“Be kind to each other. The World needs it right now”
“This is only temporary. It has to be. It’s impossible that this can last forever. I know this time has been difficult, for some more than others, but hang in there. Or sit in there. Or lie down in there. Whatever is easiest.”
– Schalk Bezuidenhout
“Make things. Use your hands. Connect again to the simplicity that creation brings. And then turn that inspiration outwards towards those that need your help.”
– Jeremy Loops
“HOME captures the feminine side of Hot Water. I think we live in a world where the feminine and masculine principles are out of balance, and this causes a lot of unhappiness. There is a kind of rebalancing going on at the moment – it’s like we are being forced inwards, forced to be more quiet. I cried a lot writing this song. When I perform it now, it leaves me in a space of complete silence.
Although I wrote and recorded Home entirely on my own, the music video brought together so many incredible people. I want to thank each and every one of them for their generous contribution to the spirit of this project.”
- Donovan Copley (Hot Water)
Donovan Copley, front man of Cape Town Afro-Pop band Hot Water, delivers a heartwarming lockdown music video for the brand-new single ‘Home’ to raise funds for the Covid-19 Feed a Child Coalition. The music video features appearances from celebs such as Passenger, Jeremy Loops, Jules from Goodluck, Arno Carstens, Sandra Prinsloo, David Kramer, Zak Hendrikz, Majozi, Jack Parow, and many.
Some of South Africa’s biggest names in the entertainment industry, in front and behind the cameras, have united for the quarantine music video of ‘Home’.
Watch the music video for ‘Home’ here: https://youtu.be/CkVITcupQKs
As much as 100% of proceeds across all platforms will be going to the Feed a Child Coalition which distributes food parcels to those in need due to the devastating impact of Covid-19. There are other ways to help too: Donations are welcome, but so are views and shares. The music video is as much an ode to humanity and the connectedness of the Human Spirit despite physical disconnection, as it is about the Fundraiser.
Celebrated filmmaker Uga Carlini from Towerkop Creations directed and produced, and award-winning Left Post handled the post production.
Participants from sixteen countries have lent their talents to the collaboration of ‘Home’ and over five hours worth of footage was received for the four-minute music video.
“In times like these, all we can give one another is love.”
– Sandra Prinsloo – Actress
“As a nation, we are more resilient when we stand together. We might not be in the same boat, but we are all in the same storm. Whenever I feel down, I ask myself: How I can add value? How can I be more generous? I decided to give 40 hours of pro bono coaching to people struggling to cope with the lockdown period. The experience has reminded me once again: The people of our country need more empathy and less judgement. Stay kind and compassionate.”
– Marciel Hopkins – Model & Presenter
The Story of ‘Home’:
Donovan Copley is a father to three young boys and when he heard there were kids going hungry during this crisis – it really struck home. “I wrote this song last year as a way to deal with challenges in myself and what I saw others dealing with and in the world.”
From recording the song to getting the video made, Copley explains how it all came about, saying “When I was confronted by the massive challenge that we are all facing at this time in so many different ways, ‘Home’ rose to the surface as an answer to the question ‘How can I be of service in the face of this?’”
Inside of this question, he picked up the phone and called a very unique and special film-maker he knew.
“Let’s do something magical in the face of this crises!” and Copley’s call to Uga creates a conversation that leads to this great project.
Copley and Uga started work on the idea for the video for ‘Home’ and the concept was a brilliant one.
“When I was conceptualising the ideas around the video, one thing was clear to me from the word get go: the performances needed to be as honest and raw as the song,” explains Uga. “Hence, we see stars like we will probably never get to see them again – in their homes like all of us without their stylists, makeup artists etc and the quality of the footage varies as phones, lighting and surroundings did. I also wanted to give guidance but not manipulate. The brief was sent out and we left it to interpretation.”
The response from everyone was overwhelming and for a four-minute video, they had over five hours of footage to work with. And no one was treated any different. Stars received the same air time as the everyday women and men who appear in the video.
Uga continues, saying “There are also no individual credits for those in the video as we really all are in this together and this virus certainly doesn’t care who you are. I’ve never been so touched by footage. And there is something about the process, people giving so freely; from the creatives working on this, the NGO’s, government, to those who send in videos, that touched me deeply. I don’t think any one of us can be the same after this. And maybe we shouldn’t be…”
ALL REVENUE, across any and all platforms, for the song and music video (radio royalties, YouTube, direct donations to fund, licensing of track and video) during the Covid-19 Pandemic will go to the Covid-19 Feed a Child Coalition.
