Chromista’s DARREN ARONOFSKY Official Trailer for ‘The Whale’

Chromista’s acclaimed feature film director Darren Aronofsky latest feature film The Whale’ has been nominated 3 times at this year’s Academy Awards for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Makeup and Hairstyling. The film achieved a six minute standing ovation at the 79th Venice International Film Festival where it had its its world premiere.

Staring Brendan Fraser, the film is based on Samuel D. Hunter‘s award-winning play of the same name, which is considered to be one of the most original, strange, and moving works about a gay man’s experience that has ever been written. Aronofsky’s many achievements include multiple Academy Award nominations for his films ‘The Wrestler’, ‘Requiem for a Dream’, and  ‘Black Swan’, achieving an Academy Award for Best Actress for Natalie Portman.

To view more of DARREN ARONOFSKY’s work here.

Ground Work’s EDEM WORNOO featured in The Face – 13 names to know in 2023


Music vid director gets writing leg-up to BBC drama

As a kid in South London, Edem Wornoo knew he wanted to be a storyteller. Reading, though, wasn’t his bag. ​“I thought I’d tell stories in a visual format,” he says. First stop: buying Syd Field’s 1979 how-to book Screenplay. Next: directing music videos for student mates at the University of Surrey then, after graduating, clips for Dave and Stormzy (Clash) and Wretch 32 (little BIG Man). Those caught the attention of Candice Carty-Williams, Queenie author and creator of Champion, an upcoming BBC drama. After being offered a role as a writers’ room assistant, Wornoo’s script notes saw him hired as screenwriter of an entire episode in the 2023 series. The 24-year-old wrote scenes at a concert and a talk show. ​“Damn, people actually listened to what I wrote down! Why would somebody do that?” Because Wornoo is a shooting-star talent going places, fast. Champion, already. CM

Caviar’s LOS PEREZ directs new campaigns for Samsung

Caviar‘s multi award-winning duo Los Perez has recently directed two new spots for Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphone. The campaign shows the talents of Kurdish-British model and activist Mia who puts the S23 through its paces for some illuminating night photography. Another video sees gamer Lee ’Faker’ Sang-hyeok take the wheels of Wreckfest, the popular PC and console hit on the S23.

Their recent projects include the epic visual feast that is Xbox Forza Horizon 5 ‘The Getaway Driver’; Klarna’s ‘Get Smoooth Again’ featuring A$AP Rocky and Coca-Cola’s ‘Open That Coca-Cola’ featuring Tyler The Creator and Selena Gomez ‘De Una Vez’ music video which was named Best Music Video at the Latin Grammys.

To view more of Los Perez’s work click here.

PRIVATE ISLAND latest for Warner Hotels ‘A Kid-Free Break’

Ad of the Day

Warner Hotels has released a new brand campaign that highlights what could happen if kids took over its adult-friendly holidays.

The tongue-in-cheek ‘A Kid-Free Break’ sees the brand deploy various Hollywood movie tropes in a parallel universe where kids rule the roost. The film’s soundtrack has the same ominous tones used in Stanley Kubrick’s horror ‘The Shining’ and sees a bunch of kids getting frustrated at the lack of ‘fun’ things to do at the hotel.

As the weirdness intensifies, the children multiply and glitch before they finally disappear and calm is restored.

Ben da Costa, chief creative officer at Now, commented: “I love my kids, but not other people’s when they’re kicking my plane seat. With families cooped up together, what better way to remind the adults that there is a place designed exclusively for them than with an extreme imagining of what children at a Warner Hotel might be like? Thank you to our clients for going with us on this child-free rollercoaster. Our ad is funny, surreal and over-the-top, but at its heart, it’s a film that showcases the beautiful Warner Hotels properties and the premium experience they offer to adult holidaymakers.”

ENID’s Super Bowl LVII round up

Pepsi Max ‘Great Acting Or Great Taste’ – Ben Stiller

Pepsi Max ‘Great Acting Or Great Taste’ – Steve Martin

e.l.f. ‘eyes. lips. face. sticky.’

Planters ‘Planters Superbowl’

M&M Mars ‘Ma&Ya’s’

DoorDash ‘We Get Groceries’

Oikos Yogurt ‘Sanders Family Reunion’

Busch ‘The Busch Guide: Shelter’

PRETTYBIRD’s MELINA MATSOUKAS directs new spot for Levi’s

PRETTYBIRD‘s award-winning director, Melina Matsoukas has teamed up with Droga5 on a campaign for Levi’s, which has debuted at the Grammy Awards, celebrating 150 years of its 501 jeans. Inspired by true stories, ‘Precious Cargo’ shares the story of how 501® jeans made their way to Kingston, Jamaica in the 1970’s, and how Jamaica turned and made them uniquely their own. Of Greek, Ashkenazi Jewish, African-Jamaican, and African-Cuban descent, Matsoukas has been globally recognised for her work, including at the Emmy and Grammy awards. She is currently developing a feature film on the life and times of Nigerian Afro-beat legend, Fela Kuti

To view more of MELIA MATSOUKAS‘ work, click here.