Nadia Lee Cohen joins Academy & A+

Academy & A+ have signed filmmaker & photographer Nadia Lee Cohen for representation in the UK and Europe.

Heavily inspired by cinema, Americana and Britain particularly in in the 1960’s and 70’s, Nadia’s photographs and films are veritable visions of saturated, surreal dreamscapes.

 Drawing upon the duality of the female form, fine art photographer and filmmaker she locks our optics upon the twisted paradise that lurks within her mind, exploring the paradoxical standoff between strength and fragility within womankind.

Nadia has worked with some of the worlds most exciting brands and artists, from Miu Miu to A$AP Rocky.  She has been interviewed by Canal+ and Vogue, and her work featured in I-D Magazine, Vice, New York Magazine, Indie and many others.

Nadia’s long term manager and founder of DMB Management, David Birkitt, continues to represent her for photography and associated moving image.  He can be contacted through http://www.dmbrepresents.com.

Click here to watch her reel. 

Knife Crime directed by Novemba

Novemba’s latest piece focuses on knife crime in London.  Made for AMV BBDO, the film features real kids stating that they don’t ever carry a knife because ‘London Needs Me Alive’.  

The film was shot in Lambeth, Southwark and Harringay, lit by Joe Cook and edited by Stephen Dunne at the Whitehouse.  Post was handled by ETC.

HUGE thanks to everyone who helped put this together.

Click here to watch the film.

Just Eat directed by Si & Ad

Si & Ad’s latest is a musical extravaganza showing the magical world of Just Eat.  Made for Karmarama, the film escalates from customers using their Just Eat App at home to an all singing, all dancing magical number.

The film was made in and around London, lit by Niels Thastum and edited by Tom Lindsay at Trim.  Post was handled by Freefolk.

Click here to view the film on Si & Ad's showreel.  

Sarah Clift Joins Academy

Sometime copywriter, sometime art director and now, full time director; Sarah Clift has joined Academy and A+.  She has a wealth of knowledge through 18 years in the ad industry working up from  creative to global creative director before departing to write and direct.

With a plethora of big name agencies under her belt Sarah has created work for Adidas, The COI, Guinness, McDonald’s and Samsung to name a few.  Among others, she has worked under Tim Delaney, Peter Souter, Jon Burley and Jim Thornton.

Although she has co-directed a few projects before, Sarah’s first solo piece as writer/director was the short film ‘La Madre Buena’.  It is a beautifully crafted work, which shows the ethical dilemma of a mother between her son and her politics.  “Award winning” doesn’t come close to describing the film’s success.  ‘La Madre Buena’ has 50+ laurel wreaths, a YDA Gold, a Lion nomination at Cannes and 5 Golds at Kinsale.  It will be screened at the Academy Awards building later in September.

Sarah studied graphic design and advertising, then the postgraduate course at Watford under Tony Cullingham, yet her CV has a wealth of other talents including cowgirl and stand-up comedian.

Click here to view her reel. 

Funding Circle directed by Marcus Söderlund

Marcus’s latest film for Funding Circle features a drummer going from strength to strength as she seemingly grows from relative novice to full on virtuoso before our eyes. 

The campaign was created for Lucky Generals, with post by ETC and sound by Sam Ashwell at 750mph.

Click here to view his reel.