Homespun has announced four finalists for their third annual film competition developed to attract and nurture talent.
This year’s brief was for entrants to use the track, “Darkest Hour” by the artist Lyves, in any way they want, be it as a sound track, music video or as lyrics for a script - the idea is to give creative license to using the track. This saw more entries than ever and of an incredibly high standard.
The finalists were selected following in-house judging from the entire Homespun team. Alice Clarke, Homespun’s Producer says: “We have been overwhelmed by the standard this year as well as the number of entries. It was so hard to choose three as we had planned so we actually decided on four”.
Homespun has also announced Fabric as the venue for this year’s event and Tim Hardy comments: “It’s been brilliant to work with Lyves and Wave Music this year, with the event taking place at Fabric and the added bonus of tickets to the UKMVAs for the winner, I’m looking forward to four pretty special films”.
Homespun doesn't want to give too much away about the films but those in the running this year are all very different ideas and from directors with varied backgrounds, those who are up and coming to more established:
Lee Thomas – Lee has created a moving music video about emotional abuse within a relationship with the lyrics accentuating the feelings the victim is experiencing.
Now a stay-at-home Dad, Lee used to work as an assistant editor on commercials and films, he has written a couple of award-winning shorts and has also sold several feature film screenplays. Homespun Yarns 2016 marks his first foray into directing.
Thomas Ralph – Thomas’ understands the track as something private and personal and his project will document post Brexit Britain from the perspective of the youth generation.
Thomas is a Creative Researcher at Caviar and started directing his own work for bands/clients such as Rayban, Forest Swords, Vessels and Scottish producer Turtle. This role has helped him enter the world of production as lead to him working with all kinds of directors and photography.
Thomas James – Thomas’ short film is about the estranged desire of a father chasing happiness in his darkest hour.
A director, writer and illustrator based in South London, Thomas has worked with numerous musicians, clients and cultural platforms, including Sony, Twin Magazine, The Fat White Family, & The Vinyl Factory. His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries, including the V&A, and he also runs The Chopping Block Gallery in Peckham with his brother. Thomas is signed to Black Dog Films and recently directed works for Oh Wonder and HoneyBlood.
Jonathan Augustavo – Jonathan’s short film is a delicate love story with a difference.
Writer and director, Jonathan is represented by Skunk UK and has worked on many commercial projects, he is continually looking for ways to push and challenge himself in the narrative space and relishes the opportunity to grow and create.
The Awards Evening will take place at Fabric on October 13th.