Winning post: David Bertram

David Bertram won First Prize with his film Don’t Sing for Data in the music video category. We catch up with the photographer-turned-director about his work… What were the main challenges of making your award-winning film? As the script is quiet complex, my major concern was to make it simple and understandable. There are five characters that […]

Winner: Max Tsui

Max Tsui’s background in cinematography gives him an exciting edge to creating films with a professional quality. Take a look at this winning test spot which won the jury’s praise in Cannes. Here we catch up with the young director about his intricately crafted – and beautifully lit of course – commercial, Steampunk Coke.  You won […]

Winning Post: Mary Nighy

Mary Nighy – represented by White Lodge in London and Superette in Paris – picked up second prize in the charity category with her compelling film Handprint. We asked the new director what she’s been up to since her win to find that Mary has created another stunning awareness-raising film. What have been your highlights since […]

New Director: Sophia Ray

It’s hard getting a footing up the directing ladder but some are lucky and talented enough to be picked up by production companies straight after graduation. Sally McCormack, herself fresh out of journalism school, talks with one such young London-based director Sophia Ray You are just beginning as a director at Nice & Polite. A […]

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 […]

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 […]

New director: Tino de la Huerta

Brought up in a Mexican border town Tino de la Huerta has a bank of stories from the city to draw on to make films for online content, commercials and music videos. Recently signed to The Lift in Mexico City, YDA catches up with the new director. Food, fashion, music videos … and then you […]

New directors: Gus Filgate and Paul Miller

Having worked together for many years in different roles, Gus Filgate & Paul Miller embarked on a new adventure as co-directors in 2010. We catch up with the duo on their first short film Florette which won huge praise on the YDA shortlist this year; a black comedy that draws its inspiration from their own […]

New director Joseph Mann scoops top award at Rushes Soho Shorts with his first music video

We catch up with director Joseph Mann, recently signed to Blink, about his winning music video, Small Hands for Keaton Henson. What came first – your desire to craft creatures or to make films?  Making things is what I have always enjoyed doing. I was never any good at academic structure and it used to […]