Leonid Adamopoulos was born is Brussels, December 16th 1970. As son of a very musical family he studied arts and marketing in Brussels. He specialized later in video directing and television arts.
As a producer / director he directed many music video’s for several pop musicians . Because of his musical background he also filmed many classical concerts. His experience in multi-camera directing was one of the reasons why he was asked to direct several award shows as well as music shows.
Next logical move was to direct fashion shows. To deliver the content he started also to work with his know how making documentaries and short films.
Within the past decade, Anthony Lau has become an international sought -after creative, known for his keen eye, and compelling visual stories. Most notably standing out for his industry changing forward thinking creativity.
Lau began his career in live concert production, and his work took him from Sydney, Australia as a technical director for musical acts such as Chemical Brothers, Underworld, Basement Jaxx, and various international hip hop acts to London, England, where he expanded his skills to theater lighting design to ultimately directing live stage productions and industry leadinghigh tech video production.
With an established command for large -scale productionpaired with a proven ability to create engaging visuals, Lau began working in film and TV in 2005.
He launched an international production company where he held the positions of Global Creative Director and Global Executive Producerfor 10 years.
Known for its comprehensive film, and photography production services Lau lead his company pioneering the digital content space for the fashion and luxury brand industry, including producing British Vogue’s first – ever online fashion video content. He went on to design and create interactive content platforms for Conde Nast’s powerhouse websites Style.com & Vogue.com.
During Lau’s time with his production company, he has executive produced and directed international TV spots, editorial content, short films and commercials for luxury and lifestyle brands such as Fox Television, Maybelline, Pepsi, Vogue.com and IMG Fashion Weeks globally.
In 2009, Lau moved to New York City to direct and produce his first (award winning) narrative short film.
In the same year, major fashion house, CHANEL, handpicked Lau to direct and produce his first documentary film titled “The Making of the CHANEL Special”, with the film receiving critical acclaim.
Today, recognized brands continue to select Lau to produce and direct TV, short films, branded content and television commercials. Luxury brands and fashion labels like Levi’s, Calvin Klein, Kanye West, Victoria Beckham, and David Beckham for H&M to established corporations such as Mercedes-Benz, Microsoft and Qantas Airlines continue to rely on Lau to craft a story of their brand to execute in the highest caliber.
Over the past 5 years Lau has directed and produced over a dozen films and TV specials, with a string of international awards attached to his name.
Internationally renowned as a leading go-to creative within luxury fashion, he currently splits his time between Sydney, Los Angeles and New York City with his family.
Venezuelan born, February 16, 1982… with a portrait photographer father and cultured international influence by my Japanese mother. Self-taught
fashion photographer and filmmaker.
Based in Bangkok – Thailand.
I believe that by blending different forms of art such as audio, visuals, storytelling, etc.you can create a more powerful piece than by using one art form alone. I feel passionate for film and the world I live in hopping my work will carry inspiration to others.
– Award Winner “Best Fashion” at Miami Fashion Film Festival 2015.
– 5 Years in house fashion photographer and Filmmaker at L’Officiel Thailand.
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Bob Jeusette is a Belgian-born photographer and director. His style represents a new generation of image makers by combining a unique perspective on life with street credibility to create a fresh aesthetic. He decided to pursue his passion in photography and filmmaking at the age of 16 and started working at a camera store to learn about photography. Shortly after, he shot international photo campaigns for clients including Google, Toyota, Opening ceremony and Lee Jeans.
His recent work includes films for Marie-Jo, Stievie and Essential Antwerp, which was a Vimeo Staff Pick and has been nominated for several fashion film festivals including London, South Africa and Australia.
Martin Sweers is an autodidact in the field of fashion and beauty photography. He is based in the Netherlands and works throughout the whole of Europe. For his work, Sweers is inspired by the natural beauty of women,but he also draws a lot of inspiration from sources like music, film and architecture. His work can easily be recognized by the stylish strong and sexy women, with a hint of drama.
Recently there was an expansion to film. Where he found a new art form which can show emotions and images that could not be captured in just one photo.
