Rankin has recently directed the music video for Will Young‘s comeback single ‘All The Songs’.
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.
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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.
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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.
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 research, VFX, animation, online & 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.
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.
The latest Nike China campaign, filmed in Shanghai’s streets, is an ode to priming through effort and grief. The film was directed by collective MANSON, in alliance with Wieden+Kennedy Shanghai.
CANADA London‘s directing duo, CANADA (aka Nicolás Méndez and Lope Serrano), has been named Best Director at this year’s UK Music Video Awards, with their music video ‘Malamente‘ for rising star Rosalía winning Best Pop International Video.
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Gerson Aguerri’s new piece for Royal Bliss generates a whirlwind jaunt exploring the flavours of the drink. In an instant, the slow-motion retelling enables the viewer to savour each element in all its glory.
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Pensacola‘s action-fantasy comedy music video for DJ producers, Jarami, follows an inter-dimensional trip into the thoughts of a kebab van worker who becomes insect sized, befriending a singing lettuce leaf whilst inside a stolen kebab.
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Femke Huurdeman‘s latest video for LA band, Zeeland, follows a woman finding numerous imaginative ways of killing the same guy, in the motels and dunes around LA, again and again. Huurdeman also wrote the Chandleresque voiceover and the film was shot entirely in Super 8mm.
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Working with W+K Amsterdam, directing collective MANSON create a series of six spots combining animation, live action, claymation and CGI.
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