Heath Media are today excited to reveal the 7 artists and filmmakers who will be part of Captured Australia – a national music video competition that has partnered up these seven teams and given them approximately seven weeks to produce a music video or short film under 5 minutes.
Past instalments of Captured, which took place in 2011 and 2012 as part of Sydney Fringe Festival and the Harvest Festival, respectively, have featured the likes of Lime Cordiale, Chicks Who Love Guns, Cameras, Stone Parade, Doc Holliday Takes The Shotgun, The Upskirts, Ghosts on Broadway and many more…
For the third incarnation of the competition, we’ve gone national for the first time. The musical list is an eclectic mix of some of Australia’s finest emerging talent, coming to us from four States.
Representing Victoria is Tropicalia devotee Flamingo Jones and the indie pop-rock stylings of Tully on Tully. In WA, we have the exceptional music of Indigenous artists Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse, who sing in the rare Noongar language, alongside Perth synth-centric music producer Gryff.
From NSW, the addictive electronic stylings of Sydney’s Waza is set to impress, as is the unique psych pop sound of Wild Honey. Rounding out the lineup are the sole representatives from SA, Adelaide rockers The Unset.
Meanwhile, the filmmakers come to us with a range of experience, some will be making their first ever music video, others set to add to an impressive catalogue of content.
The teams are:
Flamingo Jones (VIC) teamed with Mohini Herse (VIC)
Tully on Tully (VIC) teamed with Sarah Jo Fraser (VIC)
Gryff (WA) teamed with Brendan Joel (WA)
Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse (WA) teamed with Richard Watson (WA)
The Unset (SA) teamed with Ashleigh Royle (VIC)
Waza (NSW) teamed with Vanessa Dang (NSW)
Wild Honey (NSW) teamed with Julian Ramundi (NSW)
You can find photos and bios of the bands and filmmakers on the official website: http://www.
Their work will premiere as part of Australian Music Week in Cronulla on Wednesday 18th November (full event details to come), before touring around Australia with a series of unique pop up events, with screenings, talks and performances between 22nd November and 8th December.
A winning filmmaker will be chosen by an international judging panel, while the general public will choose the winning band. General public voting will then open when the films start screening online from the 22nd of November. Voting will close on December 8th and the winners will be announced on December 9th as part of the 2nd Annual AU Awards, being held at the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney.
Details on judges, prizes, voting processes and the full list of national events will be revealed ahead of the premiere.
For more details on this competition and everyone involved in it, head to: http://www.capturedaustralia.