Happy 2014

Happy New Year / Gutes neues Jahr / あけましておめでとうございます。/ Bonne année / Feliz año nuevo / Gelukkig nieuwjaar / Buon anno / С Новым Годом


Shorts On Sundays: A Harlem Poetry Lesson

Life-long friends Bruce Weber and David Bailey collaborate for the first time to capture the spirit and soul of Harlem, New York, in today’s candid short dedicated to the late, revolutionary “bluesologist” Gil Scott-Heron. Similar to Spike Lee’s 1989 movie Do the Right Thing, Weber’s series of vignettes, filmed this summer, take place over a sweltering 24 hours. But while Lee focuses on a street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, A Harlem Poetry Lesson is a study of the historic uptown borough and its cast of characters, such as poet Jeffrey Hollington and landmarks the Apollo Theatre and the Carrie McCracken TRUCE Community Garden. Scott-Heron’s expressive growl adds lyrical tension to the Harlem imagery in the film, which includes excerpts from “Small Talk at 125th and Lenox,” taken from his 1970 debut album of the same name, through to material featured on the poet-musician’s haunting final album from 2010, I’m New Here.



The Hundreds

The Blue Lagoon, full movie

In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together, unaware that sexual maturity will eventually intervene.

Directed by Randal Kleiser

Cast with Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, Leo McKern, William Daniels


Pharrell Williams - Happy

Life In A Day

Life In A Day is a historic film capturing for future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July, 2010.
Executive produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald.


Schott - 100 Years an American Original

Schott NYC has been making outerwear in the USA for 100 years now. They invented the motorcycle jacket. It was our pleasure to make a short profile piece highlighting this amazing milestone. Keith Aumont & Aaron Knapp


❄ The M&S Christmas TV Advert 2013 ❄

Welcome to our Christmas fairytale.

Fall down the rabbit hole into a magical world -- sparkle from head to toe with decadent lingerie, glamorous make-up and glittering accessories.
It's always tea time! Let the celebrations never end with fabulously festive home accessories.
When visiting family this Christmas, wrap up warm on those cold winter nights with bold coats in our cosiest fabrics.
May all your wishes be granted this Christmas -- fall in love with silky soft sleepwear in opulent jewel tones.
Be whisked away to the land of excitement and adventure. Dress the part with show-stopping partywear. 

The ad starred model/actress Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Helena Bonham Carter and David Gandy in a fairytale extravaganza.

Hello, my name is Paul Smith

'Hello, my name Is Paul Smith' is an iPad app that offers you unprecedented access to Britain's foremost designer. Inviting you to see the world through Paul Smith's eyes, explore his inspirations and understand the method behind the magic.

"My ideas come from all around me. From the photos I take, the colours I spot, to the things people say and the pictures on my walls. You can find inspiration in everything, if you can't look again." Paul explains.

A leader of international design trends, Paul is renowned for his creative spirit. Through four immersive sections, discover Paul's world with the Paul Smith iPad app.

'My Eyes' allows you to see the world from Paul's perspective using your iPad's camera to create custom Paul Smith patterns. 'My Notes' lets you flick through some of Paul's own mottos before sending your own handwritten note to Paul. 'My Staircase' invites you to take a virtual tour of Paul's London studio, and 'My Inspiration' demonstrates Paul's love of taking photos linking photography to his design process.


Beyonce - Yoncé

Directed by Ricky Saiz
Director of photography: Jackson Hunt
Producer: Jonathan Lia/ Chris Kublan
Edit: Alex Hammer/ ZUK
Color: Tom Poole @ CO3
Production Co: Good Company
Label: Columbia

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, trailer

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.

Directed by  Matt Reeves

Cast: with Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman Read,  Judy Greer, Terry Notary, Keri Russell.


