Shameless Stars Shanola Hampton and Jeremy Allen White Honor Stevie Wonder in Elysium Bandini Studios-Produced Video Series

by Robyn Merrett

Stevie Wonder’s Heaven is the concept behind Elysium Bandini Studios’ latest project. The idea came about after the annual Heaven Gala hosted by the non-profit organization, The Art of Elysium, where Wonder curated the event as the chosen visionary. In his honor, EBS produced a series of captivating videos featuring celebrities exploring their own interpretation of Wonder’s song "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)."

The videos were paired with emerging filmmakers and talent and divided into chapters: Creation, Love, Dream, Joy, Harmony, Forgiveness, Collaboration, Truth, Family and Art, ultimately creating a heaven that empowers communities to join together and emotionally triumph over their circumstances and raise awareness for The Art of Elysium

Actors Shanola Hampton and Jeremy Allen White are two of the many famous faces who have participated in the movement. The video follows Hampton on set with David Arquette, John Cho, Steven Weber and Emma Rose Kenney as she learns the power of collaboration while Wonder’s "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)" plays in the background. For White, the message of Truth is at the forefront as he battles with speaking his heart. 

"The Art of Elysium has always brought artists from different backgrounds and perspectives together to prove that art allows us to transcend our circumstances," said founder of The Art of Elysium Jennifer Howell. "That is what we embraced both with Stevie Wonder’s HEAVEN and our “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I”m Yours)” tribute videos, which were created to celebrate Stevie and the launch of our new philanthropic streaming platform"

The Art of Elysium will honor Hampton, who is also a longtime volunteer and friend of the charity, as the 2018 Spirit of Elysium at their upcoming Heaven Gala hosted by John Legend on Golden Globes weekend. 

To see more videos from the series click here.

Collaboration is Directed by Jessika Borsiczky
Truth is Directed by Jessica Neuman, cover song by Greta Morgan

Written by Robyn Merrett