Sweers’ specialty lies in the field of beauty, and he has worked for brands like Vichy, Armani Make-Up, Lancome & Estee Lauder. His work has also been published in magazines like L’Officiel, Cosmopolitan France, S Moda, Womans Health, Elle France. Elle Serbia, Harpers Bazaar Hongkong & Allure, Elle Brasil, Sunday Style Mag US, L’Officiel.
Film Director born in Galicia (Spain) in 1988, currently living inBarcelona. She first studied Film Direction in Santiago de Compostela University and then Direction of Photography at ESCAC (Film School from Catalonia), because of her special interest in image handcrafting. She directed shortfilms like “Silencio interrumpido” (2010), “Entheos” (2013) and “#empty” (2016), she also has worked as a film critic and nowadays as a commercial and film director for several fashion brands and magazines. Currently, she is working on her first feature film.
British born Stephen made his debut in 2004 with a documentary “Phoenix Dairies” for 20th Century Fox shot in the high deserts of Namibia featuring Hugh Laurie and Dennis Quaid, a humorous yet compassionate slice of filmic life.
He directed a series of films for Bentley Motor cars that established a relationship with the luxury motor car brand, launching their cars with dynamic and modern films shot all over the world. This groundbreaking series of films redefined the brand and led to various automotive clients and brands looking for a similar high production value and artistic stamp.
This year saw Stephen won a series of American Advertising Awards for his innovative commercials and continues to direct & produce a large range of films across different mediums.
He supports Bristol Rover FC
FASHION FILM MAKER & IFFFB AMBASSADOR
Apart from being a screenwriter & filmmaker, Ajitesh Sharma has been a Scientist & Corporate Professional in past.
His first short ‘Visible Bra Straps’, was a pioneer film from India and was selected & awarded at 24 international film festivals. It was also nominated by Indian Government as an Official Indian entry to Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2011 at Brisbane, the Oscar equivalents in Asia Pacific. Shorts International, which is the exclusive buyer of all Oscar Nominated Short films, later acquired the worldwide distribution rights of the film, the first Indian film to be acquired by them.
World Premiered at International Director’s Lounge Berlin 2013, SWEN was his first feature. It started international festival circuit with awards and selections at Mexico, USA, Germany, Greece, South Africa, and India. SWEN will now be digitally released.
He has curetted first edition of Global Cinema Festival (India) in 2009 and regular member of Script Review Committee at Sidewalk International Film Festival (USA) since 2013. He is also part of jury of other American & European Festivals in Houston, New York, Chicago and Copenhagen. He is also working as an International Ambassador for Brussels International Fashion Film Festival (Belgium), Istanbul Fashion Film Festival (Turkey), and Chicago Fashion Film Festival (USA) in 2016.
Apart from films, he also direct fashion films, music videos and commercials. He has shot fashion films across the globe and his work is recognized at prominent fashion events worldwide in Cape Town, London, Miami, Chicago, Istanbul, Porto and Others. He has fetched several international recognitions in photography too.
Currently a third year student at RMIT, undertaking a Bachelor of Design (Fashion) (Honours). A first time film maker, interested in pushing the boundaries between fashion and film, while exploring the dynamic link between fashion and social issues and identity. Influenced by youth culture and the representations of masculinity in mass culture, I find film to be the most versatile and creative form in which to explore and respond to these concepts.
A New York based director that challenges curiosity and illusion. Proxart Magazine has written, “[Paul] is a short filmmaker whose films combine experimentation with wonderful composition and technicality, concrete story with abstract implementation.” Paul’s constant pursuit to to develop and play with new techniques has lead to a unique body of work. After graduating from California College of the Arts, Paul has created work that ranges from experimental music videos to character driven short films and visually arresting commercials. His varied interest in technology, comedy and design permeates throughout his work.
Paul has been named as one of D&AD’s Next Directors and won awards for The One Show’s One To Watch and 30 Under 30 Film Festival’s Director To Watch.
