Homespun's Paul O’Reilly Wins Stellar Editing at Inaugural Art of Creativity Awards
Last night’s inaugural Art of Creativity awards saw Homespun's Paul O’Reilly walk away with the award for Stellar Editing.
Paul won the award for cutting the chloro-filthy nature film, Run the Jewels' ‘Love Again’. Directed by Pulse films’ Ninian Doff, the lyrically carnal love story unveils the most uncomfortably sexual nature-documentary of all time.
To incorporate all art forms the AOC awards are judged by artistic curators from around the globe. KJ Baysa - Contemporary Art Curator, was particularly impressed with Paul’s edit and comments: "It's the precise and skillful fast-paced editing of appositions and intercalations synched with music and verse that elevates this entry above the quotidian chores of insects collecting pollen and nectar. The video's sexualised anthropomorphic humour is charged by its editor's precise pacing of the strong beat and lyrical innuendos against its vivid colours and macro views”.
Paul ensured the 17 hours of footage captured on the shoot was cut to give the insects and plants the personality to pull off the hypnotic sexual references and he is thrilled that his hard work has been awarded. “The challenge was choosing the right moments to give each insect a personality throughout the film,” Explains Paul. “We wanted the bees to look horny, the butterflies seductive, the flies dominated and the Venus flytraps alluring. I’m delighted to win an award for such a cool project that was a real pleasure to be involved in."
Margery Cohen, the brains behind the AOC, felt there was a lack of awards especially for creative talent and comments: “It struck me as a little odd that there were no specific awards or events dedicated to honouring a production company's creative work. Events that were judged by professionals from the art world whose greatest strength is their ability to interpret art in all forms. Based on the overwhelming positive response the AOC received from both the participating production companies and judges (museum and cinematic curators) it seems this observation held quite a bit of truth."
The awards took place at the Fine Arts Building in Los Angeles last night and tonight sees the first of three panel discussions over the coming month at Soho House locations in LA, New York and London.
There will be a special exhibition on the evening of September 27th at the Museum of Contemporary Art London, where all AOC award winning and honourable mention submissions will be projected.