Don't Music Video - Awards and more...
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"Don’t forget this name”
"This glitchy folktronica is well worth investigating."
Don't has recently won the prestigious Honorable Mention Award as Best Music Video and Ch'Lu was Finalist for Best Actress, both at the New York International Film Festival. It also won the Best Music Video award at the Sound And Vision International Film & Technology Festival (NYC), Finalist at the Portland Comedy Film Festival (USA), Second Prize in the Best Music Video category at the International 12 Month Film Festival (Romania) in addition to nominations for Best Sound Design and Editing; and a Best Experimental Film nomination at Audioshoot International Music Video & Film Festival (Ireland).
Ch'Lu's anthem to admin and tech stress continues to spread far and wide and has recently also become the theme-tune to TV comedy Batshit as well as being Music Video of the Month for Swiss TV Channel La Télé.
Don't reflects on the pains and pressures of the 21st century administrative tasks we all face each day. We have all been driven to despair by forgotten passwords, lack of internet connection or when a machine simply doesn’t work. This is the anthem to that admin and technology stress.
Don't has also been chosen for the Official Selection at the: Montreal Independent Film Festival, Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival (Mumbai), Hollywood First-Time Film-maker Showcase, Music Shorts Film Festival (USA), Figueira da Foz Film Art Festival Internacional de Cinema (Portugal), Las Vegas Film Convention, Mozi Motion Film Festival (Netherlands), and Lift-Off First-Time Film Maker Sessions (Pinewood, UK).
Baggage : Sitcom-writing Sister-team
When a passive-aggressive minimalist & a sentimental hoarder fight to keep a dysfunctional inner-city storage unit from closure, they learn what it means to let go.
This teazer video gives a flavour of Baggage, the sitcom Ch'Lu has been creating with her sister (author and comedy writer) Lorelei Mathias. Ch'Lu brings life to the character of Sue Fennel, Regional Manager of Cling-ons Storage Unit and professional un-clutter-er.
It also features some of Ch'Lu's unreleased music. If you wish to invest in the production, or become part of the team, please visit our Comedy Crowd TV page.
Ch'Lu is the new Camilla Mathias. Pronounced ChooLOO, the unique Sanskrit name was conceived by Ch'Lu's Jyotish (The Vedic Study of Timing) mentor, to power and support her creative and performance work moving forward. The transition is in it's early stages, hence you will find work under Camilla Mathias and Ch'Lu for a while...
Ch'Lu is these last few months has been growing a following on the world's largest meditation app Insight Timer where she has a host of new music spanning from magical mantra soundscapes to quirky ditties. You can also catch her live Campfire sessions there, where she currently connects and uplifts a global 250-strong crowd five times a week. She has also already been listed within the home for UK leading spiritual songwriters: Spirit Songs
Ch'Lu will be releasing her debut evocative chill-out track, Aum, on 21st June - click image for details. During the the last year, she has been self-recording an album of original soundtracks based on the Mandukya Upanishads, a sacred set of Sanskrit verses, and a chill-out collaboration with Mercury-nominated producer Darryl Thorne (Jamiroquai)....make sure you are following on social media, Bandsintown, Songkick, the Mailing List - or even better the VIP Club - and you won't miss a thing.
Ch'Lu: New persona unfolding...
Time That is Mine - Officical Music Video drops
“This is a song that flowed out of me as fast as the flow of Zurich’s Limmat river below me. "
Time That is Mine, Ch'Lu's most downloaded track, has just won the Grand Jury Award for Best Song at the New York International Film Festival. The song has recently been chosen as the soundtrack to the film The Litter Mermaid (A comedy about humans, a tragedy about plastic), selected as Artistic Echoes track of the month, for the Lift-Off Film Festival in Hollywood and Pinewood and a feature of the 2020 Lechdale Virtual Music Festival.
Described by producer Pete Brazier at Vertical Rooms as "a psychedelic selfish flamenco ballad" it was re-released to celebrate the launch of the music video directed by Vee Vimolmal. Ch'Lu’s ethereal harmonies, conscious lyrics and classical guitar arpeggiation are the foundation to her signature sound which she co-produced in Switzerland with electronic sound designer Rupert Lally. The video, shot in beautiful locations between Hampstead Heath and Mayfield Lavender Farm on simply an iPhone XR and DJI Osmo Gimbal, takes you on an inward nostalgic journey.
Ch'Lu features in new German book...
Ch'Lu shot her first unofficial music video rather spontaneously in Laos whilst improving her rock-climbing skills back in 2012. German climber and author Tanja Weidner has now published her latest non-fiction book Zwei Kartoffeln in Laos, in which she talks about her time in Laos and meeting Ch'Lu, discovering her music, hosting her concerts, and how it then led to the penning of the confessional and hilarious song Learning To Rock-climb, which Ch'Lu then shot using the local climbing and Laos community. Many happy memories are shared in this moving and astounding book, ( I am under the name Camilla Mathias) which you can buy here on Amazon