Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

One Down, A Few To Go

April 5, 2011

It’s April already and I’ve made a bit of a slow start with my resolutions (I’ve been swimming a handful of times – that’s about it). However, I’ve just signed up to help fund a Kickstarter project, so that’s one off the list.

About the project – It’s a ten minute short film shot on HD on location in London. Entitled ‘Lunch Date’ it follows this plot:

2011 was supposed to be Annabel’s year. So why is she here, sitting in a restaurant, being told by a thirteen-year-old that her boyfriend, Thomas, doesn’t want to see her anymore.

The small messenger is Wilbur. He has agreed to break the news as payment for borrowing Thomas’s tent. But dispensing with Annabel proves a bigger challenge than Wilbur had anticipated.

If you want to help fund it (or just find out more) – you can do so here.



Smell Like A Monster & Banksy Does The Simpsons

October 14, 2010

Sorry for the lack of posts – more to come soon i promise. In the mean time a couple of things to brighten your Thursday:

The Wilderness Downtown – Interactive Music Video

September 1, 2010

You may remember a few years back, Arcade Fire’s interactive music video for Neon Bible. The one where a singing head and two hands move around and do different stuff when you click on them. Anyway, they’re back at it, this time using html 5 and Google Street View to wow you with their talent.

There’s something quite cool about the mucky resolution google pics sitting with polished sections of video & 3D, and it’s another step in the right direction for the progression of html5.

See what you think:

Marcel The Shell With Shoes On

August 26, 2010

Sorry it’s been a while since I’ve posted. Again, there’s been so much cool stuff going round and I’ve not got round to posting any of it. Anyway, I saw this yesterday and thought it was great. It’s directed by Directed by Dean Fleischer-Camp, and had mixed reactions in the studio but I’m totally in to it. See what you think:

Flamethrowers , Rednecks & Extinguishers

August 2, 2010

Flamethrowers, rednecks and extinguishers. All vital ingredients for a great music video I’m sure you’ll agree. This is actually a promo entitled ‘The Duel’ made for the band Dancing Pigeons directed by Tomas Mankovsky. It seems Diesel has some part too in the project as the film is supposedly based on their new collection – Fire & Water. Enjoy:

The Man Your Man Could Tweet Like

July 14, 2010

By now most of us I’m sure are aware of the brilliant new Old Spice campaign from W&K Portland (i’m on a horse? swan dive?). Well, they’ve brought the fight online by posting video responses to fans tweets. Executed in typically suave Isaiah Mustafa fashion, they are brilliantly written and great to watch. Follow them on twitter or check out their youtube channel.

Here are my favorites:

When I Grow Up

June 8, 2010

I’ve been pretty bad at posting of late – there’s just too much good stuff about that i haven’t got round to it. Excuses aside though, I thought I’d get back into the habit by kicking off with this video for Swedish electronic act Fever Ray ( solo effort from Karin Dreijer Andersson of The Knife).

Directed by Martin de Thurrah, it’s beautifully atmospheric, spooky and strangely calming:

Born Free – M.I.A

April 29, 2010

There seems to be quite a bit of controversy surrounding the latest offering from director Romain Gavras – famed for his work with french duo Justice (he directed the video for ‘Stress’). The M.I.A video entitled ‘Born Free’ which features the chase and execution of red-heads (is this the PC term? 😉 was banned by Youtube within 24 hours of its release whilst others were quick to follow.

Whatever your opinion, it’s certainly makes for compelling viewing. Personally, I think it’s great:

Based On A True Story

February 3, 2010

I saw Avatar at the weekend and was pretty impressed by it (though not with the cinema – Swiss Cottage Odeon is shit). Now I know it’s not the story line that makes it what it is but even so, this is pretty funny:

(found via the excellent WE ARE RE:)

Who’s Afraid Of The Water Sprite?

January 22, 2010

My Sister spent some time in Slovenia recently working on this short film from BAFTA nominated director William McGregor. Now the trailer doesn’t reveal enough for my liking but maybe that’s because I know the story (which is fantastic by the way).

Either way, they’re releasing it for free online in a few months so keep your eyes peeled. I’ve only heard good things about it:
‘Whose Afraid of the Water Sprite? is a short fantasy film shot in the ancient mountains of Slovenian legend.

A dark and moving tale of injustice and deception, Who’s afraid of the Water Sprite? unfolds the intertwined fates of a young girl, a blacksmith and a malevolent Water Sprite.

Set in the enchanting landscape of Slovenia, this story embraces the very core of the country’s rich mythology, retelling ancient tales of bravery and deceit.’