Featured Filmmakers: WE ARE COWBOYS

We were blown away by so many of the video submissions in our M83 project, but one particular video caught our attention, going on to sell for $5,000 in the Video Store before winning Music Video of The Year in the 2013 Genero Awards.

To find out what it takes to win a Genero Award, we caught up with Rich Paris Wilson and Tommy Nagle, the guys behind WE ARE COWBOYS, to have a chat about all things filmmaking, and putting together that brilliant video. Continue Reading…


Legal & General – What you would tell your younger self

Legal & General like to be seen as an insurer that cares about people during tough times and inspires them to take necessary steps to protect what is important to them. L&G want to be known for helping people understand how to reduce financial risks by empowering them to make their own enlightened decisions that help them prepare for the future and live happier and healthier lives. ‘Let’s make life better’.

The brief is to create films around the theme ”What you would tell your younger self“.

Total Payments: $30,000
Submissions close: 26 August, 2014
All the info: http://genero.tv/legalandgeneral


Robert Plant – ‘Rainbow’

Robert Plant, lead vocalist for one of the most influential rock bands in music history, Led Zeppelin, has a solo career spanning 40 years, is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is widely considered one of the greatest vocalists of all time.

Robert wants you to make the official music video for ‘Rainbow’, the lead single from his new album, lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar.

Payment: $3,000
Submissions close: 8 Sept, 2014
All the info: http://genero.tv/robertplant

Video job for Sydney: AU$8,000 Payment

City2Surf is looking for a filmmaker to shoot the live event then create a 2 minute promo video for use over the following 12 months.

They are looking to create a piece of video content that captures the flavour of City2Surf that can communicate this more broadly to those who haven’t previously entered as to why they should next year. The proposition is that this is the ‘one to run’.

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3lau – ‘Bang’

Born Justin Blau, 3LAU is taking the electronic music scene by storm and is now giving you an amazing opportunity to make the official music video for his new release Bang.

“The video should be a complete twist on the intended meaning of the track to keep it interesting, unlike your standard club / party scene video, which has been done 5 million times before.”

Payment: $10,500
Submissions close: 26 Aug, 2014
All the info: http://genero.tv/3lau/


Alter Bridge ‘Cry of Achilles’ Results

We heard that the boys from Alter Bridge each had their own favourite submissions in our Cry of Achilles project, but a decision has been reached.

Congratulations to Simon Ralph and Lee Parker of SiLee Films! These guys receive $7,000 for their winning animation, which has been selected as the official music video for ‘Cry of Achilles‘. This is the second video from the UK’s SiLee Films, who joined Genero earlier this year, contributing another beautiful animation to our project with Hannah Ild.

There was some serious competition for this project, and so we also want to give a very special congratulations to Micah Buzan for his incredible hand drawn animation for the track, which was selected as Staff Pick and Finalist.

A big thanks to everyone who took part in both of our Alter Bridge projects, and of course congratulations to our wider Finalist group:

http://genero.tv/watch-video/38294MicahBuzan (United States) Staff Pick
http://genero.tv/watch-video/38280  - Alex and Ol (Belgium)
http://genero.tv/watch-video/38298  - I’M PLAYTOY (Italy)
http://genero.tv/watch-video/38301piccolo mm (Italy)
http://genero.tv/watch-video/38302TomGthrn (France)
http://genero.tv/watch-video/38293Aryane Moon (Spain)
http://genero.tv/watch-video/38305zerodark33 (United States)
http://genero.tv/watch-video/38288alexzreynaud (Mexico)

You can watch all the submissions here, or catch up on the results from our other Alter Bridge project here.

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Exploring the USA

There are over 15,000 Genero members based in the USA, so we’d like to wish all our American filmmakers a Happy Independence Day!

Things would be pretty different if England were still in control, and we have America to thank for inventions such as the cheeseburger, Bruce Springsteen and Shark Week, so we thought we better celebrate the 4th July by sharing some of our favourite stories from across the country.

We were captivated by the submissons for our Storytellers project, so to celebrate our friends in the United States, we’ve put together a playlist of videos set across the country. From California to Florida and even the not-so-official State of Jefferson, these videos capture some unique people, places and stories across the home of the brave and the land of the free.

So sit back, relax, and explore the USA: