Around America’s Dinner Table:
For the New York Times Style Magazine, T Magazine, culture issue, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon invited 25 American (or working-in-America) guests to a series of imaginary dinner parties. They asked them to contemplate the country now, and in the future. Among those interviewed was, Caviar Director, Alan Yang. ⠀
Read the whole story at T Magazine.
Roses are Blue TV have won silver at the New York Festivals TV & Film Award for Best Reality TV Drama for their show ‘Down the Road.’ A huge congrats the Dieter Coppens and the entire team!
The Times interviewed Bo Burnham on his rise from 16-year-old internet star to 28-year-old director.
We truly hope you’re watching the Jorma Taccone and Lonely Island produced Pen15! It’s too good!
Director Oz Rodriguez on set at SNL with Kit Harington!
Alan Yang has written and directed ‘Tigertail,’ a feature film about a multi-generational Asian-American family, for Netflix. It stars John Cho, Christine Ko, and Tzi Ma in a drama “inspired by my family, and loosely based on mostly my dad and my sister,” Yang has said. “It’s an intergenerational story—some takes place in 50s, 60s, 70s Taiwan, and some takes place in modern-day New York. You sort of bounce back and forth between the stories.”
Jonathan Krisel will be directing his film adaptation of ‘Any Person, Living or Dead.’ Kumail Nanjiani is pegged as the lead!
Cult film “What We Do In The Shadows” has been rebooted as a TV show with Jason Woliner listed as one of the Directors. Be sure to check it out on FX Wednesdays at 10 pm!
Check out the Daily Beast article on how Jesse Peretz went from rocker to directing some of the most game-changing comedy series of the last decade. Give it a read!
Tom Hanks and Mr.Rogers is just too perfect.
Check out these first look pics from the Marielle Heller directed ‘Are You My Friend.’
We literally can’t stop thinking about this.
A huge congrats to Director Lucia Aniello and the entire cast and crew of ‘Broad City’ for wrapping up their fifth and final season today. We’re sad that it’s ending but so incredibly happy that it existed.
Caviar Madrid is hyped to announce the signing of the incredibly talented Anuk Rohde to their roster!
High Maintenance was renewed for season 4!!! Congrats to Ben Sinclair and the entire team!!
Liza Mandelup and Caviar Film’s ’Jawline’ will be playing this Friday at the Copenhagen International Documentary Festival!
Thrillist has named Liza Mandelup & Caviar Film’s ‘Jawline’ one of the best Documentaries of 2019! Coming to Hulu soon!
Apple has announced its streaming platform! Within their slate of new shows is Alan Yang’s ‘Little America,’ a comedic anthology revolving around immigrants in America.
Wiley's ‘Boasty’ directed by Henry Scholfield is featured on 1.4’s Six of the Best Creative Music Videos of the Month!
Vulture asked celebrities to name the ten books they’d take to a desert island. Get to know Director Jesse Peretz through his top 10 choices!
Neal Brennan has been added to Comedy Central’s Cluster Fest! We can’t wait till June!
Ben Sinclair sat down with Bustle to talk the future of ‘High Maintenance.’ Check out the article now!
'Broad City' Writer & Director Lucia Aniello wants to give Women the opportunities Amy Poehler gave her. The Actor/Writer/Director talks with Bustle about her start in 2014.
Aidy Bryant's 'Shrill' has officially aired on Hulu, check out the Pilot directed by Jesse Peretz!
The Jonathan Krisel directed Sesame Street movie finally has a release date!!
Warner Bros announced that the gang will hit theatres January 15, 2021! We can't wait!
With HBO’s stoner comedy High Maintenance wrapping up its third season this Sunday, AV Club sat down with Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld to talk pot and "equal opportunity nudity.”
“Part of the fun of music collaborations is to experience artists trying to one-up each other. Be it on stage or in the recording studio, the clear drive to out-shine performer peers makes for entertaining listening.”
Check out Shots Creative's interview with Henry Scholfield as he talks about the concept and execution of Wiley's “Boasty.”
