Director & Director of photography, Corentin Kopp is a Belgian Director and Director of Photography.
After Graduating From Cinema school in Brussels in 2005, he started working as Electrician and then Gaffer before gradually moving to projects as Director and Director of Photography.
Since 2011 he has Directed or Co-directed Multiples short format videos like Music Videos, Commercials, Branded Content, Fashion Film, Short Film, etc…)
Enjoying working with others directors as much as developing his own project he is often hired as Director of Photography on different projects ranging from Fashion Films to Long form Documentary.
Recently his Music Video for the Belgo-Swedish band “Victoria+Jean” has been selected to the Clipped Music Video Festival (AU) and to the Aesthitica Short Film Festival (UK) while his Fashion Film “Fermi Paradox” has been selected to the Bokeh South Africa International Fashion Film Festival (ZA), The Berlin Fashion Film Festival, the Fashion Film Fest Istanbul (TR) and 9 other Fashion Oriented Film Festival.
Today, Corentin is living and working in Brussels (BE) but has strong links, both personals and professionals with Berlin (DE) & Malmö (SE).
Jana Nedzvetskaya was born on 25.12.1967 in Vorkuta (Komi Republic), Russia. She is a Russian designer, the founder and the creative director of LO, JanaNedzvetskaya (JN), L Stalker brands in the world of fashion. For the first time in the world she presented a clothes collection on-line under water. In 1980 graduated from Moscow Institute of Civil Engineering (MISI), The Gerasimov Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK) as a film director. Jana Nedzvetskaya’s clothes are worn by celebrities, many successful business ladies, female politicians and deputies.
2016 – “The Alphabet of ben Sirach. Lilith”, fashion film
Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South Africa International Fashion Film Festival (2017, South Africa, Cape Town)
Girona Film Festival (2017, Spain, Girona)
Find her here: https://shop.misslo.com/
Copenhagen based film director originally from Norway, Christina Amundsen, has worked for and is the co-owner of, the film company KnockKnock since 2012. She has mainly worked with music videos and visual identities for artists and designers. Her work is focused on the upcoming scene in Denmark but she has also worked with different international artists .
Christina is working both with fiction and documentaries. She was part of the NEW NARRATIVE DIRECTORS at the established Danish film festival CPH:PIX in both 2013 and 2014. Her Kentaur music video ‘Arms of the Infinite’ was nominated at Nordic Music Video Award, NFFTY USA and Sulmona International Film Festival in 2016Christina Amundsen
Copenhagen based film director originally from Norway, Christina Amundsen
Christina has worked with MTV in India and created music documentaries and fashion film for the designer Eitree in India and is currently collaborating with the international fashion platform Welum, where she made Afterlife with Ann Wiberg.
In 2017 Christina was nominated at DR Talent Award for her documentary Playmate.
Before teaming up in KnockKnock Christina worked as a producer assistant at Fridthjof Film, where she worked with directors like Martin De Thurah, Janus Metz, Christopher Boe, and Pernille Rose Grønkjær.
Woodyholl are Bastian Jentschke and Philipp Mundt. The two filmmakers got to know each other in 2009 and have been working together since then as a directing-camera team for advertising and short film projects. With passion, leather jacket and humor, they tell idiosyncratic stories that are fun and uncompromising in their artistry. They do not take themselves too seriously, like the work in small teams and understand how to create maximum impact with minimum resources.
Bastian is a self-taught filmmaker. After countless skate videos and an internship in an advertising film production, Bastian moved from Stuttgart to Hamburg in 2004. He worked as a cameraman and editor in various theater, advertising film and television productions and realized film projects under his own management.
After studying Communication Design and training as a film editor, Philipp worked as a freelance editor in the film and television industry. In 2008, he founded his own film production company, completed training as a production manager and has since been directing.
Find them here: www.woodyholl.com
Born and raised in Switzerland, Maria Burns completed her sensible study of psychology at Berne University before moving to Brooklyn to pursue photography. While studying at the International Center of Photography in NYC, Maria began exploring human nature through image.
Maria found her niche combining her newfound art with her love of psychology, creating work that attempts to understand how persevering social dogmas affect perception and behavior. With her first short film, entitled TENDANCE BRUTE followed by others, Maria brings her defined aesthetic sense into the motion world.