All proceeds in its entirety will be going to the Covid-19 Feed a Child Coalition.
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Everyone involved has shot their footage on cellphones and the virtual workflow has seen editor Joe De Ornelas and colourist Jarryd DuThoit from Left Post Productions and designer Maryke Sutherland from Tinbird join the creatives team.
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Some of the well-known faces include:
Mike Rosenberg – Musician (aka Passenger)
Jeremy Loops – Musician / Band
Nik Rabinowitz – Comedian
Juliet Harding (Goodluck) – Musician / Band
Majozi – Musician
KG – Comedian
Siv Ngesi – Comedian / Actor
Nandi Nyembe – Actress
Franck Dangeroux – Chef
Jeremiah Mofokeng – Actor
Godfrey Johnson – Pianist, Cabaret Artist & Actor
Robyn Scott – Actress
Jason Ralph – Actor
Morag Steyn – Celebrity Makeup Artist
Zak Hendrikz – Actor
Leroux van Diemen – Actor
Antoinette Louw – Actress
Christia Visser – Actress & Singer
Sandra Prinsloo – Actress
David Kramer – Musician / Playwright
Arno Carstens – Musician
Schalk Bezuidenhout – Comedian
Jack Parow – Musician
Marciel Hopkins – Model & Presenter
Erica Wessels – Actress
Music video Feeding Scheme participants:
The Lavender Hill Sports and Recreational Foundation
Khayelitsha Art School and Rehabilitation Centre (KASI RC)
House of Love
Noorul Islam Mosques (NIM) of Ocean View and Simon’s Town
BamBoo Plant Fundraiser
Ladies of Love
United States of America
Quotes from those involved in the video:
“Be kind to each other. The World needs it right now” – Majozi
“The kindness, the way everyone just gave to this project will keep my heart warm for many winters and it ignites me, this connectedness through Human Spirit, when I need it most. So, I hope to share, even if it’s just a little, some of this virtual warm embrace that I experienced, with everyone who watches.” – Uga Carlini
“Make things. Use your hands. Connect again to the simplicity that creation brings. And then turn that inspiration outwards towards those that need your help.” – Jeremy Loops
Nik Rabinowitz – Comedian – “I just came across one of my favourite quotes… I think it speaks to the piece.”
- “If you’re really listening, if you’re awake to the poignant beauty of the world, your heart breaks regularly. In fact, your heart is made to break; its purpose is to burst open again and again so that it can hold evermore wonders.” – Andrew Harvey.
“This is only temporary. It has to be. It’s impossible that this can last forever. I know this time has been difficult, for some more than others, but hang in there. Or sit in there. Or lie down in there. Whatever is easiest.” – Schalk Bezuidenhout – Comedian
“Our normal wasn’t working , let’s not go back to normal! Let’s use this as a fresh start as a world! No one must go hungry , let’s treat our women and an children much better and let’s not be kak but let’s be lekker! Lastly , everyone who has been working during this time , you are all proof that heroes don’t Only wear caps” – Siv Ngesi – Comedian / Actor
“In times like these, all we can give one another is love.” – Sandra Prinsloo – Actress
“Yes, we might be physically disconnected from each other. But I prefer to look at the way we are reaching out to each other, connecting in other ways. And this, the Human Spirit, makes me feel alive.” – Antoinette Louw – Actress
“As a nation, we are more resilient when we stand together. We might not be in the same boat, but we are all in the same storm. Whenever I feel down, I ask myself: How I can add value? How can I be more generous? I decided to give 40 hours of pro bono coaching to people struggling to cope with the lockdown period. The experience has reminded me once again: The people of our country need more empathy and less judgement. Stay kind and compassionate.” – Marciel Hopkins – Model & Presenter
“The essence of resilience is the hope that things will change. The knowing that you’re not stuck. That all things eventually shift. Believing in that hope, and taking it day by day has served me well during this time.” – Erica Wessels – Actress
“I believe in a positive attitude, team work and a magnitude of love and trust in this time.” – Christia Visser – Actress & Singer