Now on its final season, Newsweek sat down with creators Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson, and Executive Producer/Director/Writer Lucia Aniello to talk about ‘Broad City’ conception and eventual cultural impact!
Wiley's ‘BOASTY’ is getting all the love from The Fader and Highsnobiety. If you haven’t seen the music video, directed by Henry Scholfield, check it out!!
“ War is a state of mind, notes Cyprien Clément-Delmas, who, together with Igor Kosenko, directed ‘Boy of War,’ the study of Artiom, a teenage Ukrainian whose dream is to become a soldier and fight for his homeland.”
Read the full interview with Cyprien on Variety.
Huge shoutout to Idris Elba, Stefflon Don, Sean Paul, and the incredibly talented Henry Scholfield for directing this banger. Watch the full video on Youtube!
It’s International Women’s Day and we want to celebrate not just our International roster of female directors, but the incredibly strong women behind the scenes that make Caviar what it is! We love you!
'The Replacer,’ starring Peter Stormare, is SHOTS Creative Ad of the Week!!!
Barny Fletchers's ‘Christ Flow’ directed by Taichi Kimura, and Ray BLK's ‘Paradise’ directed by Thomas Ralph have been chosen as PromoNews Videos of the Month. Congrats guys !!!
Netflix is bringing back ‘The Baby-Sitters Club,’ and Lucia Aniello is Executive Producing and Directing the series. We can’t wait!
Harry's x Harry Kane directed by Thomas Ralph is featured on Itsnicethat, Adage, and The Drum.
Marielle Heller joined the Hollywood Reporter panel to discuss the limitless potential of women in film!
Neal Brennan sat down with ‘What’s Good with Stretch and Bobbito’ on NPR to talk stand-up, Chappelle's Show and PC culture.
Congratulations to Peter Farrelly and the entire ‘Green Book’ team for winning Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars!!!
Free the Bid sat down with Lucy Luscombe about her latest film ‘Pagans,’ her own rowdy and intense teenage friendships, mirroring grief’s distortion of reality through the use of VFX, and her directorial techniques for coaxing believable performances out of her young cast. Give it a read!
Jason Woliner's latest for Call of Duty, alongside our friends at 72 and Sunny, is AdWeek’s Ad of the Day!
Shave-curious? Treat yourself to Episode “Legs” of the Lynx 2 in 1 Shavetorials. It feels as good as it sounds. Also in the series “Balls” and “Chest”. Directed by our super talented Cloe Bailly for 72 and Sunny.✌
Bo Burnham has taken home the WGA Award for Best Original Screenplay. A huge congrats to Bo and everyone involved!
Little Black Book Online is loving Barny Fletcher's 'Christ Flow,' directed by the crazy talented Taichi Kimura! Check out the full interview now
"Is homeownership in the U.S. a pipe dream or an attainable goal?"
The latest from Arno Salters for Clayton Homes. Check the write-up on AdWeek.
Marielle Heller reimagines Bel Powley as the last woman on earth. Heller sat down with @wmag 4 years after her directorial debut, ‘Diary of a Teenage Girl,’ to talk about her growth as a female director and what drove her to create the film.
Caviar is super excited to announce the signing of Amsterdam based Dutch filmmaker Lisette Donkersloot for commercial & music video representation in Brussels, France, Holland, Spain & the UK.
Welcome to the family Lisette
Bo Burnham transcribed YouTube videos made by teenagers to capture the sincerity for 'Eighth Grade.’ Check out the full interview at Hollywood Reporter!
Jawline will be on a Hulu streaming service near you!!!!
With Anne Hathaway attached, more info has come put about the soon-to-be Jonathan Krisel directed Sesame Street movie! Give it a read over at Hollywood Reporter!
Director and Lonely Island-er Jorma Taccone talks new show ‘Miracle Workers,’ a ‘MacGruber’ TV series he’s pitching, and the Fyre Fest film he’s cooking up with Seth Rogen. Read the full article here!
The Hollywood Reporter held a writers roundtable, that included Bo Burnham and Peter Farrelly, to discuss the current state of screenwriting and filmmaking in a changing industry.
