MARCELO BURGOS directs new campaign for Borderlands

2K have launched the latest instalment of the Borderlands series (Borderlands 3) with a string of disruptive spots that transform bland commercials into Borderlands wastelands, populated by demon dogs and violent freaks. Created by the video game publisher’s in-house creative team, the films were directed by Marcelo Burgos and produced by Chromista. Burgos established himself on the agency side of the business, beginning his career as a creative at Ogilvy Buenos Aires in the 1990s. He then went on to win over 70 advertising industry awards before transitioning to a film director. Now having a body of work that reflects a diverse background in design and visual storytelling, Burgos’s directing work has been  recognised  with  9 Cannes Lions,  as well as other national and international awards

To view more of Marcelo Burgos‘s work, click here.

MANSON directs new campaign for Google

MANSON directed  the new campaign for GoogleSearch B2B‘, the campaign was created by 72andSunny Amsterdam. The campaign seeks to promote to continuous value and ongoing relevance of search to customers. There is a hero video that highlights how consumers use Google search to find what really matters to them.

To view more of MANSON’s work, click here.

DAN CASTELLA directs new campaign for Beco

Hoi Polloi’s Dan Castella directed  the new campaign for BecoSteal Our Staff”,  inviting British businesses to steal its staff in order to raise awareness of the ‘Disability Employment Gap’ and disrupt employers’ outdated attitudes towards people with disabilities.

The film made it to Campaign’s Pick of the Week. Read full article below, or here .

To view more of Dan Castella’s work, click here.

 

YONI LAPPIN joins CANADA London

CANADA London has announced their latest signing, director Yoni Lappin, is London-based director and photographer working in music, fashion, documentary, commercial and film. His interest in youth culture has led him to direct videos for cutting edge artists such as A$AP Rocky, Mura Masa, Octavian, Charli XCX, Usher, NAO and Post Malone. He has also recently directed work and photographed for Adidas, Vogue, Nowness, Luxottica, Converse & JW Anderson.

To view more of Yoni Lappin’s work, click here.

OLLY BLACKBURN directs new series Sanditon

Great Guns’s Olly Blackburn recently directed the first three episodes of ‘Sanditon‘. The series marks the first time that Jane Austen’s unfinished and last novel (published in 1925 posthumously) has been brought to life on the screen in such a large-scale production. The drama is adapted by BAFTA and Emmy-award-winning writer, Andrew Davies (Bridget Jones’ Diary, Pride and Prejudice, War & Peace, House of Cards)

To view more of Olly Blackburn’s work click here.

DAN CADAN co directs new music video for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Film director Dan Cadan, represented by Rankin’s company The Graft, has co-directed the new music video for Noel Gallagher‘s High Flying Birds ‘This is The Place, in the clip, Gallagher and his bandmates play the track in front of the green screen as psychedelic imagery rotates behind them, giving a throwback ’80s effect with some of the shots.

To view more of Dan Cadan’s work, click here.

HOI POLLOI Joins ENID

Award-winning production company Hoi Polloi have joined ENID. Known for fostering and supporting young talent, as well as for their untraditional, generous and collaborative approach to production, Hoi Polloi have helped deliver numerous projects across TVSocialLive StreamingDigital Posters, and Web Series. Below is a selection of some of their talent, with links to examples of their work.

DAN HODGSON
Short Film ‘Love Is Blind

Known for his cinematic storytelling, Dan Hodgson is a writer and director of filmscommercials and music videos. His short ‘Love Is Blind’ was nominated for a Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, a Moet British Independent Award for Best British Short Film, and was featured on ‘Short of the Week’. The film also picked up awards internationally, including São PauloDijon, the Shnit Film FestivalEmden-Norderney, and Roma. Hodgson is currently developing his debut feature with development funding from the BFI.

View more of Dan Hodgson’s work here.

BEN A. WILLIAMS
Trailer ‘The Pass’

AFTA nominated for his first feature, ‘The Pass‘, in 2017. An intimate portrait of two footballers, the film was the Gala Opening Film at the BFI Flare Festival, having opened the New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival and closed the LA Film FestivalIn 2018 A. Williams has been one of the series directors at the helm of Channel 4’s Humans’and has just finished shooting a new TV series set in Morocco, Bagdad Central, also for Channel 4. 

View more of Ben A. Williams’s work here.

AARON DUNNLEAVY
TBWA ‘Future Fish

Often blending working with real people and actors, with unscripted and improvised performances, street casting and many a time non-professional young actors, Dunnleavy’s first student short, ‘Throw Me to the Dogs’, won 10 awards on the festival circuit, and was distributed worldwide via MUBI, as well as being awarded a ‘Best of the Month’ Staff Pick on Vimeo. Aaron was nominated for the BFI Future-Film-Fest ‘Best Director’ Award, and his work has recently been featured on MTV for VOXI. He is one of only 15 young directorschosen for the Ignite Fellowship Scheme, a worldwide mentoring programme run by the Sundance Festival. Aaron’s latest film, ’T.W.A.T.’(Tandem With A Trailer) was showcased by the BBC for their strand ‘Give Me A Voice’, having lunched on BBC3’s Facebook page as ‘Alfie, The Odd Job Boy of Clitheroe‘, with over 18 million views.
View more of Aaron Dunnleavy’s work here.
DAN CASTELLA
Short Film Pitta Patter

Since winning first prize at the Straight 8 Industry shoot-out at Cannes with his short film ‘Jamella’, Castella has been working on a diverse range of projects, from casting comedy actors for Google, to interviewing Jamie Redknapp, or most recently a project involving the blind staff of a Social Enterprise, currently being edited. In 2017 Castella directed ‘To Wendy Who Kicked Me When I Said I Love You’, a short film supported by Film London, which premiered at the London Film Festival and was screened at over 15 festivals around the world. Dan has been shortlisted for the Virgin Media Awards twice, and won Jury commendation for his short film ‘Pitta Patter’.

View more of Dan Castella’s work here.

SIM WARREN
A Meaningful Journey – Perspective

A recognised expert in rollerblading, by the age of 16, Sim Warren was featured on the covers of all the top UK sports magazines and competed inCalifornia on several sponsored tours. Whilst recovering from a serious injury, Warren began to document his mates rollerblading and competing, and sharing his work on Vimeo, having been awarded several Staff Picks. His work is frequently referenced and recognised by other filmmakers, and he was chosen by the Creative Director at Lululemon to create the brand’s first UK film. In 2017, Sim began shooting a series of intimate portraits for the Outdoor equipment house Millican, having since made a number of films for the brand across the UK, Norway, and Sweden.

View more of Sim Warren’s work here.