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Getting Along

Laurels for this project to date:

🎞NOMINEE, BEST MUSIC VIDEO • Cannes World Film Festival • Dec 2023

🎞NOMINEE, BEST ORIGINAL SONG • Indie Short Fest • Los Angeles • Nov 2023
🎞WINNER, BEST MUSIC VIDEO • Onyko Film Awards • Dec 2024
🎞WINNER (MERIT AWARD), QUARTER FINALIST • Canada Shorts - Canadian & Intern’l Short Film Festival • Dec 2023
🎞WINNER, BEST MUSIC VIDEO/MUSICAL FILM • Symbiotic Film Festival • Kiev • Jan 2024
🎞WINNER, BEST MUSIC VIDEO • Top Shorts Online Film Festival • Dec 2023
🎞WINNER, BEST MUSIC VIDEO • World Indie Film Awards • Dec 2023
🎞WINNER, BEST MUSICAL THEME IN A SHORT FILM • Kathryn Rose / Getting Along • South Film and Arts Academy • Dec 2023
🎞WINNER, BEST MUSIC VIDEO • Anatolian Film Awards • Nov 2023
🎞WINNER, BEST MUSIC VIDEO • Indie X Film Fest • Los Angeles • Nov 2023
🎞WINNER, BEST MUSIC VIDEO • Austin International Art Festival • Austin TX • Nov 2023
🎞WINNER X2, BEST ORIGINAL SONG, & BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY • Rome Music Video Awards • Rome Italy • Nov 2023
🎞WINNER, BEST ORIGINAL SONG • International Music Video Awards • Budapest Hungary • Nov 2023
🎞WINNER, BEST ORIGINAL SONG, BEST DIRECTOR • Prague International Music Video Awards • Nov 2023
🎞WINNER (SILVER), BEST MUSIC VIDEO • Independent Shorts Awards • Los Angeles • Oct 2023

🎞WINNER, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY • Sweden Film Awards • Sep 2023
🎞WINNER, SPECIAL AWARD • Europe Music Video Awards • Slovakia • Sep 2023
🎞WINNER, BEST MUSIC VIDEO, DIAMOND GLOBE AWARDS • International New York Film Festival • Jamestown NY • Aug 2023
🎞OFFICIAL SELECTION, MUSIC VIDEO • Tokyo International Short Film Festival • Tokyo Japan • Feb 2023

🎞OFFICIAL SELECTION, DIRECTOR, MUSIC VIDEO • London Director Awards • London England • Feb 2023

🎞OFFICIAL SELECTION, BEST MUSIC VIDEO • Wallachia International Film Festival 

🎞FINALIST (DIAMOND AWARD), BEST MUSIC VIDEO • Mindfield Film Festival • Albuquerque NM • Aug 2024
🎞FINALIST, BEST FILMED-AT-HOME EPISODES FILMED DUE TO SHELTER AT HOME COVID-19) • The TASTE AWARDS Film, Television and Video Competition • Feb 2024
🎞FINALIST, BEST DUET • California Music Video Awards • San Francisco CA • Feb 2024
🎞FINALIST, BEST MUSIC VIDEO • Multi Dimension Independent Film Festival • London UK • Dec 2023
🎞FINALIST, BEST MUSIC VIDEO • New York International Film Awards • Manhattan • Nov 2023
🎞SEMI-FINALIST, BEST MUSIC VIDEO • Paris International Short Festival • Paris France • Feb 2024

🎞SEMI-FINALIST, BEST MUSIC VIDEO • Hollywood International Golden Age Festival • NYC • Nov 2023

🎞SEMI-FINALIST, BEST MUSIC VIDEO • Chicago Filmmaker Awards • Chicago IL • Nov 2023 

🎞SEMI-FINALIST • Stockholm City Film Festival • Stockholm Sweden • Oct 2023
🎞SEMI-FINALIST, BEST MUSIC VIDEO • Berlin Shorts Award • Berlin Germany • Oct 2023
🎞SEMI-FINALIST, BEST MUSIC VIDEO • European Cinematography Awards, Amsterdam Netherlands • Sep 2023
🎞HONORABLE MENTION, BEST MUSIC VIDEO • Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival • Jan 2024
🎞LONG LIST, UK Film Festival • London England • Nov 2023

Getting Along - A Pandemic Duet

"Hope you’ll be glad to know you’ve been nice to me in my dreams...”

Getting Along is as much short film as music video. 

This piece poignantly captures the fairly terrifying suspended animation of life for artists at the height of pandemic lockdown, but not without levity and hope. Isn't it remarkable that so many artists in that time responded to the question of how they were possibly going to keep making art under such conditions, by making more art?

The words: "A Pandemic Duet” may not officially be in the song title, but there’s no way around it - that’s what this song is. A conversation between two artists, rooted in that strange expanse when all of us, individually and together were grappling with the changing of seasons and the marching of time, while life as we knew it stood seemingly still.

Two artists, two people, getting closer before everything stopped, checking in on each other. "How are you getting along?" Asking even though they knew the answer.

