Novo Amor has shared powerful two part release 'Sleepless'.
The songwriter has teamed up with creative partners Jorik Dozy and Sil van der Woerd (aka Sil & Jorik), who also worked on the video for the title track to debut album 'Birthplace'.
The team re-unite for 'Sleepless', a short film that spans two tracks: Chapter I soundtracking a song entitled ‘Sleepless’ and Chapter II soundtracking ‘Repeat Until Death’.
Both songs appear on 'Birthplace', with the video taking Novo Amor to sub zero temperatures. He explains:
“Filming at temperatures of -35 degrees proved to be extremely challenging. Not just physically for the crew and cast, but also for the equipment. Although there were some moments that we filmed at -10 and the sun was out and it really was quite comfortable, we shot the majority of the film in intense cold.”
“All the gear is operated with touch screens which would freeze up and only work if you touch them with your exposed fingers. We gradually had to acclimatise the gear whenever we wanted to bring it in from outside, as it would immediately condense.”
“In the camp [of The Tsaatan], there was no running water, as all the water was deeply frozen, and there hadn't been enough snow-fall yet to supply enough water. While we were shooting, our Mongolian crew cut big blocks of ice from the nearby lake, which we later drank as teas and soups. The toilet was a hole in the ground without a roof, and we didn't shower for 12 days. We slept in a single layer canvas tent at first, but as that proved too cold at -25 at night, we were thankfully welcomed in a wooden cabin that one of the families just finished building.”
“Besides these challenges, there were also plenty of magical moments, such as the arrival of the herd of reindeer each afternoon from the forest, the zero light pollution at night revealing the milky way, the stunning twilight, the reindeer willing to endlessly lick your hand, and the laughter coming from the tent of our Mongolian crew each night.”
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Novo Amor will play Bushstock in London on June 15th.
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