CASTLE RISING: Moon out to shine in home video
A musician from Castle Rising headed back to his home village to work with talented local directors, producers and actors on his latest music video.
Jamie Moon, 28, an acoustic singer/songwriter, is currently living in Nottingham, but was excited to go back to his roots to film the official music video for his first track, ET.
He said: “I couldn’t wait to come home, any excuse to come back and see my family, especially my gran. I even got my brother involved in the filming as an extra.
“It helped that I knew the area, and so did the film company, but Castle Rising and Sandringham were perfect for the backdrop to this song.”
Jamie performed in a band while living in Lynn, but moving away to Nottingham helped him to develop his own music and progress to a folky sound.
He added: “ET is about relationships. It basically says that it’s all okay because we are all aliens in life, which is something I think we can all identify with.
“I had the words written for ages, they just came quite naturally, but I was just playing on the guitar one day and started putting them to music – they just fitted and sounded right.”
Jamie said: “I love ET, it’s one of my most popular songs and it has a dark and eerie quality that was important to get right in the video. It has a kind of lonesome feel.”
The video was filmed by emerging production company, Sektion Red, who are known for their work in urban and hip-hop music and have previously worked with London artists Shystie and Azealia Banks, but are now branching out to work with a range of up-and-coming talent.
Ria Fancombe and Leigh Woolsey, both from Hunstanton, teamed up to create and film Jamie’s vision.
He said: “I spoke to Leigh about the possibility of filming at home and it just seemed to make sense, the landscape of dark woods and derelict castles seemed to really add to the melancholy of the song.”
Leigh said: “Ria listened to the song and came up with the concept for the video and I made that concept come to life by finding locations, actors, props and anything else we needed.”
The pair were joined on the day by actress Frankii Clifton, a former performing arts student at Lynn’s College of West Anglia, and local make-up artist Laura Gray.
Leigh said: “Our actress battled through the January cold in just a thin summer dress and, in some scenes, no shoes, to help us get the best shots.
“We asked local actors and actresses to take part in the video as extras.
“It was good to get local people involved in the shoot to make sure it had a sense of the artist’s roots.
“This is one of the reasons Sektion Red travels the UK and goes to the artist rather than making them travel to us. Music is rooted in the artist’s background so it works well when the video reflects that.”
While he was back in the area for filming, Jamie braved the stage to play his first solo gig, playing at Hunstanton Social Club.
He said: “It was very scary being up there for the first time by yourself, especially when you are as shy as my. But it felt great afterwards to say I had done it.”
Jamie’s music video for ET is due to be released next month, head to www.youtube.co.uk/sektionred to check it out To hear more of Jamie’s music, or keep up-to-date with him, search Jamie Moon on Facebook.
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