1234 Days of Quarantine

How many days of quarantine has it been? Let’s count!

It’s been a really difficult year, but I hope this video parody of “1234” by Feist can bring a little bit of cheer to people during this challenging time.

I made this music collage with the help of my friends from the different parts of my life and all walks of life (nursing, acting, college acapella group @youthphonics, and violin teaching) and I am really proud of how it turned out! Everyone was so creative, joyful, and talented. I’m really grateful to have so many beautiful people in my life who enrich it and make it so colorful. And I’m really proud of what we made together.

Big thank you to Dave Marandola who edited this fabulous video together and Sam Cook-Stuntz who mixed and mastered the sound. You guys did the real heavy lifting, and I am so grateful for this dream team!

Please share and subscribe if you liked it, and spread the cheer!

Contact me at sarahho61@gmail.com if you’d like to collaborate!

House on the Sand

House of the Sand is my favorite song that I’ve written to date. Using complex harmonies such as diminished and augmented chords and descending bass lines, as well as lyrical hyperbole and analogy, it explores this idea of love being as delicate as a house on the sand – fleeting, ephemeral, and fragile – yet beautiful and worth the risk all the same.

New Reel and New Manager!

I am so excited to announce that I am now signed with Bold Management & Production!

Incredibly stoked to work with this talented, driven, and visionary team to create great art 🙂

On that note, I have a new reel with footage from films I worked on this last year, including two shorts that have garnered awards such as the Hollyshorts Audience Choice Award, and gotten into festivals like the Sarasota film festival, Portland Comedy film festival, and more! Feel free to leave a comment!

Original musical comedy pieces!

I make sense of life by writing songs – here are my latest pieces!

I’m a girl who has a dream… where people bring their own Tupperware to restaurants to lessen the consumption of single use plastic 🙂

Performed at See What Sticks LA 11/3/18

It took me all of five seconds to fall in love with you – a little ditty bop about love!

“The Great Wall of Vicky Lynn” wins the Audience Choice award at HollyShorts!

I am incredibly proud to announce that I play the titular role in “The Great Wall of Vicky Lynn,” which won the Audience Choice award at the HollyShorts Film Festival. HollyShorts is the qualifying festival for the Academy Awards, so we are very grateful to have earned this award. In addition, our film was an official selection of the Sarasota Film Festival, Portland Comedy Film Festival, as well as many others! I’m very grateful to have had the opportunity to work with the talented filmmakers of Florida State University and can’t wait to make more movie magic with these sexy people.

“The Great Wall of Vicky Lynn” screens Tuesday, April 24, at 9:30 pm at Cinemark 18 & XD through the Silicon Beach Film Festival. Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silicon-beach-film-festival-tickets-44538301258

Watch the trailer here!

All of Five Seconds

This song is about falling in love with the idea of someone … until you realize it could never work. Maybe they’re too young, or too far away, or on too intense of a career path. In the last few years, I’ve learned that making a relationship work requires more than just love and devotion; it takes the right timing, compatibility, proximity, common values and goals, aligned career paths, a shared love of guacamole, and so much more. So instead of risking heartbreak, you enjoy the reverie of what could be … for all of five seconds 🙂

It took me all of five seconds to fall in love with you
And I don’t know how to play it cool
Oh no I never was good at flirting in school
When I see you I just want to run and hide
I should be better at this at 29

It took you all of five seconds to make me fall for you

How did you do it it’s not fair
I’m tongue tied frozen
One look from you makes me cuckoo
I’m melting into

Sunsets on the hammock swing
Friday nights at home spent tap dancing
Slowly waking up to sweet nothings
If only this were real and not a day dream

I’m so hopelessly doomed, I don’t know what to do

Now I know that we could never be
Because you’re on a different path than me
Love is not the only thing you need
But still a girl can hope and dream

Can I have more than five seconds, more than five seconds, more than five
seconds with you

I want more than five seconds, more than five seconds, more than five seconds
with you

I’d like more than five seconds with you
I know that you feel something too
But I don’t want you to break my heart
So I’ll leave before you make a mark

I’ll take all of five seconds in place of eternity
Because that’s how it’s meant to be!