WILLIAM CHILD directs new music video for Big Zuu Ft. JME & Novelist

Bristol based writerdirector and claymation artistWilliam Child, recently collaborated with South London filmmaker and screenwriter, Edem Wornoo, on ‘OFFLINE’– the lead single from UK rapper and TV personalityBig Zuu, featuring Grime legends JME and respected rapper Novelist. The video was recorded on a FLIR thermal imaging camera with its own punchy in-camera colour scale.

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Curate Film’s signs LUCY BLAKSTAD

Double Emmy and BAFTA winning director, Lucy Blackstad, is Curate Film’s latest signing. Working in a variety of formats, including documentarycommercialsdrama and installation films, Blackstad’s most documentary, ‘The Surgeons Cut, won the 2021 BAFTA for Best Specialist Factual, and the Emmy 2021 for Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary. Her short film, The Birthdaywas one of twelve films selected for the International Berlin Film Festival, and her installation filmShipping Forecast, for The National Maritime Museum ran on a giant video wall in the entrance for five years. She has also written a book to accompany her series ‘Bridges, and co-produced a full scale theatrical music and dance show in Havana by choreographer and partner Alexander Varona, using her photos and video projections as part of the set.

To view more of LUCY BLAKSTAD‘s work, click on image above.

CHRISTELLE DE CASTRO directs new campaign for Nike

Directorphotographer, and fine artistChristelle de Castro, has directed and photographed Nike‘s latest campaign, featuring award-winning choreographer and dancerParris Goebel‘Own the Floor’ announces Goebel’s partnership with Nike, as the pioneering face of Nike Dance. Christelle de Castro is known for her iconic images of musicians, and artists, becoming a trusted confidante and creative ally, capturing their personality effortlessly. 

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NICHOLAS LAM directs new campaign for Timberland

Director Nicholas Lam has teamed up culture and creative agency, ØPUS United to create a new global campaign for Timberland, which aims to acknowledge and thank the communities around the world who helped make the Timberland boot a cultural icon, and set the stage to build forward, together. Shot across North AmericaEurope and Asia, Lam’s film is gritty and raw, yet at the same time celebratory and uplifting, showcasing real people who share Timberland’s values of hard work and determination. The film and overall campaign can be found in a number of digital and physical channels, with still imagery from the film showcased in social, digital, out-of-home and print media. The film’s call-to-action for audiences to ‘tell your story’ is echoed in every media touch point.

The Work That Made Me: Nicholas Lam

“Kong, Nicholas Lam is a global director, helming international campaigns for some of the world’s leading brands like Google, Samsung, Disney, Viacom, P&G, Timberland, Marvel, Dewars and Nestle. He has worked closely with top agencies as BBDO, Ogilvy & Mather and Iris Worldwide, picking up a Cannes Lions YDA nomination along the way. In the music world, he is an MTV VMA nominated director having shot videos for Nick Jonas, Blink-182, Sara Bareilles, Bastille, Snakehips, JoJo Siwa, Jess Glynne, Monsta X and more. “

Read full Little Black Book article here, and view more of NICHOLAS LAM‘s work here.

RÉALITÉ directs new christmas campaign for Argos

CANADA London’s UKMVA winners, RÉALITÉ, have recently collaboration with London’s The&Partnership on Argos’s Christmas campaign.Capturing the pure jubilation of Christmas, the film depicts all the ways British families across the country “go big” together, after the disappointment of last year. Featuring several vignettes – from the neighbour who’s always first to put decorations up and the person at work who starts wearing a Christmas jumper in October, to the promising sound of the delivery man at the front door, signifying the arrival of special gifts for loved ones – the campaign is devised to reach out to families that love the festive period.

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WILL DOHRN directs new campaign for Johnnie Walker

Ground Work’s YDA Gold-winnerWill Dohrn, has partnered with Anomaly London and Johnnie Walker on his debut commercial project. The film is part of the brand’s iconic global campaign, ‘Keep Walking’, which has been inspiring people around the world with a message of progress and positivity for more than 20 years. Dohrn is best known for his thought provoking work around lived spaces, people and structures, using inventive and unique visual devices to create impactful, feeling driven stories and art, and has received numerous accolades for his work.

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Curate films signs PRANO BAILEY-BOND

Curate Films have just signed director and writerPrano Bailey-Bond – one of the rising stars in British Cinema. Named a 2021 ‘Director to Watch’ by Variety, a Screen International ‘Star of Tomorrow’ 2018, and a Genre Rising Star by Screen International and Frightfest, Prano’s work invokes imaginative worlds, fusing a dark vocabulary with eerie allure, revealing how beauty resides in strange places. 

Bailey-Bond’s debut feature, ‘Censor’, had its world premiere at the this year’s Sundance Film Festival, opening the festival’s Midnight section and heading next to its European premiere at the Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival. ‘Censor’ is a psychological horror, starring Niamh Algar, backed by the BFIFilm4 and Ffilm Cymru Wales. The film was awarded the Méliès d’Or (Golden Méliès) at Sitges Film Festival 2021 – the top prize for European genre films. Executive producers include Andy Starke (Rook Films), Ant Timpson (Timpson Films) and Kim Newman, and it was produced by Helen Jones at Silver Salt Films. US theatrical release was by Magnolia Pictures, UK & Ireland by Vertigo Releasing, and it was acquired for most other worldwide territories by MGM.

To view a selection of PRANO BAILEY-BOND‘s work, click on the image above.