To Russia With Love

Homophobia is rife in Russia. LGBT people are facing increasingly harsh treatment at the hands of authorities. Attacks on gay people are rising, in a country where homosexuality has been classified as a mental illness since 1999. In short, the Russian gay community needs help. So, this Christmas, send something To Russia with Love.
There are 7 limited edition, hand-painted, sets of Russian dolls. Featuring artist’s renders of five great gay icons, they are crafted to raise awareness, and money, for the Russian gay community. Exactly the sort of thing that would get you arrested in Russia.
To Russia with Love is taking a break for Christmas and the New Year. Join us in January 2014 for the auctions of the final two sets of Gay Russian Dolls.

via The Kaleidoscope Trust







THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - Meet the Cast of Characters

Meet the Cast of Characters from Wes Anderson's new film THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, which recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

Starring Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Edward Norton, Mathieu Amalric, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Léa Seydoux, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman, Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, and introducing Tony Revolori.

Google Zeitgeist | Here's to 2013


RICHARD KELLEY - WAITING: A Decade of Life in the Grand Prix Pit Lane

The Formula One Grand Prix. The pinnacle of world-class automotive racing. Its history has been
dotted with some of the grandest tales in motorsports, and equally notorious personalities. Waiting : A Decade of Life in the Grand Prix Pit Lane brings together a selection of rare, never-beforeseen
portraits and moments by historic Formula One photographer Richard Kelley. This iconic
collection documents the humanity behind some of the most legendary drivers of our era, a memento
of the world’s greatest race.

via Obscura magazine


'City Lights' is the final chapter from my "Trilogy of Light" series that began a couple years ago with 'LA Light' and then followed up with 'Nightfall'. It was an nightly adventure that took me to almost every angle of Los Angeles. It was an exercise in patience. A lesson in light. An understanding of what it is to live amongst each other and to understand the system and order of a city, the seemingly complex organics that make it up and the life form that the city truly is. A visualization of sonder. It was a daily jaunt to watch the arterial freeway systems pump car cells through its body and channel them to the capillaric avenues that are our neighborhoods and homes. It was a chance to break away from the 70mph freeway perspective and to observe the sun slip from view and watch the electric dance of nightfall begin. It was challenging. It was frustrating. Definitely dangerous at times. Sometimes it hurt. I was chased. Yelled at. Warned. But the overall context of things learned, people met, things seen, and places discovered over the past three years shaped who I am today. I didn't always love Los Angeles but I learned to and discovered that this city is much more than temperate weather, palm trees, pretty girls, and beaches; to me the true beauty behind the city lies hidden on the other end of a rusted fire escape to a view no one else has seen.
I'm looking forward to the next chapter of my film making career where I will be concentrating on narrative and documentary films.
Thanks for watching, reading, and supporting my films.

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eXistenZ, full movie

A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.

Directed by David Cronenberg

cast with Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe, Ian Holm, Don McKellar, Callum Keith Rennie

LIKENESS directed by Rodrigo Prieto

The directorial debut of Oscar-nominated cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, "LIKENESS" is a personal meditation on eating disorders created by Prieto and his daughter. "LIKENESS" stars Elle Fanning as a girl struggling with self perception, and challenges us to consider the role of society in presenting an idealized image of the female body.

Written and Directed by Rodrigo Prieto
Starring Elle Fanning
Producers Rhea Scott, Lilly Hartley, Jacqueline Bosnjak, Jan Wieringa
Executive Producer Jeffrey Tarrant
DP Rodrigo Prieto
Production Designer Laura Fox
Editor Carlos Arias
Music & Sound Design Drazen Bosnjak | Q Department
Visual Effects by Crazy Horse Effects & EFILM
Title Design Gonzalo Garcia Barcha
For Full Credits watch film.


Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA)

Directed by Barnaby Roper

Mr. Christmas - a short documentary

An offbeat, touching portrait of a man who has spent three decades turning his small Northern California home into a beautiful, towering Christmas display people travel across the country to see. 

