Ian Pons Jewell Signs To Academy

The star director joins Academy for representation in the UK, plus key markets of France and The Netherlands.

 Ian Pons Jewell has applied his unconventional thinking to groundbreaking promos, time travelling epics and far out conceptual work.  Whether working in the realms of drama or comedy, his films carry a surreal originality that is compelling to watch.

 Ian has established himself as one of the new generation of pioneers in the music video format with his work chalking up billions of Youtube hits.  He has been nominated 3 times for ‘Best Director’ by the UKMVAs and BUG named him as ‘one of the best music video directors working today’.

In 2017 he directed ‘I Love Doing Dishes’ for Finish through Wieden & Kennedy.  The film won awards across the globe and properly announced him as one of the most exciting directors working in the advertising industry.  Films for Nike, Dollar Shave Club, Google Pixel and most recently Three Mobile further cement his growing reputation and led to a nomination for Director of the Year at the Shots Awards and selection by both Campaign and Televisual Magazines as one of the Top 10 Directors of 2018. 

Mahaneela for It's Nice That

Mahaneela is a multi-disciplinary artist working predominantly in film and photography to provide a different perspective of representation. Creating content for some of the most influential brands in the world from Converse to Eurostar, Mahaneela has also photographed artists from the likes of FKA Twigs and Sampha in her distinctively intimate style. The artist’s most recent triumph is co-directing a 30-minute documentary about the Mercury Prize nominated album Everything is Recorded. Mahaneela and directing duo Child (Tayo Rapoport and Josh Renaut) seamlessly edit personal interviews with photography and improvisational recording sessions to document the raw musical energy that makes up the acclaimed album... 

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Billy Boyd Cape / Stella McCartney Collaboration

With the help of Billy Boyd Cape, Stella McCartney has launched a new trainer created using 100% recyclable materials.   

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Novemba Score Raindance Nominations

The world premiere of Blair & Oliver’s feature documentary, Team Khan will be taking place during the Raindance Festival later this month.  The film premieres on Saturday 29th September – details here:


Team Khan follows Amir Khan over three fights, perfectly illustrating how fine a line there is between global success and failure.  The film is nominated for Best British Film and Best Cinematography.

Everything Is Recorded

Mahaneela’s recent work "Everything Is Recorded”, made in collaboration with CHILD, intimately captures the evolution and creation of Everything Is Recorded’s Mercury Prize Shortlisted debut album told by the musicians directly involved. The documentary film features exclusive interviews with Richard Russell and his musical collaborators, unseen behind-the-scenes footage of the recording sessions (featuring Baluji Shrivastav, Ben Reed, Giggs, Green Gartside, Ibeyi, Infinite Coles, Joe Brown, Lil C, Mela Murder, Nubya Garcia, Obongjayar, Peter Gabriel, Sampha, Tic, Wiki, Yazz Ahmed and Richard Russell) and a cinematic documentation of Everything Is Recorded’s debut live shows. The project vividly conveys the spirit of the studio sessions but goes beyond the music into something deeper, capturing the pure essence of collaboration and exploring what it is to be human; the relationships we have with ourselves and others, the victories and anxieties both big and small. 

Previously presented exclusively via Boiler Room’s 4:3 Platform you can now watch here.