CHROMISTA’s DARREN ARONOFSKY WIN CANNES LIONS

Darren Aronofsky’s films win 5 Gold Lions

The films for The New York Times brand campaign ‘The Truth is Hard to Find’, directed by Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler’, ‘Reqiem for a Dream’, ‘Black Swan’, ‘Noah’) have won 5 Gold Lions this year at Cannes‘Tyler Hicks’ and ‘Bryan Denton’ won a Gold Lion each in both Film and Film Craft – editorial categories, and the ‘Daniel Berehulak’ piece also won a Gold Lion in Film Craft. The campaign was created by Droga5 NY, and highlights the work of photojournalists and their specific stories.

“Instead of being maligned and mistrusted, journalists should be respected and thanked. For me, it was an honour to speak with them about their methods and some of their toughest assignments. I hope the commercials pay tribute to the important work these men and women have done and continue to do.” – Aronofsky.

Click the still below to watch the three award-winning films, and here to see more of Darren Aronofsky’s work.

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DARREN ARONOFSKY’s final film for the New York Times

Darren Aronofsky, represented by ENID through his own set-up Chromista, has shared his final piece with Droga5 NY for the New York Times‘s ongoing ‘The Truth is Hard’ campaign. Following on from the series so far, featuring the photojournalists Tyler Hicks and Bryan Denton, the piece centers around photojournalist Josh Haner, and his story on polar bears in an Alaskan village, affected by climate change.

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ENID represents DARREN ARONOFSKY through Chromista. To see more of his work click here.

 

ALESSANDRO PACCIANI, Darren Aronofsky’s signing’s new Acura

Alessandro Pacciani, the latest signing over at Darren Aronofsky‘s production company, Chromista, has directed a new epic feature film style commercial for the Acura NSX.  Pacciani worked with renowned Dutch sound designer and composer Charles Deenan, best known for his work on ‘Fast and Furious’ (2001)Need for Speed‘ (2014), and ‘The Incredible Hulk’ (2008). 

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With over ten years experience working commercially, Alessandro Pacciani has gained a reputation of merging live action and CG elements, with a cinematic storytelling style.  The brands he has worked with include NikeAcuraBMWMercedesHondaFerrari, Google and Universal, and he also directed the cinematics for the action game Dark Souls II.  For this, Pacciani won several awards, including a nomination the Hollywood Film Awards, among Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino.  He has also won a UNESCO Award, and his works have been showcased at the ICA in London and at SIGGRAPH Asia.

To see more of ALESSANDRO PACCIANI’s work click here.

 

New films by CHLOE WALLACE for Booking.com

Director Chloe Wallace at CANADA London has directed two comedic ads for Booking.com with Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam, ‘Emotional’ and ‘Functional’. 

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50% American and 50% Spanish, Chloé Wallace is a young film maker who has directed short films and music videos for brands such as, NownessDesigual, Chanel, Reebok and Vogue. In addition to her new film for Booking.com with Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam, Wallace has also recently directed the spot ‘You see what you see’ for the fashion social network 21 Buttons. 

ENID represents CHLOÉ WALLACE through CANADA London. To see more of her work click here.

KASRA FARAHANI’s ‘TILT’ premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

Director Kasra Farahani at CHROMISTA premiered his new feature film ‘TILT’ at Tribeca Film Festival 2017 at the weekend. An existential horror film, which Farahani also co-wrote, ‘TILT’ explores the visible paranoia of a struggling film maker (Joseph Cross), with an added component of social relevance, signifying today’s “new normal” of white male rage and entitlement. ‘TILT’ also stars Alexia Rasmussen, Kelvin Yu, Jessy Hodges, and CS Lee.

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Born in Iran and raised in Los Angeles, Kasra Farahani has a strong background in production design, and continues to work in art departments for directors such as Ryan CooglerJJ Abrams, Steven Spielberg, Tim Burton, and James Cameron. His writing/directing debut was made with his short ‘Noon’, and since then has directed various projects including the short ‘Concerning the Bodyguard’ and a 90s film for Final Fantasy XV, where he also led the art department. His work for Halo 4 won him a Streamy Award and he has also received two nominations at the Art Directors Guild. Now a director, designer and producer, Farahani hopes to continue to tell stories that combine the scope of visual worlds with the substantive drama that comes from the conflict of well-realised characters.

