En`coda Film: Winner of Four Categories in Prague's International Film Festival Sound Awards
It’s offical The En’coda Film has won in 4 categories at the International Sound Awards Film Festival in Prague. The categories we won were;
Best Australian Music Video
Best Male Director
Best Classic Music Video
The many years of hard work are finally starting to flourish and the vision I originally had of En’coda Symphony Orchestra 432 Hz is finally coming into it's own and going far beyond what my imagination could hold.
For me, this work is not necessarily about the recognition but rather the exposure of this unique theraputic experience that we have curated over time and now captured onto film in a equallly unique style.
That process in itself was huge, I always pinch myself with the incredible, down to earth, highly talented team that brought this all together.
One of the things I always told myself from the lessons I learnt in building my last business, was that I wanted to be very intentional about the people I surround myself with. My biggest lesson was it's not what you do, but who you do it with. Your people are what make the project a success.
I wanted to have my team feel like an extended family, with kindness, mutual respect, no ego and a love and passion equivalent to mine for this kind of experience. They also had to be the best in their field, the top professionals. And with that intention the universe delivered.
I am so grateful every day for the people that arrived into this project to bring it to life.
A big thank you to Dom from SideB films, his exquisite artistry and cinematography, director and editing skills, is what really brought this vision to the screen. He extended himself well beyond the project budget, and put in tireless hours to create the artistry that you see in the film.
And this film wouldn't be what it is without the professionalism and artistry of Joe Branco and Tim Halligan equally as talented, passionate and committed mastering the many layers of sound production and audio, which is ultimately what makes this experience feel like you are sitting in the front row.
All of this wouldn't be possible without the talent of our Music Director - Mark Coughlan and Orchestral Composer - Stuart James and in the early stages the production from Soundfield Studios with Cliff Blackburn.
Then there was our talented didjuridu artist - Julian Silburn and percussionist and vocalist - January Kultura. I am so grateful for the incredible neuroscience team Daniel Lane from The Perth Brain Centre that brought that twist of science to the project, which is now developing into something we hope that will be more robust in studies that could demonstrate the efficacy of this type of experience and the theraputic and physiological impact on the human body.
The talented En’coda String Orchestra. I knew it would always be a challenge to ask a string orchestra to tune down to 432hz. Why? This is because they are normally tuned to around 440hz or 444hz, so when we ask them to tune down to 432hz their instruments naturally want move back to the standard tuning. Which means, there is always a risk of the instrument going out of tune during the performance. So the skill to keep this in 432hz whilst playing is certainly no easy task.
There was always going to be a little bit of 'envelope' pushing to ask our string players to do this for us, it required musicians that were open to creativity, open to change and willing to explore on this adventure with us into the unknown.
Then of course the incredible behind-the-scenes team and our En`coda family a huge thank you for your hard work and passion for this project. And our wonderful supporters that wish to remain anonymous - thank you so much for breathing this project to life, without you it wouldn't have happened.
If you haven’t checked out this film yet make sure you do - it really is worth it!
CLICK HERE to watch the film, you can rent or buy it.
As a side note - The En`coda Film is to be confused with the 'yet to be released' documentary Does Sound Heal.
In fact this En`coda Film will compliment the upcoming documentary as an 'add on'. For people who watch the documentary, they will see En`coda featured in it and then will have the option to watch the full performance with the add on of the En`coda Film.
So a lot more exciting announcements to come. If you would like to support the feature documentary that is yet to be released - we are looking for partners to help us finish the project and release the film. So if you'd like to be a part of that wonderful journey please contact me.
Thanks again and this is the beginning of what I feel will be a great journey.
More to come!!!