OK Go Looking for Filmmakers for New Video
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 10:45:20
OK Go and Saatchi and Saatchi are challenging emerging filmmakers to create a music video for "I'm Not Through," a brand new song from the band's forthcoming fourth album. The OK Go Saatchi & Saatchi Music Video Challenge 2013 is in partnership with global creative platform Talenthouse, and renowned music video curators BUG, and is the third in a series of successful Saatchi & Saatchi competitions aimed at giving up-and-coming filmmakers the opportunity to create a video for a high profile musician or band.
A judging panel - headed up by singer Damian Kulash and comprising members of the Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide Creative Board and BUG - will select 10 finalists from all eligible submissions received. Results will be announced on the Talenthouse website at the end of May. The Grand Prize Winner, who will be chosen from the 10 finalists, will be invited to spend a full week at Cannes Lions in June 2013. The winner's film will be screened at the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase.
There will also be a People's Choice Winner, based on a public vote. For more details on the competition, and how to enter visit www.talenthouse.com.
"I'm really excited to see what people come up with for the Saatchi & Saatchi Music Video Challenge," said OK Go's Damian Kulash. "Clearly, making videos is a pretty big part of our lives, but while we're in the studio finishing our new record, our heads are exclusively focused on the songs. So, it feels right to let other people into the playroom while we're not using it. It's a good way to encourage people to go forth and make. A great idea is a great idea. You don't need us standing in front of your camera to make a great video."
A free download of "I'm Not Through" is being offered through the 12 Months of (Rare, Unreleased) OK Go program. Each month, fans who have subscribed to the band's mailing list receive a free, previously unheard track from OK Go. For details and to stream the new song, visit okgo.net.
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