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NEW SHORTS #14 MUSIC AND VIDEO
Mon 13 Jan 18:30 ROXY Bar & Screen
We consider the marriage of sound and image in our regular epic selection of creative music videos alongside short films with a dominant musical soundtrack. There’s animation and experimental work, and music from the full spectrum, from VV Brown to Mat Motte, and from Serafina Steer to Bat For Lashes.
The screening will also include the London premiere of the 4 films made as part of the 2013 Bestival Challenge as commissioned by LSFF at this year’s Bestival music festival on the Isle of Wight.
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Anna McGrane 2 mins
Abstraction, referring to the 'state of being lost in thought'. Our aim was to portray the emotion of early morning, of vulnerability and sexualisation. Everything is still during the early hours, the waking thoughts and folds of bedclothes. Certain elements of the film were created regarding the poison of innocence and the ever shortening childhood young girls now face.
Pat Pope 4 mins
The film begins in darkness, laser’s kick in, corrupting the image of the protagonist’s form. He writhes, dancing provocatively. After which, the protagonist opens his eyes... he’s a dark vengeful Watchmenesque character with a distinctly haunting voice. His arch nemesis and spurned love interest ‘Acid Tongue’ arrives towards the end to taunt him. Let battle commence!
Mark Locke 4 mins
Darkly comic music video set in what could practically be any UK town on a Friday night.
Ian Pons Jewell 3 mins
A homeless man walking around town encounters some shady new friends who take him on a bone-chilling trip
SON (Katie Harrison and Charlotte Freeston) 4 mins
Influenced by the launch of Vine and the stories surrounding the use of the platform for pornography, the app is both SON's concept and camera. Shot using a makeshift rig, collections of vines were then manipulated, repeated and layered to hint at the notion of being a bird as freeing oneself from the ideals of the 'cult' of the media.
Joon Goh 4 mins
A troubled woman embarks on a midnight odyssey through London, her destination unknown. California Modem is the first single for 'the Chinamen' whose upcoming debut is due for release on Ingrid in 2014.
DOG JUDO: MAKE THAT GIRL MINE
12foot6 1 mins
Roy performs a half minute song about Rexley’s disgusting love life.
DON'T FORGET YOUR MITTENS
Anna Maguire 3 mins
‘Don't forget your mittens’ is a bittersweet stop-motion animation about the trials and tribulations of growing up. A technicolor to-do list about how hard it is to remember to brush your teeth and feed your cat let alone be a good person. And sometimes these things can get on top of you - quite literally!
DROWN WITH ME - LOLA'S BAD
Evangelina C 5 mins
Filmed in various locations across Greece, "Drown With Me" is a symbolic satire on the continuing corruption of contemporary pop culture by the Devil of commerce. Evangelia C, the solo electronic-pop artist under the name Lola's Bad, explores in her self-directed DIY no budget video the widely abused clichés and generic aesthetics of pop video making in the 21st century and her creation is a lush sensory overload of "cult glamour" and mind-bending psychedelic visuals.
David Trevail 4 mins
Two mathematicians use eggs and violence to explore the fragility of our numerical systems and discover that with a little imagination they can save the world.
Andrew Burgess 5 mins
Summer in London and tensions are running high. It’s about to reach a climax.
I MISS YOU
Katy Davis 2 mins
A short mixed media animation about a little fella who misses his girl. (Created for Encounters 0117 short film festival)
Emily Bailey 5 mins
Abstract experimental film ruminating on the body and cosmetic enhancement. By physically manipulating film and using materials that act as extensions of the body such as hair, a synthetic consciousness has been engineered as the materials begin to take on a life of their own. The search for perfection becomes an unachievable and endless loop twinned with degradation and disintegration.
Luna Montenegro, Gines Olivares, Adrian Fisher. 4 mins
A lyrical essay reflecting upon the idea of chance. and transformation. From succulent gardens to beautiful pools, Serafina Steer voyages through mystical encounters where things don't seem quite as they are. This beautifully framed short film seduces and provokes an outer bodyness. A journey into an inner world, canal locks and ponds, like black mirrors into the unknown, alchemical imagery and reflective magical spaces. The voice of Serafina Steer takes us along a path of encounters, following the serpentine shape of an English canal, we discover mythical objects that spark contemporary re-enactments of 15th century illuminated manuscripts. As the wheel of fortune turns the film spins into unexpected images and emotions with the song gliding just above and below the surface.
Raoul Paulet 4 mins
Through a journey of self-discovery a woman explores the meaning of life. Choices, fears, intentions, mistakes. Objects that move and change shape. A magical table that gives her shelter. Dark shadows that reflect thoughts and movements. Could she finally feel confident enough to open her eyes wide and make her own destiny?
