“Are you an aspiring filmmaker aged 16-25? Interested in making a music video with a positive social message? If the answer’s a resounding yes, then you’re invited by BOOM! to create a music video for a new song called “Soldier’s Eyes” by Jack Savoretti.”
The song will be the first track released from a new album of songs contributed by various artists in support of promoting greater understanding and harmony between communities in conflict.
“The best video will be selected to accompany the song’s UK release in February 2009, including screenings across all MTV channels, and the makers will also receive a special award at the BOOM! Awards event in London in February 2009.”
Coming soon, you will also be able to download songs, provided in support of BOOM! by leading EMI artists, to use in creating soundtracks for your films. “More on this shortly,” the site explains. The BOOM Website offers a host of resources designed to get filmmakers started on the music-related project.
The Soldier’s Eyes project has been jointly developed by Danielle Livesey (project founder), De Angelis Records (Jack Savoretti’s record company) and Fertile Ground, a charity working in the Middle East to break down barriers between Israel and Palestine through arts and cultural exchange projects.
Here’s the song as performed in Munich: