1stAveMachine’s HENRI & SEBAS latest for WhatsApp

Henri & Sebas‘s film for WhatsApp starring Raja Kumari promotes the app’s new feature to launch avatars, which lets you design and personalise a digital representation of yourself that can be used as your profile photo, shared as reaction stickers, and eventually utilised in the Metaverse. 

The pair initially began working separately, Sebastian as a post-production supervisor and Henri as a graphic designer and art director within film and advertising. After forging their own paths, the duo decided to unite as a directing team, having worked for LEGOBurger KingOreoMicrosoft, and more. Their work so far has won them several accolades, such as two Cannes Lions awards. They are best known for mixing live-actionanimation and visual effects

To view more of HENRI & SEBAS’s work click here.

JAKE NAVA’s new film for Gatorade ‘Love Means Everything’

Created in collaboration with TBWA\Chiat\Day and directed by Jake Nava‘Love Means Everything’ is a nearly two-minute tribute to Serena Williams, highlighting her contributions beyond the sport and achieving Ad of the Day on both Adweek and The DrumBeyoncé is on hand to narrate the short film and contextualise what Williams represents to her millions of fans: determination, confidence and above all, self love. The film premiered during MTV Video Music Awards, and will run throughout the U.S. Open.

To view more of JAKE NAVA’s work, click here.

MARC REISBIG latest campaign for Walmart ‘Growing Up’

1stAveMachine‘s Marc Reisbig‘s latest piece for Walmart is a slice of life from all across the US spliced together around the key moments of going to preschool, school and college, showing different stages of growing up, with all the different kids and scenarios.

Marc Reisbig is a film and animation director from Norway. After a career directing music videosshort films, and commercials for brands like Ikea and Microsoft, Marc began working with Google on their Arts & Culture Youtube Channel. This channel produces films that showcase museums, artwork, world wonders, science, and technology. 

To view more of MARC REISBIG’s work click here.

MARC REISBIG & WILL SAMUEL & PLENTY collaboration for Siemens’s 175th anniversary

1stAveMachine’s live-action and animation directors, Marc Reisbig and Will Samuel, have partnered with multidisciplinary creative studioPlenty, to craft a film commemorating Siemens’s 175th anniversary. Created by Saatchi & Saatchi London, the spot takes us on a journey that begins with a pencil stroke connecting it through carefully detailed animation depicting Siemens’ work throughout the years.

To view more of MARC REISBIG‘s work hereWILL SAMUEL’s work here, and PLENTY’s work here.

LUKE CASEY directs new campaign for Vans x Victoria

Ground Work’s Luke Casey has directed and edited the latest campaign for Vans x Victoria. Known for his ability to unearth human stories and unique characters, Casey has shaped a body of eye-catching work that blends the realms of raw documentary and surrealism, for brands such as Calvin KleinMarc JacobsMulberry and Helmet Lang. His photography portfolio includes a Vogue cover, multiple shoots for high fashion brands, as well as candid photos of the people and places he visits.

Click play button below to watch the new piece, and view more of LUKE CASEY‘s work here.

JAKE SCOTT’s newest EE ‘Snakes’

Directed by Emmy Award winning and Grammy nominated, Jake ScottEE’s new multi-film campaign features Kevin Bacon sitting uncomfortably as a gigantic boa constrictor slithers around the home, illustrating the discomfort that is felt when peak time Wi-Fi speeds are slower than promised. The campaign from Saatchi & Saatchi London reminds viewers that with EE’s Full Fibre Broadband, customers will get the peak time speeds they pay for.

To view more of JAKE SCOTT‘s work here.

MARIE SCHULLER’s latest campaign for Orlebar Brown

Ridley Scott Creative Group’s, Marie Schuller, continues her relationship with culture consultancy, The Sunshine Company, and British menswear brand, Orlebar Brown, for her latest spot ‘Lighthouses In a Foggy World’, following her previous campaign, Jordan, which celebrated the brand’s 15th anniversary. Marie’s work has been awarded at numerous international festivals, such as ASVOFFFFF MilanoAFFAFashion Film Festival ChicagoTransylvania Short Film Festival, and Santiago de Chile Fashion Film Festival.

To view more of MARIE SCHULLER’s work here.

ALAN YANG & DARIUS MARDER co-direct McDonalds 2022 World Cup

CAVIAR‘s Alan Yang (Emmy Award winner – Parks and Recreation’and Masters of None’) and Darius Marder(Academy Award winner – Sound of Metal – Best Soundand Best Film Editing) have collaborated on the latest McDonald’s 2022 World Cup campaign, created by Wieden+Kennedy New York, and co-directed by the two filmmakers.The film features ten languages and four dialects, and was shot in four locations around the world. Featured talent includes six-time Emmy Award winner Jason SudeikisTikTok star Khaby LameK-pop sensation ITZY, and top EA Sports and FIFA Twitch streamer Edwin Castro.

To view more of DARIUS MARDER‘s work here, and ALAN YANG’s work here.

MAXIME BRUNEEL’s latest spot for LCL x Apple Pay

Directed by 1stAveMachine’live action and animation filmmaker, Maxime BruneelLCL x Apple Pay ‘Le baiser’ is making a comeback on television with the longest kiss ever seen in advertising. Curated by DDB Paris the film features a long kiss that nothing interrupts, not even the payment of purchases. Bruneel has directed campaigns for top global brands, and most recently co-directed Kylie Minogue‘s‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head (Peggy Gou’s Midnight Remix)’ music video, with Tim Brown.

To view more of MAXIME BRUNEEL‘s work here.

ABOVEGROUND directs new MV for White Girl Wasted

Ridley Scott Creative Group‘s London-based experimental artistphotographer, and director, AboveGround directs new music video ‘Barz Simpson‘ for White Girl Wasted featuring MF DOOM and Jay Electronica. Staring English actor Leigh Gill (Joker, Game of Thrones) as a small-time hustler who rises to the top of London’s drug world with ruthless determination.

We tried to paint the narrative from a point of view of one person unintentionally representing all three artists throughout the song — one character with three different alter egos’ – AboveGround.

To view more of ABOVEGROUND’s work click here.