Ikea directed by Us

‘Lion’ is the latest film created by Chris & Luke – aka Us.  The film tells us that the average lion spends 18 hours of the day doing absolutely nothing, while we see King of the Jungle conserving his energy in readiness for his daughter’s party. 

Created for Mother, the film is a continuation of the Wonderful Everyday campaign.  Editing was by Bill Smedley at Work, post was by MPC and sound through 750mph.

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Michael Lawrence Joins Academy

Michael Lawrence has joined Academy and A+ for representation in the UK and Amsterdam. 

Michael is a director and photographer with work stemming from a diversity of traveled interests, inspirations and life experiences.  His films are visceral and immersive, with an emotional rawness and intimacy that challenges what is expected of advertising.

Lawrence has directed and photographed campaigns for some of the worlds leading brands - Nike, Reebok, Chevrolet, Nespresso, Powerade, ESPN, and Google - with some of the worlds best agencies - Wieden & Kennedy, Venables Bell, Sid Lee, 72 & Sunny, BBH, AKQA, Fred & Farid - while always attempting to make time for the obscure and interesting.

Michael’s films have garnered recognition at Cannes Lions, the Shots Awards, D&AD and many others.  His photography has been featured in The NY Times, The Atlantic, Creativity, Communication Arts, Adweek, Fader, VICE, Pitchfork and Indie Magazine.

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Academy Sign Jack Driscoll

Director Jack Driscoll has joined Academy & A+ for global representation.

An award-winning fine art graduate, Jack cut his teeth making televised documentaries and gained recognition for his unique approach, fusing highly visual creative language with original and touching storytelling. His ability to work with non-actors and mix tender realism with cinematic style has translated effortlessly to commercials for Adidas, Red Bull, Google and New Balance.

Jack is fast becoming one of the UK’s brightest young directors. His approach moulds beautiful imagery with a raw honesty and impactful narrative.

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Hepatitis C Directed by Conkerco

Conkerco have just shot this dramatic new film for Hep C featuring ‘Chris’, a man whose past literally comes back to haunt him. As Chris walks home through the city, his mind plays tricks on him as he see’s his younger self in potentially risky situations. Each risk underlines the ease with which the Hepatitis C can be contracted from an unhygenic tattoo parlour, a barbers unclean blade to a blood transfusion.

The film was shot in Berlin, DOP was Mathias Schöningh, it was edited by Nik Hindson at the Assembly Rooms, post was handled by Framestore and the agency are DDB Remedy.

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Lacoste directed by Seb Edwards

‘Timeless’ is a cinematic fresco set in the 1930s directed by Seb Edwards.  A man falls in love at first sight and sets off on the trail of a mysterious woman, jumping onto a train and pursuing her through the carriages, and through the eras.

Co-produced with Wanda in Paris, the film was created for BETC, lit by Hoyte Van Hoytema, edited by Russell Icke at the Whitehouse and shot in Budapest.  The post production was handled by Mikros, also in Paris.

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