Northern Film & Media (NFM) have joined forces with award winning independent record label Bella Union (Beach House, Fleet Foxes, John Grant) and international arts and film curators Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival to launch a unique £4k commission to make the official music video for world renowned Radiohead drummer and solo recording artist Philip Selway’s new track ‘It Will End in Tears’.
This will be the sixth edition of Northern Film and Media’s flagship music and film project, Sound + Vision, which has previously seen collaborations with artists including SBTRKT and Bill Ryder-Jones. Sound + Vision: Northumberland will encourage creative collaborations through music and film by pairing a recognised UK music artist and a national film maker, working in the visually stunning landscapes of Northumberland.
NFM have teamed up with Selway’s record label Bella Union to provide this rare opportunity to work with one of the UK’s most respected creative artists. Filmmakers will produce a 1-2 min DIY music video or visual show reel inspired by Selway’s current track ‘Coming up for Air’. Five filmmakers will then be shortlisted and interviewed by a panel that will include representatives of NFM and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, as well as Selway himself. One winning filmmaker will be awarded a production budget of £4,000 and will make the official music video for ‘It Will End in Tears’: the second track from Selway’s album ‘Weatherhouse’.
The winning candidate or company will be supplied with a budget of £4,000 to shoot the final music video in Northumberland, as well as being supported to use of crew and other supporting services from Northumberland.
The final film will be premiered at a live showcase event featuring a performance from Selway on Saturday 20th September at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival
How to Apply: Applicants must create a 1-2 min DIY music video/ visual showreel based on the track ‘Coming up for Air’, available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org . Please submit your video and completed application form to email@example.com by Tues 22nd July 2014.
Sound + Vision: Northumberland is a national scheme open to filmmakers based within the United Kingdom. Applicants must be over 18 and not in full-time or undergraduate education.
Deadline for submission of ideas is noon on 22nd July 2014.
Ideas will be shortlisted by Northern Film & Media, Philip Selway and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival.
If your music video is selected you will need to have a rough budget in place for the final video. The budget for the video is up to £4,000.
The final music video must be produced within Northumberland and utilize regional crew and services.
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Sound + Vision is an initiative delivered by Northern Film & Media in partnership with Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival and Bella Union and funded by Northumberland County Council.