Hamster Love Story Wins PRS for Music Film Prize



LONDON, UK - PRS for Music has announced the winner of its inaugural Scene & Heard , student filmmaking competition. Scene & Heard challenged student filmmakers to create a 90-second cinematic interpretation of a famous musical quote, song lyric or song title.

From dark, black and white Ingmar Bergman style drama to colourful computer-generated animation; all genres were covered. Inspired by the Shakespearean quote - If Music Be the Food Of Love, Play On - Dominic Hatje, a second year King s College London student from Hampstead is the triumphant filmmaker.

Darren Haynes, Marketing Manager at PRS for Music said: Dominic s witty film features two stuffed toy hamsters living in a Spanish guitar player's house. The film superbly fulfilled the musical brief as well as raising a smile and a few giggles among the judging panel.

Dominic Hatje, winner of the competition said: Words can't express how happy I am. I intend to put the £1,000 prize money towards a new camera.

PRS for Music is committed to helping the creative industries find the most appropriate music for their projects - everyone from advertising agencies and broadcasters to student filmmakers. Dominic is another happy customer said Haynes.

The winning film can be viewed at www.prsformusic.com/sceneheard

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