David Knight - 28th Feb 2014

Ben Watt (still best known as one half of Everything But The Girl) teamed up with friend and acclaimed Irish film-maker and critic Mark Cousins to find a new talent to make a short film for the title-track for Watt's new solo album Hendra - his first for thirty-one years.

After running a treatment competition, the winning script came from London-based screenwriter and Slow Cinema devotee, Rahim Moledina.

Filmed in east London on a shoestring budget - and inspired by the lyrics of Watt's simple folk song about the dreams of his late sister, a rural postmistress and shopkeeper - the film by Rahim Moledina transposes the action and unsentimentally depicts a day in the life of an Asian shopkeeper.

Hendra is taken from Watt's upcoming album of the same name - in his own words "a folk-rock album in an electronic age" - due out on his own new imprint, Unmade Road through Caroline on Apr 29.

Credits

DirectorRahim Moledina
ProducerSammy Patterson
EditorAlex Oliver
LabelUnmade Road

David Knight - 28th Feb 2014

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