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. […]

Sign me up: Michael Graham

We talk with new director Michael Graham about his a flair for shooting fashion and about his film making process. Please tell us how you became involved with fashion film making.  I’ve been interested in fashion for a long time and it’s where I draw a good amount of inspiration from for each of my […]

Sign me up: Corinne Delaney

We catch up with a budding fashion film director just graduated with her Masters film project out of London. What was the original brief for your Masters graduation film Led Zeppelin Cashmere or was it completely open to you to create a film in any which way you wanted to? I studied my Masters in […]

Sign Me Up: Charlotte Rabate

Charlotte Rabate, fresh out of Tisch Film School, won at the Porsche Student Awards and the AICP Award with her fun-filled clever Durex spec spot and has now created two more spots – for Wonderbra and Odiseo magazine- that show she’s got a very distinctive visual voice. We catch up with the new director… Each […]

Sign Me Up: Nicolas Lefaucheux

Following on from our last post with his fellow Parachutes colleague Yann Pineill we catch up with Nicolas Lefaucheux. Is Nostalgies your graduation project?  What was the original brief? Nostalgies is my graduation project indeed, after five years in graphic design school ESAG Penninghen, based in Paris. The brief was totally up to me, and […]

Sign me up: Marie-Louise & Marie-Noel

Amazing what you find when you are cruising through the web searching for nuggets. This gem of a film, Beirut In Black and White, is a the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts Masters project written and directed by Marie-Louise Elia and produced by Marie-Noël Bou Haila. Here we catch up with the two young Lebanese […]

Sign me up: Yann Pineill

Parisian-based Parachutes is a group of four graphic designers, all just graduated from ESAG-Penninghen. Here we talk with one of the members, Yann Pineill, whose clever graduation film, Symmetry, tells a different tale both backwards and forwards, while another film Beauty of Mathematics is a collaboration with fellow Parachutes colleague, Nicolas Lefaucheux. Let’s start at […]

Sign me up: Andreas Bruns

Andreas Bruns picked up second prize in the YDA film school category with his charming narrative for Mercedes Benz. Now the Film Akademie Baden Wurtemburg student has proved his directing ability with this new spec spot for Lux soap. Is this latest Lux spec spot your graduation film? No, it is not my graduation film. […]