The Results

Congratulations to the winner Chloe Rodham (United Kingdom):

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


The Brief

Scala & Kolacny Brothers want you to make the video for My December

Steven Kolacny chose the song to start their album, as it "conveys the whole idea of the album fairly well. My December of Linkin Park was not only inspiring as a title; its dark melancholy and sadness strongly appealed to me. The very first lyrics reminds me of thin icy air. The song is masterly built; dispensing an atmosphere of chilled solitude."

Listen to the song, be inspired and let your creative juices flow!

Deadline for entries is 9 January 2013, 23:59 GMT time.


Awards & Judging

The winner will receive $5,000 and have their video used as the music video for My December.

The winner and finalists will be chosen by Scala & Kolacny Brothers and Genero.


Scala & Kolacny Brothers

Following a musical cameo in the David Fincher film "The Social Network", Scala & Kolacny Brothers have opened their arms to a huge new audience. The two brothers, backed by their all-girl choir, return to Spain in January 2012.

2011 has been a breakout year for Scala & Kolacny Brothers as they conquered the United States and Canada with a major tour, in support of their first North American CD release, including headlining stages at SXSW and Coachella. This success was immediately followed by a first record release in the U.K., a sold out show at London's Union Chapel in June and a triumphant "special guest" performance at the Latitude Festival, where they played the prestigious Sunday noon slot. In June the group also performed at the Heineken Dia De La Musica in Madrid. 2011 has brought Scala & Kolacny Brothers the status of international phenomenon and it all seemed to start with a simple email.

When the email arrived in May 2010, the Kolacny brothers thought it was some kind of joke. "Yeah", the brothers thought, "right." But the request was genuine. And the film turned out to be The Social Network. It transpired that the director, David Fincher, is a huge fan.

The song in question is a hauntingly beautiful acoustic reworking of Radiohead¹s Creep. In July 2010, two months after the brothers received the email, the Social Network trailer was released. The powerful music was center stage, heightening a growing sense of unease like a chorus of fallen angels.

Like the film itself, the trailer has been a huge global hit ­ more than 250m people have seen in the Cinema, on TV or online. Thanks in part to the subsequent buzz on social media, traffic to the brothers' website went through the roof: their interpretation of Creep is an Internet phenomenon, watched in various forms well over 25m times.

A record-label bidding war erupted in America ­ but the brothers chose to sign with Atco, a subsidiary of Warner, with whom they had been negotiating. They released an eponymous album in in the US in March in the US and in the UK ­ and Spain - 6 June 2011 (on Wall Of Sound), in each market their first release. In 2011 Scala & Kolacny Brothers also released 2 acclaimed video clips, for their versions of Use Somebody (directed by Inti Calfat) and Everlong (directed by Mark Woollen, who also directed the The Social Network trailer).

In September Scala & Kolacny Brother's version of U2's With Or Without You, was featured in the trailer for Season 2 of the British hit drama series Downton Abbey (ITV in the UK/PBS in the USA) and became the #1 single and album in Ireland, while running up the charts in the UK.

The Social Network trailer shone a spotlight on the unique musical project that is Scala & Kolacny Brothers ­ an indie-rock choir, comprising of the two Kolacny brothers, Steven and Stijn, and Scala, their all-girl choir. Steven plays the piano, Stijn conducts the choir. The brothers usually work with 15-30 singers, aged 16-28, at a time, but these days have more than 200 girls on their books, ensuring plenty of cover for their increasingly busy schedule.

Scala & Kolacny Brothers take rock and indie songs and reinvent them as elegiac hymns ­ to breathtaking effect ­ with the piano often the sole accompaniment to the voices. On occasion they also use drum machines, sequencers and synthesizers, and also often perform with a full rock band. The new album includes versions of Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana), Champagne Supernova (Oasis), With or Without You (U2), Use Somebody (Kings of Leon), Everlong (Foo Fighters) and more. Creep also features, as do three original compositions ­ Seashell, Masquerade and Our Last Fight.

Rock and indie music works best because "the beating heart of the songs is often very black and very emotional, and the female voices of the choir add a certain melancholic touch", says Stijn. "Sometimes they bring out whole new dimensions in the songs ­ our version of Nothing Else Matters could be classical music; its sound is nothing to do with Metallica anymore." Other influences range from Sigur Ros to Nirvana and include the dark electro-pop of Goldfrapp and Depeche Mode, and the brooding mini-symphonies of Massive Attack.