Audience Award - Palm Springs Shortsfest
Special Jury Award - Aspen Shortfest
Best Documentary Short - Cleveland International Film Fest
Best Documentary Short - Rhode Island International Film Fest
Best Short - Philadelphia International Film Fest
Best Documentary Short - California Independent Film Fest

Chicago International Film Festival, Hot Docs, Los Angeles Film Festival, Silverdocs, Little Rock Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival, Portland International Film Festival, Indianapolis Film Festival, Guanajuato International Film Festival, Nevada City Film Festival, BendFilm Festival, and more.

Send Christmas cards and Newcastles to: Bruce Mertz, 5208 Olive Drive, Concord, CA 94521


"Self-Titled" Part 1 . The Visual Album

"Self-Titled" is a mini art feature comprised of several parts that give a glimpse into the entire project. It details her mind-set and artistic vision throughout the making of BEYONCÉ. 

Director: Zachary Heinzerling
Producers: Ed Burke, Bill Kirsten, Carly Hugo
Editor: Yoonha Park
VFX: Mike Anderson

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Pig the Dog

Pig the dog is a glimpse into the life of a strange young lad called Del, who haunts the desolate hinterlands of his home town with his pet dog Pig, spending days drifting and hunting a rare delicacy that thrives in this most unlikely of locations. 

Written & Directed : Maxy Neil Bianco


Maison Kitsune Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Video

Maison Kitsuné is proud to unveil a brand new video featuring indie-pop star Jonny Pierce and it-girl Heather Boo, as they explore New York City in Maison Kitsuné's latest collection.
Captured by Henrik Purienne, famed fashion photographer and filmmaker, this video reflects the "New Wave" theme of the Spring/Summer 2014 collection, inspired by New York's fresh creative talent.

Introducing Instagram Direct

Introducing Instagram Direct: a new way to share photo and video messages with friends.


Photographed by Damien Blottière for CANDY 7
Styled by Aurélien Storny and Alexandre Misericordia


The Nomi Song

 “I’m telling you hold on. Hold on. Tomorrow will be there. After the fall we’ll be born, born, born again. After it all blows away.

Heile Gänsje, trailer

Dedicated to the Memory of Peter Schwedler 

Executive Producer Luke Jacobs and Nils Schwemmer
Producer Matt Lambert and Corinne Ahrens
Written By Blake Wood and Matt Lambert
Director Matt Lambert
Director Of Photography Jaime Felui-Torres
Editor Maxine Goedicke and Matt Lambert
Sound Design And Composition Dennis Beckmann
Production Manager Jannis Birsner
Focus Puller Facundo Altube
Gaffer Lawson Dada
Stylist / Costume Designer Larissa Bechtold
Art Director Claire Kurylowski
Art Department Will Orlando and Tom Bonynge
Make Up Concept Servullo Mendez Rey
Hair / Make Up Ewa Cervena
Haircutting By Darren O'donoghue
Sound / Boom Tom Schön
Driver / Runner Dennis Winter and Christian Rost

Heile Gänschen
Martin Mundo (Covered By Peter Schwedler)
"Yup" By Le1F
"Bitten" By Patrick Wolf
Bloody Chamber Music
"Light It Up.(Another Day)" By Black Cracker
"Mind Body" Le1F
"Get It Poppin" By Ego Boycott Feat. Inja
"I´ll Be Your Mirror"
Castle Face Records
Matt Jones On Bass
Adam From Blasted Canyons On Guitar
Mark From Burnt Ones On Guitar
Brigid From Thee Oh Sees On Tambourine And Backup Vocals

Shot On Location In Berlin

Makeup Provided By I+M Kosmetik Berlin


The Return

In December 1953, Coco Chanel began her incredible return to center stage. The designer reopens her Haute Couture house after fifteen years of absence. The collection is welcomed by the French press with an icy silence. Only the American media supports the looks that define the rebirth of Chanel's style. "The Return" retraces this determining period, that shaped the legend of the designer of rue Cambon forever.
"The Return," imagined, written and directed by Karl Lagerfeld, features Geraldine Chaplin in the role of Gabrielle Chanel, Rupert Everett, Anna Mouglalis, Lady Amanda Harlech, Arielle Dombasle, Kati Nescher, Vincent Darré and Sam McKnight.


