The new Nike ad by the Us boys

Nike directed by Us


While women around the world often feel constrained by traditional gender roles, athletes in Turkey are committed to pursuing their love for sport and fitness while staying true to themselves.

A new film directed by Us, appropriately titled ‘This is Us’ celebrates the stories of elite and everyday athletes from across Turkey.  The film encourages women to push beyond personal barriers and the limitations others may place on them.

Click her to view the film.


Yorkshire Tea directed by Si & Ad

Yorkshire Tea directed by Si & Ad

Yorkshire Tea and Lucky Generals have recruited Si & Ad for their latest campaign starring famous faces from Yorkshire.  The films use the talents of the Brownlee brothers, Michael Parkinson and the Kaiser Chiefs to illustrate the brands philosophy that they do things ‘proper’.

The films edited by Rick Russell at Final Cut and post was handled by The Mill.  Unsurprisingly all 3 films were shot in the North of England.

Click here to view 'Hold Music'.

Garth Davis Wins at the DGA

Garth Davis Wins at the DGA

Massive Congratulations to Garth Davis for winning the DGA Award for First-Time Feature Film.  ‘Lion’ is the incredible true story of an adopted boy tracking down his birth family in India.

The film has picked up award nominations across all the major shows and is gathering momentum towards the Oscars at the end of this month.  It’s showing in a cinema near you - go see it.

Academy sign Dorian & Daniel

Academy sign Dorian & Daniel

German wunderkinds Dorian and Daniel have joined Academy for UK representation.

The duo are graduates of the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart.  While there, they wrote and directed a now famous spec commercial for Johnnie Walker titled ‘Dear Brother’.  To date the film has over 20 million views through Youtube, Vimeo and other online video outlets.

Dorian & Daniel join Academy having recently shot another popular spec ad for Volvo – the ABC of Death.  It’s a strong foray into the world of comedy but whatever the genre the pair are most at home telling emotional stories with big pictures.  Their work shows a comprehensive and natural understanding of their craft and maturity far beyond their years.

Click here to view their reel.

​Bupa Directed by Martin De Thurah

​Bupa Directed by Martin De Thurah

In Martin’s first film of the year a recovered cancer patient shows us just how it feels to be given the all clear. 

The film was made for WCRS, DOP was Niels Thastum and post was through Electric Theatre Collective.