Project Results

A huge congratulations to Nathan Kim (USA) for Intro, and Jon Hildebrand (USA) for Moonchild! Both receive $4,000!

View the full announcement, and watch all the videos for this amazing project!


The Brief

M83 is again giving the Genero community the opportunity to make the videos for two more of his beautiful songs. The winning videos for Intro and Moonchild will be used as live visuals during a special performance at the Hollywood Bowl, as well as becoming the official music videos for each song.

The creative brief is completely open so you're free to interpret the songs and lyrics. You can make a video for either song.

To help you understand the type of videos that M83 is looking for, the live show will also feature the official music videos for Reunion & Wait, as well as material from some of the movies that Anthony has scored, such as 'Oblivion'.

Deadline for submissions is 11 September 2013, 23:59 GMT time.


Awards & Judging

The two winners will each receive $4,000 and have their videos used as live visuals at a one off concert at the Hollywood Bowl on September 22 with the LA Philharmonic orchestra, as well as becoming the official music videos for Intro and Moonchild.

The winners, as well as a selection of the best entries, will also be screened at a special event during the Zookastar festival in London on Nov 2nd, along with some past M83 videos and in conjunction with the Tricky special at the same event. The videos to be screened at the Zookastar event will be selected by a highly acclaimed panel of judges so this is a great opportunity to get your work in front of them. The guest judges are:

Andy Morahan was at the centre of the music video revolution in the late 80’s, through the 90’s and into the new millennium. His list of directing credits includes a ‘who’s who’ of the rock and pop world: George Michael, Guns N’ Roses, Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Tears for Fears, AC/DC, Biffy Clyro… and many, many more.

Carrie Sutton has an esteemed career in music video, live concert production and music video commissioning, working with artists including Robbie Williams, Madonna, Pink Floyd, U2, Oasis, Pet Shop Boys, Take That, Beth Orton and many more. In her current role at production company HSI London she represents a quality roster of directors including Joseph Kahn, David LaChapelle, Douglas Hart, Jamie Thraves and Yoann Lemoine.

Julia Frost has worked as a commissioner and music video producer for many years with multiple award winning labels and artists; Island Records, Parlaphone, EMI, Polygram, Black Dog Films and many more too numerous to list. She has an excellent eye for spotting new talent, and has championed directors such as Jonathan Glazer and Jake Nava from their early days in music videos.

Outstanding videos will also be nominated for the 2013 Genero Awards with $50K in awards.

The winners and finalists will be chosen by M83, Genero and the guest judges.


M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

"We didn't need a story, we didn't need a real world. We just had to keep walking and we became the stories We became the places."

With these soft spoken words on the simply-titled opening track--"Intro"-- M83 mastermind Anthony Gonzalez introduces us to his sixth record and first double disc album, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming.

Dauntlessly singing into the void that was left behind since Saturdays=Youth, Gonzalez suddenly surges with overwhelming emotion as the music mounts an invisible precipice. Historically, he softly eased you into his world, introducing you to the lush and radiant spaces between captivating melodies and intimate lyrics, but not this time. Not on this record.

Graduating from the fuzzy, fumbling emotional cobwebs and draped ambiance of past records, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming careens past its audience. Brazenly stretching out along the horizon, spilling glittery, golden arms of sound across the landscape, it holds your breath hostage without you even noticing you were missing it. If it seemed that Anthony was basking in the sunshine-drenched days of his youth when he released Saturdays in 2008, then it can be said that in 2011, at the age of 30, he is tempestuously charging towards his future with Hurry Up, We're Dreaming.

Relocating to Los Angeles from Antibes, Gonzalez surrounded himself with players pivotal to completing his childhood dream of a double disc record. Producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, NIN, The Mars Volta, Goldfrapp) and guitarist Brad Laner (from 90's band Medicine) had been hugely influential on Anthony growing up and now were central to the new record's creation.

Read the full bio here.


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