Following a staggering response to Moby’s ‘Wait For Me’ video competition – with entries from all over the world cut down to a selection of six stand-out videos – a winner has been decided.
Winner Nimrod Shapira from Israel had to say: “The video clip portrays the story of a girl who decides to invite Moby into her life. She attempts to do so by using the “How to Summon Moby Guide for Dummies”, putting herself through 10 bizarre and comical steps (each is a tribute to a different Moby video). The video was created by film students from Tel Aviv University, Israel. We tried to capture the spirit of Moby and his iconic videoclips and hope we succeeded. The pre-production took a month (shooting script, costumes, auditions, art and location scouting). We shot over two fun and exhausting days!”
The winning video was selected by Moby himself and will now be promoted internationally for the single release of ‘Wait For Me’, out May 3, with Nimrod also winning $5000. The two runners-up, Maik Hempel (Australia) and Martin Winther (Denmark), have also won $1000 each.
Moby commented: “When we announced the ‘Wait For Me’ video competition I thought we’d have around 30 or 40 entries. Instead we received 500 entries and most of them are amazing. I’m stunned at how many good entries we received. It was incredibly hard picking a winner in this competition, as there were dozens and dozens of great videos to choose from. I chose this winning video based on it’s creativity, production value, concept, and humour. Thanks to everyone who entered, and I’m truly sorry that there couldn’t be more than one winner, as they were all really good.”