YDALYNDY STOUT REVIEW

Alumni: Ben Briand

Please tell us what you’re doing now and where? I am developing a Short Film project to be shot in 3D for a client here in Australia. What were the key moments from winning at the YDA to the present? A special project of mine was supported by a client in Paris through Moonwalk Films. […]

Alumni: Michael Lockshin

Michael Lockshin won 2nd prize in the non-EU Web Film category at YDA 2011 with his impressive campaign for Eristoff Vodka. We caught up with the Russian director to learn how the win affected his past year. Please tell us what you’re doing now and where? In Moscow. Sitting on a snowy rooftop. Have recently […]

Alumni: Jonas Mayabb

In our continuing series of quizzing those who have won before, we catch up with Jonas Mayabb, winner YDA in 2007. Please tell us what you’re doing now and where ? Currently I am signed with Workhorse (http://workhorsemediatv.com/home.html) here in Santa Monica, California and Sparks (http://sparksproductions.com/directors/jonas-mayabb/) in Canada where some of my new more creative […]

Alumni: Mario Zozin

Having blown the jury away with his award winning Oleg, Life of a Weightlifter film in 2009, the former Filmakademy Baden-Württemberg student is now signed to The Sweet Shop for global representation. Please tell us what you’re doing now and where ? Right now I´m answering your questions here in my office in Cologne where […]

Alumni: Olivier Agostini

Oh Olivier Olivier how we love you! You make us smile, you make us laugh. We catch up with the entertaining ride Olivier Agostini has had since winning an award in the Film School Non European category in 2009. Please tell us what you’re doing now and where? Lately I’ve been trying to maintain a […]

Alumni: Marjorie Cohen

It’s been a busy three years for Marjorie Cohen since she won YDA’s 2nd prize in the Film School Non-European category with Step in the Right Direction spot for Converse in 2009. Now she has got her sights firmly set on getting her feature film off the ground and we find out how Please tell […]

Alumni: Kosai Sekine

Kosai Sekine created one of our favourite and most memorable pieces of work for Raindance Festival which picked up the top Special YDA prize as well as for Non-European Broadcast in 2006. Six years on his career is prolific, turning over many commercials for the Japanese and international market but also with an eye to […]

Alumni: Grant de Sousa

Grant De Sousa won the Broadcast Non-Europe category in 2007 with this stunning but heart-rendering PSA. We catch up the director five years on. Please tell us what you’re doing now and where? I’m currently directing for Blue Panther films in Cape Town. What were the key moments from winning at the YDA to the […]

Alumni: Karen Cunningham

As the YDA gears up to open the call for entries for this year’s Award Show in Cannes we launch a new series of interviews with previous winners. First up is Karen Cunningham who following years of managing her own thriving production company is now working as a successful director out of Partizan in London. […]