This week’s Buzzworthy Wednesday Video was uploaded by Womensaid to YouTube a little over a week ago and has over half a million views between the original upload and the version uploaded by WhoaTV.
Women’s Aid is a national domestic violence charity that is working to end violence against women and children, and support domestic and sexual violence services across the UK. They released this shocking new short film, directed by Atonement and Pride & Prejudice director Joe Wright and starring Keira Knightley.
This week’s video is the Where The Wild Things Are film trailer. I usually wouldn’t select a film trailer for this as I’m looking specifically for short film content usually. Even though it’s only received about 700,000 views since its March 25th upload and there were definitely other videos that had more views – something about this really grabbed me. I’ll admit when I first saw they were making a live action movie out of one of my favorite books as a child I was a little nervous. How were they going to take a book that is 10 sentences long and turn it into a feature length movie? I read that the books author, Maurice Sendak, was one of the producers along with Tom Hanks. Then I heard it was being directed by Spike Jonze who has worked on eccentric but wonderful films like Being John Malkovichand Adaptationand felt like he was the perfect choice to direct this masterfully. So this past week the trailer was uploaded to YouTube and I’ll admit…it truly amazed me. The coupling of Arcade Fire’s song Wake Up just seemed to capture the emotion and themes of the book perfectly. Can’t wait until October.