Award-winning production company, BANG, join ENID. Owned by Jeremy Williams and Tom Whitehead, BANG are globally set up, with offices in the UK, US and Asia. Their award-winning roster includes the likes of Rudi Schwab, whose celebrated Gillette ‘Handle with Care’ campaign took home 7 Cannes Lions (including 3 Golds) and 4 Gold Clio Awards, and who was recently featured in LBB’s ‘My Creative Hero’ segment.
Below is a selection of BANG’s talent.
Highly accomplished director Rudi Schwab has garnered numerous awards for his work, including Emmy‘s, Cannes Lions, Clio Awards, Gold Pencils, and AICP Awards. Schwab has built a career as a visual storyteller, combining both commercial and documentary elements, and placing the viewer in the moment as it is unfolding. Rudi was recently featured in Little Black Book’s ‘My Creative Hero’, on his lifetime idol, Ken Loach.
Little Black Book My Creative Hero: Rudi Schwab on Ken Loach
“From the art house cinemas of Boston, a young Rudi Schwab found himself transported to a deprived South Yorkshire mining community, where he fell in love with a story about a boy and a bird. Superficially, Rudi’s reality and the very British realm of Kes look like they’re worlds apart, but in the works of Ken Loach Rudi found a depth and a transcendence that has inspired him throughout his whole career….”
Read full Little Black Book article, here. To view a selection of RUDI SCHWAB‘s work, click main still above.
Cokau (pronounced Koko) are two young Frenchmen, Achille Coquerel and Thomas Kauffmann. With a background in editing and motion graphics, the duo began working as Cokau in 2010, exploring their artistic limits as film-makers, motion graphic designers, sound designers and post production wizards, through several experimental films. In 2012 they won the prestigious Vimeo Best Experimental Award with their film ‘Prie Dieu’ (Praying Mantis), and continued winning numerous awards around the world, having shot internationally for brands such as Infiniti, Mercedes, Nissan and VW. Their most recent interactive experience ‘Trois Mots pour Paris’ (3 Words for Paris) has caused a media sensation, their immersive installation for a digital arts centre in Paris, entitled ‘H²élyos’, won Vimeo Staff Pick of the Month last year. More recently, the duo directed a film for Shu Uemura, created by Saatchi & Saatchi Tokyo.
To view a selection of COKAU‘s work, click main still above.
Director and cinematographer, László Kadar, directed six films for Bridgestone Olympics, created by JWT international. The first two were with Italy’s Gold Medal winning swimmer Gregorio Paltrinieri, and Britain’s Gold Medal hopeful in Taekwando, Lutalo Muhammad. Hungarian born, Kadar started his career as a cinematographer on features, having crossed over to directing commercials soon after. Driven by his cinematic sensitivity and storytelling ambition, Kadar’s work spans across various genres, from car work for the likes of Audi, Lexus, Mercedes, Porsche, and VW, to detailed food films for LIDL.
To view a selection of LÁSZLÓ KADAR‘s work, click main still above
Named by Variety as one of 25 talents who transformed youth entertainment, as well as one of City Arts Magazine’s Top 50 Culture Makers, and a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, Jesse Harris started his film-making career early, opting against college and using the money to fund his first feature, which he wrote and directed, and was one of 20 features invited to the 2004 IFP New York Film Market, having eventually been picked up for US theatrical distribution and by HBO in Europe. In 2007, to support other young filmmakers, Harris founded NFFTY (National Film Festival for Talented Youth), which has grown into the largest and most prestigious youth film festival in the world. Harris is currently working on his second feature, ‘Borrego’, an action thriller set in the Californian desert based on his short film ‘Wind in the Night’.
To view a selection of JESSE HARRIS‘s work, click main still above.
Known for her successful feature films ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ (her debut feature, and one of the biggest box office romantic comedies of all time), ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’, ‘Incendiary’ (featuring Ewan McGregor and Michelle Williams) and most recently ‘Godmothered’ (starring Isla Fisher), Sharon Maguire is also an established commercials and documentaries director, having directed commercials for some of the UK’s best agencies such as AMV, BBH, DDB and JWT on major brands including Bertolli, British Telecom, Camelot, Kellogg’s, Volkswagen and Volvo. Maguire continues to develop several feature and TV series projects in the US and the UK.
To view a selection of SHARON MAGUIRE‘s work, click main still above.
In addition to the above, BANG represent former DJ and music video director, JANSEN, now known for his commercials for the likes of ASICS, Audi, Lamborghini and Tesla having recently directed a new film for Audi A7. The award-winning director and motionographer BRIAN WILLIAMS, with two Gold and a Bronze Shark under his belt, as well as various ICAD Golds (the Irish D&ADs), is also on the roster with Allied Irish Bank, BBC, Coke, Lexus, Toyota and Virgin work. And LINO RUSSELL, the unmistakable adrenalin-fueled car director who has created films for Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Lexus, Jaguar and Range Rover picking up awards internationally.