Capetonian duo, videographer Luke Bell and musician Phehello Makgoe have made the Mother City proud by winning top spot in the Music Video Category at the 2020 Moment Invitational Film Festival.

The video, titled We can’t breathe follows Makgoe on Camps Bay beach as he performs his powerful song, a commentary on the Black Lives Matter movement.

“Written in remembrance of all those who’ve lost their lives in senseless acts of violence,” Makgoe wrote on YouTube.

The Moment Invitational Film Festival celebrates videography shot entirely by either phone or drone. “We created the Moment Invitational to encourage filmmakers around the globe to push the limits of what can be shot on a phone,” the Festival says on its website.

“We believe that making films with a phone is not a limitation, it’s an opportunity. The mobility, size, and immediacy of a phone allows us to see the world differently.”

“We are so so stoked! It’s a pretty awesome award, so very grateful,” Bell said of the win to SA People.

“I love creating content that tells a story or evokes motion,” he adds on his YouTube channel. “Essentially I strive to create content that is interesting and inspiring.”

Watch the award-winning music video below:

The dream team are now running to win the People’s Choice Awards of the Festival. Three voters stand a chance to win $10,000 in prizes.

To vote for “We Can’t Breathe”, click here.

Picture: Screenshot from video

Article written by

Anita Froneman