Musicians and filmmakers pair up for Blind Date as part of Revelation

A still from Saxon Wright's video for Em Burrows' We Don't Need A (Hero), one of the entries to the Blind Date music video competition. Pic: Supplied.
A still from Saxon Wright's video for Em Burrows' We Don't Need A (Hero), one of the entries to the Blind Date music video competition. Pic: Supplied.

LOCAL musicians and filmmakers are on the path to find their perfect match.

The Blind Date music video competition is part of this year’s Revelation Film Festival, with musicians offering up a track or two and filmmakers choosing one for a film clip.

Competition ringmaster and mastermind Jennifer Jamieson, from North Perth, said it was the perfect opportunity to link local artists.

“I thought we could do a bit of a Tinder situation and get them together,” she said.

“When I first pitched it, I thought ‘what if no bands give us songs?’

“But we’ve got about 40 songs and 15 filmmakers so far who’ve chosen one.”

Some of the filmmakers include a class of students, with a schoolteacher bringing their media class on board to give it a whirl.

“If the stars align, everyone gets something out of it,” Ms Jamieson said.

“The music videos can be anything; some bands have said they don’t want any involvement, others say they do.”

Bands offering up songs include Your Girl Pho, The Little Lord Street Band, Em Burrows and Datura4.

Aaminah Hughes has both put a song forward and is making a video for another musician, and said the Blind Date initiative prompted her finally to take the plunge into directing.

“The two videos for Rev Fest are polar opposites – one features a vibrant cast of 45, from tango dancers to circus folk, and the other is a classic black and white with a cast of three,” she said.

The competition currently needs more filmmakers, with the deadline extended to June 10.

The Blind Date music video finalists will be screened on July 10 at Fremantle Social Club.

To find out more, head to revelationfilmfest.org/blind-date.php.