NRFF London – Film of the Week
GOOSE – WHAT YOU NEED
Director: Willy Vanderperre
Cinematography/DP: Larry Smith
Production Company: GOOSE Music
NRFF Category: Music Short
ABOUT THE FILM
In contrast to a music video the music is not the main character. The building is. The camera follows the band around in the building, on and off the stairs into the different sections of the former hotel. On their path they cross mysterious boys and girls. Some embody parts of the featured songs, others are metaphors of the band’s inspirations.
Image Copyright: GOOSE
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
What You Need is a shortfilm directed by Willy Vanderperre and dop Larry Smith.
The question GOOSE asked them self was: What is the point of making music videos per single? The answer: None.
Why? Simply because fragmented videos do not cover the whole picture. GOOSE creates albums, as they can be listened to as a whole.
This was the motivation to ask Willy Vanderperre for a visual interpretation of the album What You Need, and not being restricted by videoclip formats and time.
The film is shot in their Home studio ‘Safari Studios’. An old building that used to be a hotel in the early 1900s where freaks shows were held, people made love and others lived a decadent lifestyle. You could say it’s GOOSE’s personal Chateau Marmont.
For the past 15 years they created and recorded in that same space and thanks to these walls they became the band they are.
Image Copyright: GOOSE
The film is an ode to that place and even more so a way of getting deeper into their world. What makes them GOOSE and what is the essence of that particular album.
The style of the film has a hint of the Flemish primitives combined with the nightly aesthetics of Downtown Los Angeles thanks to cinematographer Larry Smith.
Film of the Week stands apart from the Official Selection process into the New Renaissance Film Festival. Being selected does not guarantee a place in the festival. However, from all the films of the week some will be chosen to be part of the festival, which will be held in London (UK) on 20th August 2016. A prize will be given to the overall winner.
NRFF London is now open for UK /International/Young Talent (18-24) short films, documentary shorts, animation shorts, music shorts, and screenplay submissions. Don’t miss our Late deadline: 20 June 2016.