PENSACOLA direct new campaign for GoDaddy

GoDaddy‘s new campaign celebrates Britain’s entrepreneurial spirit. Narrated by comedian Javone Prince, created by VCCP, and directed by CANADA London‘s Pensacola, the commercial film tells the story of Look Mum No Hands – a cafe/bicycle shop/ bar that used GoDaddy to get a domain name, build a website and grow an online following for coffee fans, casual drinkers and cycling fanatics alike. GoDaddy is set to showcase a series of successful British businesses throughout the year through TV and out-of-home ads.

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CANADA directs new campaign for Mercedes – Benz

CANADA’s Nicolás Méndez directs new global campaign for Mercedes-Benz to promote the brand’s first electric SUV, featuring Grammy award-winning singer The Weekend. The artist appears in the film soundtracked to his new single, ‘Blinding Lights‘ and is also creative director on the project. Méndez is known internationally for acclaimed pieces, such as El Guincho ‘Bombay’, Phoenix ‘Trying to be CoolBeck ‘Up All Night’ (nominated for Best Music Video at the Grammy Awards), and Rosalía ‘Malamente’ (Best Pop International Video and Best Director at the UKMVA’s), amongst other MV work, as well as commercial films for brands that include AppleCravendaleCadbury’sBudweiserChupa-Chups and Huawei, to name just a few. 

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‘The Burial Of Kojo’ by Blitz Bazawule

Blitz Bazawule is a filmmaker and musician born in Ghana. His feature directorial debut ‘The Burial Of Kojo’ premiered at Urbanworld Film Festival where it won Best Narrative Feature (World Cinema). The film also won the Grand Prize at the 2019 Luxor African Film Festival in Egypt. Written and directed by Bazawule, filmed entirely in Ghana on a micro-budget, with local crew and several first-time actors, the film tells the story of Kojo (Joseph Otsiman), who is left to die in an abandoned gold mine, as his young daughter Esi (newcomer Cynthia Dankwa) travels through a spirit land to save him. The film was produced by Blitz Bazawule, Ama Abebrese and Kwaku Obeng Boateng, is distributed by ARRAY and was released on Netflix, making it the first Ghanaian film to premiere on Netflix.

CAVIAR Join ENID

Global award-winning entertainment company Caviar has joined ENID. With its London office headed by Managing EP Sorcha Shepherd, Caviar also have offices in AmsterdamBrusselsLos AngelesMadrid and Paris. The company’s ever growing circle of creators is rooted in branded content and film, with storytelling at the heart of everything they do. They are ever evolving and constantly expanding into new areas with creative work that stands out in its own right, gaining worldwide recognition and consistently winning awards at top industry festivals.

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JAMIE GYNGELL wins Homespun Yarns 2019

Hoi Polloi’s Jamie Gyngell has won this year’s Homespun Yarns short film competition with his film 4×6, after a screening night at the Ministry of Sound in London. ‘4×6′ is the story of graphic artist, Tessa, who finds a mysterious photo of an unknown couple amongst her latest batch of prints, her curiosity unleashes a sinister force beyond her control. It is the first horror film Yarns have ever commissioned and earned some very favourable comments from the judges;

 
“Wow this is one of the best shorts I’ve ever seen. Mesmeric and uncomfortable and perfectly controlled – everything in its right place. From performances to framing to score – really great work. You feel like as soon as it ends you want to go right back and re watch, which is a neat trick to pull off.” (Tom Tagholm, Director)
“This story had me hooked from the very beginning. The unnerving music, mixed with the creepy guy snooping on the hero’s photos – you knew something was coming. I also loved it was shot on film – the cinematic look and feel really chimed with the theme of the story. The VFX of the photo coming to life was fantastic and completely unexpected”. (Anna Arnell, Creative Partner at And Rising)
Gyngell is a breakthrough director who has shot water exploding through a ceiling on high speed cameras, marshalled all the Guardian’s chefs in one day, and re-created the Paris riots on vintage 16mm film for BBH and Clarkes. Hoi Polloi are an award-winning production company known for fostering and supporting young talent, as well as for their untraditional, generous and collaborative approach to production, having helped deliver numerous projects across TVSocialLive StreamingDigital Posters, and Web Series.

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JAKE NAVA directs new campaign for Google Pixel

 

Jake Nava directs new commercial film for Google Pixel 4, titledDance Off‘, created by US advertising agency Swift.  The campaign introduces a new way to mix up the party playlist with Google Pixel 4 and Motion Sense, featuring music from Cage The Elephant, Stormzy, Party Favor, and Bipolar Sunshine. Nava’s work have been highly awarded, and continues to break new ground at the intersection of culture and storytelling, with iconic pieces across a number of genres.

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Darren Aronofsky’s Chromista new signing

Darren Aronofsky’s Chromista has just signed Australia-native writer and director, Sarah Daggar-Nickson. Dagger-Nickson’s debut feature film, A Vigilante, starring Olivia Wilde, premiered at the SXSW Film Festival 2018. Sarah first gained prominence through her two short films Dead Hands (starring Brady Corbet), and The Light in the Night (starring Luke Grimes and executive produced by Lars Knudsen), having written, produced and directed branded content over the past five years, for clients such as Google, Louis Vuitton and Youtube.

YONI LAPPIN directs new music video for Mura Masa

CANADA London‘s most recent signing, Yoni Lappin, directed the music video for Mura Masa & Slowthai Deal Wiv it’. The London-based director and photographer works 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, Octavian, Charli XCX and Post Malone. Lappin has also recently directed and photographed for Adidas, Vogue, Nowness, Luxottica, Converse & JW Anderson.

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EDDIE ALCAZAR directs new campaign for Borderlands

Created by Chromista and 2K’s in-house marketing team, and directed by Eddie AlcazarBorderland’s new campaign combines old-school techniques with modern video game vibe, in a stop-motion holiday diorama. The story continues in the interplanetary adventure of Borderlands 3, a ‘shoot and loot’ game for PC, PlayStation 4, and XBOX One, developed by Gearbox Software. With a background in game development – and currently in production in a full stop-motion feature – Alcazar brought a powerful hybrid of experience to both the creative and highly technical aspects of the piece. Film DirectorWriterProducer and Game Developer, Alcazar’s film work spans across documentary, commercials and feature films, with his most recent feature, ‘Perfect’’ (2018), produced by Steven Soderbergh.

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