TALENT REPUBLIC sources TALENT for NEW BRITISH AIRWAYS Campaign

Talent Republic were tasked by Ogilvy to identify and secure a diverse range of iconic talent that embodied ‘Modern Britain‘, for British Airways first major brand campaign since 2012.  BA100 features a stellar line-up of famous names, including stars of the screen Gary OldmanOlivia Colman and Riz Ahmed; sporting stars Anthony JoshuaEllie Simmonds and Nicola Adams; musical talent Paloma Faith and The Kingdom Choir; as well as contemporary artist Grayson Perry, anthropologist Jane Goodall, chef and TV presenter Matilda Ramsay and Helen Sharman, the first Briton in space. Olivia Colman formed a pivotal part of the impressive cast, and is currently riding-high on the international acclaim and success of The Favourite – for which she will hopefully win an Oscar!

To view more of Talent Republic‘s work, click here.

ROGER GUARDIA Directs New Film for NIKE KOREA

CANADA London’s Roger Guardia directed a new Nike Korea spot, created by W+K Tokyo. The campaign aims to inspire women in Korea to take part in sports, using a split screen technique and “choose phenomenal” message, based on the concept of choice: you can let others define you and your future, or you can choose to believe your potential and strength are yours to define. 

To view more of Roger Guardia‘s work, click here.

CANADA London Signs ALBERT MOYA with NEW Video for FOALS

CANADA London has announced their latest signing, director Albert Moya, with the release of their first project together; a new music video for British rock group Foals, produced by CANADA and directed by Moya. The video for the single ‘Exits‘,  features French actress Christa Théret and Game of Thrones star Isaac H Wright, with the surreal and retro-futuristic video being made in close collaboration with the artists themselves. Moya is known for  creating influential independent films as well as lending his unique poetic voice to brands like Dries Van Noten and Gucci, and creating films such as ‘HollywoodMen‘ and ‘Ricardo Bofill‘ for NOWNESS.

To view more of Albert Moya‘s work, click here.

PRIVATE ISLAND Collaborates with Wieden + Kennedy and Gillian Wearing

London based production company, Private Island, were invited by Wieden + Kennedy London to collaborate with Turner Prize-winning British artist Gillian Wearing on a new piece, as part of the Cincinnati Art Museum exhibition “Life: Gillian Wearing”. The five-minute film deploys face-swapping Artificial Intelligence technology, creating a new extension of the artist’s work, in which a series of strangers appear on screen with Wearing’s face. The main concept came out of a conversation with Cincinnati Art Museum curator, Nathaniel Stein, on how she might engage a public that do not know who she is, inspiring the artist to create a piece of work that was an ad of herself.

Wearing is known for being a part of her own creations, using lip-syncing, masks, and more. The Cincinnati Art Museum describes her current exhibition, a series of video installations and photography, as charting new territory in Wearing’s “identity, self-revelation and contemporary media culture, exploring tensions between public and private life, the drive to tell our own secrets and know the secrets of others, and the blurry line between documentation and a constructed point of view.”  Wearing’s work can be found at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, and L.A.’s Hammer Museum.

Recently, Private Island have collaborated with Wieden + Kennedy London on another AI based project, to launch Ingress Prime, the latest version of the global augmented reality (AR) mobile game from Niantic, in a film directed by Chris Boyle.

To view more of Private Island’s and Chris Boyle’s work, click here.

GREG HACKETT Directs Short Film

Director Greg Hackett has travelled to Naples to make a new short film entitled ‘Tam Tam – Outside The Lines’. The film captures the story of an Italian basketball team, who were refused access to regional leagues because of the Italian born players’ immigration status. Narrated by 14 year old Wisdom, the story recounts the team’s journey, accompanied by Hackett’s cinematic visual narrative.

Greg Hackett is on Spindle‘s roster. To view more of his work, click here.

WOUTER STOTER signs to SNAPPER FILMS

Dutch director Wouter Stoter has signed to London based Snapper. In Stoter’s latest music video for Dutch alt-rock band, De Staat, it’s red versus blue in an eye-catching promo with the band’s frontman, Torre Florim, rallying his bandmates against themselves. The video showcases Stoter’s ability to imbue his work with a distinctive stamp and great achievement of visual effects.

The music video also received 5* on David Reviews.

CHRIS BOYLE Directs WIEDEN + KENNEDY INGRESS PRIME Launch

Released on Friday, Chris Boyle‘s most recent project is a hype film, created by W+K London to launch Ingress Prime, the latest version of the global augmented reality (AR) mobile game from Niantic. With footage researchVFXanimationonline & offline edit all done at Private Island’s studios, the new piece reiterates Boyle’s strong track record in gaming, which has previously led him to do the creative concept and direction cinematics for The Division and Black Ops 1 & 2. Chris’s notoriously diverse body of work ranges from live-action and performance to graphics and animation, and has seen him direct and write for various high end clients and advertising agencies.

ENID represents Chris Boyle through Private Island. To view more of his work, click here.

 

ROGER GUÀRDIA Directs Series of Films for CONVERSE

Director Roger Guàrdia follows the true stories five pairs of Converse leave behind in Seoul, Shanghai and Boston. The campaign was created by Wieden+Kennedy Shanghai and stars Lay Zhang and Nana Ouyang, two of Asia’s most prominent superstars.

ENID represents Roger Guàrdia through CANADA London. Click the still above to watch the series of films, and view more of Roger Guàrdia‘s work here.