We Are The Catalyst are not your ordinary rock / alternative metal band, so it seems somehow fitting that their first official video should be directed by Grzegorz Jonkajtys, the extraordinary visual effects artist famous for his work on such epic movies as Transformers, Pacific Rim, Terminator Salvation, Star Trek Into Darkness and Sin City.
“Our management secured the partnership with Greg. We were huge fans of his work and so being given the chance to have him work with us was just amazing” said Kenny Boufadene, guitarist and co-writer from WATC.
The track “Tomorrow” is the second single from the bands EP PANEM ET CIRCENSES. Singer Catrin Feymark shares, “The EP is really quite simply a taste of what’s to come. A lot of fans of our previous band One Without had been begging for us to get some new material out, so we put out the EP literally as a stop gap before the 2014 release of our debut album BELIEVE IN EVERYTHING BECAUSE EVERYONE’S RIGHT.
As the band approaches 2014, We Are The Catalyst is in pre-production on additional music videos that are as striking as any on TV and the Internet. The band will hit the road with an extensive European touring itinerary, alongside excursions to points across The Globe.
To screen the video for “Tomorrow” click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb3JF3R3bfk
After several years of touring and releasing albums as members of the Swedish Modern Metal act One Without, both Catrin Feymark and Kenny Boufadene felt the need to do something different from what they had previously done both musically and ideologically. They formed We Are The Catalyst in Varberg, Sweden, in November of 2012. The band released their first EP; PANEM ET CIRCENSES on May 2nd 2013, and are now focusing on finishing their debut album with the working titleBELIEVE IN EVERYTHING BECAUSE EVERYONE’S RIGHT. Amongst many themes covered within their repertoire, there is a specific intent to explore answers to the question, “With failing monetary systems, wide-spread poverty, millions of children dying every year in under developed countries, the continuing over-exploitation of our natural resources, and the always-charging-never-stopping war-machine, we have to ask ourselves; Is this the world we want to live in?”
About the Video
The video was directed by Grzegorz Jonkajtys and Kenny Boufadene. Jonkajtys being an award-winning director, visual-effects artist, animation lead and art director, is known for his work on movies such as Pacific Rim, Transformers, Terminator Salvation, Cloud Atlas, Star Trek Into Darkness, Sin City, Pans Labyrinth and many more.
About the Director
Grzegorz Jonkajtys was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1972, graduated from Academy of Fine Arts and has worked in the advertisement, animation and feature film industry for over twelve years. Grzegorz directed his first animated short Mantis in 2000, and won several international awards including the BAF and Imagina Independent Talent Award. While working in Poland (Platige image) and USA (Digital Kitchen, Cafefx, Syndicate, Industrial Light & Magic, Marauder Film), Grzegorz has contributed as a director, visual-effects artist, animation lead and art director for such films as Sin City, Hellboy, Pan’s labyrinth, Mist, Terminator Salvation, Rango, Battleship, Red Tails and the Transformers sagas, amongst many others. He is most noted for writing and directing his second film Ark, for which he was nominated the Golden Palm at Cannes film festival in 2007, and won the prestigious Siggraph Electronic Theater Best of Show award in the same year. In 2010 Grzegorz completed work on The 3rd Letter, a live-action dystopian drama starring Rodrigo Lopresti. The 3rd Letter received the Best Director prize at HollyShorts film festival in Los Angeles in 2010, Best of Show Jury award at Nevada City film festival and Best Short Award at Los Angeles New Wave Film Festival in 2011.
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