What began as a song, led to a band, which led to a short film and ultimately to 32 awards internationally from over 25 film festivals.
Adam Shearer (Weinland) and Adam Seizer (Norfolk & Western) began work on the song "A House, A Home" for a benefit album in honor of Portland’s oldest burial ground, The Lone Fir Cemetery. The song was inspired by James C. Hawthorne, a 19th-century physician from Portland, known for his gentle nature with patients and medical reform.
Daniel Fickle (Director/Co-writer) and Mark Smith (Co-writer) adapted the song into a beautiful short film about love and death. The song sparked a full album and Alialujah Choir was formed.
A House, A Home features Portland Cello Project. Portland Cello Project is known for crossing genres and inserting cello in places you wouldn't expect.