As the first videoclip will be Lickanthrope
Lickanthrope will be the first video clip to come out of the Alpha Noir album. It will be directed by Filipe Melo, who worked with the band on the I will see you in my dreams videoclip, recorded ten years ago. The shooting will be made in Nandufe, Tondela, in the central region of Portugal.
The synopsis by the director, Filipe Melo:
Little red riding hood enters a bar, in an abandoned house amidst the woods. In this bar, the regulars are not your average kind of people- it’s a place of vice, where a pack of wolves and other unearthly creatures find solace. Moonspell are just another part of the varied local entertainment. However when things go wild we will see that the band isn’t just what meets the eye.
In a cross between the pagan Portuguese folklore and a tribute to the classic Hammer movies this videoclip will bring out not only the ferocious intensity of this song but will have its place in Portuguese Film history as the first werewolf transformation ever made in Portugal.
The videoclip features also several local Theatre and cultural groups, Portuguese actors and a special appearance by the very own Suicide Girls Portugal, in a task force which will blow your mind.
The video will be premiered in Moonspell’s/Napalm Records youtube channels as well as selected TV shows and online pages. Beware the wolves at night, beware the lunar light!
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Moonspell record LICKANTROPE video with director FILIPE MELO in Nandufe , Tondela !
Moonspell will be on the 17th of February at 3:00 pm in the Hotel Severino José in Tondela for a press conference about the filming of the music video of LICKANTHROPE, the first single from the long-awaited new album ALPHA NOIR that will be released in more than 50 countries, on 27th of April.
This music video marks the band’s reunion with the Director Filipe Melo, ten years after the release of Moonspell music video of “I’ll See You In My Dreams”, the main theme of the first movie of Portuguese zombies, with the same name.
Moonspell are one of the most successful Portuguese bands, followed by a legion of fans internationally. “Night Eternal”, released in 2008, has sold more than 65 thousands copies and the band’s videos are, on average, with over a million views on Youtube, plus the social networks and broadcasting.
FILIPE MELO, with roots in Tondela, has been a pioneer in the development of cinema in Portugal and is responsible for several cult phenomena such as: the short film “I’ll See You In My Dreams”, winner of 11 international awards and also filmed in Tondela; “Um Mundo Catita” television series with Manuel João Vieira displayed on RTP and SIC RADICAL and the BD “Dog Mendonça e Pizzaboy”, winner of the prize for Best Screenplay at the 2010 FIBDA.
The filming of the music video of LICKANTHROPE will take place on the 17th and 18th of February in the Freguesia de Nandufe and consider not only with the participation of the band members but also with the actresses Patricia Andrew, Jani Zhao, Mónica Garnel, actors of the Trigo Limpo company ACERT theater, the participation of the local theater group “Os Cestos” and the special appearance by Suicide Girls Portugal.
This project is a co-production between Moonspell, O Pato Profissional, Lda. e a ACERT, with partnerships of Junta de Freguesia de Nandufe, City Hall of Tondela, Hotel Severino José, ARTERRA – Rural Artistic Residences, Promol e Giesta.
The sínopse by Director Filipe Melo:
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack – Rudyard Kipling
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