Mute is short animated film about a world populated by people without a mouth, a gory accident gives their lives a turn for the best. Mute is a ‘Job, Joris & Marieke’ production. Job, Joris & Marieke is a studio for animations, illustrations, character design and music based in Amsterdam.
Mikey Sorbello is a coffee roaster and barista at Climpson & Sons in Hackney. Climpson & Sons was established in 2005, and is considered one of the pioneering venues for London’s now-famous coffee revolution. In the new documentary series Neighbourhood Portraits, fashion label Hardy Amies and innovations studio Present Plus sets out to explore new centers of creativity that are booming on the the edges of London, inspiring, dictating and rejuvenating the contemporary lifestyle.
Absolut Vodka delved into Woodkid’s history and follows the story of how he discovered and developed his talent. A beautiful and inspiring portrait of one of today’s most popular artists.
This gorgeous three and a half minute of undulating, constantly-morphing animation by Masanobu Hiraoka demands to be watched on the largest display currently at your disposal. Grab your headphones too! Aimar Molero‘s music/sound design properly sets the atmosphere and breathes life into the sloshing, shifting abstract forms.
William Trubridge is a freediver. He trained his body to dive without any professional diving gear. While concentrating on his breath and movement, he tumbles deeper and deeper into the ocean. Amazing to see the level of control Trubridge has over his body. He describes the sensation of freefalling underwater and how he uses different techniques.
Short film ‘Aspire’ visualizes how creatives influence each other. They can be considered nomads who are struggling to survive and settle their camps from time to time. A colourful project for Fashionclash Maastricht from creative agency Strictua. ‘Aspire’ was selected for the Berlin Fashion Film Festival.
The Howling, aka Frank Wiedemann (half of Âme) and Ry Cuming (an Australian, LA-based artist), made waves after their collaboration “Howling” last summer, for which Âme then supplied a popular remix. The duo returns with moving and colorful sounds in Shortline, a three track EP which is currently available on vinyl and digital release. The video is shot in 16mm starring the extraordinary Nana Agypong and Ry Cuming.
Barcelona-based Dvein created an epic video for The Vein’s new single ‘Magma’. They take us on a surreal journey through marbleized liqus, molten graphics and moldered faces. The set looks especially beautiful in the context of this nordic wintertale. Dvein is a motion and interactive studio providing art direction, design and animation for cinema, broadcast, music videos, etc. They get involved in any given step in the creative process from the concept art to final piece.
In the wilderness of the forests where giant bulldozers are tearing apart the woods there is a monkey that accidentally finds a shaving machine and decides to use it. Spontaneously disguised as a human being, he moves out to the city and starts a career. After a stunning success in business, he understands the need of gaining political power. Not too long after, he becomes the president. Now he is ready to make a change.
Ray Gascoigne has been around boats his whole life, as a shipwright, a merchant sailor, and now as a ship builder on the smallest dry dock there is: a bottle. This short film, by Smith Journal and Melbourne-based production studio Commoner, picks through the wood chips to tell the story of a craft honed over 60 years, and the man behind it.
If you wonder how Finland survives without sunlight during winter, Mother nature has got 24 hours of it reserved for the summer. Most of us couldn’t get a hold of what would all be possible during these long summer nights.