Based in the US, Dean Alexander is an advertising/fashion photographer and EMMY winning director/filmmaker. His work has taken him to over 50 countries. His films have won awards at the Fashion Film Festivals in Milan, London, Berlin and Miami. His still photography has won over 150 International Awards. He has been recognized by Lürzer’s Archive Magazine as one of the “200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide” every year 2010-2016 – as well as being recognized by Graphis as one of the “100 Top in the Americas”.
Eugenio Recuenco was born in Madrid in May of 1968, in the middle of student protests that had spread out from Paris. As he himself would say “ I heard all that to do, and was in a rush to be born and see what was going on”.
He studied fine art, graduating with a degree in painting from the Univerdidad Complutense de Madrid. Without space in which to create his large – scale paintings, he began to collaborate with fashion magazines – first in Spain and later in Paris, where he habitually spent long periods – while waiting to be able to devote himself to painting. Vogue España, Madame Figaro, Wad, Vogue UK, Spoon, Planet, Vanity Fair, Ster, Kult, Twill, GQ and Zink are some of the magazines he’s worked with.
It was in Paris hat he producer his first advertising piece for Boucheron. From that momento, many brands would reign to call him to créate their images, including Nina Ricci, Diesel, Shanghai Tang, Yves Saint Laurent, Playstation, Custo, Le bon Marché, BSI Lugano, and P ernod Ricard.
In 2007 he was invited to create the Lavazza calendar, and from the US he was called to conceive, together with Eric Dover, the set design and staging for the opera, Les Hugueunots, at the Richard B Fisher Center in New York City.
Paris became the city that established his rhythm. It is there where he also created his first advertising spot.
This time it was for “Nina” by Nina Ricci. This newly – opened avenue quickly lead to opportunities with other brands such Loewe, Freixenet, Mango,
Codorniú, Chivas Regal, Regione Campania, Vanderbilt and Motorola, among others .
In 2008 his video, Essence of Seduction, won the award for best advertisement of the year in Spain and the award for best short film at the Mexico city International Film Week. From that moment on, he continued to create short films and video clips, such as Rammstein’s, Mein Herz brennt, for example. He is now preparing his first full lenght film.
Also his photographs had already been shown at the Reina Sofia museum in Madrid, the BAC (Barcelona Arte Contemporáneo), Naardeen Photo Festival, FEM (Festival Edición Madrid), Les Rencontres de Arles, PhotoEspaña, Art Toronto 2007 and the antional Spanish Library; It was once again in Paris where he would have his first solo exhibit, “ Dream and Storm” at the Bertin – Touleblanc gallery.
In 2004 he was given the ABC National photography Award, in 2009 he won Gold and Bronze at the Sol festival, and in 2006 and 2013 his photographs won Gold Lions at the Cannes Lions festival.
In 2011 in the official section he projected his film ” 88:88 ” and ” Desire” in ASVOFF Fashion Film Festival at CaixaForum in Barcelona In 2012 he also attended in the official section of the San Francisco International Film Festival Fashion his film ” Pure Beauty” In 2013 is TeNeues who called him to perform his first solo book ” REVUE ” whose release coincided with a solo exhibition at the Camera Work Gallery in Berlin in September 2013 That same year his films “Pure Beauty” and ” Air ” were projected in the official selection of the Festival of Montreal Fashion Week 2013.
In March 2014 his films ” 88:88 ” and ” Desire” are exhibited in the auditorium of the Museum at FIT in New York in a piece called “Stories ” under the “Hispanic – American Fashion Culture” conference organised by Cervantes Institute in New York.
The Museum Kunst in Germany exposed a retrospective of his work in September of that year. The Kunsthalle Rostock in Germany makes a retrospective of his work in September of that year. His work was also present at Fotografiska, Stockholm.
In October this year participated in the exhibition commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fashion magazine GQ “Man in Progress”.
In 2015 participates in the 25th anniversary of DEICHTORHALLEM HAMBURG (Germany) with three works inspired in the work of the great artist that gives his name to the exhibition “Picasso in Contemporary Art” also exposed at the end of this year in Ohio (USA) at the Wexner Center for the Arts.
