(Toronto, ON) April 14, 2014 – DCF, also known as Prince Caspian, has released the music video for his single, “John Cusack” on YouTube. The video was produced and directed by DCF (David Charles Fischer) and Nicole Powell of DollFace Films in Toronto and edited at School Editing, also in Toronto. The video is a fun and neat visual for the single, which was produced by Prince Caspian’s roommate Liam Sanagan. “John Cusack” is the second video that DCF has released as he prepares to drop his first album Songs For My Friends.The video utilizes a brighter, cleaner aesthetic than Prince Caspian’s previous release “20 Something”, while still offering the honest and genuine perspective into the life and mind of DCF.“I wanted to show another side of myself that ‘John Cusack’ represents that we couldn’t get across in ‘20 Something’,” says DCF. “The whole album is comprised of a few different vibes and they’re all representative of who I am so naturally I wanted to use the videos to get that across to my audience.”DCF is something of an anomaly in the world of Top 40 music because he writes contemporary pop but with an honesty that makes him more relatable and accessible than most other artists working in his genre. Prince Caspian can’t wait to unleash more singles and videos in preparation for the release of Songs For My Friends.
We caught up with Adam Braun, founder and CEO of Pencils of Promise and he gave insight on both his new book: The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change, and his experiences with PoP over the past year.
1. With your novel, The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change, what can people expect to learn from your experiences and achievements?
This book is the story of how I founded Pencils of Promise with just $25, and how the organization has since built 200 schools around the world. It is written in a style that is more than just storytelling, but very much a how-to that provides the guiding steps to live a life of both success and significance.
I believe that this book with resonate with anyone that feels stuck in their current position and wants to use their life as an instrument to create something, and this can apply to high school or college students, parents, or anyone who is passionate about the intersection of profit and purpose.
2. What is one of you most memorable moments working with Pencils of Promise in the past year?
In February, I went to Ghana for the groundbreaking of PoP’s 200th school. The energy was incredibly vibrant and infectious. It was an emotional and unforgettable afternoon, made possible by the hard work and determination of the entire Pencils of Promise team. It is one of the most memorable PoP moments within the past year because it was a pure sense of celebration and excitement about the future.
3. What plans do you have for the organization in the upcoming future? Are there any other milestones that you are hoping to achieve?
PoP has set goals for the end of 2015 to support 50,000 primary school aged children living in communities with high need for investment in education in Laos, Guatemala, and Ghana. Our goals are to close the gap in progression, literacy, and numeracy between low-achieving and high-achieving primary schools, and to attain these goals by building 500 schools, training 1,000 teachers, distributing 10,000 scholarships, and providing health education to 10,000 students.
Personally, I am always setting new milestones to achieve. Every time I reach a certain threshold that once seemed unattainable, I think of the next goal to start pursuing.
4. Last but not least, what is a motto or saying that you live by?
Each chapter of my book is titled with a powerful quote or phrase, which I call mantras, that have served as grounding and motivational purposes throughout my life. By sharing these phrases, I hope the words will resonate with others and help anyone in making any major decisions in their life as well.
One mantra that I live the most by is “make your life a story worth telling.”
Words By Amanda Polla
Down With Webster’s Camm Hunter recently announced he’s hitting the road for three solo shows in London, Toronto and Montreal.
This will be the first time Camm heads out on the road as a solo artist and based on what we’ve already heard , it’s sure to be an amazing show. In between touring and recording with DWW he’s has also been working on his second mixtape “Just Saying" which is set to drop shortly
Make sure to check him out when he’s in your city.
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