Tears of the Clowns’
The Ringer’s write-up on how Adam McKay and Caviar Director Peter Farrelly transitioned from slapstick comedies to Oscar contenders. Head over and give it a read!
Adweek is loving Jody Hill's Super Bowl spot for Sprint. Nothing better than Bo Jackson, Mermaids, and sassy robots.
Uproxx listed their favorite super bowl commercials and they loved ‘Dietz Nuts,’ directed by Neal Brennan!
The DGA Awards wrapped over the weekend and Director Bo Burnham took home the award First-time Feature Film for 'Eighth Grade.' A huge congrats to Bo and the entire team involved!
'Jawline' has won the Sundance US Documentary Special Jury Award! Congrats to Liza Mandelup and Caviar Films.
90’s hip hop is making a comeback and we are absolutely here for it. Barny Fletcher’s ‘Christ Flow,’ directed by Taichi Kimura is live now on High Snobiety!
'High Maintenance' Creators Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld sat down with VICE to talk about how to stop feeling lonely.
We’re incredibly happy to announce the addition of Lucia Aniello and her stunning coat to the Caviar Fam!
“Liza Mandelup's documentary is an eye-opening look at the realities of teenage social media stardom.” - Hollywood Reporter
Liza Mandelup's ‘Jawline’ premiered last night at Sundance to a killer reception.
Variety call’s Bo Burnham’s ‘Eighth Grade’ one of the best First Features of the past decade.
Elle Mag sat down with director Ben Sinclair to talk about love, weed, and death. Check out the write up now!
For the second year in a row Henry Scholfield & Dua Lipa are nominated for Best British Video at the BRITS, this time for ‘IDGAF.’ A huge congrats to the entire team involved.
Kulture Hub calls Billie Eilish's ‘Hostage,’ directed by Henry Scholfield, one of the most visually stunning music videos of 2018.
Dua Lipa's ‘IDGAF,’ directed by Henry Scholfield, has made Billboard’s top 50 music videos of 2018. Congrats to Henry and the entire team involved!
Marielle Heller on Making Films About Real People: "It's a Real Balancing Act.” Check out the Hollywood Reporter Directors Roundtable.
The latest from Cloe Bailly for GQ x Gucci. ‘The Performers’ series is meant to reveal the personal inspiration of a chosen artist, in this case, musician and singer Jacques Auberger. Swipe right for the full film.
Congratulations to Chloé Zhao for being awarded the New Generation Award by the Los Angeles Film Academy. The award is meant to spotlight fresh, promising talent.
Check out the latest from Los Perez for Honda here.
Get it together for your next get together! Comedian Amy Sedaris teamed up with director Jason Woliner for Vanity Fair. Check out the write up on Adweek.
We are so incredibly happy to announce that Liza Mandelup's first feature film ‘Jawline,’ will be premiering at Sundance Film Fest ‘19. Once again, a huge congrats to Liza and everyone who was involved.
The incredibly talented Marielle Heller sat down with the New York Times to talk identifying with your protagonist, the change from actor to a director, and directing her first film predominantly about men in ‘You Are My Friend.’
A huge congrats to all our directors who got shortlisted at the 1.4 awards, and well done to Jessy Moussallem for winning silver for ‘Heart of Sky’.
We’re incredibly proud to announce that ‘The Rider’ has won the Gotham Award for best feature film. A huge congrats to Chloé Zhao, Caviar Film, and the entire team involved.
Free the Bid caught up with Jessy Moussallem to talk about meeting the Escobar of the Middle East, taking inspiration from Second Life, and the need for more humans who challenge the system. Check out the interview now!
A huge congrats to Rohan Blair Mangat and his team who have won 3 Clio Awards for ‘Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story Music Video.’
Screenrant covers everything you need to know about ‘The Eternals,’ one of Marvel Studios latest projects directed by Chloe Zhao.
Indie Wire calls Marielle Heller’s ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me,’ the future of Queer film. Check out the article now!
Marielle Heller hits the Variety Playback Podcast to talk avoiding the ‘sophomore slump.’ Give it a listen!
