|What's the story
In 2008, singer and composer Luca Solbiati (ex front-man of Italian rock band Zeropositivo) started writing new songs for his first international album, inspired by the idea of associating every song to a different movie atmosphere: "I built different stories in my mind, and I then imagined to walk in the shoes of the main characters from these stories, telling about them through new songs".
With Arno Engelhardt, keyboard player and music producer from the Netherlands, Luca gave birth to theFilmakers and entered GravelandStudio near Amsterdam to record ChemicalLoveCrush. 12 songs with a rock soul ranging from classical pop-rock ballades to alternative electronic rock, born as soundtracks of non existing films.
In 2009, the band joined a team of film-makers across Europe (Amsterdam, Milan, Vienna, Krakow, Paris and London) to produce short movies, music videos, original soundtracks and new songs, as part of project music4afilm. This gave birth to "LITTLE WORLD", shot in Vienna, which features an entirely original soundtrack, three new songs and a music video inspired to the movie ("A WONDERFUL DAY"), "URKA BURKA" shot in Genoa, where Luca took the male lead for the first time and "MYSHOES", produced by award winners Fabio & Fabio.
In 2009, sci-fi visionary directors Fabio & Fabio ("E:D:E:N", "The Silver Rope", "AfterVille") directed "TAKEN" which made it to the Top20 of the Babelgum Music Awards among the best Indie European Music Videos of the year. "TAKEN" was then nominated for best indie music video at Espino Film Festival in Portugal and In The Palace Film Festival in Bulgaria.
In 2010, ChemicalLoveCrush was released on iTunes and record stores in 36 countries. "LITTLE WORLD" was nominated at Giffoni Film Festival in Italy, Valley Film Fest in Los Angeles and Kohln Unlimited in Germany, and selected to represent Austria by the Eurochannel Short Film Contest. "URKA BURKA" was nominated for Best Italian Production at the Milan International Film Festival and in June 2012 won "Les Prix Des Femmes" at Le Temps Presse Film Festival in Paris, awarded by the Cooperàtion Monegàsque for the Rights of Women in Montecarlo.
In 2011, inspired by the short movie in which the song features as title track, Fabio & Fabio directed the video for the single "MYSHOES", which aired on Virgin Radio after debuting on Rolling Stone Magazine, Italian Deejay TV and MTV New Generation. At the end of 2012, as theFilmakers kept on working on new songs, they started working on the music score for the Austrian-French feature film "La Vie Nous Appartient", directed by Alex K. Lee and planned for release at international film festivals in 2013.
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