Never Stop (Live Version) is the soundtrack promotional video for 'Jim' by Josephine Halbert, who produced and directed the video. The video, produced in 2016, included footage of the original recording of the live, acoustic version of the song Never Stop, written and performed by singer/songwriter Jonty Balls of the rock band Desert Mountain Tribe. It is a classic love song that filmmaker Josephine commissioned for her play and the brief was to create a timeless song that play's fictional main character, Jim, a musician, writes for the story's heroine. The video also included dramatised scenes inspired by the sotry of Jim featuring the actors Charlotte Quita Jones and Cesare Taurasi who play the main roles in the audio drama.
The play, Jim, tells the story of a rock and roll romance, set against the backdrop of the psychedelic scene in 1968 between a well known American musician and an aspiring young English writer. Jim is the 'muse's story, narrated by the story's heroine, Laura, and we follow their relationship over a series of her memories of their meetings in California, London and Copenhagen when Jim is on a summer European tour with his band at the height of their fame. It is a story about the mystery and adventure of being young and falling in love and how the experience of such an emotional awakening can never leave us where they find us.
The song Never Stop (Live Version) winner of a 2017 Global Music Award, is one of three original songs commissioned by Josephine Halbert for her radio project 'Jim' written by Desert Mountain Tribe. The songs are The King, Leave It Behind and Never Stop. They were recorded and mixed at Shaken Oak Studios in Oxon in 2014 by recording engineer Arthur Young. Arthur also composed an instrumental track Gone To Blaises for the production. The songs were mastered by Jolyon Thomas and the recordings were produced by Josephine for her own Ammadore Records label which is the rights holder of this video. The music is released and available on the JIM EP by Desert Mountain Tribe on Apple itunes / Apple Music and is also available on other digital distribution platforms and Spotify.
The play, 'Jim' recorded at London's dsound Studio and the video was filmed in London and at the original recording of the song at a Church in Oxfordshire.
Jim the radio drama by Josephine Halbert is currently available to listen to free on PRX here at: https:///betwa.prx.org/stories/210887
*TRIVIA - And the Director Sings Too! Josephine sings along in the chorus with the band on the studio version of the song Never Stop - her one and only rock and roll performance to date. She thanks the band for their generosity.
Please see the website link for further information about the project which includes a making of documentary, The Making of Jim, featuring interviews with the creative team here at www.toldinpictures.com - 'Jim' Project Pages
Never Stop (Live Version) is the promotional video for the radio drama 'Jim' written by the music video's director Josephine Halbert. Jim tells the story of a transatlantic romance between an American musician and an aspiring English writer set against the backdrop of the psychedelic scene in 1968. Never Stop is a classic love song that the director asked the band Desert Mountain Tribe to write, a timeless song that the hero in the story writes for the heroine. The video features the original recording of the live version of the song which was done in a church in England and is written and performed by the band's singer/songwriter Jont Balls. It also features footage of dramatised scenes from the play starring the actors Charlotte Quite Jones and Cesare Taurasi who perform the roles in the radio drama. You can listen to Jim, the radio play on PRX here at https://beta.prx.org/stories/210887 - The music is available on the Jim EP 'a radio play by Josephine Halbert with music by Desert Mountain Tribe.
The Santa Fe Film Festival, USA, 2016 - Winner, Best Music Video,
Los Angeles Film Awards 2017, USA, - Honorable Mention, Music Video
Cosmic Film Festival, Orlando, Florida, USA - Finalist, Best Short Film
Festigious, LA, USA - Winner, Best Music Video
The Monthly Film Festival, TMFF - Glasgow, Scotland - Official Selection, February 2017
International Monthly Film Festival - Copenhagen, Denmark - February 2017 - Official Selection Festival
Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival, Oklahoma, USA , 2017 - Winner, Silver Bonehead (Runner Up, Music Video)
Phoenix Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia, March 2017 - Finalist,
Filmstrip International Film Festival , Iasi, Romania - Official Selection
Carmarthen Bay Film Festival 2017 (BAFTA CWMRU PARTNER FESTIVAL) Wales - Winner, Best Music Video
The NOVA Fest, North Virginia Internatinal Film and Music Festival, 2017, USA, Runner Up, Best Music Video
World Fest Houston 50th Annual International Film Festival, USA - Gold Remi Winner (Music Video Craft, Low Budget)
Asbury Park Music and Film Festival, Asbury Park, NJ, USA, 2017, Official Selection
Near Nazareth, Israel, May 2017, Official Selectio
MusiCanZone, Cesena, Italy 2017 - Official Selection,
Cardiff Mini Film Festival 2017, Wales - Shortlist, Nominee, Best Music Video
Salento International Film Festival, Italy, 2017 - Official Selection
Lake Charles Film Festival, USA, 2017 - Official Selection
Brasov International Film Festival, 2017 - Winner, Best Music Video,
Calcutta International Cult Film Festival (online) India, 2017 - Finalist
Endless Mountains Film Festival, USA - Official Selection, 2017st
Oniros Film Awards, Italy (monthly) Three Nominations, Best Song, Best Music Video, Best Poster
WNY F.A.M.E. , USA, 2017 - Official Selection
WMIFF Awards 2018, USA - Nominee, Best Music Video 2018
Malta Film Festival 2017 - Semi Finalist, not screened
Manchester Lift-Off Online, UK, 2017 - Official Selection
London Lift Off Online, UK, 2017 - Official Selection
Mindfield Film Festival , Los Angeles 2017, USA, Winner- Best Music Video, Diamond Award, October 2017
Pocono Mounains Film Festival, USA, 2017, Official Selection
Oslo Film Festival (Oslo Independent) , Oslo, Norway, 2017 - Winner, Best Music Video
Logcinema Festival, Miami, 2018, Official Selection, Music Video