A dystopian nightmare where music is banned is the theme of the 2017, winning entry in the second annual Love Live Music 60 Second Film Competition.
The short film, EXODUS – produced by Sydney filmmaker Eloïse Boutry and featuring Sydney-based band DRUED – took out the prize ahead of runner-up 0001Motions and five other finalists from around the country.
“Eloïse Boutry’s winning short film EXODUS has taken the idea of ‘life without live music’ to a whole new dystopian level”, said AMIN chair Patrick Donovan.
“It’s cheeky and fun, but thankfully it’s also fiction, serving as a gentle reminder of the importance of the great work which state and national music bodies do to make sure this doesn’t become a reality.”
After the outstanding submissions received in its inaugural year, the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) had high expectations for this year’s films and the judging committee was thrilled with the creativity and diversity of the entries.
In its second year, the competition is a partnership between AMIN, the Live Music Office and the internationally accredited St Kilda Film Festival (presented by City of Port Phillip), and aims to increase awareness about the social, cultural and economic value of contemporary music to the lives of everyday Australians.
THE WINNING ENTRY
National Live Music Office director, John Wardle said “With exemptions for live music venues from the Sydney CBD lockouts being adopted quickly, initiatives like the Women in Electronic Music Program and micro festival programs through Western Sydney and Regional NSW, are examples of a scene far removed from the bleak scenario depicted by this year’s winner.”
Film by: Eloïse Boutry (NSW)
Music by: DRUED
Eloïse is an upcoming female writer/director, in her last year of the Screen Arts degree at AFTRS. Having previously studied sociology/psychology at USYD, she says she has a deep obsession with humans and storytelling. She likes to blur the lines between narrative and documentary, as shown in EXODUS, and seeks raw, intimate stories. Eloïse says she strives to find the glimpses of magic in darkness, and the absurdity of the everyday.
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The winning filmmaker receives $1,000 cash courtesy of APRA AMCOS and an annual Palace Cinemas VIP Movie Club membership valued at $3000. The winning musician takes away a $20,000 Moshtix marketing package and the runners-up receive $1,000 cash prize courtesy of PPCA and up to 5 pairs of Sensaphonics acoustic earplugs valued at $1,600.
Film by: Robert Crispe (QLD)
Music by: Motions.
Robert is a Creative Generalist with a keen interest in the surreal moving image, and experimental approaches to storytelling. He began his career at one of London’s largest advertising agencies, adam&eveDDB as an in-house content director. He currently resides back home in Townsville, working as a freelance creative, director and photographer.
An Immortal Legacy
Film by: Romina Carmen Di Benedetto (VIC)
Music by: Jesse Younan
Charm of Finches
Film by: Kim Deylen (VIC)
Music by: Mabel Windred-Wornes (Charm of Finches).
Film by: Georgina Holt & Isabella Martin Plisi (NSW)
Music by: Rachel Avery.
RÜFÜS At The Hordern
Film by: Susie George (NSW)
Music by: RÜFÜS.
Thank you to everyone who contributed! Wishing you all the best in your future film & music-making and documenting.