Stand Up for True Music

Brief for:

Ideas deadline: August 28 2018, 10:00 GMT
Film deadline: October 31 2018, 0:00 GMT

Ballantine’s, Europe's no 1 whiskey brand, is taking a stand for true music: music that takes dedication and struggle from artists and fans to survive. To bring a new global campaign to life, Mofilm produced a series of short music documentaries across China, South Africa and Poland. We commissioned local filmmakers to uncover culturally authentic, true music stories exploring the connection that music brings between musicians and their fans. Lie Feng went on a musical pilgrimage to explore the emerging reggae scene in China with a band called KAWA. In South Africa, Luke Apteker (production company: Left Films), shot the iconic Afro house duo, Black Motion. Meanwhile, Dominika Podczaska (production company: Busy Bee Films), worked with hip hop legend, Pezet, to go back to the roots of his music in the streets of Ursynow, Warsaw. The films will go live in Spring 2019. Footage is also being used in a global TV anthem film which will roll out across 20 markets in 2019.


How it Works

an idea

Read the brief and send us your idea in a snappy write up or draft script. Tell us a story, and if your idea hits the mark we'll pay you to develop a treatment.

a treatment

Having been shortlisted, bring your idea to life through a formal treatment that builds on your initial thinking and wows us with your creative vision.

your film

Develop your final script and pre-production with support from our team and make a beautiful film that people want to talk about.