What to do in February

Hôtel de Ville Ice Rink If you didn’t go ice skating with your friends and/or family in the capital this year yet, this month is your last chance ! The famous ice rink in front of Hôtel de Ville will be avaiable until March 3rd. Where :Place de l’Hôtel de ville 75004 Paris ———————————————————————————————————— The Fireworks Festival […]

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What to do in Paris in October

As always Paris is bursting with creativity and it’s not difficult to find inspiration in this beautiful city. But if you really are struggling on what to do in Paris this month, then ÉCU is here to give you the-must-experience for this month in cinema, fashion, art and music. Some are forward looking others are […]

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APRIL NEWSLETTER UPDATE

April is easily shaping up to be one of the nicest months Paris has seen, but that doesn’t mean we have come out of our post-festival depression just yet! The 2013 European Independent Film Festival was one of the most incredible events of the year and the entire ÉCU staff is more than grateful for […]

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Stage Of Mind – Official Trailer

New submission to ÉCU 2013!! Stage Of Mind follows Jeremy and his infatuation with his new roommate Alicia. He loves to listen to her singing in the shower and after several times of getting completely mesmerized by it, he decides to get closer to the bathroom’s door and enjoy the show from the first row…

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Mike Beck and Access Film Music – The Festival Soundtrack

by Robert Barry Mike Beck is a big bearded, shaggy-haired bear of a man. A full-time musician since 2001, as frontman to Chicago Mike’s InterGalactic Brother and Sisterhood of Big Eyed Beans he spends four or five months of the year touring in Europe, playing some 250 gigs a year. Meanwhile, “between gigs, or while […]

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The Power of YouTube

Today, virtually everybody has the privilege to watch musical superstars such as Madonna, Jay-Z, the Rolling Stones and David Guetta all perform from the comfort of their own living rooms. One key invention has revolutionized the way music is accessed, shared and discovered forever. It has led to an eruption in music video production, prompting […]

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Live Music at the ÉCU 2012 Launch

Scott Hillier, the president of the ÉCU film festival, has left the stage. In his speech he promised a cinema experience like you’ve never seen before, unlike anything you might find at your local picture house. A sizzle reel has flashed past, offering glimpses of Hillier’s promise: grand sweeping horizons and the minutiae of the […]

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Meet Tiwayo: ÉCU’s 2012 Launch Party Musical Entertainment

Meet TIWAYO! He is a fast-rising talent on the Paris music scene and he will be performing at our Launch Party TONIGHT! With a style mixing soul, rock, reggae and hip hop, he will be exciting entertainment for the Launch. As an independent artist he is the perfect fit to merge with ÉCU, an international […]

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Lana Del Ray – Born to Die Music Video

Perhaps it’s because of her stunning retro Hollywood face or her eerily spellbinding voice, but Lana Del Rey (aka Lizzie Grant) has arrived. Her second album, Born To Die, was recently released in late January and consists of 12 “Hollywood Sadcore” style tracks: tales of dark yet beautifully twisted love stories. The single of the […]

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MTV Video Music Awards: The Beginning

by Robert Barry The competition was stiff. Amongst the other nominees were Herbie Hancock’s ‘Rockit’, Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’, the Tobe Hooper-directed clip for Billy Idol’s ‘Dancing With Myself’, and the epic $500,000 mini-movie of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’. But the first ever MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year went […]

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Music and Film – The Atari Music System

By Robert Barry In April 2005, less than a year before shooting their own debut film Electroma, the French electronic group Daft Punk directed themselves in a video for the song ‘Robot Rock’, from their third album, Human After All. The video finds Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo in black leather and robot masks […]

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“House” – New Submission to ÉCU

NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU 2012 MUSIC VIDEO CATEGORY Music video for band Cool Fun… From the crevices of a decrepit house the disjointed bodies of elegant dolls come to life, watched over by a strange and sinister little girl. Les poupées élégante devenue à la vie dans les crevasses d’une maison décrépite, surveillé par une […]

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