The 7 finalists for national music video competition Captured Australia premiered on Wednesday night as part of the opening festivities of the inaugural Australian Music Week in Cronulla.
The videos were praised by guests for their high quality, not to mention the eclectic selection of music – from Indigenous language to hard rock, electronic, indie pop and everything in between – from all over the country.
Today, an encore screening will be held at 5pm at The Brass Monkey ahead of its digital premiere on Sunday, November 22nd.
The competition sees 7 filmmakers paired with 7 artists from around the country, with each pair given approx. 7 weeks to complete a music video which now features as part of the project. With one exception:
Due to the original director dropping out WA artist Gryff‘s production last minute, the project was directed by Gryff – real name Wade Mustoe – himself, filmed in one afternoon earlier this month, on a rooftop in Perth, entirely on an iPhone 6S Plus. This is the first time in Captured history that the filmmaker and musician have been the same person.
In addition to the Australian Music Week premieres and the digital launch on the 22nd, a run of screenings and events around the country have also been announced:
ARIA Week (Sydney)
Tuesday, November 24th – The Hive Bar, Erskineville – 7pm to 8pm. These screenings are preceding the final AU Sessions for 2015 with Jordan Léser and Caitlin Harnett. Additional performances and guests to be announced. Free Entry. Strictly limited capacity.
Northbridge Piazza Super Screen (Perth)
The films will screen daily on the screen from 22 Nov until 8 Dec at 12:30pm and at 5.30pm. The official event with a special performance from Gryff will take place on Wednesday 2nd December from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Free, with content suitable for all ages.
Rocket Bar (Adelaide)
27th November from 8pm – Rocket Rooftop, Adelaide – Free Entry. Special introduction from The Unset.
Front Bar at Loop – 23 Meyers Pl – December 5th – 6.30pm to 8pm.
Free Entry with special guests.
Closing Event – AU Awards (Sydney)
The winners will be announced at a special invite only event at the Oxford Art Factory on December 9th – as part of the 2nd Annual AU Live Music Awards.
Additional pop-up events will be happening between 22nd November and 8th December, with details revealed on the official Twitter account.
The finalists are:
Tully on Tully (VIC) “Cold Hands”
Dir: Sarah Jo Fraser (VIC)
Flamingo Jones (VIC) “Fred Bear”
Dir: Mohini Herse (VIC)
Wild Honey (NSW) “Truth”
Dir: Julian Ramundi (NSW)
Waza (NSW) “Lost in Space”
Dir: Vanessa Dang (NSW)
The Unset (SA) “Solipsism”
Dir: Ashleigh Royle (VIC)
Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse (WA) “Kalykoorl”
Dir: Richard Watson (WA)
Gryff (WA) “I’m In The Forest + You’re Still At The Party”
Dir: Wade Mustoe (WA)
Voted for by an international judging panel (who will be revealed later on in the competition), the prize pack valued at over $2,000 for the filmmaker thanks to Blackmagic Design, SOL REPUBLIC, Deezer, Event Cinemas and more!
Voted for by the general public – with voting commencing once the videos go live at capturedaustralia.com on the 22nd of November – the winning band will receive a prize pack valued at over $2,000 from SOL REPUBLIC, Collision Course, Deezer, Event Cinemas and more!
Voting will close on December 8th, with the winners announced at the AU Live Music Awards at the Oxford Art Factory on December 9th.