Rocking shadows - a new music video
On the 23rd of June Drew travelled up to Bromley-by-Bow to film a series of shadows for a new rock music video for musician Mike Hughes. The sequence includes an embracing couple, a cuckoo, a stag, a leaping lioness and even a peacock! The video is for the single "I never met a girl like you" and the full album is due out in the Autumn. Watch this space!
"The Thought Machine" - songs for children
Drew is creating shadows for a brand new collaboration with composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad and music groups SongSpiel and Ensemble Perpetuo. The work is being created around ten songs by the composer, with words by poet Kate Wakeling for children aged 8 - 12. The songs were commissioned by the Oxford Lieder Festival (where they premiered in concert form in 2016) and the collaboration is funded by the Arts Council. Rehearsal and development days are taking place at ArtsDepot and Metal, Peterborough. See the What's On page for performance dates after the premiere in August 2017.
"My Shadow" - new production commissioned by Junction, Goole with Arts Council funding
Drew has begun work on his third production commissioned by Junction, Goole with funding from the Arts Council. The production will be for family audiences and focuses on the idea of our shadows and our relationship with them, inspired by the poem “My Shadow” by Robert Louis Stevenson.
The show will premiere at Junction in Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, on the 16th of September 2017.
Drew does 8 out of 10 cats does Countdown - 20th January 2017 @9PM
On the 25th of November 2016 Drew travelled up to Salford for two days of filming for an episode of Channel 4's “8 out of 10 cats does Countdown”. Drew's shadow animals feature in a 30 second segment while the celebrity contestants come up with words – the sequence culminates with a hand shadow rendition of host Jimmy Carr's face!
The episode was first broadcast on Channel 4 on the 20th of January 2017 at 9PM