute videos.
My big ol' country family has a tradition where we make a family music video together during Christmas. 20 deep. 11 years strong. #DirectHER pic.twitter.com/P6RazChuzP
— Amara La Negra (@ShaylaRacquel) June 4, 2017
"I Wanna Dance With Somebody" - Whitney Houston
In 2014, we did "Aint No Mountain High" for our family Christmas music video, and the adults definitely showed up and out. #womeninfilm pic.twitter.com/7ZfwQHK7vv — Amara La Negra (@ShaylaRacquel) June 4, 2017
"Ain't No Mountain High" - Diana Ross
I was asked by (@_perfectflaw_) to post the old ones! This isn't the oldest, but its a family fave from 2010. @KeriHilson's Pretty Girl Rock pic.twitter.com/z4zfurzUlY
— Amara La Negra (@ShaylaRacquel) June 5, 2017
"Pretty Girl Rock" - Keri Hilson
The young filmmaker even created a mini-doc on the family tradition in an ESSENCE magazine short film contest and became a finalist.
I made a documentary about my family's Christmas video tradition & submitted it to @Essence short film contest. We even became finalists! pic.twitter.com/pSaHM9JbvJ — Amara La Negra (@ShaylaRacquel) June 5, 2017
Shayla and her family have been participating in this tradition for 11 years. We can't wait to see what her family has in store for this year. Don't forget to share this year's music video Shayla!