In late 2015 he was invited to collaborate in “Distinction” a retrospective about fashion photography for the Museu del Disseny in Barcelona. In 2016 the FIT museum will expose in New York “Fairy Tale Fashion” with 3 works of the same series being included in a book with the same title that compiles all the works displayed at the exhibition. From November 2011 until nowadays he is making a personal photographic project called “365” which
consists of three hundred sixty – five photographs, one for each day of the year. It is a very ambitious project that ended in the year 2017 and will be presented in 2018 – 2019 in a exclusive space.
In 2016 he ends the short film as director of “Manuscript Found in Oblivion” based on the book by Alberto Mendez “The Blind Sunflowers” which is currently in Festivals. He has done the campaign UNO de 50 recently just finished shooting an ad for BULGARI with Kris Wu and has just been awarded the Sol de Iberoamerica with silver press and Bronze in outdoor with the campaign “Humanoids” this year. His next project a film “(W) Hole Time”
He currently lives behind the camera.
Born above the Garda Lake in 1985, he chose Milan as his playground. He began his career as assistant director and sound designer for live theatre, but after coordinating post – production for the feature film Maledimiele, he decided to create his own video factory.
That’s how Kinedimorae started, a creative group now active on several multi-language projects: short movies, web series, commercials, music videos and cross-media projects. Between directing and acting, he can’t decide on his favourite. He strongly thinks that a sense of humour is a hint of intelligence.
Find him: www.michelebizzi.com and www.kinedimorae.com
Brent is a filmmaker located in Berlin.
He was born in Austria and raised in South Germany where he, still as a kid, shot his first short films that have always had an artsy touch.
His energy fully unfolded when he began his studies at renowned Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. He spent one year in Toronto studying script writing and directing screen performance.
After his graduation in commercial film, he went on (ghost)writing, creating and directing.
Robin Piree is a young, non-schooled, Dutch film director.
Martina Margaux Cozzi
Martina Margaux is an Italian filmmaker and content creator. She graduated in Dramatic Arts from “Scuola d’Arte Drammatica Paolo Grassi” (Class 2011, Milan) and subsequently in Film Directing from EICAR (class 2013, Paris).
After working as a content creative/copywriter in Dubai (Filmmastermea 2013-2015), her passion for filmmaking and visual storytelling takes her back to Europe where she starts a freelancing career in both creative and commercial projects.
Currently based in Paris but more often traveling, she has worked in various productions (documentary, fiction, commercials, fashion film, live events) around the globe such as USA, Thailand, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Italy.
Adriano De Santi
Adriano De Santis was born in Rome in 1970. He is a composer, director, educator and producer. At the age of nine he entered the S. Cecilia Conservatory of music in Rome where he graduated as a pianist and composer.
In his early teens he met renowned Italian actress, pedagogic and novelist Goliarda Sapienza. Gioliardia introduced him into the Italian film industry where he learned both film and theatre directing techniques. He worked alongside important figures such as actor Giancarlo Giannini, Academy Award nominee Lina Wertmuller, director Citto Maselli and many others.
After performing as a concert pianist in many recitals in Italy and abroad he decided to interrupt his pianist career to devote himself to directing and producing. Adriano has been teaching acting at the National Film School, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome since 1992, where he developed new forms of actor training (micro mimics and close ups). He presented these in workshops and seminars around the world as visiting professor in the most important international theatre and film schools.
His theatre credits include the direction of a wide spectrum of productions, from small to large scale, from new writing (the World premiere of “If only I could sing I’d be saved” and “Himmelveg” by Juan Mayorga, the Italian premiere of White Rabbit, Red Rabbit by Nassim Soleimanpuor) to huge mass events (“La luce dei bambini”, concerts at the Sala Nervi, Vatican city, Rome, “La musica della memoria” at the Teatro La Fenice, Venice, “Concerto di Roma” at the Cinecittà studios Rome, “Sinfonie in scena” Unicredit Pavilion, Milan, L’Oro d’Italia at Bozar, Bruxelles).
