A nomination for a UK Music Video Award 2011
in the category Best Alternative Video (International) for Senior Living was the highlight of a year in which this video made a big splash. It was also screened at the Cannes Festival of Creativity having been selected by Saatchi and Saatchi as part of their New Directors Showcase and was a winner in the Genero TV Royksopp music video competition.
It tells the story of an older couple who live a life of crime before it all goes pear shaped.
The video has also been screened at a special Royksopp music video retrospective event at the British Film Institute in London and at Red Hot Shorts a showcase of cutting edge shorts and music videos from around the world that takes place in Melbourne, Australia.
"CONTENTed's film was an obvious winner in this category for us. It was well thought out and had a real sense of the off the wall humour that can often be seen in some of Royksopp’s projects."
Wolf+Lamb Vs Soulclap
The video shoot took place on a small farm in Jeollabuk-do province, South Korea in February 2011. The storyline was conceived in response to the song lyrics which tell of an unrequited love or a longing that can’t be satisfied or consummated. We came up with the concept of a brother and sister who are twins who have grown up lived and worked together on their parents’ small farm. They are confused and disturbed by the fact that their closeness has developed into a kind of sexual longing that they know they must hide away deep inside.
"Wonderfully strange indeed. It's like my senses and perceptions were being pulled in opposite directions. Brilliant.!"
- Millefiore Clarkes, Vimeo viewer
Hooked by the glamour of the city, the country-side is left behind. However upon arrival expectations are challenged by the sins of the city. This is a collaborative work of Nils Clauss from CONTENTed FILMS and Stuart Howe from STUDIO 163.
""Congratulations on a fantastic, original film that was entertaining from start to finish. A very deserved winner."
Look Right Through
CONTENTed Films headed for Oslo to make this video for Storm Queen’s Look Right Through – the charming, wonderfully-acted story of an unlikely pair of outsiders – an ageing flower seller and a prostitute – who team up against a hostile world, and enact a little bit of revenge on The Man.
Having made the video for Röyksopp’s Senior Living – a winner of the band’s music video competition on Genero.tv last year, and subsequently shown at BUG – Nils and Neil are building a reputation for charming, off-beat, character-driven comedy.
- David Knight, Promo News
URBAN ISLAND is a music video by Nils Clauss and Namhui Park for the song VARÚÐ by Icelandic band SIGUR RÓS. It is a portrait of a homeless man in his forties, who has lived on the streets of Seoul for more than 8 years. He has been part of a small homeless community for the past four years, which camps out in a little park next to the train tracks of Yongsan Station. As the man strictly refuses to receive charity, he frequents the city streets each night to make a living by collecting recyclables.
Documenting the hardships of a homeless person working and living within the metropolitan city, challenges general prejudices against people living on the margins of society. The little park next to Yongsan Station, which this community frequents, can be considered as a significant space to find escape and shelter. It also though shows how people are excluded and fenced away from general society. Not only visually, but also in reality this little park is like a small island in the middle of the urban center of Seoul. It is for the audience to decide, if it is island of refugee or exile.
Screened at the Group exhibition at Culture Station Seoul 284, 1st Prize Audience Award 7th Premiers Courts International Filmfestival 2012