City Mouse, Country Mouse, different views, same reality. Shipwrecked, landlocked. Exercising resourcefulness and industriousness in states of secret silent panic and creeping depression. "So much is happening standing still / What to do when it’s time that kills?” Looking for beauty in the most and least familiar location for touring musicians: Home.

Kathryn asked her friend, singer songwriter double-Juno-nominee Julian Taylor to hold up one side of the conversation in Getting Along, who brought his signature unaffected, genuine sensitivity to the song.

Julian Taylor is a Canadian singer-songwriter, with an Afro-Indigenous (West Indian and Mohawk) lineage. Formerly associated with the band Staggered Crossing, he has continued to record and perform as the leader of the eponymous Julian Taylor Band since Staggered Crossing's breakup in 2007. His songs have appeared in television series including Degrassi: The Next Generation, Elementary and Haven. Nominations: 2023 and 2021 Juno Awards, 2021 Polaris Music Prize long list, 2021 Canadian Folk Music Awards (English Songwriter of the Year), 2016 Black Canadian Awards, 2015 Indigenous Music Awards, 2014 Toronto Independent Music Awards. Winner: 2021 Canadian Folk Music Awards (Solo Artist of the Year).

Award-winning filmmaker / director Scott Dobson and producer / cinematographer Michael Wojewoda conspired to create a compelling video starring Kathryn and Julian, and some highly inventive pandemic sets, involving projections of live action over miniatures from City Hall.

Song producer Creighton Doane helped KR capture the iso-vibe, using her home demo ukulele performance as the starting point for the track.

Well respected by her peers as a voice worth capturing on 100+ albums of other artists and as a funny, full-hearted person to have around, Canadian artist Kathryn Rose was born into a Jewish family hailing from Romania, Belarus, and England. Over her 6 original album releases, the ex-actress / backup-singer-to-the-stars / singer-songwriter has received critical acclaim for her sexy-smart, funny-sad cinematic pop pen. Since her last solo album she has been raising her two kids on her own, running a touring company performing with symphonies across North America, teaching voice, collaborating with other artists, working as a session vocalist and voice actor, and getting back to her original music, releasing a song at a time.

"Getting Along" is a return to the collision of Kathryn Rose’s unique voice and world view. It’s nice to hear that voice again.

"Thinking of you on this blustery day / Checking in just to make sure you’re ok / We’re on the verge of Spring again, we were just becoming friends / Maybe we should write a song about getting along..."

Starring:
Kathryn Rose
Julian Taylor
Directed by Scott Dobson & Michael Wojewoda
Song by Kathryn Rose
Produced by Creighton Doane
Vocals • Kathryn Rose & Julian Taylor
Ukelele • Kathryn Rose
Drums, Piano • Creighton Doane

  • Kathryn Allison Rose
    Author
  • Kathryn Allison Rose
    Name of Band or Artist
  • Scott Dobson
    Director
    Music videos for: Andrew Cash, Rheostatics, Murray McLauchlan, Jr. Gone Wild, Paul James, Connie Kaldor, Scott B, Dave Rave Conspiracy, Change Of Heart, Lost Dakotas. Director/producer of podcast Boys Like Me (2023 Webby). Documentaries: Fix And Release, CBC/Nature of Things), Church Of Elvis, Spam, Keep On Shucking, Second City/CTV.
  • Michael Phillip Wojewoda
    Director
    Jerry Cans, Kathryn Rose, Joel Plaskett, Kevin Hearn, David Usher, Kurt Swinghammer. Co-producer/editor: documentary Living The Dream: Northern Haze. Record producer: (Gold/Platinum/Diamond): Barenaked Ladies, Ashley MacIsaac, Spirit Of The West, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Rheostatics, Jane Siberry, kd lang, Great Big Sea, Kim Stockwood. • 2019 Canadian Screen Award, Best Sound Non Fiction, Gord Downie, Secret Path Live in Concert; • 2015 Polaris Prize, Co-Producer/Mixer, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Power In The Blood; • 2009 JUNO, Children's Album Of The Year, Producer/Engineer/Mixer, Barenaked Ladies, Snacktime; • 1998 JUNO, Best Engineer, Spirit Of The West, Faithlift; • 1996 JUNO, Best Producer, Ashley McIsaac, Hi How Are You Today.
  • Kathryn Allison Rose
    Writer
  • Kathryn Allison Rose
    Key Cast
    "Self"
  • Julian Taylor
    Key Cast
    "Self"
  • Scott Dobson
    Producer
    Fix and Release
  • Michael Phillip Wojewoda
    Producer
  • Kathryn Allison Rose
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Genres:
    Pandemic, Duet, Pandemic duet, Art film, Short, Slice of life, Artists, Artist life, Ballad, Survival, Cities, Isolation, Friendship, Humanity, Creativity, Madness, Depression, Compassion, Canada
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 10, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Indie X Film Fest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    November 19, 2023
    Finalist, Best Music Video
  • Rome Music Video Awards
    Rome
    Italy
    November 3, 2023
    Winner x2: Best Original Song, & Best Cinematography
  • New York International Film Awards
    New York
    United States
    November 6, 2023
    Finalist, Best Music Video
  • International Music Video Awards
    Budapest
    Hungary
    November 3, 2023
    Winner: Best Original Song
  • Prague International Music Video Awards
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    April 26, 2024
    Winner x2: Best Original Song, & Best Director
  • Independent Shorts Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 15, 2023
    Winner (Silver): Best Music Video
  • Sweden Film Awards

