We speak to a few of tomorrow's bright new directorial stars, chat to the established about their big breaks, and get to grips with how the industry is finding and nurturing fledgling creators.
Melody Maker began her career in the world of fashion, before turning her talents to helming ambitious promos. Now, the Mill director is bringing her blend of reality, fantasy, live-action and VFX to commercials and creative tech. Selena Schleh meets a rising talent who exemplifies the new breed of creative ‘slashies.’
Creating witty, stylised, social-ready morsels of moving image, inspired by weird and wonderful corners of the internet, Em Cole is very much the post-digital director. She’s also an impressive auto-didact, who’s achieved much in her 26 years. She tells Carol Cooper about Swindon, splosh and synaesthesia
In 2019, director Calmatic skyrocketed onto the commercial scene, first with a promo for Lil Nas X and then landing a set of Super Bowl adverts for TurboTax. Here, he talks about his route into the business, his inspirations and what's next.
With her latest music video and a brand-new spot for Nike providing a hefty industry one-two punch, we speak to the filmmaker and photographer about what documenting marginalised communities has brought to her subsequent work.
March is our New Talent Focus, but everyone was new once, right? We've compiled a selection of promo royalty, clever advert creatives, and animation maniacs to talk about the work that - in their own opinion - helped make them the success they are today.
As part of our New Talent Focus, we took the chance to speak with SMUGGLER director and Hollywood icon Jonah Hill about his music video and advertising work.
Ben Coyle-Larner, aka rapper Loyle Carner, and his brother Ryan have teamed up to create a potentially formidable directing force. With a slew of great promos for his own tracks providing a perfect training ground, and a desire to "take the plunge" as directors, these multi-skilled siblings are making all the right noises.
The young director sat down with us to talk about his time spent working on his award winning project, BLEACH, how working so closely with the trans community impacted his work, and what he plans to do next.
For an industry so in thrall to youth, the creative industries are alarmingly slow to give young people a seat at the table, says Creativebrief's Izzy Ashton.
After a dazzling start to her career, making award-winning promos, director Ali Kurr had a spell in the wilderness. Now she's back with an impressive reel of spots and a comedy porno to boot. Fascinated by all things female, the creative polymath tells Selena Schleh why she refuses to make “stereotypical female work”.
The talent is out there, but how do you find it and, once you do, hone it? Tim Cumming talks to some of the people and institutions for whom nurturing new talent is at the heart of what they do.
Last year David Dearlove picked up the coveted shots Awards Europe New Director of the Year trophy for his brilliant film for Women's Aid. We spoke to him after his win and, below, you can read again his explanation of what it's like to hit the directing bullseye with his first dart.
Do jokes still land when everyone's in lockdown? We speak to industry minds about finding the funny in unprecedented times.
As health and beauty advertising changes with our habits, and the ever-ailing high-street given a Covid death sentence, industry leaders tell us how the industry keeps fit.
We tidied our bedrooms and Zoomed around the world to chat to the Gold-winning directors from this year's competition about what picking up a YDA really means.
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