Directed by Jorge Croissier 
Design by the Catalan graphic studio Ladyssenyadora



Shot in Dutch nature reserve the Oostvaardersplassen during the production of De Nieuwe Wildernis (The New Wilderness). This was one of the coldest winters in Holland with record breaking temperatures.

H&M Lookbook Spring Men 2014

Get an exclusive first preview of the upcoming H&M Spring Collection 2014. The lookbook features looks with light silhouettes and effortlessly fresh pieces from the new collection.
The H&M Spring Collection will be launched in stores March 6.

INSTAGRAM, San Francisco Headquarters, CA

The design for the Instagram office was inspired by their branding. We created a custom coffee station, built an inventory of retro furniture, and curated a vintage camera collection, which is on display on the lobby.”  by Geremia Design


ABC of Fashion // i-D Magazine feat. Toro Y Moi

Director of Photography Evan Prosofsky
Producer Claire MacDonald
Executive Producer Claire Stubbs
Producer Ella More O’Ferrall
Associate Producer Peter Spark
First Assistant Camera Sam Ellison
Gaffer Josh Fordham
Swing Derek Sexton
Key Grip Sam Katz
Art Director Roanne Adams
Prop Stylist Teresa Hermann
Assistant Prop Stylist Tory Noll
Colour Michael Rossiter at The Mill
Shot on Kodak
Executive Producer Eddy Moretti
Executive Producer Shane Smith
Executive Producer Suroosh Alvi
Executive Producer Andrew Creighton
Executive Producer Jim Czarnecki
Executive Producer Tom Punch
Head of Video Danielle Bennison-Brown
Associate Producer Declan Higgins
Associate Producer Juliette Eisner
Equipment Manager Dan Meyer
Office Operations Cameron Cuchulainn
Special thanks to Heath Raymond at The Mill, Bob Mastronardi at Kodak, Christopher Michael at The Society Management, Caroline Conrad, Kelvin Hayden, Sydney Buchan
Stylist Elgar Johnson
Hair Tetsuya Yamakata at Defacto using Oribé Hair Care
Make-up Akiko Sakamoto at See Management using M.A.C Cosmetics
Styling Assistant Bojana Kozarevic
Models Marina Nery and Anais Pouliot at The Society Management


Winning in a Winter Wonderland

Getting better doesn't stop because it's getting colder. The best athletes don't just overcome the elements, they embrace them with Nike Hyperwarm. 

Made by Nudie Jeans

Our DIY ethos runs through everything we do, like the orange thread in all our garments. Ever since the beginning we've done everything in-house. Sketches, concepts for prints, photo shoots, developing shop fit concepts and campaign material for every new collection.
Some might say we're stubborn, and we really are, but as long as we keep the creative control over what we do within the building, we know that we're doing at least one right. In this video you get an exclusive look behind the scenes of our headquarters.


Hyper-Reality: A New Vision of the Future by Keiichi Matsuda — Kickstarter

Keiichi Matsuda (BSc. MArch) is a designer and film-maker. He began working with video during his Masters of Architecture at the Bartlett school (UCL) as a critical tool to understand, construct and represent space. Keiichi's research examines the implications of emerging technologies for human perception and the built environment, focusing on the integration of media into everyday life. He has a multi-disciplinary approach to his work, using a mixture of video, motion graphics, interaction design, and architecture to create vibrant "hyper-real" environments where the distinctions between physical and virtual start to dissolve.

He has presented his films and research internationally, winning awards for design, drawing and filmmaking, and graduated from his MArch with distinction in summer 2010. He is currently self employed, working on commissions and research projects in London and Tokyo.