    Sweden
    October 1, 2023
    Winner: Best Cinematography
  • Berlin Shorts Award
    Berlin
    Germany
    October 26, 2023
    Semi-Finalist, Best Music Video
  • Stockholm City Film Festival
    Stockholm
    Sweden
    October 22, 2023
    Semi-Finalist, Best Music Video
  • European Cinematography Awards
    Amsterdam
    Netherlands
    September 6, 2023
    Semi-Finalist, Best Music Video
  • Europe Music Video Awards
    Kosice
    Slovakia
    September 24, 2023
    Winner, Special Prize
  • International New York Film Festival
    Jamestown
    United States
    September 29, 2023
    Winner, Best Music Video, Diamond Globe Awards
  • Austin International Art Festival
    Austin
    United States
    November 29, 2023
    Semi-Finalist, Best Music Video
  • Chicago Filmmaker Awards
    Chicago
    United States
    December 8, 2023
    Semi-Finalist, Best Music Video
  • Mindfield Film Festival
    Albuquerque
    United States
    August 23, 2024
    Semi-Finalist, Best Music Video
  • Hollywood International Golden Age Festival
    New York City
    United States
    November 27, 2023
    Semi-Finalist, Best Music Video
  • Multi Dimension Independent Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    December 24, 2023
    Exceptional Achievement, Best Music Video
  • Canada Shorts - Canadian & Intern’l Short Film Festival
    Vancouver
    Canada
    December 16, 2023
    Merit Award, Quarter-Finalist
  • Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
    Athens
    Greece
    January 28, 2024
    Honorable Mention, Best Music Video
  • Top Shorts Online Film Festival

    December 29, 2023
    Quarter-Finalist, Best Music Video
  • Cannes World Film Festival
    Cannes, French Riviera
    France
    December 8, 2023
    Semi-Finalist, Best Music Video, In Competition
  • Indie Short Fest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    November 16, 2023
    Finalist, Award Nominee, Best Original Song
Director Biography - Scott Dobson, Michael Phillip Wojewoda

Left to Right: SCOTT DOBSON, KATHRYN ROSE, & MICHAEL WOJEWODA, on the "Getting Along" set.

See below for short bios on SCOTT DOBSON & MICHAEL WOJEWODA.

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SCOTT DOBSON

Scott Dobson has been telling award-winning stories for 30 years, as a producer, director, and story editor. 



Some of the slices of life and stories Scott has explored in film include: Meat; Knives; Beer; Elvis and his twin brother Jesse; SCTV; God; Puffins; World champion oyster shuckers; Bobby Taylor who produced the Jackson 5 and had Jimmy Hendrix in his band; Asian shepherds who will knock you down as a courtesy before they kill you; Turtle trauma surgery for the faint of heart; Blind First Nations folk who don't need treaties to be in Braille to know they are getting shafted; Tattoo legend Ed Hardy; The Blues; Hardcore nazi punks who have gone soft jazz; Millennials trying make a living; Terry Jones spam spam spam; BINGO; Wrestlers; Flying Asian carp invasions
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Special skills: Oyster shucking.

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MICHAEL WOJEWODA

I’m a Canadian-based record producer, mixer, composer, musician, filmmaker, editor, teacher, writer, world traveler and motorcycle journalist. I’ve been doing this work for that last 34 years. Weirdly, I still like it a lot.

Career Highlights:


• 2019 - Canadian Screen Award - Best Sound Non Fiction - Gord Downie’s “Secret Path, Live in Concert”;
• 2015 - Polaris Music Prize - Buffy Sainte-Marie’s "Power In The Blood" (Co-Producer and Mixer);
• 2009 - JUNO Award - Childrens’ Album Of The Year - Barenaked Ladies - “Snacktime” (Producer, Engineer, Mixer);
• 1998 - JUNO Award - Best Engineer - Spirit Of The West - “Faithlift”;
• 1996 - JUNO Award - Best Producer - Ashley McIsaac - “Hi How Are You Today”.

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Director Statement

A City is made of a million me's and you's. Our intent was to explore the sense of space and place in a world shut down and desperate for connection. 



Rather than shoot a real City, we decided to use a model of one and project the song's protagonists upon it, as a way of seeing a City as a giant heart made up of a few million smaller hearts beating and yearning. We liked the semi-hyperrealism and diminished grandeur and impermanence of a painstakingly detailed miniature cardboard City. The emotion of Kathryn’s song came through, showing our two subjects sporadically communicating via technology, with physical distance, over time.



Projecting Kathryn and Julian onto the sides of buildings as if they were 40 stories high exposed the emotional contrast of pandemic isolation making our actual lives feel small and humble, and our futures uncertain. The model of the City was hand-built to give the City a homemade feeling that was organic and caring. The City and its struggles is a third living and breathing character in this story, and the time-lapse check-ins between our two humans/artists is one truthful story among stories.