Showcase of the best MUSIC Films from the 2021 season.
Best Film: DRIVE
Best Musical: THE FUTURE BEGINS TODAY
Best Cinematography: WATER CAN GO ANYWHERE
Best Direction: TRIP 27
Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video for each film:
WATER CAN GO ANYWHERE, 6min., Taiwan, Music Video
Directed by Yuan Mao Huang
A relationship though montage and water.
NAKUSA, 15min., USA, Musical
Directed by Jennifer Kramer and Linda Palmer
Nakusa is a disabled girl who is deeply traumatized by the rejection of her mother at one week of age. Stuck inside her alienation, distorted perceptions and longings – she searches endlessly for the love we all need to survive or risks ceasing to exist.
THE FUTURE BEGINS TODAY, 5min., USA, Music Video
Directed by Evan Williams
The video explores the contradictions and complexities of humanity during late-stage capitalism, and our tenuous relationship with the natural world.
HOLDING ON – REES LUCIA, 3min., Australia, Music Video
Directed by Davide Carta
Music Video shot at the Golden Age Cinema for Sydney artist Ress Lucias single “Holding On”
DRIVE, 18min., USA, Music Documentary
Directed by Hayley Young
An intimate look inside a musician and producer’s collaborative process. Nationally renowned cellist and composer Joshua Roman records his 2020 Music Journal piece “Drive” with Ryan Hadlock, producer at Bear Creek Studio (Lumineers, Brandi Carlile, Vance Joy, Foo Fighters, Soundgarden). Written and inspired by Roman’s personal journey across the country during the height of the Covid 19 pandemic and racial unrest of this last summer, “Drive” is both an experiment of sound and space as well as an offering of hope and unity through our universal response to music. Full performance of the cello sextet written and performed by Roman and recorded by Hadlock in a turn-of-the-century barn nestled on 10 acres just north of Seattle, Washington.
SPIRIT ORPHAN, 10min., Australia, Music Documentary
Directed by Salvador Cantellano
Scottish migrant Jenna Robertson’s recovery from bushfire and evacuation in the Gold Coast Hinterland through the creation of a new opera.
TRIP 27, 28min,. USA, Music Video
Directed by Oscar De Leon
A visual album that unfolds over 5 chapters. Lacking inspiration for his music, Huck goes on a wild hitchhiking adventure that takes him across the American Southwest.