Pitch Black History Month

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Pitch Black History Month

A Celebration of Black Creativity for Pitch Magazine

Words by Paul Sumpter, Tuesday 30 Oct 2018

 

We've just provided music for Pitch Magazine's Black History Month short film, entitled #PitchCool. The film accompanies October's special BHM #PitchCool issue, featuring cover icon and South London choreographer to the stars, Sherrie Silver (Childish Gambino This is America).

Pitch magazine is the passion project of publisher Sherry Collins with a mission to educate and nurture the next generation of creative talent, whilst consistently challenging inequality and the lack of diversity in the creative industries - a position we stand firmly behind and believe strongly in ourselves. This month's #PitchCool edition becomes the first UK creative industry publication of its kind to feature all-Black creative talent.

We were only too happy to help out when contacted by producer Nana Bempah for this special one-off film which celebrates black success stories within the fields of fashion, filmmaking and advertising. The film showcases Prettybird's Creative Director Eloise King, Havas London film-maker John Ogunmuyiwa and Femi Ladi, Director at Stink amongst others.

We licensed a New Orleans style funk track from our extensive archive to accompany the film, directed by Derrick Kakambo (Mopesola, Erika Cavallini, Planet Ninalem).

The film and BHM special issue were accompanied by a launch event held at Twitter HQ this week.

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Paul Sumpter

Founder & Creative Director

Tuesday 30 Oct 2018