He has composed the soundtrack for several film productions, such as “I have looked for you in all the obituaries” by Giancarlo Giannini and “Frammenti di Sapienza” by Paolo Franchi. Other compositions for theatre productions includes “Il ragazzo con l’albergo” by Gian Maria Cervo directed by Broadway/Hollywood director David Warren and “Peoples Temple” by the English director Malcolm McKay.
He is a permanent consultant of the famous Italian music label, Easy Records, for which he has produced or co-produced dozens of records and has directed many events and videos. Since 2007 he has been a consultant for the International Theatre Festival “Quartieri dell’Arte” in Italy.
He is a co-founder of “Ensemble 3.0”, a film, music and theatre company, with which over the last two years he has produced various theatrical works and films among which the fashion films “The Good Italian I and II” (starring Giancarlo Giannini), which have won the most important awards around the world.
From 2009 to 2015 he has been the Head of the National Film School, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome, where he developed a highly innovative educational program and policy and supervised the production over 200 films.
At the moment he is the Director of organisation and coordination of didactic activities and productions and Director of acting department at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia.
Haonan Wang is a Director and Cinematographer originally from China. He graduated from Art Center College of Design with a MFA in Film, and from University of Miami with a BFA in Film.
He directed a promotional short film “Bioroid” for Chinese clothing brand Bouquet Fever, a music video for musician Eddie Beatz and a spic commercial for Thierry Mugler’s perfume “Alien”; and he was also the Director of Photography for award winning short film “Shop Of Eternal Life” and feature film “A surprising story: madness of eunuch”.
@Monica Menez is an award-winning fashion photographer and filmmaker from Stuttgart, Germany. Whether she is working on a photo set or a fashion movie: Her rich imagery is profound and peppered with bits of absurdity, humour and eroticism. Thus, she fulfils her artistic intention to present fashion in an appealing and unique way.
After having won various awards for her photographs, she received the La Jolla Fashion Film Award in 2011 for “Most Creative Concept”, followed by the ASVOFF 5 Award in 2012 for “Best Art Direction”. In 2013, she won further prestigious awards such as the Berlin Fashion Film Festival 2013 Award in the category “Best Fashion Film 2013” for her film “Odditory”, and for her film “Hors D’Oeuvre” she was rewarded with the Madrid Fashion Film Festival 2013 award for “Best fashion film international 2013”.
Menez´ success story continues, with numerous further coveted prizes under her belt: In 2014, she was once more honoured with the ASVOFF “Best Art Direction” Award, this time for “The Journey”. This film, praised by critics to be one of the best fashion films ever made, also won prizes at the 2015 Miami Fashion Film Festival: “Best Film Audience Award”, “Best Cineamatography” and “Best Hair”. “It always depends on the project whether a still or moving image is the more adequate medium”, says Monica Menez. This open-minded approach towards fashion and art is one of the reasons why her work is so multifaceted.
@Carlo Giordano is an Italian director, actor and screenwriter living in Paris. He is currently in post-production of his new medium-format film about love in the age of social networks.
#FocusOnFilm Makers 2017: David-Jan Bronsgeest(1986), graduated from the Netherlands film academy in 2015. He won the Tuschinsky award with “BROKER” for best Dutch student film and best Genrefilm of the Benelux.
As a commercial director he worked for global brands as Tommy Hilfiger, Zalando, Bavaria and Budda2Budda.
His main focus is to create unique universes and style them as epic and visual striking possible.
Fabio Delai & Renne Castrucci
Delai & Renne: Over ten years of experience in the fashion business has resulted in an acute, subtle aesthetic eye.
While working in front of the lens, they had the opportunity of working with great photographers and art directors all over the world, absorbing not only the culture of these countries, but the keen eye of these professionals and experiencing wide knowledge of set work.
Parallel to the profession they took a number of courses in the field of arts and audiovisuals before cautiously sit behind the camera. They turned Paris into their base for almost 6 years where they began to elaborate their first art projects and short films.
Back in Brazil, after receiving awards for short-films ( Sunday and Cliche), they quickly conquered their own space in the competitive advertising market as well, working with clients such as Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, L’oréal, C&a, Pantene, Neotrogena, Honda, Natura. Every year they elaborate and finance personal projects, such as short films, documentaries, and art videos.