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NEW SHORTS: Music & Video
Wed 14 Jan 19:30 Hackney Picturehouse, Hackney Attic
> Tickets: £10
We consider the marriage of sound and music 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 Ultramarine, London Grammar, Laura Marling, Gazelle Twin, Dan Croall, Anna Calvi, Winterfalle, and The Grand Gestures. Plus a punk rap opera from Brighton in FRONT.
Chris Turner 3 mins
Returning to the school shower room, Gazelle Twin appears in different incarnations as she remembers the horror of adolescence, whilst the metronome of the swinging light reveals who and what is in the darkness. The purest of elements, water and fire, seek to strip away her current façade, but without this identity she is left reaching for something unknown.
Tom Chimiak 2 mins
Colour Melody is a conceptual look at a song's structure being represented by ink.Inspired by the technique of splash photography the aim of the project was to creatively break a song down via a multitude of ink colours. Every instrument has its' own colour.
Martinus Klemet 5 mins
A man brings a cat home one day. It turns out he has a special plan for his new pet. However, he doesn't seem to know that cats have nine lives. Inspired by a controversial Dutch art project from 2012, animated horror comedy „Crackhouse“ depicts psychedelic suburb flooded by stern dubstep sounds.
Todd MacDonald 3 mins
The video for Winterfalle’s single ‘Deadbeat’ is a darkly witty postcard flick-book of his home in Jersey. A cinematic portrait of the artist and the island shot over nine months, the visuals play off the isolation at the core of the song, capturing the people and places that serve as inspiration for Winterfalle stories.
DON'T GIVE ME HOPE
Alannah Rose 5 mins
Alasdair Brotherson 2 mins
A cat fishing without a permit gets its just desserts.
EVERY MAN AND WOMAN IS A STAR
The Mitcham Submarine 10 mins
A deserted Essex beach is the unlikely location that brings together three wayward souls for a day trip to the seaside that they’ll never forget. Rough Trade Records commissioned this film for the reissue of Ultramarine’s 1992 album ‘Every Man And Woman Is A Star’. The band created the soundtrack from parts, moods & flavours from across the album.
Mathy & Fran 4 mins
Dan Croll attempts to outstare the competition in an unflinching music video directed by Mathy & Fran for his single 'From Nowhere'. Don't Blink!
Kevin Wright 15 mins
Alcoholic punk rocker, Mental Mickey feeds his addiction by busking. Trapped in the past, he escapes to a time he had everything. But when hip-hop MC Jade enters his life he is forced to stop living on dreams and show some front. Kev Wright's Punk Rap Opera stars Jamie Sives (Game of Thrones) and breakthrough rapper Holly Holsta.
HEAD IN A TWIST
Scott Coello 3 mins
A music video that doesn’t go fast and doesn’t dazzle with bright lights, but instead aims to calm and to work with the music with its hazy watercolours washed over evolving pencil lines. The video was made as a thank you for friends who had helped me replace a stolen camera. Thank you :D
Jaha Browne 3 mins
A young women called Filo who has a loving obsession with selected objects that transports her to a blurred reality. The everyday rituals of placing the objects in a certain way, creates a comforting release which Filo craves everyday to be free of her other reality.
Chris Ullens 3 mins
A forest comes alive at night courtesy of some enigmatic stop frame animation of pulsating earth, lights playing amongst the trees and mysterious characters meeting. As the track escalates, string maestro Sebastien Preschoux unveils a stunning display of his art as animated strings enchant the woods emphasised by the geometric lights pulsing amongst the trees. This hand crafted and playful stop motion ballet depicts a tale of life coming and going is all orchestrated straight out of Chris Ullens' playful imagination.
LIVING BY THE SEASIDE
Ruth Gardiner 6 mins
A short film inspired by the music of The Grand Gestures featuring Celie Bryne. Inspired by the song and its lyrics I wanted the film to demonstrate how living by the sea can be both stifling, grey and lonely yet beautiful, awe inspiring and hopeful; I find derelict places both stunning and intriguing in equal measure.
PIECE BY PIECE
Mathy & Fran 4 mins
Anna Calvi's performance of 'Piece By Piece' is framed by a backdrop of ever altering colour in a synaesthetic one shot music video directed by Mathy & Fran.
Ben Aston 5 mins
Hand drawn rotoscope animated music video for 'Polygonn' by the Bishops. Composed of over 2,500 individual hand-drawn illustrations, animator Nick Black spent over 6 months tracing each frame from the original live action footage onto paper in a technique called "rotoscoping" - with 12 drawings representing a second of footage.
Nicola Warwick 5 mins
A weather-themed, stop motion, animated music video for ‘Soleil’ by Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra, a “North Eastern Swing” band from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, featuring a dapper gentleman who experiences the changing seasons right in his living room.
SUN FALLEN (ANGEL)
Andy Sowerby 4 mins
A dance told through colour, light and water. An abstract representation of music and a pure expression of dynamic colour and shape. Layers of paint build in a rhythmical dance to the music, peaking in a complex climax of movement, texture and colour. This is abstraction-in-motion with the aim to create an emotional experience alongside the music.
Craig Murray 4 mins
Andy Sowerby 4 mins
Narrative driven music video that follows the escapades of a mysterious man who is missing and alone in the big city. As he explores the wonders of the urban landscape; he is getting lost within his imagination. But his family miss him and perhaps it's time to go home?
Chris Perkel 6 mins
A dreamer in a school bus picks up a mysterious young woman on a stretch of open desert road -- but are they going the same direction? Conceived and completed in one magical weekend in Marfa, Texas, Woman Driver won Best Musical and Best Actress in the 72-Hour National Film Challenge and features stunning new music by Laura Marling.
YOUR ONLY ONE
Joe McDonnell 2 mins
Exploring the theme of "things you would tell your younger self", Your Only One follows the melancholy story of a morose gentleman who journeys back through time, magically transforming into younger versions of himself as he does so, in order to win the heart of the girl he has always loved. Set in and around the majestic city of Bath, this whimsical, heart-warming tale reminds us all that life is full of second chances.