WE'RE OCASAN and we would like to raise £1000 to finish, what we believe, will be our best music video to date.
We need to raise £1000 to finish an animated music video that we've already started for our song 'The River'. We absolutely love it so far and think it might be our best one yet!
Meet Simon Jeffery. He's a clever little sausage and has animated the first part of the video at the top of this page. I've story boarded the video and have supplied all the artwork so there will be no expense there.The money will be used to pay him. He would do it for nothing but simply cant afford the time away from work.
Meet Ocasan. We're a rock, reggae, pop band from Buckinghamshire, UK. We've been working together for almost 10 years now. This is me (Left), Luke McDonnell, the drummer. Then there's Nathan Naidoo, bassist and guitarist, and Nick Burns on vocals and guitar. The track 'The River' is from our new album Elixir. Elixir has been split into three parts and released as 4 track EPs over the past year. Our final release will be 21st September 2014.
"They set out to write fantastic songs that had you hooked from the first beat to the last chord and we think they've achieved just that!" KERRANG!
"Ocasan write insanely catchy pop/rock songs and are an exceptional live band to boot. Go and watch them and find out for yourself" ROCKSOUND
As you can see the artwork is vaguely inspired by Monthy Python's Terry Gilliam. We grew up adoring the Pythons and like to think of this as a tribute to them. We're hoping with the help of 'Domino PR', once the video is complete it will feature on the likes of Scuzz, Rocksound and Kerrang TV.
Here are some shots of artwork in progress that will be used to in the music video:
Why are we crowdfunding? We have so many expenses going out for this next EP release (September 21st) including PR campaigns, saving for tour, other music videos and new merchandise. We just can't stretch our budget to finish this video. So we are asking for the help of the crowd to come together to get this potentially awesome video finished!
If you're not familiar with crowdfunding, this is how it works: You pledge either £10, £20, £50, £100, £500 or £1000 to help us reach our goal and get our music video funded and in return we offer you unique rewards listed below. Naturally, the more you pledge, the more amazing the reward. We have really gone to town on the rewards so grab them while you can! Some of the things on offer are:
- A signed copy of our new release Confessions.
- Ocasan Tshirt (new design)
- A Skype call from the band.
- You or a person you nominate will feature in the video.
- Personal illustration from Luke.
- A one to one singing/guitar lesson over Skype with Nick.
- A part in the next music video 'Dark Cloud' filmed in August.
- One night of partying with the band in our home/venue/bar/studio/hotel/pleasurecastle (with accommodation)
- We'll come to your house with a crate of booze (UK only, unless flights & accommodation are paid for) & perform a full set for you.
- A chance to visit Arcadium studios while we lay down the demos for album 3.