Joseph Ernst 11 mins
A vintage film about modern day London.
Andy Sowerby 4 mins
Luma is a meditation on sensual overload. A visceral mind-bending journey around the globe. We step inside the minds of the characters as they delve deep into an abstract world of light and colour. The lyrics repeat the phrase "We're standing in light" – ‘The Light’ could be real or imagined, a metaphor for enlightenment, either spiritually or intellectually.
MAD HATTER'S TEA PARTY
John Hornsby 5 mins
A haunting modern take on the fairytale exploring the loss of innocence in childhood and the mythic evils that seek to corrupt. Made for Captives On The Carousel’s track “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party” and a winner in South Yorkshire Filmmaker’s Network’s "2 Weeks 2 Make It" music video competition 2013.
Tony Johnson 3 mins
A bold and resourceful Holly must journey through a perilous forest to escape the ghosts on her trail. Animated music video for Holly and the Wolf's single 'Marzipan Reindeer'
Alastair Binnie-Lubbock 6 mins
Meet Maskboy, the superhero alter-ego of mild-mannered slam poet James Wheale. What hides behind his eerie wooden mask that gives him the courage to speak to the girl of his dreams? Dark forces are coming to take her away forever. A poetic and romantic dub-step superhero film like no other.
OH MY LOVE
Ivana Bobic 1 mins
Three short fashion films for London-based brand Oh My Love. Two girls are caught in an unusual rivalry in these three punchy films for Oh My Love.
Josh Brandao 4 mins
In a world inspired by old science-fiction movies, a female scientist attempts to bring an inanimate creature to life while using a stunning and futuristic jewelery collection not only as fashion accessories, but also as props and set pieces.
Sam Mason Bell 5 mins
A dark, reflective film following a young woman's metaphysical journey, through emotive and sensual memories, and the experience of her older lovers neglect.
Sasha Rainbow 3 mins
There is always more than meets the eye; your reflection may not be what it seems…
Oliver Johnson and Jade Mortimer 5 mins
Roi tells the story of a day in the life of a man; a man who happens to be a clown. Set against the beautiful backdrop of rural England in late autumn, our protagonist sets off on a walk that appears increasingly ominous, as events build to a crescendo.
SAMSON & DELILAH
VV Brown, Jessica Hughes 17 mins
Somewhere in-between a music video and a short film, Samson and Delilah is an art house interpretation of the biblical story “Samson and Delilah” that takes you on a journey exploring the relationships between power and weakness. It holds a metaphoric illustration of the idea of triumph and failure through an epic journey of betrayal, love and enlightenment.
Chipotle 4 mins
Produced by Chipotle, “The Scarecrow” film is a companion to the free iOS game by the same name. The film depicts a scarecrow’s journey to bring wholesome food back to the people by providing an alternative to the processed food that dominates his world. The film was created by Moonbot Studios and is set to a remake of the song “Pure Imagination” performed by Fiona Apple.
Billy Lubach 1 mins
A visual recreation of sounds in communal spaces with a soundtrack composed using kitchen sounds and a mandolin.
STICK ME IN MY HEART
Alex Sufit 3 mins
The hypnotic tale of a hunter and his prey. Official video for the single 'Stick Me in My Heart' by Archive, taken from the album 'With Us Until You're Dead' (Dangervisit Records).
THINGS THAT GO AROUND
Prano Bailey-Bond 4 mins
Music video for UK-Brazilian folk artist Mariana Magnavita, spanning from the mid-18th Century to the present day
THORN IN MY FLESH
James Ducker. Produced by Jonathan Stretton-Downes 3 mins
This is an artistic portrayal, depicting what it is like to experience an Epileptic fit. We have aimed to capture the feelings and emotions throughout, in order to give an insight into the miss-understood topic of Epilepsy. We hope this piece brings encouragement to others so they too may find strength in weakness - 2 Corinthians 12:7-10
TOOK THEM AWAY
Rob Savage 4 mins
"Took Them Away" tells the story of a young girl who misinterprets something she sees and inadvertently causes tragedy to ensue. The story plays out on a bare stage, with the girl's friends and family becoming a cast of characters in her overactive mind.
Nikki Valid 5 mins
Four entities unite to revive a city.
Christopher Ullens de Schooten 3 mins
This is the story of a very very angry teddy bear.
WHERE IT COUNTS
Jason Yeomans 3 mins
The music video for singer/songwriter BD Harrington's 'Where it counts' taken from the album 'Regarding the shortness of your breath'. Shot in the summer of 2012 and released June 2013 on the French label Travelling music.