Indie Wire calls ‘The Rider ‘ a welcome antidote to the age of Donald Trump. Check out the full article now!
NAS' ‘NASIR,’ directed by Rohan Blair Mangat, premieres now on YouTube!
The shortlist is in for the One Point Four awards and we’d love to congratulate our nominated Directors:
Dent De Cuir
Cyprien Clement Delmas
Hernan Corera has won silver at El Ojo Festival for Bankia's 'Sueños.' A huge congrats to Hernan, his team, and the Caviar Madrid family!
Hot off the success of Eighth Grade, Bo Burnham talks about how he created such an incredibly nuanced and realistic portrayal of the struggles of being a teenager in today’s society, given the added pressures of social media. Get your ticket for November 18th at the Hollywood Roosevelt as part of Vulture Festival!
Vanity Fair interviewed Melissa McCarthy and Marielle Heller on the “Wildly Exciting” chance to portray an unapologetic woman. Give it a read!
Chloé Zhao talked with Deadline senior editor Dominic Patten about what drew an urban woman, raised in Beijing and educated in New York, to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota to tell the story of young cowboy Brady Jandreau.
The latest from Zach Math for Vigorsol here.
Inspired by Goya’s “La maja” that he painted twice; dressed and undressed, comes Rosalia's ‘Di mi nombre’ directed by Henry Scholfield. Watch here.
Directing duo Dent De Cuir went full undead for their latest spot for LG!
The Ciclope Festival shortlist is out, and we’ve been nominated!
LCD Soundsystem’s ‘oh baby,’ directed by Rian Johnson, and Jay-Z’s ‘Moonlight,’ directed by Alan Yang are both nominated for Best Direction of a Music Video.
The music video for Takeoff's ‘Last Memory,’ directed by Rohan Blair-Mangat, is out now. Watch it here.
Dua Lipa's 'IDGAF,' directed by Henry Scholfield won a UKMVA for Best Pop Video!
Let award season begin!
‘The Rider,’ has been nominated for Best Feature at the Gotham Awards!
Nothing more fulfilling then some unreal cameos. The latest from Nick Jasenovec for SKy Mobile UK here!
We are so happy to announce the signing of Maggie Carey!
Billie Eilish's music video for ‘hostage,’ directed by Henry Scholfield, is available everywhere now!!!
Film School Rejects sat down with Ruben Fleischer to get his top 6 tips for filmmaking! Head to their website and give it a read!
We couldn't be happier to announce the addition of Director Ben Sinclair!
Pitchfork named LCD Soundsystem's ‘oh baby’ the best music video of September 2018. Congrats to Director Rian Johnson and the entire team involved!
Warner Bros has set Portlandia director and co-creator Jonathan Krisel to helm its feature film Sesame Street, Deadline has confirmed. The live-action film based on the iconic kids series (now at WarnerMedia sibling HBO) will be a musical, according to Variety, which broke the news.
“Alan Yang’s Art-House Comedies: The Forever creator on making Cassavetes for people of color, Master of None’s future, and Parks & Rec’s Secret Santas.”
Check out Alan Yang’s interview with Vulture now!
The UKMVA have announced their nominations and we’re up for 5 awards!
LCD Soundsystem's 'Oh Baby' directed by Rian Johnson - Best Alternative Video
Dua Lipa's 'IDGAF' directed by Henry Scholfield - Best Pop Video
Christine and the Queen's 'Girlfriend' directed by Jordan Bahat - Best Pop Video and Best Choreography
Damian Lazarus' 'Heart of Sky' directed by Jessy Moussallem - Best Dance Video
LCD Soundsystem’s music video for American Dream single “Oh Baby” is a six-minute mini-drama directed by sci-fi auteur Rian Johnson ( and starring Sissy Spacek and David Strathairn, that takes on the big questions about life, death and DIY teleportation.
Henry Scholfield directed the spot 'EDM Effect' for Budweiser China.
Watch it here.
'Assassination Nation' hits all theatres today.
Color and Finishing by Loom Post.
