Get ready for YDA 2015

Remember how wonderful that hot summer’s evening was at our beach party in Cannes after the glory of the awards show? Well guess what? It’s only four months of shorter days and nippier weather before our call for entries opens for next year’s Young Director’s Award and our 2015 show is going to be bigger, […]

Hot spot: Kawehi- Anthem

All you need for a mesmerising music video is a couple of boxes, some vfx nous and a great idea: Directed by the vocalist Kawehi’s husband / band partner Paul Wight

Searchlight: Ruben Woodin Deschamps & Cosmo Sheldrake

Collaboration is the essence of all good film making and here we explore the relationship between musician Cosmo Sheldrake and new director Ruben Woodin Dechamps,  a creative partnership which is producing wonderfully eccentric and magical music films. Cosmo, your music feels a mix of spiritual and fun, ancient chants and contemporary electronica. It also feels deeply […]

Hot Spot: Ibeyi, River

Rattling Stick director Ed Morris – winner of the YDA 2014 Charity Web Film category with his film Don’t Retaliate has come up with a genius simple idea for the soul sisters Ibeyi’s track River. –

Ciclope festival presents its international guest list

Ciclope Festival has announced the full guest list for its 5th edition, that will be held on 6th and 7th November 2014, in Berlin. Being the only international event fully dedicated to the craft in advertising and moving image, it will gather world top professionals to share their ideas, celebrate the best work and network […]

Searchlight: Michael Adeyeye

Increasingly the most sought after new directors are those who can turn a dab hand to other skills such as VFX as well as live action.  One such talent who has caught our eye is Michael Adeyeye with his stunning short film Escape. Escape is a mesmerizing reflection of a boy’s rather harsh experience. How did the idea come […]

Sign me up: Nelson de Castro

You may recall Nelson de Castro’s debut music video which won the  Saatchis / OK Go award last year in Cannes (see below), a feat of experimental fun made on a miniscule budget. Now the new director has created another technically fabulous film for the band Digitalism, called Wolves. Can you please talk us through […]

Searchlight: Julian Petschek

We love Julian Petschek’s graduation film Butter Ya’Self which he completed at Cal Arts in LA. Here we talk bananas with the new director / animator shortly after signing pan Europe with Supergoober in London. How would you describe your childhood please? And when did you first become aware of wanting to tell visual stories? My […]

Sign me up: Ethan Berger

We catch up with New York-based new director Ethan Berger about his creative relationship with bands and his evolving career shooting commercials. Sex, lots of sex, drugs, the works – sounds like the usual ingredients for music videos but somehow your narratives donʼt take themselves very seriously in spite of the band appearing in them. […]

Searchlight: Oliver Wurffell

We catch up with Pulse’s latest new director Oliver Wurffell who is about to shoot his first music video following some strong filmic branded work. Please tell us about your background please, and what led you to be making films and being signed to Pulse. I first discovered filmmaking in 2000 after picking up my […]