If you happened to see all manner of people going in and out the doors of The Mill last Tuesday evening, you might like to know that a music video was being filmed at the cafe.
Independent folk artist Geoff Welbourn and his team were filming his first ever music film clip for his first ever album, entitled ‘Lifelines’.
The song in question, ‘Precious Time’ was chosen by Geoff’s good friend, Mark Woszczalski, who directed the video clip using a series of picture frame and clock props.
Mark said he chose The Mill after visiting for breakfast one morning, and admiring the industrial space.
Owner of the cafe, Garry Lomas, said he was “flattered” that the team had chosen his venue – the first occasion The Mill has been used for such an endeavour.
“I guess you could say it’s one small business helping another,” Garry said.
Garry Lomas, musician Geoff Welbourn and director Mark Woszczalski on set.
Geoff’s album took several years to put together and is the culmination of a 30 year music career and many years of soul searching.
He said ‘Precious Time’ explores themes of mortality and gratitude.
“It’s about how we only have a limited time on the planet, and the older you get the more you realise how fleeting it is,” he said.
“[Mark] has lovingly been by my side for a lot of the album making. For any independent artist that doesn’t have the backing of a major label, you have to rely on your friends to help realise your dreams.”
The video clip for ‘Precious Time’ is expected to be released early next year.