Robin Williams 1951 – 2014

The Oscar-winning actor, stand-up comedian and simply comic genius Robin Williams, whose range extended from manic mimicry to understated character portrayals, was found dead in his California home yesterday at the age of 63. Williams was a man with undeniably phenomenal charm, charisma and to boot, was just downright funny. In a statement, the local … Continue reading

The Unquiet Film Series – Culture & Foreign News

The Times and The Sunday Times have released the latest instalments in The Unquiet Film Series, a collection of films celebrating the historical and cultural impact of the newspapers. The newspapers have given filmmakers unprecedented access to 229 years of archive material. Bringing The World To Britain focuses on foreign news reporting, whilst Cultural Impact … Continue reading

New Music City – Nashville

British-based clothing company AllSaints, who were one of the first to clothe Kings Of Leon on their Youth & Young Manhood tour in 2004, have gone back to the band’s home town of Nashville, Tennessee to see the rising talent being born out of ‘New Music City’. The likes of Jack White, The Black Keys … Continue reading

Evian – Baby & Me

The clever folks in the marketing department at Evian and their team of creatives at BETC Paris have come up with another smash hit, with the baby-infused dose of pure fun in their latest ad campaign Baby & Me. The follow up to 2009’s all-conquering Roller Babies video and 2011’s Baby Inside, sees a group … Continue reading

Portrait of a Poet

Paris-based French film director Kendy Ty has a penchant for brilliant visual portrayals of creatives and his latest film ‘Portrait of a Poet’, is another stunning example of his work. The short film features French poet Mai Vallee who narrates the piece with her own poem that starts “Thank you dad thank you mum, for … Continue reading

Nitehawk Cinema – Williamsburg

Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg, the creative hub of Brooklyn, New York and hipster mecca, is the historic independent movie house in the area. Opening in 2011, Nitehawk offers an unparalleled cinematic experience by combining exemplary first-run and repertory film programming along with tableside food and beverage service in all theatres. It is only possible because it … Continue reading

Where Am I – David Dang

French film director and screenwriter David Dang has produced a captivating narrated tale of a young lady traveling through a new found land entitled Where Am I. The shirt film sees the beautiful French actress Cécile Jeanneret-Amour travel through several settings in Ireland trying to find peace of mind, with Dang cleverly playing with the … Continue reading

On How To Feel Better…

On How To Feel Better… After Being Heartbroken is a lovely romantically-charged film to watch today on International Happiness Day. The film by Los Angeles-based film director and photographer Joshua Kang charts a love-lorn woman’s route back into love and happiness through 13 simple steps. It is a captivating piece that makes you leave feeling … Continue reading

Williamsburg

Brazilian film director Ian Ruschel and photographer Gabrielle Mo, his partner and long-term collaborator, have created a beautiful video tale of their trip to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Ruschel, a prolific filmmaker for Zeppelin Films in Porto Alegre, is usually seen directing big brand advertising campaigns, however, with Mo, he has created some of his most captivating … Continue reading

New York – Natural Light TV

Norwegian film production company Fram Film is launching a new service Natural Light TV, a home to footage of cityscapes and natural landscapes. The service will see a host of films from over 20 different locations in the first year, with the first videos showing the stunning natural beauty of Prague (Czech Republic), Bergen (Norway), … Continue reading

This Is My Court

This Is My Court is an ode to streetball culture in New York by film director duo, TWiN. The beautifully scripted love letter to playground basketball – by Australian-born brothers Jonathan and Josh Baker – is narrated by The Wire’s Michael Kenneth Williams who lyrically makes the popular passtime’s culture and its characters, the stars. … Continue reading

A Few Weeks In Peru

Vancouver-based cinematographer Cole Graham explored the fantastically magical country of Peru with his brother, grandfather and his Canon camera. The resulting trip of a lifetime has been turned into a stunning portrayal of one of the most culturally diverse places in South America. The captivating film by Graham makes you want to pack a bag … Continue reading

Lizzy Caplan in Fashion Film

Doe-eyed actress Lizzy Caplan stars in a clever commercial for fashion brand Viva Vena, entitled Fashion Film. The parody fashion advert sees the beautiful Caplan – of Mean Girls and New Girl fame and the other half of Matthew Perry – mocking bohemian hipster culture. Directed by Matthew Frost, the short video for Vena Cava’s … Continue reading

Rwanda

Kansas City film and video production company, Mammoth, spent two weeks in Rwanda, Africa filming an advert for the country’s tourism department. It turned out that the intrepid travelers had so much footage left over that they decided to make a more personal take on their journey. So, Rwanda was born, capturing the beautiful scenery, … Continue reading

Nike – Be Bold. Be True.

To celebrate Black History Month, Nike presents Be Bold. Be True. a new web film with the overarching theme of showcasing the power of perseverance to accomplish goals. The film uses a cast of Kilo Kish, Phil Annand and Brandon alongside Kevin Durant, Serena Williams and Didier Drogba to represent being fearless with a purpose in … Continue reading

Chennai to Pondicherry: A Motorcycle Tour of Southern India

Salt Lake City, Utah based film production company Vita Brevis Films have created a stunning video that charts a once in a lifetime trip to Southern India. The team traveled on the don of all Indian transport, the Royal Enfield, as they made their way from Chennai to Pondicherry on motorbikes. India is one of the … Continue reading

Gap Year

The Gap Year – often derided for the privileged few on their gap yahh – is not all about a yuppy on a rickshaw; it can be a glorious thing. Traveling the world with an open mind, an adrenaline-fuelled sense of adventure, the promise of meeting new people and seeing sights that some can only … Continue reading

Charles Bukowski – Nirvana

Charles Bukowski is the German-born American poet who occupies a very special place in my heart for his work. Although, a skilled novelist – Ham on Rye is a beauty – it was his poetry and short stories that set him apart. His work had an emphasis on the ordinary lives of poor Americans and … Continue reading

2012 A Film – 366 days in 366 seconds

2012 was one hell of a year, the Olympics, Queens jubilee, Obama wins power again, trouble in Syria, same sex marriage debates and not to mention the world was meant to end. It didn’t luckily and so Jonathan Britnell, a producer from Austin, Texas was able to finish his unique film project entitled 2012. 366 … Continue reading

Light Emitting Dudes – LED Freerunning

Light Emitting Dudes – a.k.a. Jason Paul, Shaun Wood and Anan Anwar from Frankfurt, Sydney and Bangkok respectively – are a team of freerunners, geared up from head-to-toe in a Tron-style suit with LED lights. The acrobatic trio were let loose on the streets of the bustling Thai metropolis of Bangkok at night. With grace … Continue reading