Sweet Home Chicago

Before Crystal Bowersox was a mega superstar on American Idol, she was a street musician. This viral music video features Crystal as the lead vocals of "Sweet Home Chicago". This video, produced, directed and edited by Mark Schimmel was shot in one day and features eight street musician groups singing in eight different Chicago locations. The project, which contained over 48 audio tracks and multiple visual elements, took over 9 months to complete.

Mark Schimmel, Producer, Director and Editor
Gary Fry is the music editor and mixer
Produced by Once Upon a Time, Inc.

Chicago International Film Festival - Certificate of Merit Award

Mark Schimmel, Producer, Director, Editor
Gary Fry, Producer Music
Randy Riesen, Cinematographer