Winner of the Panavision Future Filmmaker Award
Sundance 2013
AFI Fest
Ashland Film Festival Special Jury Mention for Best Short Film
Marin Short Film Festival Honorable Mention Best Short Film
Atlanta Film Festival 2013
Hollyshorts Film Festival
Athens Int Film Fest
Maryland Film Festival A Short Film by Andrew Renzi
Brady Corbet (Simon Killer, Funny Games, Mysterious Skin)
Clémence Poésy (In Bruges, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows 1 & 2)
Alison Bartlett (The Inn Keepers)
Produced by - Garrett Fennelly & McCabe Walsh
Executive Producers - Borderline Films
Photographed by - Joe Anderson
Composers - Saunder Jurriaans & Daniel Bensi
Music Supervisor - Josh Kessler
Editor - Dean C. Marcial
Production Designer - Victoria Rivera
Casting Director - Susan Shopmaker
Co-Producers - Jean-Raphael Ambron, Stuart Ruston, and Ethan Donnelly


Kristen McMenamy: The Little Mermaid?

W contributor Tim Walker's short film, inspired by his story "Far, Far From Land," is no Disney tale. Wearing clothes that would make Ariel squirm with envy, supermodel Kristen McMenamy gracefully floats in a human-size fish tank and washes up on a rocky beach.

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2013 Movie Trailer Mashup

Why deconstructing a mashup? Because these videos are often perceived as a random mess of pretty images from movie trailers. While that’s absolutely true, there’s an opportunity to explore themes and also pay a few obscure tributes to elements that don’t belong in the video itself but that are generally widespread within pop culture. Sometimes, a collection of random but visually stunning sequences can unite to create its own experience. 6 minutes and 46 seconds… Like Pokemon, let’s see if you were able to catch them all!

via The Sleepy Skunk 


The Village, full movie

The population of a small, isolated countryside village believe that their alliance with the mysterious creatures that inhabit the forest around them is coming to an end.

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

Cast with Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody, William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Brendan Gleeson, Cherry Jones, Celia Weston.

Unleashed: Menswear Dog

When David Fung and wife Yena Kim decided on a whim to create a Tumblr featuring their adorable shiba inu dog, Bodhi, dressed in sophisticated menswear, little did they know that they would soon be leaving their full time jobs to author a book and start a canine fashion line. 

Producer: Catherine Yrisarri
Director of Photography, Editor: Rob Finch
Executive Producer: Greg Moyer
Motion Graphics: Drew Jordan
Assistant Camera: Tim Trotman
Sound Mix: Chip Sloan
Still Photography: Menswear Dog

Created by Blue Chalk Media


Random Acts - The Event

On the fifth day we sailed our frozen island out into the shipping lanes. We counted all the evil things and cast them in an ice-hole. They were only numbers.
On the fourth day we opened high-yield savings accounts. The refugee camps were fast becoming commuter towns encircling the crater. Jets of steam were seen from the tor.
On the third day we left our cars in short stay.The air was pine-fresh. Pebbles nuzzled at our shoes. We began to doubt the alignment of the trackway.
On the second day we shopped. You carried your foot like a dead weight. Some youths got on TV pretending to be trainee customer service assistants.
On the first day the fridge defrosted itself.  Wearing Halloween masks we made love and you said something really evil about a mutual friend.
On the day before the first day we fell into geometry like children. The sky was a chemical peel. We slept alone and restlessly through the shipping news.

Hand drawn pencil animation motion tracked to live action footage shot in Montauk. 

Commissioned as part of Channel 4's Random Acts strand which showcases diverse short films chosen for their bold expressions of creativity.

Directed by Julia Pott
Poem by Tom Chivers

Conceived and Produced by:
Underwater Gardening
Carrie Thomas

Animation Production:
Hornet Inc.
Executive Producer: Michael Feder
Producer: Zack Kortright
Director of Photography: Adam Wissing
Additional Compositor: Tom Brown
Animation Assistant: Sophie Gate
Editor: RJ Glass
Sound Design: Joseph Tate
Re-recording mixer: Maiken Hansen
Male Voice: Alex Britton
Female Voice: Laura Free

A Sundance 2013 short film.

