SELECTA’s Paco Cruz directs new commercial for Animalife

SELECTA‘s Paco Cruz directs new commercial film for Animalife, created by Havas WW. The film was pick of the day on David Reviews and was also featured in Shots magazine (see below). Known for exploring and integrating a diverse range of disciplines into his work, as well as for his twisted humour and comedy films, Cruz has collected several awards, including two Lions at the Cannes Film Festival in Craft/ Film and the EPICA Gold award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Autobahn’s new short film ‘Castells’

Autobahn duo, Pedro and James, have directed a short documentary about the centuries-old Catalan tradition of human towers and the people that make them. ‘Castells’  is the result of 6 months of research, during which the duo visited various towns in the region, befriending and interviewing the characters from the Castells teams (collas). Pedro and James quickly realised that Castells are a collective endeavour in which everyone from the community can take part, leading them to build a multi character film, exploring the role of the different people and how such activity impacts those involved and the society around them. The result is a gripping portrayal of the tradition: “We felt it somehow carries a metaphor for society itself, almost as if it was a model for interaction, cooperation and societal development in success and in failure. We connected to that and we were emotionally hit by the sheer beauty of the towers themselves.”

The film has been awarded a Vimeo Staff Pick and was also featured on Its Nice That (see below).

 

 

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DARREN ARONOFSKY Directs NEW Films For FDA Campaign

Acclaimed feature film director, Darren Aronofsky, continues his long standing relationship with award-winning cinematographer Matthew Libatique (‘A Star Is Born’‘Venom’) in two commercial films for The Food and Drug Administration’s tobacco prevention campaign ’The Real Cost’. Created by FCB NY to tackle tobacco use amongst teenagers, the campaign includes a free horror game for Xbox and PC, ‘One Leaves’, based on the statistic that three out of every four teens who smoke in high school will continue into adulthood despite trying to quit.

ENID London represents Darren Aronofsky through Chromista. To view more of his work, click here.