Rob Ulitski - 1st Sept 2021

Haley Elizabeth Anderson directs a stunning promo for Jennifer Hudson's Here I Am (Singing My Way Home), an original track from the artist's upcoming lead role in Aretha Franklin biopic Respect

Visualising Aretha Franklin's own journey from singing in her Father's church choir to becoming an international superstar, the video interweaves black and white narrative vignettes with clips from the film, stopping by some of the iconic locations along the way. 

The video is quite fittingly focused on performance, and Hudson is mesmerising to watch, both in the most explosive and unrestrained moments in the track, and the more subtle, gentle breaks. 

The classic, documentary-style cinematography lends a timeless feel to the visuals, which match the undoubtedly enduring qualities of the original song.

PRO Credits


DirectorHaley Elizabeth Anderson
ProducerHolly Harding
Production CompanyPulse Films
Executive ProducerRik Green
Production ManagerTaylor Rae
1st ADAllen Scudder
Director of PhotographyMike Mcmillin
GafferEmilio Marcelino
Art DirectorEvaline Wu Huang
WardrobeMicah Mcdonald
HairKiyah Wright
Make-upAdam Burrell
EditorPaul Rogers
Editing companyParallax Editing
ColouristKya Lou
Grading companyPrimary
CommissionerHope Wilson
Other creditsProduction Coordinator - Cody Wagner Steadicam - John Williams Location Manager - Jason Schuyler

Rob Ulitski - 1st Sept 2021

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