OFFICIAL VIDEO: JOY ON FIRE'S “UH HUH”
Created by Gabriela Bulisova and Mark Isaac, the official video for Joy on Fire's outstanding song "Uh Huh" blends incomparable hard-edged music from the Trenton-based punk-jazz group with ominous and downright disturbing imagery, creating a compelling commentary on gun culture in the United States. The video has won numerous awards and has been named an official selection by more than a dozen film festivals worldwide.
Awards include: Winner, Best Music Video, Obskuur Ghent Film Festival (2021); Finalist, Los Angeles Rocks Film Festival (2021); Nominee, Best Music Video, Best Original Idea, and Best Director, Top Indie Film Awards (Japan, 2021); Runner-Up, Brighton Rocks Film Festival (2021); Semi-Finalist, Blow-Up International Arthouse Filmfest (Chicago, 2021); Semi-Finalist, Hollywood Verge Film Awards (2021); Semi-Finalist, Sweden Film Awards (2021); Semi-Finalist, Munich Music Video Awards (2021); Official Selection, Lift-Off Global Network (New York, 2021); Official Selection: London Rocks Film Festival (2020); Official Selection, Prisma Rome Independent Film Awards (2020); Official Selection, Supershorts Film Festival (New York, 2021); Official Selection, Brussels Independent Film Festival (2021); and Official Selection, Oregon Short Film Festival (2021). The video was also selected for inclusion in the Thoughts & Prayers art exhibition at the ChaShaMa Gallery, Matewan, N.J. (2020).
Joy on Fire is John Paul Carillo (bass, guitar), Anna Meadors (baritone and alto saxophones, vocals), and Dan Gutstein (lyrics, vocals). The song “Uh Huh” was composed by Carillo / Gutstein / Joy on Fire (2020).
A punk-jazz band with roots in Baltimore and North Carolina, Joy on Fire has produced cutting-edge instrumental music for more than ten years. The group added vocals as part of a limited-edition 180 gram EP, Thunderdome, that features two singles and three remixes. The album is available for sale via the Joy on Fire website.