Nadia is a photographer, filmmaker and self-portrait artist. Heavily inspired by cinema, Americana and Britain particularly in in the 1960’s and 70’s, her photographs and films are veritable visions of saturated, surreal dreamscapes.
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’.
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.
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.
‘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.
Michael Lawrence has joined Academy and A+ for representation in the UK and Amsterdam.
Director Jack Driscoll has joined Academy & A+ for global representation.
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.
‘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.
Lizie was presented with The Chairmans Award last night at the British Arrows in recognition for her services to the Advertsing Industry. Jon Glazer delivered a heartfelt speech and presented her with the award. A BIG THANK YOU to Ed at the Assembly Rooms for cutting together this film highlighting some of the work we’ve made over the last 30 years .
Chris & Luke have just finished a new film for Nytol through Lucky Generals. The commercial visualises his internal dialogue and anxiety about how much time he has left to sleep.
Academy have a total of 21 nominations across Campaign and Craft for this year’s British Arrows Awards. Congratulations to Si & Ad, Frederic Planchon, Seb Edwards, Conkerco, FKA Twigs, Jeff Labbe and Martin De Thurah for directing work for Virgin Media, Bupa, Yorkshire Tea, HP, Ikea, Boots, Nike and SSESSE.
Bradley Wiggins stars in this new film for Skoda directed by Novemba through Fallon, London. The film centers on Wiggins’ constant battle against the clock; always striving for a better time.
Fred’s most recent film, ‘New Dawn’ shows the famous Lloyds horse travelling the breadth of the country set to a rerecord of Praise You. From the streets of Stoke to the dramatic backdrop of the Brecon Beacons, Lloyds remains by their customer’s side.
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.
Yorkshire Tea and Lucky Generals have recruited Si & Ad for their latest campaign starring famous faces from Yorkshire.
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.
German wunderkinds Dorian and Daniel have joined Academy for UK representation.
In Martin’s first film of the year a recovered cancer patient shows us just how it feels to be given the all clear.
Happy New Year! While 2016 represented a 366 day low point for humanity, the year ended on a particularly high note for Academy and A+. In an incredibly competitive field, Academy were named by Campaign Magazine as Production Company of the Year.
Back in January, Novemba (Blair and Oliver) took a road trip through South Australia. The result is Alice, Adelaide – a snapshot of Australia’s Red Centre and the wonderful people that live there.
Seb has just directed this uplifting film for HP through AMV BBDO. With the use of his laptop the lead singer of a band converts his basement into a space where he can jam with his hearing impaired brother.
Marcus’s latest film is a visual love letter to the pea. Created for Grey London, Birds Eye’s first television advertising for 5 years follows pea farmers through the seasons, showing what the little green veggies endure before making their way to our plates.
A new film made for agency Space by Ben Tricklebank is an ode to the human mind. ‘The Experimental Series’ explores the extremes of human intellect through a series of scenarios including the first sparks of love, the carelessness with which we sometimes treat the planet, and the positivity that results from fostering our curious nature.
Congratulations to Seb Edwards, Frederic Planchon, Jonathan Glazer and Si & Ad – a total of 10 nominations at the Craft Awards. Virgin Media ‘9.58’, SSE ‘Pier’, Channel 4 Idents ‘Detonation’,, Google Android ‘Monotune’ and O2 ‘Network’ are all shortlisted.
Martin’s latest film features the daughter from a family of heavy metal rockers. The girl heads out to meet her friends, but no sooner is she outside the front door she transforms herself to a squeaky clean yoga lover, much to her parents dismay.
Maya the Orangutan returns in another beautiful film for SSE, but this time there's a new addition to the SSE family – Pixel. In this instalment, Pixel explores a neon house as we are told that SSE now offers unparalleled boiler cover.
Crowds of people join a workout class of epic proportions, launching the new Made to Move campaign for Lucozade Sport. Wally Pfister directs for Grey London.
In Betty B, a powerful anti-bullying PSA, written, directed, shot and edited by Matt Beiler, a young girl recounts her relationship with a bully she thinks is her friend.