AS I LAY DYING's "The Sound of Truth" video won an an award at this year's Hollywood Discovery Awards, which honor the winners of the Hollywood Film Festival's selected finalists in the categories of "Features", "Documentaries", "Shorts", and "Music Videos". The finalists are culled from films from the global creative community. The awards' criteria is based on the quality of filmmaking in all of its different disciplines.
The winners of the festival's film competition were announced Sunday night at the Hollywood Discovery Awards presentation ceremony at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood. This year's winners are: "Crossing" by Kim Tae-Kyun for "Best Feature Film"; "Garbage Dreams" by Mai Iskander for "Best Documentary"; "Scenesters" by Todd Berger for "Best Comedy"; "Stories From The Perch" by Andrew Zimbelman for "Best Animation"; "Lambs" by Stephen Huff for "Best Short Subject"; and "As I Lay Dying - The Sound Of Truth" by Brian Thompson for "Best Music Video".
AS I LAY DYING frontman Tim Lambesis comments on the win: "'The Sound of Truth' video could not have been made without an entire team of amazing people. It was a combination of two individually complex forms of art that came together seamlessly to create one great video I'm very proud of. The basic concept is related to the music and lyrics that we wrote, but Brian Thompson and his whole crew took that beyond what we could have imagined."
Directed by Brian Thompson, who helmed their futuristic clip for "Nothing Left", the video for "The Sound of Truth" was made at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, California and is a continuation of the story the first video initiated. Like its predecessor, the story for this video was conceived by the band, fine-tuned by Thompson, and displays the irony and hypocrisy that takes place in a decaying futuristic society.