Scene and Heard


Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 4, 2011



 In recognition of the Oscar nomination for British director Lucy Walker‘s multi award winning documentary Waste Land, which prominently features many tracks from Moby’s album ‘Wait For Me’ on the soundtrack, Moby has announced that he will add this album to his free film music site,, making the full track listing available for all independent film makers to use for free. is a free film music resource for independent and non-profit filmmakers, film students, and anyone in need of free music for their independent, non-profit film, video, or short.

As well as the addition of ‘Wait for Me’, features music from Moby’s previous albums, plus special ambient versions of tracks, leftfield remixes of singles and albums and lots of previously unreleased music by Moby which is available exclusively to use via the site.

Moby’s music is available for free to filmmakers as long as it is being used in a non-commercial or non-profit film, video, or short. If any of the films go on to be commercially successful, then 100% of the music licensing proceeds from these facilitated projects are donated to the Humane Society.

Many of the films are available to watch at the Mobygratis Vimeo channel: 

Some Moby soundtracked films which have been made possible through include:

‘HitKids’ by Karen Mayer, which won an award for best score in the 2010 Seattle 48 Hour Film Project:

‘Displacement’ by Justin Litton, which won Best Student Film, 2010 West Virginia Filmmakers Festival and 3rd Place in the 2010 West Virginia International Film Festival:

‘One City, Many Faces’, by Tariq Chow, which was a runner up in the Tony Blair Faith Foundation’s Faith Shorts 2010 film competition:

Moby’s music has been used in numerous films, including Heat (Michael Mann), Any Given Sunday (Oliver Stone), Tomorrow Never Dies (Roger Spottiswoode) and The Beach (Danny Boyle).

Filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land (dir. Lucy Walker, 2010), follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Director Lucy Walker (Devil’s Playground, Blindsight, Countdown To Zero) has great access to the entire process and, in the end, offers stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit. For further information see:

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