I had to look closely a few times before I could make out that these are actually toys photographed and not real space ships. If you’ve ever had a fantasy about flying your own Y-Wing fighter instead of taking the subway in winter, well, look no further.
I was hanging out in Saturdays Surf NYC recently reading an article in their mag about filmmaker Larry Clarke’s new Marfa Girl feature, which won Best Film at the seventh Rome Film Festival. You’ll notice while watching the trailer an awesome on-screen chemistry between leads Adam Mediano and Drake Burnette. Clarke has an interesting shooting […]
This is a magically crafted, black and white new short from director Jakob Daschek through Syrup Films/Saints New York. You might recognise the lead from the huge hit series The Walking Dead. Cut together utilising super slo-mo, I’m sure you’ll agree it is a stunning and moving piece.
I caught this new short by Art Director Anaïs La Rocca at the School of Visual Arts NYC last Friday night. A wonderful, charming, beautiful film, I expect we’ll be seeing much more from La Rocca who may drop the ‘Art’ in her title and perhaps settle for just simply ‘Director’? Here’s hoping, anyhow.
Diego Meijido retouched some work for me a while back and, frankly, his new site via the Cargo platform deserves the eyes of the world. Originally from Spain and now based in Dublin (via the UK), Meijido’s work has an ethereal quality to it, evoking a state of reverie for the viewer. I’ve seen the […]
I’ve come to this action packed short a little late, but ‘better late’ and all that. Without giving away the ending, interesting things happened within the Republic of Ireland during the Second World War. Nick Ryan who directed this short triggers some questions for me with the ending, and the score composed by Nick Seymour […]
‘This royal court of kings, this blood-stained ground…’ So starts the narration by Michael K. Williams in the twin Baker Bros’ (who go under the moniker TWiN) new short This Is My Court. A stunning series of vignettes shot by DP Nicolas Karakatsanis, this short really pushes the brothers’ work forward in short form … […]
Illustrator Steve Simpson is the latest to receive my Amongst Inspiration treatment. Originally from the UK and now based in Dublin, Steve is one of the founding members of Illustrators Ireland and has inked everything from advertising to books to packaging. Spend two minutes here finding out what exactly inspires an award winning illustrator along […]
I met art and crafter Mick Minogue in Dublin of March this year. About three minutes after getting into conversation with him, I decided I had to make a little film on him. This is the result, featured online as part of my Amongst Inspiration web film series.
Director and producer Will Armstrong’s new test commercial for Jaguar is a stunning look at scenic Ireland and perhaps one of a few car commercials in the world that doesn’t, well, feature a car. A Silver at Cannes Young Director Award 2012 doesn’t hur,t either.
If George Lucas had met Polish filmmaker and animator Damian Nenow, he might have been inspired to produce the Red Tails feature in a truly groundbreaking way. Check this trailer out for Paths of Hate. The Making Of Behance.net page is worth a lunchtime visit, too.
US-based Australian directing duo TWiN have just finished this lovely little short film, Little Kaiju, integrating 3D character animation and live action plates shot in Tokyo. Check it out. There may be a cute toy coming soon, too.
Ruth Anna Coss is a stylist from Northern Ireland who is starting to make waves in Dublin. She recently styled all three of my Foreign Cities music films and has been teaming up with the London based, Irish photographer Jonny McMillan. Stunning work on their recent collaboration.
Designed and executed by the creative team at Piranha Bar Dublin this beautiful set of sponsorship stings were seen over 600 times during the Olympic broadcast. After a motion capture session was shot in the UK, the guys created the final abstracted and colourful animations for delivery to the TV audience.
I recently had lunch with Steve Simpson after a video shoot we were doing together. The man is a serious talent. As a professional illustrator, he was explaining to me that sometimes, he has to just illustrate something for himself. Magic Monkey was the result this time. Simpson was born in the UK and has worked on animated series’ like Danger Mouse and the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.