Jerry de Mars
Jerry de Mars is director and freelance producer working and living in Amsterdam. During his Cultural Anthropology studies he started to film as a research tool. This fully inspired him to work in film. After some years of freelance work he felt the need to widen his knowledge further and studied Directing at the International Film School Prague. His Graduation film ‘The Black Light was selected for the Court Metrage at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012.
In the past years he worked as a director, assistant director and producer on several short films, documentary items, commercials and music video’s. He is now working as writer and director on a feature film in Warsaw and on the pre-production of Citroen and Chocolade a short film that will be shot in 2016.
Hadi Moussally is a filmmaker & photographer living in Paris. He earned two Masters’ degree in Cinematography from Paris Universities (Université Paris 10 – Paris Ouest Nanterre & Université Paris Est Marne la Vallée). He directed and scripted more than 20 movies (Short films, Music videos, Fashion films, experimental films and documentaries).
Thalia de Jong
Thalia de Jong (1986) is a dutch film maker. She loves making fun and fresh films that glorify her subjects in the most simple way. She hearts everything fluffy and portrays art, fashion and design with a keen eye for detail and a smart sense of style.
Charlotte Neuwels is a freelance stylist and creative director based between Brussels, Paris and London. Belgium-born Charlotte chose to pursue her education in the UK; a country of endless creative opportunity for a young ambitious person like herself. After graduating from London College of Fashion in 2011, she moved on to study Fashion Promotion at The University for the Creative Arts where she graduated in 2014.
Mixing her love for art, fashion and communication, Charlotte specializes in creative direction and styling. After extensive experience in the industry (including Juicy Couture, PRESSING and Emslie Creative) Charlotte now works on a freelance basis for several fashion companies..
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Diana Gomez is an internationally established photographer and filmmaker based in London.
The Venezuelan-born, who has been living in London for over 14 years, is recognized and sought after for her passionate portraits, strong use of colours, fun narratives, and her vibrant shoots.
Diana has collaborated with world-wide renowned celebrities such as Rihanna, Will.I.Am, Courtney Love, Jade Jagger, Rosario Dawson, Jaime Winstone, Nelly Furtado, Paloma Faith, Ellie Goulding, Emeli Sandé, Jessie J, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Hudson, Nicole Scherzinger, La Roux, and other important personalities in the fashion, art, music, and film world.
Her work has been featured in publications like L’Officiel, The Sunday Times Style, Hunger, Marie Claire, The Observer, GQ, Grazia, S magazine, You, Volt, Tirade, JFW, REVS, amongst others.
Her clients include Nike, Adidas, Coca Cola, EMI, Virgin, Universal Records, Warner Brothers, Atlantic Records, Cash & Rocket and others.
Michiel Bollen (1990) is a young Belgian filmmaker who earned his master degree in 2012 at the LUCA School of Arts. Since then he has worked on numerous short films, music videos and commercial projects.
He loves making stylized films with intense visceral atmospheres that evoke emotions.
Anna Radchenko is London based visual artist and fashion photographer originally from Moscow, Russia.
She graduated from the London College of Fashion last year and became very interested in moving image. She is very much into set design, creative concepts, wild fashion and contemporary art.
You can have a look at what she does here: www.annaradchenko.com
Born and brought up in Guelph Ontario and now living in the Greater Toronto Area. I am a recent film school graduate with an ambition to pursue documentary and commercial film production.
Quentin Caffier & Raphaël Lopez
French photographer Quentin Caffier and film director Raphaël Lopez started to work together in 2013. Whereas Raphaël used to work for Music and Commercial industry, Quentin was shooting Portraits, Commercial, Fashion and Fine Art images.
They first directed a few music videos for french bands like I AM UN CHIEN !!, Black Strobe or Eiffel, before doing their first fashion film for Giuseppe Virgone’s SS2015 collection “Precious Soul”.
Quentin have been awarded by the prize “Broncolor” in 2008, the prize “SFR Jeunes Talents” in 2009 and nominated a couple of time at the “Bourse du Talent” and the Prix Picto de la jeune photographie de mode”.
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Christopher Rapalo is a filmmaker and photographer born and raised in Miami, Florida.
