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UTubers: BYU students produce music video in hopes of landing spot in Hunger Games movie

BYU students create music video to be put into the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
BYU students create music video to be put into the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
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Two Brigham Young University students have teamed to write a song they hope will make it to the big screen.

Taylor Miranda and Eliza Smith wrote the song "Live or Survive" after meeting in a songwriting class at BYU. A professor assigned Miranda and Smith to write a song they would like to appear in the final Hunger Games film, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2," which hits theaters in November.

The women recruited musicians Nate Young and Richard Williams to record the song and produce a music video, which they shared on social media.

Miranda said the friends had so much fun creating the video that they formed a band they call TREN.

The song is about making the choice between fighting to stay alive or succumbing to circumstances.

"We are trying to live the theme of this song by fighting to get it into Hunger Games," Miranda said. "We’re going big because that’s our dream, and that’s our fight, to really live with this song."

Miranda and Smith would like their song to play during the film's end credits, and they're hoping their music video will attract the attention of the movie's producers.

TREN has a Facebook page where people can stay updated on music the band is producing and the status of "Live or Survive."

The YouTube video has received more than 100,000 views.

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