Hot Spot: Fleur & Manu

Fleur & Manu. The Fantastic French directors who never ever disappoint – just take a look at this film for Skrillex, Doompy Poomp.

Hot Spot: Aoife McArdle

Somesuch director Aoife McArdle returns home to Belfast shoot a gutsy gripping film for U2 – set during the Troubles of the 80s – that also tenderly captures those early days of love.

Hot Spot: Hamish Rothwell

Goodoil director Hamish Rothwell’s insanely good stunt-filled spot, Captain Risky, takes car insurance ads to the next level.

Hot Spot: Steve Ayson

The Sweetshop’s Steve Ayson, known for his funny ads like Momsong for Old Spice and Carlton’s Beer Chase, has come up with this glorious poetic spot out of New Zealand.

Hot Spot: Matthijs van Heijningen

The world loved Soixan7e Quin5e director Matthijs van Heijningen’s earlier work The Bear for Canal+, which scooped up 2012’s top international awards. Now the master of comic timing and BETC have launched a sequel, there’s nothing we love more than a good joke.

Hot Spot: 1000 Sizzling Japanese maids in Action

Reminiscent of the late Naga Noda’s wonderful line-up for Coca Cola several years ago, Dentsu, Tokyo have created this fabulously good fun spot for Flagstone Pots and Pans called 100 Sizzling Japanese maids in Action.

Hot Spot: Young Replicant

Young Replicant takes us on a mesmerizing journey to the afterlife, a film that is perfectly in tune with Flying Lotus’ track Coronus, The Terminator.

Hot Spot : Gareth Pugh, Ascension

We love a slow reveal… and this 700 fps “Caravaggio painting meets Bill Viola” installation for Gareth Pugh by Legs directors Geremy & Georgie is sheer poetry.

Hot Spot: Zhu, Paradise Awaits

Tomek Ducki digitally animated this music video, both 2d and 3d, and then overpainted it on paper frame by frame. “I refer to it sometimes as manual rendering,” he says, “Rotoscoping over animation if you like. I like this because we have a good balance of controlled movement and accidental results with the painting.”

Hot Spot: Ok Go – I won’t let you down

I won’t let you down is a new kind music video filmed by a camera on a drone. Director Morihiro Harano explains that the film was done in one continuous shoot taking approximately 50 to 60 tries to get it right. More info here