T. Hardy Morris, the lead singer of the band Dead Confederate has a new solo record out called "Audition Tapes" which you can pick up at your local record store if you have one. Otherwise you can get a copy here: http://bit.ly/17kAPwf
We have been listening to the new record, thanks to our friends at Dangerbird who got us a copy early on. "Audition Tapes", quickly become a Transistor Six favorite so much so that we wanted to create a really special film for it. Our favorite track happens to be the title track "Audition Tapes" and we asked to make a concept video around it.
We got some great insight from T. Hardy on the song who said, "Audition Tapes, is about that window of time when you're not a kid anymore but you're far from grown up either. You don't want to be at home necessarily, but you can't drive yet so you're stuck in this little bubble of making the most with your given surroundings; your neighborhood, your friends."
T. Hardy also suggested we cast a local band here in Austin called Residual Kid who fit the narrative perfectly. Residual Kid have been fans of T. Hardy's band, Dead Confederate, and have covered their songs, which is how he found out about them via You Tube.
We made the film entirely on Super 8 and filmed at different locations around Austin where Residual Kid normally hang out. Hardy also had this to say about adolescence and being fearful or fearless. "I think that time in life can shape a lot about who we are for the rest of our lives; how we react to social situations and scenarios at this age. If you're fearless at 14 you'll likely be fearless as life continues. If you're scared of life at 14, well, good luck I guess."