DESERT BIRD PERSON PRODUCTIONS is currently seeking experienced cyclists to take part in the
filming of BERTIE BLACKMAN’s upcoming music video, STELLA.
BERTIE BLACKMAN is an Australian singer/songwriter. October 12 will see the release of
POPE INNOCENT X, her fourth studio album and the follow-up to her 2009 ARIA award-winning
SECRETS & LIES. POPE INNOCENT X features 11 tracks of visual, evocative storytelling and
promises to be adventurous, thrilling, and undeniably unique.
MUSIC VIDEO, “STELLA”
STELLA is the third single from the new record, the music video for which will be shot in Melbourne
in the first week of November (dates TBC). Set at night at the DISC indoor velodrome, the video will
use orbiting lit-up cyclists to invoke the idea of a galaxy, in which Bertie is the only still object.
Utilising slow motion and punctuated light to capture the poetry of the cyclists’ movement, the
velodrome will be turned into something ethereal and surreal. The video aims to capture the song’s
inherent sorrow, intimacy and thematic content by setting Bertie’s performance against the
background of a dreamlike, celestial environment.
ANDREW KAVANAGH (DIRECTOR)
The STELLA music video will be directed by ANDREW KAVANAGH, award-winning director of films
AT THE FORMAL (2010) and MEN OF THE EARTH (2011). Andrew was recently awarded the
QANTAS SPIRIT OF YOUTH award for filmmaking, and will soon be undertaking a mentorship with
director ROBERT LUKETIC (LEGALLY BLONDE; MONSTER-IN-LAW; 21; THE UGLY TRUTH; KILLERS).
If you’re an experienced cyclist and would like to take part in the shooting of this exciting music
video, please contact our production manager, ROBERT FEARON, for further information (details
below). We are particularly looking for teams familiar with riding with each other.
To assist us in the production of the music video, we require participating cyclists to use their own
track bikes during filming. Cyclists must hold the appropriate licence to ride on the velodrome
track. To maintain uniformity between the cyclists, we also require that participants wear
dark/black clothes or lycra (three-quarter length) with black helmets and black shoes. If you would
like to participate, but do not think you can meet the costume requirements, please contact us and
we can discuss options. We look forward to hearing from you!
ROBERT FEARON (Production Manager)
M: 0431 204 220