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Red Light Situation (Music video, 2022)

Get a life, get a death, get out of the cage. While you've still got a breath, get out.

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This song is about the erosion of civil liberties worldwide and is an urgent call to wake up and take notice.

We have a rough concept, which will be further fleshed out by the wider creative team. The concept is:

  • A protagonist is stuck at a red light in the middle of nowhere. They grow increasingly irate as they look into their rear view mirrors and become acutely aware of the red light situation we are facing both in the wider world and in Bristol.
  • We use the car mirrors and the red light as portals into two narrative threads:
  • The first thread will consist of examples of the red light situation globally - examples which reflect the scale of the situation we are facing with increasing police powers and our freedoms being crushed. These can be any of fresh live footage,  graphically created images/animations, or found footage.
  • The second thread will be more intimate and personal, profiling individuals involved in the struggle against the above developments and/or negatively impacted by them, and centred around Bristol (the city where The Cides project was founded).
  • The car scene builds up as the scale of the situation dawns on the protagonist. The music video reaches a climax in some form, for example the protagonist leaving their car and running through the red light.

Tom Whitson Bristol, United Kingdom

Freelance filmmaker, photographer, editor with the technical and creative skills to make captivating video content. Video Producer for Cahootify.

Pete Francomb Bath, United Kingdom

Cahootify Co-founder. I want to help you make your projects happen.

Paul Hayward Bristol, United Kingdom

I am a songwriter and producer. Songs about Love and Life are woven in my heart but what really drives me at the moment is social injustice. Through performance art and media it is my aim to raise people's awareness of social inequality.

Samuel Perry Falvey Bristol, United Kingdom

Director of Photography // Based in the UK

Iacovos Le Du Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Award-winning editor. Avid Media Composer and DaVinci Resolve certified.

Glen Wilkins United Kingdom

I am a multi-disciplinary art director, designer, photographer and illustrator. Experienced, enthusiastic, with a "can-do" attitude, I love what I do.

Gemma Reynolds United Kingdom

Trained at the William Esper Studio, New York under Bill and Suzanne Esper. Winner of Best Supporting Actress at Festigious International Film Festival 2017

Bridget Gardiner South west/Wales/London area/Bristol/Bath/Swindon/Reading, United Kingdom

I am an experienced Hair & Makeup Artist based in the South West of England. Trained on the Peter Swords King Programme for Film & Television. I have experience in working in Film, Television, Music Videos, Photo shoots & Theatre