US band challenge budding directors to create video for new single
Ok Go have teamed up Saatchi & Saatchi, Talenthouse and renowned music video curators BUG to find the next generation of filmmakers.
Challenging emerging filmmakers to create a music video for the band’s new single ‘I’m Not Through’, the contest is the third of its kind run by Saatchi & Saatchi allowing new talent the opportunity to create videos for high profile artists. A judging panel will select 10 finalists from the submissions received with the results published on the Talenthouse website in May. The Grand Prize winner will be invited to spend a full week at Cannes Lions in June 2013, where their film will be screened as part of the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase.
Speaking to NOWNESS about the competition, OK Go frontman Damian Kulash said:
I’m really excited to see what people come up with for the Saatchi & Saatchi Music Video Challenge. 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.
For more details on the competition, head here.
OK Go are currently recording a new studio album with Dave Fridmann, expected in early 2014.