Today, the Supreme Court ruled that the constitution guarantees the right to same-sex marriage.
In anticipation of this decision, Studio B Films partnered with Shutterfly to create a video celebrating this long-awaited legislation.
Our friend and composer, Malcolm Payne, wrote a love song to accompany the video, featuring singer Britney O’Hearn.
We invited couples of all ages, races, sexual orientations and personalities to take part in the project and share their support for love equality.
Parents were also welcome to bring their kids along, which brought even more energy to the shoot as one pair of brothers grabbed the prop pool noodles and began sword fighting with each other and their moms.
While we were able to coordinate much of the shooting and casting
details in advance, many participants surprised us with unexpected moments.
One couple in particular had only been dating for a few months, and while shooting their interview segment, each woman told each other, “I love you” for the first time!
Another couple admitted their relationship was struggling, but after some on-camera discussion they decided to give their love another try.
Who knew Studio B would become such a relationship facilitator that day?
There is still much work to be done to ensure equal rights for same-sex couples, but today this decision is a major step in the right direction. The Shutterfly video was one of our highlights of the year, and we were proud to produce it.