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EXCLUSIVE: Watch the Winning Entry from Mark Cousins' & Ben Watt's Music Video Contest

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! February 24, 2014 at 1:51PM

It's been 31 years since Everything But The Girl frontman Ben Watt went out on his own with a solo studio album. Thanks to friend Mark Cousins, the acclaimed Irish critic and director of the 15-part revisionist film history epic "The Story of Film," the title track of Watt's new record "Hendra" now has a music video. Watch the TOH! exclusive video here.
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Mark Cousins
Mark Cousins

It's been 31 years since Everything But The Girl frontman Ben Watt went out on his own with a solo studio album. Thanks to friend Mark Cousins, the acclaimed Irish critic and director of the 15-part revisionist film history epic "The Story of Film," the title track of Watt's new record "Hendra" now has a music video. Watch "Hendra," exclusive to Thompson on Hollywood!, below.

Following a treatment competition, the winning script came from across the pond, penned by British screenwriter Rahim Moledina, who also directed the video for "Hendra." Cousins and Watt supervised the filmmaking, which took place in East London on a shoestring budget. Cousins calls the video, inspired by Watt's lyrics about dreams of his late half-sister, a "mini-masterpiece."

See for yourself below. Ben Watt's new record "Hendra" arrives on April 29.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.