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The Thomas Oliver Band Included In Top British Film Awards

The Thomas Oliver Band Included In Top British Film Awards

Wednesday 2nd June, 2010 2:02PM

Photo by James Schollum

You know you're doing something right when you get shortlisted for an award alongside Gorillaz and Franz Ferdinand! That's exactly what has happened for Wellington group The Thomas Oliver Band whose debut music vid 'Goin' Home' has been selected to appear in the 2010 Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival in London.

Here is the video in question:

To find out more about the festival, you can go HERE.



Goin’ Home, the debut music video from Wellington’s The Thomas Oliver Band is making waves in the London after being named alongside Gorillaz, The Fray and Franz Ferdinand in the leading international 2010 Rushes Soho Shorts film festival.

Selected from over 1000 entries, Goin’ Home puts The Thomas Oliver Band on the same level as bands like Coldplay and U2 for the festival’s celebrated Music Video category.

The video directed by Jennifer Quinlin and produced courtesy of Park Road Post will compete in the ten day festival running from 21-31 July.

Goin’ Home director Jennifer Quinlin describes the inclusion of a New Zealand video with the work of established film makers as ‘incredible’. “Goin’ Home has as good a chance of winning as the multi-million dollar masterpieces. That’s the beauty of this festival – everyone is judged on a totally level playing field”.

The Thomas Oliver Band’s success internationally comes on the back of being named to perform alongside Slash and Oli Brown Band in August at G-Taranaki, New Zealand’s only international guitar festival. The band’s combination of bluesy rock and their fresh instrumentation, including lap-slide guitar, double bass and baritone saxophone, make them a perfect fit for the festival.

The Thomas Oliver Band are also playing Bodega in Wellington on June 26.

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