Red Bull Music Academy presents ‘Let Us Be Golden’
Shot during the Red Bull Music Academy in London in 2010, “Let Us Be Golden” is a film about the perception of success in the industry. Directed by Colin O’Toole and produced by Emily Renshaw-Smith and Miranda Sawyer, the film holds no bars in following three very different artists – Beth Jeans Houghton, The Cheek and Fatima – as they forge their way, stumbling, falling, sometimes soaring – into a life in music, having all moved to London to ‘make it’. ‘Let Us Be Golden’ is an honest account of just how tough it can be for an artist starting out in an industry that is constantly seeking the next ‘big thing’.
Producer Miranda Sawyer comments: “Life as a breaking artist is trickier than Simon Cowell would have you believe. We wanted to show just how tough it can be when you first start out on your musical journey, and were delighted to work with Red Bull Music Academy, known for its support of up-and-coming artists across the world. Each musician in Let Us Be Golden has a vision as well as talent, and it’s amazingly exciting to see how they fare at such a critical early stage in their musical career.”
The night will feature a screening of the film and Q&A with Colin O’Toole and Miranda Sawyer as well as performances by the Eglo Live Band (ft. Fatima, an alumnus of the Red Bull Music Academy, and Olivier Daysoul) and Rinse FM’s Alexander Nut, who also makes an appearance in the film.
Let Us Be Golden takes place at 7.30pm at the Arcola Tent on Friday 4th May