Like a spirit levitating us through the walls of a technicolour council flat in East London, female directing duo XIPHI, signed to Odelay, recreate a hallucinogen-inspired POV sequence for UK Hip-Hop outfit Foreign Beggars, and their new music release Bosh. The London based collective has a distinctive flavour for the surreal, capturing alternate worlds and distorted realities in the not-so-distant future.
See more work HERE
SAINT - THE EMPTY POSE
Commissioned by The Photographers’ Gallery, London based designer / creative Georgina Johnson's self-directed film Saint - The Empty Pose is a visual response to the American's ground-breaking Opera Four Saints in Three Acts. Johnson's stirring four-minute short contemplates the meaning of Saint; what it means to worship and be prayed to. The film is a gorgeous interplay of fashion directed styling and theatre, combined with an experimental scoring composed by Lilian Nejatpour and Johnson herself. A visually alluring expression of the Avant-garde illustrating Johnson's interdisciplinary talent.
Saint - The Empty Pose is part of the Photographers Gallery's current exhibition Four Saints in Three Acts - A Snapshot of the Avant Garde running until the 11th February 2018.
The 1.4 Awards Show and Supper Party in east London last week honoured “Brilliant Filmmaking” with two seperate classes: “The Cusp of Greatness” for new directors and creators, and the “Flying High Established”. Every film featured was regarded as a winner; there were gold and silver medals too. 1.4 was supported by friends: Watermill, Rattling Stick, Knucklehead, Colonel Blimp, 24/7 and Mill+.
See List of winners HERE
ALMA HA'REL - P&G
Director and Free the Bid founder Alma Ha'rel partners up with P&G Winter Olympics 2018 to depict contemporary portraits of the mother/child bond. The emotionally charged two-minutes film, looks to spark conversation about equality and inclusion through brief poignant vignettes. Making visible the families who don’t fit the conventional profile, redefining what it means to be conventional. The spot ‘Thank You, Mum’ shows the intimate moment of pride and triumph and promotes inclusion across gender, sexual orientation, religion and disability in Winter Olympics.
Watch the spot HERE
MONSTER.COM & CURIOUS
To mark Monster.com's brand relaunch, Curious created a fully functional CGI creature, aimed to encourage ambition and boost the motivation of Monster.com users, in fulfilling aspirational career paths. Using a combination of complex fur systems and sinister studio lighting, Monster’s striking purple furry existence was brought to reality.
JESSY MOUSSALLEM - MASHROU’ LEILA ‘ROMAN’
Melding together east and west, Beirut born Director Jessy Moussallem brings forth the billowing sisterhood of the Middle East in Mashrou’ Leila’s music video ‘Roman’. A co-production between Clandestino Films and Caviar. ‘Roman’ surges into a contemporary dance dialogue between the women; an exuberant and charged empowering of Arabic Women that glistens like the sandstone landscapes of Lebanon.