This screening and Q and A has been specially commissioned by the Southside Film Festival. The Forest of Black is a Glasgow based video production company run by director Blair Young and producer Beth Allan. The company produces creative video content for music related projects.
South x Southside: Forest of Black Music Videos
Friday 13 May, 20.30-22:00 (£5)
The Shed (The Loft)
The Forest Of Black have spent the last decade quietly becoming the most productive music video company working out of Scotland. It’s not been an easy ride though, battling the London centric workings of the record industry and the inevitable creative compromises of a promotional format.
As well as producing music promos for Biffy Clyro, Franz Ferdinand and Belle and Sebastian (to name only a few), they have also provided for television documentaries, commercial and corporate advertising campaigns.
For this unique screening, rather than a straightforward retrospective, producer Beth Allan and director Blair Young have instead woven the pick of their own work, and some of the worst, into an entertaining quasi-documentary, illustrating both the company's story, and its voyages through the murky waters of the record industry. Questions will be taken and answered honestly.