The Saatchi & Saatchi Music Video Challenge
Known as innovators and admired for their collaborations with visual artists, OK Go are challenging fresh filmmaking talent to take part in this year's Saatchi & Saatchi Music Video Challenge and demonstrate how they can use innovative techniques to conceive and execute a music video for OK Go's brand new track.
This is an incredible opportunity to create a groundbreaking piece of work for a global band and to take the medium of music video to a whole new level.
If you're chosen as the Grand Prize Winner, your video will be screened at this year's legendary Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase in Cannes, as well as appear on the Talenthouse site, and OK Go's own website. It could even be used as the official video for this track.
Of all the superlatives ever thrown at OK Go, “world’s most creative band” might fit best. Theirs is a project of the modern age, defined by vision as opposed to boundaries. It starts with a growing canon of infectious songs (the band’s fourth album is forthcoming), and explodes out from there into a million creative endeavors: their videos are art projects that the whole world sees; their live shows are immersive and surprising; their free time is invested in apps and op-eds and a host of other experiments that all fall under fun, ambitious, or just really cool to try.
A special note to new directors: the last two OK Go videos played at Cannes won 7 Lions combined and one of them debuted on the Super Bowl. So, no pressure.
With 140 offices in 76 countries, and over 6000 employees, Saatchi & Saatchi is part of the Publicis Groupe, the 3rd largest communications holding company in the world.
Saatchi & Saatchi is known for its outstanding creative ideas that generate powerful emotional connections between consumers and products. This is a key element in Lovemarks, the company’s unique methodology for elevating the status of brands by creating ‘loyalty beyond reason’ and ‘inspirational consumers’. Saatchi & Saatchi isThe Lovemarks Company.
Saatchi & Saatchi is famous for the legendary New Directors’ Showcase, screened each year at The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity since 1991. It’s a demonstration of Saatchi & Saatchi’s commitment to identifying, nurturing and spotlighting new creative talent.
Many past featured directors have gone on to seriously successful careers. Tarsem, Michel Gondry, Mark Romanek, Spike Jonze, Ivan Zacharias, Kinka Usher, Danny Kleinman and Jonathan Glazer included.
The New Directors’ Showcase is the best attended event at the Festival after the Award Shows.
BUG: The Evolution of Music Video
BUG began in April 2007 as a series of bi-monthly shows at BFI Southbank in London – the home of British cinema. These celebrations of global creativity in music video have since become a phenomenon, as popular and brilliant as the visual ideas which the BUG team unearths. Hosted by the inimitable Adam Buxton – comedian, writer, broadcaster, video director, general music video enthusiast and YouTube comment wrangler – the BUG live shows promise a set of awe-inspiring music videos rarely seen on a big screen (or even a TV screen), astounding online nuggets and a unique brand of sit-down comedy.
As well as the bi-monthly residency at the BFI Southbank – now their most popular regular strand – BUG has hosted shows at Edinburgh Festival, Sydney Festival, VimeoFestival in New York, Eurobest in Amsterdam and all over the UK in arts cinemas and music, comedy and film festivals. BUG also provides consultancy to its partners including Saatchi & Saatchi and Sony Music.