1 of only 42 interactive music videos in the world, made as a contender for the song "Heavy Seas Of Love" by Damon Albarn (Blur; Gorillaz; The Good, The Bad and The Queen; Monkey - Journey To The West)
Alas, it did not win. However, nice to know it would have been witnessed by esteemed judges and if lucky the artist himself.
This film has the alternative title of "Everyday Robert", Robert being the guy (or YOU, the viewer) who has lost his girlfriend through being too focused on other things.
The interactivity in this film allows you to venture down different areas of the place known as 'EVERYDAYTHESAME', where areas are not only aptly named for what they contain but also a certain few have an uncanny likeness to words used by the artist of the song.
There are many paths and a few outcomes, but only one ending in which contains the face of Robert's girlfriend. You won't regret searching.
- Created for the Tribeca Film Festival's project, "Tribeca Interactive & Interlude: A Music Film Challenge" (a collaboration with The Lincoln Motor Company), using Treehouse – Interlude’s self-service authoring suite.
Director: Jason Verney
Writer & Editor: Jason Verney
Actress: Seul Lee
Music: Damon Albarn
Very special thanks to Dean Ford Creativity.
Thanks and recognition to Tremayne.
Filmed in three countries: Australia; South Korea; U.K.
A lighthearted and perhaps quirky film made originally for the Terracotta Far East Film Festival 'short film competition' in 2013.
It later had its World Premiere at Walthamstow International Film Festival.
An almost silent film of a girl's attempt at selling a frying pan to various London eateries, but who's hard work is unrewarded. Is there some misunderstanding?
A music laden and light hearted tale of a young woman who is wanting to sell a frying pan. Having set out on doing this, her focus is one of visiting various restaurants around Chinatown, London. Surely someone will purchase, she thinks. However, what was thought of as an 'easy sell' doesn't go according to plan. Try as she might in all kinds of Asian eateries her efforts are going unrewarded. Is the item simply not sale worthy? Is the price to high? Is there a misunderstanding?
A simple narrative leads ultimately to a perhaps surprising outcome. On its journey, the film takes us from London to many different parts of Asia in a matter of days, yet over a few minutes in film-time.
Familiarity in the film’s style, the locations, settings and music may help the viewer identify with the main character and her job at hand. In contrast, the unfamiliar character plays the role of a 'lost in London' individual.
Furthermore, whether intrigued as to where she is from - a born-in-England woman? one from a particular country in Asia? - it shouldn't detract thoughts from the story and the mission at hand.
Displaying a modern take on silent cinema of years gone by and with a piece of music to suit the setting, it's a film that wants to keep one watching, guessing and smiling.