Michel Jaumin Is the Director and Producer. Michel Jaumin is a Belgian citizen, living in Florida in the United States. Michel has been involved with Film making early on, and has enjoyed the technologies involved in making film with 16mm Cameras. Because of technology, it was matter of time before he immersed himself in digital formats and HD. He worked with Silicon Graphics on Projects involving developments of Helicopter Flight simulators in HD at Sikorsky Aircraft. He was then involved in cloud delivery of large files for streaming working with amazon systems and Streaming media.
This led to filming with RED Digital camera company equipment.. Michel’s Goals has been to make each frame pristine in the digital age, without resorting to after effects, this approach combined with a talented scriptwriter from Argentina, film crews and studios from florida, incredible actors, stunning models and fashion designers, has led to filming fashion.
Michel also believes that the viewer should be a participant to the scenario, and provide some of the story, for an overall entertainment experience.
Marco Castro is a Peruvian filmmaker, recognized for his fascination for strong female leads. Through his refined, provocative and enigmatic aesthetics, Castro’s work explores the esoteric and the sensual evoking intimate emotions .
A Provocateur, Marco Castro is able to combine his extensive knowledge of fashion and film. He is a long time collaborator of Francois Nars and his brand. Castro also has a strong acting background – having studied at the same school as Javier Bardem – and has been trained in deep immersive character development.
Castro has also collaborated with renowned filmmaker Pedro Almodovar and photographer Nan Goldin, both of which have greatly influenced his work. Castro’s films have been exhibited in Palm Springs International Film Festival, Malaga Film Festival, among many others, as well as the Parson’s New School.
Castro lives and works in New York City.
Edoardo Pasero (Alessandria, 1978) is an Italian photographer and video-maker based in Milan. His father Giuseppe was a self-thought photographer who let him cultivate his passion for photography since his early adolescence, building a camera obscura for the young Edoardo and satisfying his need to experiment with different analogic format cameras. He’ll carry this deep knowledge of the medium in every work of his, together with his humanistic studies.
With his first serie “Persona”, Edoardo Pasero starts investigating the human being from the trace he/she has on his/her skin, from tattoos to scars, and the same attraction for the unusual and the tragic in human life brings him to complete “Flesh Doll”, a visual investigation about the life of a old trans-sexual lady whose body is collapsing because of a sever allergy to silicone.
Every of his travel’s visual diary, as such as reportage, is full of dark erotism and generated by a merciless but distant gaze, that fills every picture with a singular, strong and melancholic strength. His unique way to conceive reality lets him be part of Prospekt Agency, an international agency based in Milan, with whom he realizes the show ”Carnem” (and the related workshops) and other participations to Les Rencontre d’Arles and La nuit de la photographie (Paris). With Prospekt Agency he also realizes commissioned works for corporates and magazines.
Edoardo Pasero is mainly working with video, and he temporarily abandoned his solitary research upon the human misery and greatness to concentrate on experimenting with fashion imaginary in his own particular way. His fashion works, both video and photography, are dark, deep and never prone to get smoother to satisfy the taste of an industry of clones (such as fashion world might sometimes be), but instead to force the viewer to question whether he’s looking at a fashion product or at a super refined fictional piece.
Bob Geraets & Eline De Munck
In may 2015, Eline De Munck and Bob Geraets launched the Belgian designer eyewear brand Odette Lunettes.
Both founders have an extensive professional background in media, Eline as a well known TV-host and Bob as a TV-show director.
That’s where Odette Lunettes differs form other brands, through their storytelling, marketing and social media presence.
To announce the release of the 2nd Odette Lunettes collection, they came up with the idea of producing a short film, combining their expertise in both eyewear and media.
The ‘All Eyes On You’ film has been released at the Odette Lunettes temporary store this year, where they’ve worked with the well renowned graffiti artist Steve Locatelli and where they’ve also launched their first eye jewellery collection
Moe AlSaeed is a filmmaker who specializes in music videos, fashion films and short films. Since graduating with a Master’s in Filmmaking from The University of London’s Goldsmiths College, his fashion film ‘Contaminated’ was chosen as an official selection at the Miami Fashion Film Festival in 2014, he won an award by London-based production house Envy Academy and Avid for his video editing skills, Tropfest Dubai awarded a film he edited “The Three Pyjamas” and completed several other projects.
