Virgin Media Team in a Blur…

Virgin Media Team in a Blur…

It’s been a busy few weeks for the Virgin Media team here at PrettyGreen. Three weeks ago saw the official launch of Virgin Media Shorts 2013 film competition. For those who have been living under a rock, Virgin Media Shorts is a short film competition that invites filmmakers to create a film of no more than 140 seconds for a chance to claim a £30k pot and BFI backing for their next project.

The prize isn’t half bad, nor is the head judge for this year’s competition. Director of films such as ‘Somers Town’, ‘This is England’ and the upcoming Stone Roses documentary ‘Made of Stone’, Shane Meadows will be the man to impress. Mouths dropped open at the news of Shane joining the judging panel and it’s fair to say the PG team are ‘slightly’ excited to work with him.

Shane Meadows

As a team who don’t like to stop the ball or cheese rolling (reference to make sense momentarily), the Virgin Media team wanted to create something that really gets people talking to mark the launch. In steps Blur bassist, writer, cheese maker and now first time director-extraordinaire Alex James.

Provided with just a Nikon camera and the theme ‘Life is Short’, Alex jetted off to LA and promised to return with short in hand. Falling in love with the film making experience he decided to combine his passion for music with film and used a previously unreleased solo track ‘Superordinator’ to soundtrack the film.

The track and new film have been doing the rounds in the office until the official release today. So take 140 seconds to enjoy this:

Think you can do better, or fancy a bit of the action? VirginMediaShorts.co.uk is where it’s going down. Dust off the camera, call some mates and get involved in the UK’s biggest short film competition now!