Devendra Banhart: Mondo Taurobolium

Animator Galen Pehrson Takes the Folk Star on a Psychotropic Trip Into the Dark Heart of Hollywood

Avant-folk singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart builds upon his stellar collection of video collaborations with a subversive and moody new piece from rising animator and director Galen Pehrson. Conceived in the tradition of Mondo—the 1960s sub-genre associated with exploitation, death and taboo—Mondo Taurobolium uses the eponymous track “Taurobolium” from Banhart’s latest album Mala as a backdrop. The experimental narrative takes dark and existential turns into the murky underbelly of Hollywood fame and finds the duck-like character Mondo at its center, reeling in a state of disillusionment following a wave of torrential success. Mondo’s counterpart is Gale, voiced by cult favorite Rose McGowan as the beaked female lead who accompanies him through back alleys and night crawls of Los Angeles. “I think it’s easier to trust an animal without scrutinizing its actions,” says Pehrson, who has collaborated with Banhart on the cover of his album Cripple Crow and the video to “I Feel Just Like a Child,” and has recently shot a series of enviable commissions from MOCA, Death Grips, James Franco and Talib Kweli. “I think it’s something we learn while watching cartoons when we’re young. There’s often a moral undertone to them—here, it’s same idea just with more mature and complex topics.” 

Hand-drawn 2D animation is something of a dying art. What inspires you to stay the course?
Galen Pehrson:
I enjoy drawing and making little worlds. The passion comes from the feeling of seeing a character come to life, or clouds blowing over a landscape. It’s not a passion reserved for animation but for sharing, creating and collaborating.

Is the process quite drawn out and isolating?
I spend months alone. This piece took four months. I counted something like 2,140 hours. The one day I took off, I ran my car over a boulder. 

What animation directors have inspired you lately? 
I recently discovered Sally Cruikshank—a cab driver turned me on to her work and my mind was blown. I feel like we might be kindred spirits.

What themes do you find yourself exploring over and over again?
I think the biggest theme is nighttime. I work through the night, and there’s a different feeling in the air: a kind of stillness and clarity that I’m grasping at and trying to relay.

The Monuments Men

George Clooney by Yayoi Kusama for W Magazine

Vivienne Westwood Loves

Vivienne Westwood Loves is a celebration of quality and craftsmanship - bringing together British heritage brands that share a passion for traditional production techniques and the preservation of skills already passed down through many generations. Each brand was approached as they epitomise Vivienne's 'Quality over Quantity' and 'Buy less, choose well, make it last' ethos.

The five brands we have chosen to work with are Globe-Trotter, Gloverall, Johnstons of Elgin, Lock & Co. and Pantherella. Using the design heritage and know-how of each brand, we have produced a range of styles which marry Vivienne Westwood's singular vision with the quality and craftsmanship which only decades and in some cases centuries of history can bring to a product.



Directors - Julien Soulier & Adrien Landre
Creative Direction - David Obadia
A project supported by David Obadia & Nelson Hassan
Producer - Robin Accard // Partizan
Director of Photography - Sophian Belgarbi
First Assistant Camera - Martin Neumann
Second Assistant Camera - Laurene Le Barth
Assistant Directors - Marie Gabrielle Fabre
Steadycam Operator - Remi Quilichini
Chief Electrician - Elyan Charvet
Cast - Maxime Anselin // Rockmen Agency
Daniel Ralph Mfaya
Artist - Leonardo Godoy Muhsam
Sound Design - Schmooze
Post Production - Royal Post
Music - "Break Well" by Mount Kimbie
Courtesy of Warp Records
Special Thanks to:
Yassine Saidi
Khalid Tahhar
Yvane Jacob
Joana Haddad

via BWGH

Nike Football: Dare to be Brasilian