Who are the breakthrough stars of tomorrow? What can companies do to bring in voices that need to be heard? The industry speaks on the discovery and nurturing of aspiring auteurs.
Fuelled by an immense imagination, multi-faceted creative Caleb Femi unites words and visuals to magical effect, effortlessly moving from page to screen and back again with a body of work that spans poetry, short films, commercials, TV and even a live catwalk show. Whatever the field, he tells Selena Schleh, the story remains his north star.
Award-winning New Zealand director Michelle Savill is an astute observer of human behaviour. Her first feature film Millie Lies Low premiered at Berlin International Film Festival and SXSW earlier this year, following which she was signed to Arts & Sciences. She spoke to shots about the challenges of shooting on a shoestring and how a missed flight disaster proved inspirational.
Known for his soulful films exploring pressing social issues, New Orleans-based filmmaker Abraham Felix was signed by Curfew earlier this year. Here, he tells shots about his inspirations and passion for filmmaking and about the creation of his award-winning campaign The Unspoken Curriculum, produced by Windy Films for the Boris L. Henson Foundation.
New talent needs to be given every opportunity to thrive and succeed and one way of ensuring that is through mentorship schemes. Tim Cumming talks to mentors and mentees about learning their craft, absorbing inspiration and unleashing their talent.
Los Angeles-based filmmaker, social media maestro and tireless innovator Ani Acopian joined Park Pictures in June. She’s garnered attention for her witty short-form content, such as A World Artists Love for AWAL, and her spoof dating website for Amazon. She told shots about playing with boundaries, altering perceptions and her love of drones.
shots' current new talent focus looks at the best and brightest coming through the ranks of advertising. But is the industry too obsessed with youth, and is advertising's 'cult of the new' attitude doing a disservice to the talented 'older' creatives? Nicky Bullard, Group CCO at MullenLowe London, aged 53 years, eight months and 13 days, gives her view.
Tim Cumming talks to a range of producers and curators about the new routes that up-and-coming directorial talent are now taking into the industry.
Thibaut Estellon, Founder & Executive Producer at REVERSE, believes the industry can do more for emerging talent, especially those from diverse backgrounds, and argues that experience isn't everything.
Greatcoat Films' Newham-born director Sau Ali has built a solid portfolio within six short months in the business, including music videos for artists including Henny Knightz and Raptum, as well as branded content for Samsung, New Balance and Vice. Here he tells shots how short-form filmmaking can nurture a blockbuster spirit.
Dalia Burde, Founder/Executive Producer at Avocados and Coconuts, argues that encouraging new talent to get the most out of their ability is crucial, but the difference between opportunity and exploitation can be a fine line.
The Ruffian director talks us through the folklore, journals and blooming hearts that keep her creativity fresh.
Jamie Cox, executive producer and head of Ballistic at Great Guns, writes about why the industry will only benefit from embracing the next crop of multi-skilled directors.
Though the coronavirus shows no signs of leaving us for good, the world has found new ways to adapt and keep turning. We speak to the industry to find out the lasting impact of an unprecedented period.
From the 'unsettling' menopause to 'unmentionable' menstruation, taboos exist all around us. But breaking them often moves us forward, and advertising has an important part to play...
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