In January, I teamed up with friend and acclaimed Irish film-maker and critic Mark Cousins ('The Story of Film: an Odyssey') to find a new talent to make a short film for the title-track for my new solo album, 'Hendra'. After running a treatment competition, the winning script came from London-based screenwriter and Slow Cinema devotee, Rahim Moledina.
Filmed in east London on a shoestring budget last month and inspired by the lyrics, the film - directed by Moledina himself - unsentimentally yet tenderly transposes the action and depicts a day in the life of an Asian shopkeeper. I think it is beautiful film-making and really sparks with the lyrics.
Mark was soon calling it a 'mini-masterpiece' - high praise indeed!