Award-winning Canadian musician Ed Roman has always created music videos that were both visually entertaining and, like his personality, a bit quirky and off-center. From the red-pinstriped-clad “Godfather of Love” character in “I Am Love” to the bumblebee-shaded snow traveler in “I Found God,” Ed’s self-directed visual depictions of his songs have left long-lasting impressions, earning accolades and racked up over 75,000 views.
Now, Ed Roman is unleashing his most ambitious visual undertaking to date. At midnight on Sunday, June 24th, 2018, Ed’s animated opus, “Red Omen” will make its world online premiere during the New York Lift-Off Festival Online 2018.
The festival will take place for the entire week at http://Vimeo.com/ondemand/nyliftoffonline18. (Please note that the link will not work until the festival is published live.) Winners will be selected from a combination of fan votes, internal judge votes, and Lift-Off community votes.
Ed also plans to use the “Red Omen” video to raise funds for Dyslexia awareness, a cause very near and dear to his heart.
“Red Omen” Credits:
Composer and performer: Ed Roman
Recorded at: Area 51 recording studio, Melanchthon, Ontario.
Produced by Michael jack.
Drums: Anthony Cook
Electric guitar: Chris Taggart
Acoustic guitar, bass, vocals, percussion: Ed Roman
Concept and Early storyboards: Ed Roman
Animation and Development: Nelson Diaz and There Be Dragons Creative Media, New York City
ABOUT LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVALS: The Lift-Off Global Network is an organization encompassing worldwide live screening events, distribution initiatives, a seasonal awards ceremony, and an ever growing and active community of indie film creators. Initially a film festival, Lift-Off has grown into being a huge platform for emerging artists. This includes feature film content, shorts, commercial, music video content, animations and experimental arthouse. We also feature a script promotion and exchange platform, along with extensive production initiatives. https://www.lift-off-festivals.com/new-york-lift-off-film-festival-2018/
ABOUT NELSON DIAZ: Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Nelson Diaz is an award- winning animator, who has worked for clients such as Nickelodeon, Dreamworks, McDonalds, Hallmark, Verizon, Ford, Disney, TED-ed, Sesame Street and Food Network. He has been lucky enough to be Emmy nominated for Nick’s 2013 Halloween IDs as well as been part of an Annie Award Winning Project (Kung Fu Panda 2: Secrets of the Masters made by Duncan Studios for Dreamworks.) http://www.nelsart.com
ABOUT ED ROMAN: Ed Roman is an Award-winning singer/songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist from Shelburne, Ontario, Canada. Blurring the lines between pop, rock, folk, and country music genres, Ed’s uniquely crafted songs have received regular rotation on more than 100 terrestrial radio stations across North America and more than 600 stations, worldwide. Ed is a 2014 Artists Music Guild Award Nominee, a 2014 and 2018 International Music and Entertainment Association Award Winner, a two-time 2015 IMEA Award nominee, a 2015 and 2016 Josie Show Awards winner, an Akademia Awards Winner, and a two-time Indie Music Channel Award winner. Ed recently won a 2017 Radio Music Award for Best Americana Artist. Ed’s latest release is the critically acclaimed album, “Red Omen.” www.edroman.net