PHIX continue relationship with BVLGARI

Continuing their relationship with luxurious jewellery brand BVLGARIAnomaly invited PHIX back to Rome, to capture content for the latest 2023 campaign – featuring global ambassadors Zendaya and Anne Hathaway. They created a 30s Icon film ‘Divas Dream’ in which Anne talks with PHIX creative director Philip Sansom about her character ‘The Diva’ and the spirit that the jewellery conveys. Along with the spots, PHIX also shot on-set product and portrait photography across the brand’s four distinctive jewellery lines. PHIX are a boutique production house, that works directly with TV broadcasters, agencies and brands, from concept to shoot, through to post-production and delivery.

View more of PHIX‘s work here.

RATTLING STICK’s DANIEL KLEINMAN directs ‘The Greatest Show On Earth’

Sky Creative has chosen Daniel Kleinman to direct the new Sky Sports 2023 summer of sport campaign, called ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’. The ad takes you through spectacular circus acts, featuring some of the biggest names from the world of sport, including Erling HaalandJack GrealishElla TooneLauren JamesLewis HamiltonBen StokesEmma RaducanuJon Rahm and more. Sky’s brand ambassador Idris Elba is the ringmaster who leads the viewer through this world of sport like you’ve never seen it before. 

View more of DANIEL KLEINMAN‘s work here.

HENRI ARAGUNDE & DIEGO BERAHKA collaborate on new Desperados spot

Directors Henri Aragunde and Diego Berahka have been brought together in collaboration with Amsterdam agency, We Are Pi, to create a mixed media promo film for Desperados, to launch the beer brand’s new app. All their customers need to do is download the Desperados Dance Club app, and turn on their camera to earn rewards for festival tickets, merchandise and free Desperados beer. 

PRETTYBIRD’S SALOMON LIGTHELM directs new instalment of Modern Welfare series

Prettybird’s director, Salomon Ligthelm, has teamed up with US advertising agency, 72&Sunny, to direct the highly anticipated sequel to last year’s record-breaking release, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III’, the new character-building film in the critically-acclaimed Modern Warfare series. Set to the remixed version of Pusha T‘s ‘Just So You Remember‘ and ‘Six Day War‘ by Colonel Bagshot, the ad blends live action footagegame capture and uses VFX to animate real tattoo designs drawn on the character actors’ body. The campaign went live on 9th August, and will work to fuel excitement for the worldwide MWIII gameplay reveal on 17th August, debuting ‘Call Of Duty: Warzone‘. With global promotion, the campaign has key placements on TikTok and Youtube.

View more of SALOMON LIGTHELM‘s work here.

80 million views in 1st 24H – ‘LOKI’ Season 2 production designed by KASRA FARAHANI

With 80 million views in its first 24 hours, the first trailer for the second season of the Marvel Studios’ ‘Loki’, has quickly hit a new milestone, becoming the biggest online trailer debut ever for any series on Disney+. Season 2 is set to be released this year, and was entirely production designed by Chromista’s Kasra Farahani, who has also directed one episode.Farahani has spent much of his career in the art departments of master filmmakers, such as JJ AbramsSteven SpielbergMichael MannTim BurtonJames Cameron, and David Fincher, and has been inspired by the mastery of these filmmakers.

Click the play button below to watch the trailer, view more of KASRA FARAHANI‘s work here, and view his production design reel here.

A24’s Dream Scenario directed by Furlined’s KRISTOFFER BORGLI

Produced by A24Kristoffer Borgli‘s ‘Dream Scenario‘ is set to open the Platform Prize programme at the 2023 Toronto Film Festival, as announced by The Hollywood Reporter. With plot specifics still kept firmly under wraps, the film follows Nicolas Cage as a teacher who gains international fame after showing up in every single person’s dreams. Also starring Julianne Nicholson and Michael CeraBorgli‘s surrealist satirical comedy is described as having sharp observations about social media culture, and its impact on the way that we interact with others in our day-to-day life. 

RAMY YOUSSEF directs fourth episode in the second season of the Emmy-nominated hit series ‘The Bear’

Caviar’s Ramy Youssef, has directed the fourth episode in the second season of the Emmy-nominated hit series, ‘The Bear, being the first  person to direct an episode of the series besides its creator and co-showrunner. Titled ‘Honeydew’, the episode cuts away from the fast paced drama of the main storyline to focus on one of the show’s other main chefs, Marcus (played by Lionel Boyce), who travels to Denmark to train under a pastry chef (played by guest star, Will Poulter), so he can bring new skills back to their restaurant in Chicago.

Speaking on his experience, Youssef stated that he was given total creative freedom from Chris to direct and ‘… appreciated that trust, as also he [Chris] knew he wanted the episode to feel different from the rest of the show.’

View more of RAMY YOUSSEF‘s work here.

BRADLEY & PABLO direct new music video ‘Seven’

Prettybird’s duo Bradley & Pablo have directed a music video for South Korean BTS superstar Jung Kook’s debut single as a solo artist, Seven. Officially embarking on his solo journey and in just over a week, Jung Kook has already made an indelible mark with the new track, and the accompanying music video has now earned the prestigious title of being the biggest in the world, according to YouTube, amassing a staggering 83.3 million views, which catapulted it far ahead of any competitors.

View more of BRADLEY & PABLO‘s work here.

Apple’s short film directed by LOS PÉREZ

Caviar’s duo, Los Pérez (aka Tania Verduzco and Adrián Pérez) have directed a new short film for Apple, shot in Mexico, entirely on an iPhone 14 Pro. Created by TBWA\Media Arts Lab LATAM, the film tells the story of a retired wrestler who is recruited back into the sport, so that he can stop a piñata monster that is terrorising the city. Apple describes the film as ‘a tale of honour and redemption [and] a tribute to the inherent sporting spectacle of Mexican culture.’

View more of LOZ PÉREZ‘s work here.

Fela’s DIRECTOR X offers viewers a cinematic ode to their hometown

Fela’s co-founder and iconic Music Video and commercials director, Director X (aka Julien Christian Lutz), has partnered with Destination Toronto on the newest iteration from successful ongoing ‘You Gotta See What We See’ series, which engages passionate Toronto creators in sharing their takes on the city, through their unique creative lens. The Toronto-born filmmaker conceptualised and directed the new video, collaborating with Juno Award-winning singer and songwriter, Mustafa, who lent his distinctive voice and penned the prose in Director X’s split-screen POV of the city.

View more of DIRECTOR X‘s work here.