King Crimson’s frontman, Jakko M Jakszyk takes ‘The Road to Ballina’ to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022. Directed by internationally acclaimed British director, Michael Attenborough CBE, the concert is accompanied by Sam’s animations from August 3 to 29, 2022. Get tickets here.
Jethro Tull’s The Zealot Gene directed by Sam Chegini
Sam has directed an animated music video for Jethro Tull’s title track “The Zealot Gene” from their latest album of new material in nearly 2 decades. This is Sam’s third collaboration with the legendary band. You can watch the video below:
Sam directs a new video for Jethro Tull: Sad City Sisters
We are truly honored to have had the opportunity to work with Jethro Tull again. This time on their new album of new materials in more than 18 years! Here is the sad story of “Sad City Sisters” from Tull’s upcoming album “The Zealot Gene”:
Chris de Burgh’s ‘Legacy’ directed by Sam Chegini
I’m truly honored to announce the release of my latest music video for my idol, the legendary Chris de Burgh titled “Legacy”. The video was released on October 15th, on Chris’ 73rd Birthday. Legacy is from Chris de Burgh’s 27th Studio album “The Legend of Robin Hood”. Out now. Watch here on YouTube:
International Logo Competition – The World Urban Pavilion
The World Urban Pavilion in Regent Park has released a Call for Entries for designing the official logo for the World Urban Pavilion. This is an amazing opportunity for Graphic Designers and Art Students to submit their art to this international competition. You may find more information and the application form here.
Ian Anderson on making the video for Aqualung
Ian Anderson talks about the making of the video for Jethro Tull’s most celebrated song “Aqualung” after Sam was recommended to him by Jakko M Jakszyk of King Crimson. ‘Aqualung’ will be screened at the 40th New Jersey Film Festival on October 1st, 2021. More information here.
Sam Chegini’s workshop on making music videos
Music Video Workshop with Sam Chegini
Sam will hold an online workshop on making music videos held by “Osan Institute” in Tehran.
The workshop will be held in 2 seasons and 20 hours in totall.
Jethro Tull’s Aqualung in the 40th New Jersey Film Festival
Jethro Tull’s Aqualung music video directed by Sam Chegini, is an Official Selection of the 40th New Jersey Film Festival.
The video was first released on Rolling Stone, April 1st, 2021 on the occasion of the song’s 50th Anniversary and it is now going to be present in the programme of the upcoming New Jersey Film Festival.
The 40th New Jersey Film Festival will be presented both Virtually and Physically this year.
Screenings will be announced soon.
Previously, Sam was present at the 39th celebration of the festival with his film Jakko M Jakszyk’s ‘The Trouble with Angels’ that won an “Honorable Mention” in the Festival’s Animation Shorts programme.
The 40th New Jersey Film Festival programme will be announced shortly.
Here is a throwback to an interview with Sam at the 39th New Jersey Film Festival about the Trouble with Angels:
Gentle Giant’s Free Hand Directed by Sam Chegini
Gentle Giant, the legendary prog band has announced the release date of a new remixed version of their celebrated 1975 album “Free Hand” by Steven Wilson in the form of a visual album. The title track of the album “Free Hand” is directed and animated by Sam Chegini and is expected to be released on June 25th, 2021.
Sam Chegini UN Speech on the occasion of World Creativity and Innovation Day
On the occasion of #WorldCreativityandInnovationDay #JethroTull ‘s #Aqualung video was screened at the Creativity for Urban Future virtual event, and director #SamChegini gave a speech about his experiences on limitations that can lead to innovation and creativity for #UrbanPlusFuture and #UNHabitat.