Montreal, QC – June 1, 2022
Rockshots Records – BLACK SUN Shares Full Stream of Band’s Award Winning Short Film “Silent Enemy” (32 FilmFest Award Wins)
Latest EP “Silent Enemy” Out Now!
EP guests include members from Sonata Arctica, Lordi, Battle Beast,
Thunderstone, Smackbound, Omnium Gatherum, Wintersun, Damnation Plan,
Arion, Firewind, Ensiferum, Norther, JF Aguirre Project
Well known in their home country of Ecuador and South America for supporting bands like Judas Priest, Kreator, Firewind (Immortals Tour 2018), Edguy, UDO, and more. Heavy metal trio Black Sun unleashed their EP “Silent Enemy” in September 2020 via Rockshots Records.
To support the EP, Black Sun teamed up with director and screenwriter Gustavo Arguello to produce a short film of the same title featuring music from the record as its soundtrack. After two years of circulating at film fests around the world and winning multiple awards, Black Sun is streaming the film for fans in full via Rockshots Records‘ Youtube channel at https://youtu.be/U0CVeKMnYmY
This cinematographic work features renowned Ecuadorian actors José Andrés Caballero and Mare Cevallos as its main protagonists. “Silent Enemy”, the film, has already been awarded 32 awards at different international film festivals. Along with a musical background, the story of John Doe’s journey through turbulent times unfolds, finally coming to understand himself when the film’s message is revealed. Silent Enemy was independently produced and filmed in Guayaquil, Ecuador. A Black Sun and Bobui Studios production, this film paves the way for experimentation and rediscovery of the musical film concept.
(32 AWARDS WINNER SHORTFILM)
– HOLLYWOOD GOLDEN AWARDS: 1 AWARD IN: BEST ACTION SHORTFILM.
– NEW YORK CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARDS: 3 AWARDS IN: BEST VFX / BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC / BEST FILM POSTER.
– EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARDS: 3 AWARDS IN: BEST VFX / BES SCORE MUSIC / BEST POSTER.
– MADRID FILM AWARDS: 1 AWARD IN: BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORTFILM.
– CANADIAN FILM AWARDS: 2 AWARDS IN: BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORTFILM / BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC.
– FIVE CONTINENTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: 8 AWARDS IN : BEST MUSICAL SHORTFILM / BEST VFX / BEST MAKE UP / BEST COSTUME DESIGN / BEST ART DIRECTION / BEST ORIGINAL SONG / BEST PRODUCTION SHORTFILM / AUDIENCE AWARD.
– FIVE CONTINENTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: 4 SPECIAL MENTIONS : BEST DIRECTOR / BEST LIGHTING / BEST ACTOR / BEST SCREENPLAY.
– VENICE FILM AWARDS : 2 AWARDS : BEST ACTION SHORTFILM / BEST ORIGINAL SONG.
– NEW YORK FILM AWARDS: 1 HONORABLE MENTION IN: EXPERIMENTAL SHORTFILM.
– SCORPIUS FEST: 1 AWARD IN: BEST SHORTFILM.
– SOUTH FILM AND ARTS AWARDS: 3 AWARDS IN: BEST MUSICAL SHORTFILM / BEST VFX / BEST ORIGINAL SCORE MUSIC.
– SOUTH FILM AND ARTS AWARDS: 3 HONORABLE MENTION IN: BEST DIRECTOR/ BEST LEAD ACTOR / BEST PRODUCTION.
Black Sun’s latest EP “Silent Enemy” is a concept release of seven tracks, three of them being special music scores (intro, interlude, outro).
The EP was produced by Nino Laurenne (Emma Winner – Finnish Grammy, Hevisaurus, Amorphis, The Rasmus) and featured guest singers and musicians on all the tracks that included Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica), Lordi, Noora Louhimo (Battle Beast), Pasi Rantanen (Thunderstone), Elias Viljanen (Sonata Arctica ), Netta Laurenne (Smackbound), Jukka Pelkonen (Omnium Gatherum), Asim Searah (Wintersun/Damnation Plan), Topias Kupiainen (Arion), Henning Basse (Firewind), Petri Lindroos (Ensiferum / Norther) and JF Aguirre (JF Aguirre Project).
2. Resist ft. Netta Laurenne
3. Terror Zone ft. Henning Basse
4. Dark Mirror ft. Petri Lindroos and JF Aguirre Project
5. No Return
6. Still Alive ft. Tony Kakko, Lordi, Netta Laurenne, Noora Louhimo, Asim Searah, Jukka Pelkonen, Pasi Rantanen, Elias Viljanen
7. Finale ft. Topias Kupiainen
Christopher Gruenberg (Guitar)
Santiago Salem (Bass)
Nicolás Estrada (Drums)
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