In 2009, I wanted to make some beats, and inspired by a variety of things, love, beats and whatever else I ended up making a beat and getting the awesome Chima Anya to spit on it. We took the sentiment of the original, which was about Otis Redding and his untimely death in a plane crash.
I'm proud announce the official online release of Child in Their Eyes. After playing at a couple of festivals in London (particularly my area of Norwood, albeit the wrong end of Norwood) and some rather special screenings in London and Toronto, Child in Their Eyes is officially out for you all to enjoy. I want to say thank you to the main lead Alex. She put in a lot to this project and we even managed to record a single, which you can listen to on Spotify or buy on iTunes. I want to also give a shout James for being such a great supporting actor. It's been a pleasure to finally work with a long time friend, finally. Also thanks to Fabien, Simon and Emily for their involvement in making the song come to life, and Beatloafe's specially commissioned remix, which you can buy on iTunes or listen on
I want to bring light to one of our frequent collaborators Anna Robertson Davis. She has been involved since the inception of Hentucky as a film company, but also before when she did the artwork for Kid Karoshi and Chancer Records (RIP). She came on board with Grow Up helping with production. And then helped with some of the concept art of the very very early inceptions. Which progressed into concept images for funding for The Kick Inside. That continued throughout and got involved in story boarding the full version of Zero. Only a concept scene has been shot and released online. And then she came on board with Child in Their Eyes for the poster. And the artwork for the single It's been an amazing journey so far and almost 10 years of working together, here's to the next! Check our her website to see what she's done. I've thrown in a few of my favourites. Visit Anna Robertson Davis
Jose Francos-Rodriguez is an old friend from college (or high school), who we both grew up in London together (albeit at different schools). He was also the star of the first thing I shot has gone on to become a class act photographer with a website in a language is neither our native or family tongue. Jose Francos Foto Graf (click me) One of the beautiful things in life, is one of the people who I've grown up as an adult with, done the most weirdest and wonderful projects with, musicially, photographically, filmically; and any other lly we can think about; he's gone and started a photography business in his new home of Sweden. When you see your friends go off and do their own thing, and start a business out of it always brings a warmth to your cockles. His style and beauty really comes through, and knowing what he's like creatively I am highly impressed to see his portfolio bring out the talent I know he possess. Even though we're 7000km apart these days, we'll always have our friendship but also our creative bond that will transcend the high seas, blah blah blah, other overly sentimental stuff. So if you're in Sweden, or specially NORRKÖPING, then give this man a shout here. And if you're feeling nostalgic, this is where it all started.
Almost two years since we shot the film, after post production and the usual year of the festival rounds (BUFF and Shorts in the South), we're finally releasing the short Child in Their Eyes for everyone to see. June 29th is the date and we'll be putting it out there live at 5PM B.S.T. / 12PM E.S.T. So stayed tuned.
Today is the day we start the countdown for the release of Child in Their Eyes. A short film played at the British Urban Film Festival and Shorts in the South. We want to bring it to publicly to you all. We will be running behind the scenes throughout the month of July on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts. It won't just be us spamming you in watching what we've done, but asking for you to join us on our journey. We'll be using the #journeywoman #journeyman #comingofage #citefilm hashtags. So if you see this being branded around, then get stuck in.
These photos capture a journey of about a year of just travelling, seeing the world, and getting back into the creative spirit. Sometimes you need time away from the grind to remember why you do it. This round the world journey ended with a relocation from my hometown of Sarf London (England) to living in Toronto, through... music. A lot of development has been going on after our last main production of the short film Child in Their Eyes, a lot has been going on in terms of writing. The Child in Their Eyes feature script was written, whilst a whole new feature project about a particular time in musical history has been in heavy development. Until we're ready to go into more detail, things haven't gone silent. But when you see our next project, you'll be hooked.
There's only one way to celebrate... with the best discovered discovered playlist of 2016. Algorithms and machine learning has helped us to discover some random music through the wonders of Spotify. As a listener Spotify has been incredibly in bringing me closer to music I would have never bothered to listen to. Further to that, it's then fuelled my desire to go and see purveyors of music in a live setting. As creators of art and stuff, we understand the blood sweat and tears it takes to put into a project, to only see it being consumed in a 'disposable' way. But unfortunately, with the rough does come the smooth. But here's our appreciation of some great discoveries for the 2016 year.
Child in Their Eyes has been selected to play at the 2016 British Urban Film Festival, known as BUFF. This is the second film to screen at the festival. Back in 2012 Grow Up was selected to play at the festival. The film was in association with CALM, was also screened on The Community Channel and was also part of the Short Film Corner at the 64th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Grow Up was Ivan's first film that he wrote, produced and directed. But when we say his first film, we mean it's the first film he worked on that wasn't just weird random projects made with friends. It was a project built on a labour of love, shot over 5 days with professional actors, and a mixture of film professionals to varying levels. It was built on a collaboration and was a truly straight from the heart project. A lot was learnt from that experience, and even though he's directed several short films since then, Child in Their Eyes took some of the original spark from Grow Up and then mashed together with all the things learnt since then. The crew used were people Ivan has worked with before on previous projects, and he decided to put together his dream team to help meet his vision on the short. Child in Their Eyes will be shown at #BUFF2016 between the 14th to the 20th September 2016 in London. The feature version of this short…
Listen to our first Hentucky Productions podcast presented by Ivan Madeira. This article below follows the podcast, so you can interactively follow and click on links whilst listening to the podcast. You can also download it and save it to your computer or smart device and listen to it whilst out and about Hentucky's year. 2014 has been one of those years for myself, and in turn for Hentucky. It started off with us editing up all the footage we captured in the Philippines back between October to November 2013. The first thing we focused on was
This article is about the lead up to the campaign #Giveabanca. To find out more, please watch the video and go to www.facebook.com/vsobahaginan. To donate go to Give A Banca I’ve been a bit quiet since typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) has struck. Quiet, probably from a social media perspective, where you think being out here in the Philippines, I could be reporting additional information not covered by the media outlets. To be honest, I am based in Luzon an area not affected at all, compared to the devastation caused in Eastern Visayas, or Northern Cebu; so I don’t really have much to say that could add any real value… until now. I have never experienced a typhoon before as living and growing up in London that never really happened, apart from the odd great storm (thank you Michael Fish). So when the typhoon was closely approaching, it was coinciding with my trip to Sagada in Northern Luzon to visit my family (from my mums side) from November 8. I have been looking forward to this trip for so long now, so I was eager to get out of Manila and up in the mountains. As reports of the typhoon coming in, of it being a really bad one, I wasn’t necessarily concerned about the typhoon itself, but more so if it would affect my trip, leaving me stuck away from not seeing my family during my week off work. People in…