Film won Best Musical and Best Actress in the 72-Hour National Film Challenge
A new short film starring Laura Marling called Woman Driver has appeared online, featuring three new songs by the singer.
The six-minute film premiered at the London Short Film Festival last month (January 14). It was directed by Chris Perkel in Marfa, Texas, and won Best Musical and Best Actress in the 72-Hour National Film Challenge.
The film – which you can watch below – sees Marling star alongside Casey Thomas Brown as a hitchhiker who is picked up by a man in a yellow bus. Though the pair seem friendly at first, the man’s unexpected advances prompt a change of heart.
It also features three new songs by Marling, including ‘Walk Alone’, which is taken from the singer’s forthcoming album ‘Short Movie’.
The singer-songwriter, who’s been living in LA for two years, wrote her new album in America at the beginning of 2014. She previously revealed that the record was based on the fear the country induced in her, including the track ‘Small Poke’, which was written after her experience of Hurricane Sandy in New York and “the horror of being in an enormous metropolis with no power”.
Marling also disclosed that the record, which is due for release on March 23, is her first to be completed without a producer. The three-way effort between herself, her drummer Matt – who runs Urchin Studios in Hackney – and Dan Cox, also from Urchin, also features Nick Pinki on bass, Tom Fiddle, who played in Noah And The Whale, on strings, and Ruth de Tuberville on Cello.
The ‘Short Movie’ tracklisting is as follows:
‘I Feel Your Love’
‘Don’t Let Me Bring You Down’
‘How Can I’
‘Howl At The Moon’