Award-winning Tunbridge Wells production company Khaki Films have produced a film for local band Burning Shapes for their single Bad Karma, which launches this week. The film has been shot over the past 3 months at several locations in West Kent, including K College (West Kent College), St. Mary’s Platt Church, Lillesden Manor and the new Car Wash Diner near Hawkhurst. A substantial number of local volunteers have contributed to the success of the film as featured cast and extras.
Khaki Films moved to Tunbridge Wells in 2008, and have recently won prestigious IVCA awards for corporate films for KPMG and Gilead Sciences, and 4 awards at the Houston US International Film Festival including a Remi for their retail DVD “Dance like the Flower Fairies”. The core production crew are all from Kent, and include Producer Zoe Uffindell, Director Casey Dobie, Director of Photography Steve Morley, and Production Assistant Sam Brown, who has been with Khaki for a year on a sandwich degree placement.
Burning Shapes introduced their sound, described as West Coast pop on steroids, with a trilogy of summer singles over 2011/2012, and gained national attention for their innovative use of QR codes as a music distribution tool for their forthcoming album. Their promotional efforts have seen them featured on Laurene Laverne’s BBC 6 Music show and their tracks have earned regular airplay on KMFM, worldwide internet radio stations and the BBC Introducing programmes.
Band members – Toby Uffindell-Phillips, Dave Tonkinsmith, Andy White and Steve Martin all grew up in and around Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone, and having already supported the likes of Mumford & Sons and The Stranglers, and performed at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend Festival, the band continue to support releases with live dates around the county. They have appeared at many of this year’s local festivals including Local & Live in Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone Fringe Festival, Gazastock in Sevenoaks Weald and most recently the Faversham Hop Festival.
“This has been an amazing project to work on with the band, which started as a simple idea to be shot and edited in a week, and ended up as this epic production! We’ve been overwhelmed by the support from the local community both by their appearances, and as location sponsors” Producer Zoe Uffindell.
The new single ‘Bad Karma’ is available to download now from iTunes and Amazon MP3, with the debut album ‘These Things Happen’ out on 1st October.
See the video at youtube.com/burningshapes