Exploring forms of narrative through creative audio-visual elements, SOBER OCTAVES follows the journey of three young black men battling with their identity and place in society. The project also tackles the neglected issues of millennials.
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About The Project
SOBER OCTAVES is a visual album that will explore the consequences of fighting against the status quo from the perspective of three young black men. In addition to a live action narrative, the project will include computer generated interludes in order to liaise the multiple chapters and serve as an outsider voice.
Coming from various cultural and creative backgrounds, the project will be a collaboration among various Brown University artists. Pre-production has been in progress since early 2016, music production will continue until February, and filming will start in late Januaray, with post production going until March 1, 2017.
Inclusion StatementThe project is written and directed by black students from Brown University with soundtracks influenced by the music of underrepresented cultures (i.e. Ethiopia, Jamaica, Louisiana). The film also deals with issues of social inequality and the delegitimization of the millennial experience.
About This Team
We are a collective of Brown University students comprised of experienced filmmakers, music producers, graphic designers, and actors. With a strong working chemistry established over previous projects, we believe this will be a great opportuinity to showcase our talents in one cohesive project.