THE FADING SYMPHONY

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TitleTHE FADING SYMPHONY
ClientMND AUSTRALIA
Product / ServiceMOTOR NEURONE DISEASE
CategoryB08. Charities, Public Health & Safety, Public Awareness Messages
EntrantPHOTOPLAY FILMS Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Idea Creation THE WORKS SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Production PHOTOPLAY FILMS Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Brief Explanation

Created for MND Australia and Directed by Husein Alicajic, ‘The Fading Symphony’ is a powerful and inspiring campaign to raise awareness of the debilitating symptoms of motor neurone disease (MND). Featuring Australian musician, actor and comedian Tim Minchin with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra this innovative re-recording and video of Neil Finn’s track ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’, highlights the physical impacts of the disease metaphorically through the artists’ deteriorating performances. MND is a progressive terminal neurological disease with no known cure or effective treatment. Each day in Australia two people die from and another two diagnosed with MND, causing them to suffer progressive loss in use of their limbs, ability to speak, swallow and breathe while their mind and senses usually remain intact. As if affected by MND, Minchin and the orchestra fall abruptly silent. Viewers are asked to donate, then rewarded by the symphonies resurgence to complete the iconic song.

Credits

Name Company Position
Oliver Lawrance Photoplay Films Executive Producer
Damian Pincus The Works Founder and Creative Partner
Paul Swann The Works Creative Partner
Guy Patrick The Works Creative Lead
Nathan Bilton The Works Creative Lead
Erica Wong The Works Creative Project Manager
Patrick Mazzolo The Works Content Producer
Husein Alicajic Photoplay Films Director
Simon Chapman Freelancer Director Of Photography
Joe Morris Cutting Edge Editor
Tim Minchin & The Musicians of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Freelancer Song Performed By
Vanessa Hartley The Works Digitial & Social Strategist
Dave Ganley The Works Creative Technologist
Dave Flanagan The Works Head of Digital Production
Suzanne Kim Photoplay Films Producer
Tony David Cray Freelancer Audio Director
Benjamin Northey Freelancer Arrangement and Conducted by
Neil Finn Freelancer 'Don't Dream It's Over' Writer
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