TALENT REPUBLIC + JOSEPH KHAN do Christmas together

Directed by The Graft’award winning Joseph Khan, with Mariah Carey secured by Europe’s leading independent talent broker, Talent Republic (both represented by ENID), and created by Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, Walkers’ largest Christmas campaign to date follows Mariah Carey as she performs her classic tune All I Want for Christmas Is You’ onset, 25 years after the song was first released. The campaign is part of a wider strategy from Walkers to create “talkability” and “rejuvenate the brand”, and has garnered widespread positive international press pick-up and over 11 million views on Twitter within 48 hours of posting.

Following on from Talent Republic’s success in casting and securing the iconic Spice Girls for Walkers’ previous campaign, ‘Superfan’, for the Christmas campaign they worked with multiple parties including Walkers, AMVBBDO, Roc Nation, and Sony Music UK to ‘help’ develop and deliver a fully integrated a fully integrated campaign across TV, online, social and POS.

Talent Republic are known for their creative and strategic thinking to identify and secure famous international names for agencies and brands.  Headed by CEO Anne Batz, they cover A-list talent from filmTVfashionmusic and sport, as well as global influencers and rising stars, working closely with clients and offering a bespoke and highly personalised approach on a broad spectrum of briefs. Not representing any Artists themselves, Talent Republic’s goal is to impartially secure the best possible name for each brief, at their most optimum time and on the most favourable terms.

Director Joseph Kahn is widely recognised for his extensive body of work in the commercialmusic video, and feature film worlds. Kahn’s videos have been commissioned by some of the biggest artists in entertainment, including Mariah Carey, and he has directed commercials for top international brands for over 15 years. His latest feature film, ‘BODIED’, was produced by Eminem and premiered at Toronto International Film Festival last September.

To view more of Joseph Khan‘s work, click here, and to see a selection of Talent Republic‘s work, click here.

MANSON directs new music video for Katy Perry

CANADA London’s collective, MANSON, directed the music video for Katy Perry’s newly released song ‘Harleys in Hawaii’ – the third single as lead artist this year. Made up of Pau López, Gerardo del Hierro and Tomás Peña, the Barcelona based directing team work across a diverse spectrum of techniques and themes, including traditional animation and 3D, comedy, fashion, documentary, and fantasy, for such clients as Tommy Hilfiger, MTV, Instagram, Nike and Adidas, to name just a few.

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

ALBERT MOYA directs new campaign for RIMOWA

Titled ‘Cast in a New Light’, the new film directed by Albert Moya for the high quality luggage brand, RIMOWAtells a futuristic story about the out-of-the-ordinary routine of the life of two purposeful travellers. Moya is known for creating influential independent films, as well as lending his poetic voice to brands like Dries Van NotenGucci and NOWNESS, with his recent music video for Foals‘Exists’, being shortlisted at Kinsale Sharks in the category of Insternational Best Music Video.

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

CANADA directs new campaign for Instagram

Nicolás Méndez of CANADA directed a new film for Instagram‘Coeur Sur Toi’, partnering with Wieden & Kennedy. Celebrated globally for an iconic body of work, CANADA have directed music videos and commercials for major artists and brands, including recent video for Rosalia’s ‘Malamente’, which won Best International Music Video at the Kinsale Shark AwardsBest Pop International Video at the UKMVAs – where CANADA were also named Best Director – and two Pencils at D&AD, for Best Music Video and Best Direction in a Music Video.

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

PENSACOLA directs new campaign for Kia

CANADA London’s Pensacola directed a new commercial film for Kia‘Soul 2020’, created by Innocean Worldwide. Made up of Pau Suris and Pau Dalmases, the directing duo have been nominated and awarded in numerous international festivals and associations, including D&AD and Hollywood Foreign Press Association, as well as being invited to speak in leading industry forums, such as NSFF.

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

2 x GOLDS / 1 x SILVER + more @ KINSALE

Hoi Polloi’s 24 year old Arron Dunleavy won two Gold awards at this year’s Shark Awards Kinsale, for Best New Director and Best Documentary Short, with his film Alfie: The Odd-Job Boy of Clitheroe. Also awarded was Great Guns’ Peter Harton, with ‘Help a Small Dane’, winning Silver for International Charities & Trusts.

 

GOLD Best New Director / GOLD Best Documentary Short 
ARRON DUNLEAVY ‘Alfie: The Odd-Job Boy of Clitheroe

Often blending working with real people and actors, with unscripted and improvised performances,  street casting and many a time non-professional young actors, Dunleavy’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 ‘Alfie, The Odd Job Boy of Clitheroe is Aaron’s most recent short film, originally titled ’T.W.A.T.’ (Tandem With A Trailer), and showcased by the BBC for their strand ‘Give Me A Voice’, having lunched on BBC3 Facebook page with over 18 million views.

View more of Arron Dunleavy’s work here.

 

SILVER International Charities & Trusts
PETER HARTON Danish Cancer Society & TrygFonden ‘Help a Small Dane

Following the 2017 Cannes Lions award-winning campaign, Help a Dane, which addressed Danes in general, this year’s Help a Small Dane shifts its focus to tackling sun safety for Danish children. Created by &Co NoA for the Danish Cancer Society & TrygFonden, the new campaign seeks children from around the world taking action to protect Danish kids from skin cancer.

View more of Peter Harton’s work here.

 

SHORTLISTED

 

nternational GGI/Visual Effects FX
DAN TRACHTENBERG 
Warframe ‘Cinematic Intro – TennoCon 2019’ 

Produced by Great Guns and directed by Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane’, ‘Black Mirror’)the cinematic trailer for the free-to-play cooperative action video game, Warframe, was recently unveiled at the game’s own convention, TennoCon, acting as both the trailer and the opening cinematic in the highly-anticipated updated expansion of the game. Trachtenberg was also attached to Amazon’s superhero drama‘The Boys’, having directed the first episode of the series. 

View more of Dan Trachtenberg’s work here.

 

International Best Music Video
ALBERT MOYA

Foals ‘Exits

The video for British rock group Foals‘Exists’, was Albert Moya’s first collaboration with CANADA London. The video 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. Known for creating influential independent films, as well as lending his poetic voice to brands like Dries Van Noten and Gucci, and creating films such as ‘HollywoodMen‘ and ‘Ricardo Bofill‘ for NOWNESS, Moya recently directed a film for Louis Vuitton’s FW19 collection. 

View more of Albert Moya’s work here.

 

Best Acting Performance
FLORENCE KEITH-ROACH
A Family Affair

Shortlisted for this year’s Shark Awards, Florence Keith-Roach’s short film was also selected for the BFI London Film Festival, having won Best Comedy at the Discover Short Film Festival, and having been included in Loco London Comedy Film Festival, where Keith-Roach was nominated for Best Actor. The film also got into Palm Springs, and Inside Out, Canada’s largest LGBTQ film festival in partnership with Netflix.

Learn more about Florence Keith-Roach’s work here.