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Direct UNKLE's new video
UNKLEÃ¢â‚¬â„¢S FILM STORIES Ã¢â‚¬â€œ ARE YOU FEELING RESTLESS?
Surrender All, the label behind UNKLEÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s latest album War Stories, has teamed up with talent spotting network Filmaka.com and Canon to offer an amazing opportunity for aspiring young filmmakers.
UNKLE has a long history of collaborating with cutting-edge film directors and giving them complete creative freedom. The results have often been stunning Ã¢â‚¬â€œ such as Ã¢â‚¬Å“Rabbit In The Headlights, directed by Jonathan Glazer, ShynolaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“An Eye For An Eye and the recent Ã¢â‚¬Å“Burn My Shadow video directed by Miguel Sapochnik. Their music has always had a cinematic feel and the forthcoming single Ã¢â‚¬Å“Restless is no exception.
Surrender All and Filmaka are offering a unique opportunity to talented filmmakers around the globe to pitch for the chance to direct the official music video for Ã¢â‚¬Å“Restless. Canon high definition camera packages and budgets are already in place to aid the winners in this exciting venture. Applicants have until December 17 to enter their ideas, after which a panel of four luminaries from the world of film and music--UNKLEÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s James Lavelle, legendary director Vaughan Arnell, film producer and co-founder of Surrender All Rob Bevan and FilmakaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s creative director Laura Macdonald--will judge the pitches. The winner will be commissioned to make the video for Ã¢â‚¬Å“Restless and will receive a minimum budget of Ã‚Â£5,000. At least one runner-up will make another music video for the UNKLE DVD, planned for release next year. Further commissions and increased budgets will depend on the quality of the ideas.
To enter, applicants must submit up to 2 minutes of any footage of their choice to give the judges a sense of their directing style and ideas. This footage can be created for the music or applicants can submit archive material. To accompany the footage, they must submit a pitch document detailing their idea for the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Restless video. All entrants will receive a free download of Ã¢â‚¬Å“Restless, but they must be members of Filmaka to enter ($5 U.S. to sign up). For further information visit www.filmaka.com/unkle.
Filmaka is a global network for emerging film talent and runs short film competitions, while regularly commissioning its filmmakers. Every month Filmaka awards prize money and the ultimate prize is a feature film deal. The winners are selected by a committed panel of internationally renowned directors, producers, writers, actors and industry professionals, including Colin Firth, Bill Pullman, Werner Herzog, Paul Schrader, Neil LaBute, John Madden and Wim Wenders. Filmaka aims to connect, support and develop the careers of emerging filmmakers all over the world.