Short Film/Music Video

A frame from the video

Client: Self – Rosie and The Thorns
Project: Music Video
Role: Producer, Editor

GET SWEET selected for screening at New York Surf Film Festival 2010 and Byron Bay Film Festival 2011

Music Video made from original late 1970’s super-8 surf/skate footage for my band Rosie and The Thorns.

In the late seventies Andrew Seymour and Murray Ingersole used an 8mm camera to film their friends (including my husband Mark) surfing, skateboarding and just goofing around. They made two 30 minute films, Little Tuesday and Surfarosso Antiko, and presented an entire show including cinema advertising by ‘Val Lander’ for such items as Murray’s Durries (fictional) and Rock Pool surfboards. They cued the soundtrack live from a record player, with epic tunes from bands like The Doors and Fleetwood Mac. The live production was recorded onto VHS and resurfaced recently to be transferred to DVD for family and friends. The footage captures the lifestyle of the late seventies in Australia so well that I couldn’t resist using it for a video clip. Having the cover of a Beach Boys song on the album made it the obvious choice…

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Music Video

A frame from the video

Client: Self – Rosie and The Thorns
Project: Music Video
Role: Producer, Editor

Low-budget video for my band Rosie and The Thorns

Shot on HDV and edited in Final Cut Pro. For this dark little song, we asked our Facebook fans to send us two photos of themselves…

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Band member/manager

Crazy Talk disc art

2007 – present
Client Self
Project Original music
Roles Singer-Songwriter, Musician, Performer, Band Manager, Web Design

An autonomous role within the band as a performer and manager.

  • Singer/songwriter/musician
  • Liaise with agents and venues for bookings, invoicing and payment
  • A highly customised WordPress site www.rosieandthethorns.com
    • audio, video, photo galleries
    • discussions
    • an online shop
  • Posters, CD and DVD cover artwork
  • Press releases and newspaper interviews
  • Live radio interviews & performances (ABC Mid North Coast, 2MC, 2YOU FM, Tamworth Festival FM…)
  • Finalist 2008 Toyota Star Maker
    • Performed to 1500 at Tamworth Entertainment Centre
    • Song included on compilation CD distributed nationally
rosieandthethorns.com
rosieandthethorns.com

CD/album release

Crazy Talk Album disc art

Client: Self – Rosie and The Thorns / Mixmasters Records
Project: Full-length original album
Roles Singer-Songwriter, Musician, Cover art

The Crazy Talk album was recorded in a mud-brick home by Mixmaster’s Mick Wordley (Delightful Rain, The Yearlings, Jeff Lang). I recorded and mixed some additional vocal tracks and audio samples for inclusion in the final mixing done by Mick.

I created all the album artwork to press-ready standards for the album release to CD and iTunes in October 2009.

Martin Jones in Jan 2010 issue of Rhythms mag – Australia’s roots music monthly:
“Rosie Sutherland is not exactly fresh to music (she first popped up in Andrew Kidman and Mark Sutherland’s Val Dusty Experiment in the mid-’90s), but this is her debut album under her own name.
Sutherland is a fan of left of centre American country – stuff like Neil Young and Lucinda Williams – but exudes a strong folk aesthetic in her writing and singing. She also exhibits the invaluable understanding of economy in her singing; delivering just what the song and lyric requires and no more…

Crazy Talk Album
Crazy Talk album cover

Crazy Talk Album disc art
Crazy Talk Album disc art
Crazy Talk Album disc art

CD/EP release

2008
Client Self
Project Original music
Roles Singer-Songwriter, Musician, Sound Mixing, Cover art

The Crazy Talk EP was recorded at Mark Well’s Footprints Studio and in my home studio. Mixing was done by Mark Wells and I completed final vocal mixing and mastering.

Crazy Talk EP cover
Crazy Talk EP cover

Band member/management

2004 – 2006
Client Lea Gillard’s Rock Chic
Project Seven-piece show band
Roles Band Manager, Musician, Performer

An autonomous role within the band as a performer and manager.

  • Singer/songwriter/musician
  • Liaise with agents and venues for bookings, invoicing and payment
  • Posters, CD and DVD cover artwork
  • Press releases and newspaper interviews
  • Live radio interviews & performances (2BBB, 2NVR…)
  • Produced Promotional DVD with videos and slideshows

Lea Gillard’s Rock Chic - Promo Postcard
Lea Gillard’s Rock Chic - Promo Postcard

Music Video

Client Lea Gillard’s Rock Chic
Project: Miss You – Live music video
Role: Director, Digital Video Editing, Cover art, Musician

Ultra-low budget film clip shot on miniDV and edited in iMovie and Final Cut Pro. Presented on promotional DVD for venues/entertainment agencies.


Miss You - Live music video