Wednesday, February 8, 2017

1992 Gold winner good as ever

As part of the 50th anniversary competition of FilmFest, we are revisiting past winners and have uncovered some real gems. “The Show Must Go On” video promoting the band Queen’s “Greatest Hits II” album was certainly one of those. This film is a rich to watch now as it was on first release. It received a Gold Camera award in the 1992 US International Film & Video Festival.  

The Vienna, Austria, team of Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher –DoRo—won for the video, which was a montage of clips from the group’s 1981 to 1991 videos. Last year, Rossacher spoke to the 2016 gathering of the Queen Fan Club  about working on the video. Queen’s “Latest Hits II” compact disc was released in the UK in October 199 and in the U.S. in February 1992.

Dolezal and Rossacher started in the industry producing TV series for Austrian and German stations. Then they stormed the music video world. DoRo produced a string of videos for artists that included The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Miles Davis, and Frank Zappa. The team also produced documentaries, most related to the music world. The pair are known as the “Torpedo Twins” when they work together.

Both men ontinue to work as directors and producers. Dolezal’s credits include “Austropop-Legenden” (2012) and “Freddie Mercury, the Untold Story” (2000). Rossacher produced “Elvis in Las Vegas” in 2010, among other works. 

Read more about Queen here: The Show Must Go On Promo
View the promo video:

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