These projects include a music video for Omar Afuni and Aziz Nasrallah, written and directed ‘Scheherazade’ a fashion film that has been submitted to international festivals 2016, and a documentary video filmed in six different countries from the Gulf highlighting successful women in the Middle East titled ‘#WeCanDoIt’ in collaboration with Weoritu after the filming and editing Kuwait’s viral video of Pharell Williams’ song “Happy” which was chosen by the UN as part of their International Day of Happiness campaign. Mohammad’s next step is to continue entertaining audiences around the globe with exciting stories and visuals.
Mathilde Nocquet debuted her career with Wing, a 12min thriller short film staged in a municipal swimming pool. The film premiered in the Short Film Corner at Cannes and sold to a French TV Channel.
After several years working in Paris and collaborating with prestigeous French brands such as L’Oréal and Lacoste, Mathilde Nocquet moved to Sydney in early 2016. She sees a great opportunity in bringing her unique French flare to international audiences and to work with amazing Australian talents such as Kate Peck and Taylor Ferguson with Midnight Walk.
I was born in Torino (Italy) on the 19th of November 1989, and Torino is also the industrial city in the north of Italy where I grew up.
I studied photography at the European Institute of Design in my hometown and after school I moved to Rome working as a stage photographer and cinematographer for an independent production called Amarena Pictures.
Then I started my freelance career working as a director and photographer first in New York, then in Europe in Paris, London and Milan, where I’m currently based.
My work is focused on intimate stories inspired by the fairy tales structure and topos, exploring the thin border between imagination and reality, and the many contradictions in the human nature.
Ian Bonhôte is an award winning Film Director and Producer. His career has earned him credits spanning commercials, music video and Fashion FIlms, as well as co-founding the Production Company Pulse Films (pulsefilms.com) with fellow producers Thomas Benski and Marisa Clifford. Pulse Films is now part of the Vice Media Group.
As a Director, Ian created international campaigns for Gatorade, Puma, Nike, Pepsi, as well as promos for Mumford & Sons, Morcheeba, Jamie Cullum, Tom Jones, amongst many others. Lately, Ian has been directing Fashion Films for Designers such as Matthew Williamson and Hussein Chalayan, a film featuring Lily Cole on her ideas of Perfection. Ian’s film “Though Shall Not Kill” was selected in the 2014 Special Selection at the LJIFFF.
Ian is now working closely with fellow feature film Producer Andy Ryder under the Elephant Gun Films banner (www.elephantgunfilms.com). They completed their first feature film called “ALLEYCATS”, which Ian directed and executive produced. The film has now secured a worldwide distribution deal with a major studio.
Manfre and Iker Iturra
Manfre & Iker Iturria are a directors duo and producers, both residing in Barcelona (Spain). During the last 10 years, they have worked producing advertising campaigns for many brands. These include Lacoste, H&M, Mango, Carolina Herrera, Versace, Marie Claire, Adidas and Reebok… In the last 6 years they have been producing and directing commercials, branded content, fashion films and music videos.
As a result of producing and directing “Myth” for designer Manuel Albarrán, they have started a new collaboration with the Metal Couture creator under the name “MANUEL ALBARRÁN ON HUMANS”. The goal of this union is to highlight the current existing convergence between contemporary art, films and fashion.
“If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed”.
Originally from Le Mans, Melodie studied British literature and civilisation in France and England before attending London College of Communication and London College of Fashion, where she specialized in photography and filmmaking.
After her first fashion film was published by 125 Mag, Melodie gained an understanding of the production process by working as a producer for OneSix7 Productions and Wanda productions UK. While signed as a young director at OneSix7 Productions Melodie directed Impossible Shoes in a collaboration with Anomalous Visuals collective, a fashion film promoting body diversity in fashion, which was screened and nominated internationally.
Melodie left production to focus on directing in 2014. Since then she has been directing music videos, experimental films and commercial projects.