ENID represents KASRA FARAHANI through CHROMISTA. To see more of his work, click here.

‘Tender Stories No.6’ by MARCAL FORES ft. Gwyneth Paltrow

Marcal Fores at CANADA London has directed a new film featuring Gwyneth Paltrow, for Spanish jewellery brand TOUS. The film, titled ‘Tender Stories No. 6’, continues the brand’s latest ongoing campaign and was released to coincide with Mother’s Day in the US next month.

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ENID represents MARÇAL FORÉS through CANADA London. To see more of his work, click here.


DARREN ARONOFSKY’S new films for The New York Times

Darren Aronofsky at CHROMISTA has directed two new commercial films with Droga5 for The New York Times, with more to follow.  The series of ads are being released as part of the ongoing truth-focused brand campaign ‘The Truth Is Hard’, with the first two bringing to light the work of photojournalists Tyler Hicks and Bryan Denton.

Click on the still below to watch them both (via Adweek):

“Photojournalists risk their safety, their minds and often their lives in order to capture what is really happening in the most tumultuous parts of the world,” Aronofsky said in a statement. “They rush face first into war, disease and human plight to capture the horrors that are unfolding on and to our planet. Many of their images end up changing us and how we treat each other.”

“Instead of being maligned and mistrusted, journalists should be respected and thanked. For me, it was an honour to speak with them about their methods and some of their toughest assignments. I hope the commercials pay tribute to the important work these men and women have done and continue to do.” 

ENID represents DARREN ARONOFSKY through CHROMISTA. To watch more of his work click here.

 

PENSACOLA at CANADA London’s new film for Volkswagen

Directing trio Pensacola from CANADA London have directed a new commercial for Volkswagen‘s new international campaign ‘Baby Gesture’, with Achtung! in Amsterdam.

The film is to promote the brand’s new ‘Gesture Control’ technology and humorously explores what happens when it is put into the wrong hands – the hands of a toddler.

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Pensacola are a directing trio formed by Pau Suris, Pau Dalmases and Pablo Larcuen. They have directed commercial films globally, for brands such as Coca-Cola, Euromillions, ASOS, Ikea, Samsung, BBC Radio, SFR, Ray Ban, Bacardi and GiffGaff, amongst others. Their work has been featured in Campaign magazine, Creativity, Creative Review and AdWeek. Pensacola have received nominations and awards from festivals and associations such as D&AD and Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and have also been invited to speak in leading industry forums like NSFF.

ENID represents PENSACOLA through CANADA London. To watch more of their work, click here.

MANSON’s new film for Tommy Hilfiger’s ‘x GiGi Hadid’ collection

Manson have directed a new video for Tommy Hilfiger‘Tommy’s Rollersquad’, shot on the streets of Venice, LA. It was commissioned directly by Tommy Hilfiger to promote the brand’s ‘x GiGi Hadid’ collection, which itself launched with a runway show at music festival-inspired ‘Tommyland’, on Venice Beach last month.

The film was directed using a mixture of digital, super 8 and 16mm film formats, and it is live on the Tommy Hilfiger website with an image-recognition app, where any of the fashion wears can be clicked on and instantly purchased online. With a reference to pop culture, the video gives a taster of ‘Tommyland’, a theme park and fashion festival set up by Tommy Hilfiger, to celebrate the brand’s recent move to LA.

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Manson are a Barcelona-based directing collective/studio who work across different media, including animation and live action, and, ‘knowing no boundaries’, they explore the aesthetics and narratives of contemporary urban culture. Manson have worked with various agencies and clients in recent years, and their collaboration with Google Play and California Sunday magazine earned them a Vimeo Staff Pick.

ENID represents MANSON through CANADA London. To watch more of their work, click here.