After earning critical acclaim for her Sundance darling “The Rider,” director Chloé Zhao looks ready to step up to the big leagues as the up and coming director has been set to direct “The Eternals” for Marvel.
Matthew and Ryan Firpo are on board to pen the script with Marvel president Kevin Feige producing.
Created by Jack Kirby, the story of “The Eternals” is set millions of years ago when the cosmic beings known as the Celestials genetically experimented on humans, creating the super-powered individuals as well as more villainous off-shoots known as the Deviants.
The two groups went on to battle each other throughout history to see which would eventually become the ultimate race.
Marvel sees this as the perfect transition into its next phase along with “Captain Marvel,” which released its recent trailer to huge acclaim earlier this week.
1.4 name Chase & Status 'Retreat2018,' directed by Taichi Kimura, one of the best music videos of the month.
DRAMA MATTE x LANCÔME Starring the wonderful Penélope Cruz Directed by J.A.C.K.
A personal care brand and a Dutch DJ. It may seem like a random partnership, but when it comes down to it, they’re both about bringing people together – one through smell and the other with music.
Axe and Martin Garrix have teamed up to launch the Axe Music platform, as well as the music video for the producer and DJ’s song, "Burn Out," which was created in collaboration with Axe’s global agency 72andSunny Amsterdam. The video was directed by Kinopravda.
Roses are Blue, our TV department in Brussels, have won a prestigious Rose d'Or Awards for ‘Down the Road’ in the Reality and Factual Category. The story is about about a road trip with young kids with Down syndrome, led by Dieter Coppens. A huge congratulations to the entire team involved and the network EEN!
While location scouting for another project in Lebanon's Bekaa valley, Beirut-born filmmaker Jessy Moussallem came across what she describes as “a beautiful green stretch of Marijuana." Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons score this sun-baked study of the illegal cannabis trade in Lebanon.
Watch it HERE!
Cyprien Clement-Delmas latest for Puma, 'THE UPRISING OF AFROJUICE.'
Comedy, Horror and unmasked Tom Hardy: How Venom's Director built a fresh 'Spiderman' spinoff!
Read the full LA Times article here.
Director Rúnar Ingi Einarsson recently directed a new advertisement for Swedish car manufacturer Volvo.
The Volvo ad was produced by production company New Land and can be seen Here.
Festival favorite The Rider is finally galloping its way into UK cinemas this September.
Austin Film Festival has unveiled the first batch of films that will screen at its 25th-anniversary program taking place October 25 to November 1.
Among the lineup is the Melissa McCarthy-starring biopic Can You Ever Forgive Me?, directed by Marielle Heller.
The new campaign Dr Pepper is unveiling this season is Fansville, a parody TV show drama that will presented in an episodic-like campaign over the course of the college football season. Each episode will build toward a climactic "season finale" during the National Championship on January 7, 2019.
You might recognize some of the cast in the trailer, which includes Brian Bosworth as “Sheriff,” Eddie George as “Doctor,” and former coach Les Miles as “Store Clerk.”
Broadway Video has announced the cast for their feature comedy Vampires Vs. The Bronx which includes Sarah Gadon (Netflix’s Alias Grace), Chris Redd (Saturday Night Live), The Kid Mero (Desus & Mero), Method Man (HBO’s The Deuce), Shea Whigham (HBO’s Boardwalk Empire), Vladimir Caamaño (Lie Detector), Jaden Michael (Wonderstruck), Gregory Diaz IV (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Gerald W. Jones III (Catch 22) and Coco Jones (Facebook’s Five Points).
The pic, which is currently in production, was written and directed by Saturday Night Live film segment director Osmany ‘Oz’ Rodriguez.
Read the article on Deadline.
After dropping his new song "Switch" in June, 6lack returns with a new video for the track to match the track's introspective lyrics.
The video kicks off with 6lack laying in the middle of the street after crashing his motorcycle. Like he sings about in the song, the 26-year-old artist can't get away from the cameras of the paparazzi, even as he lays in the middle of the street. The video then shows clips of 6lack on stage performing and traveling for his tours before switching back to his normal life.
Watch video here.
Viggo Mortensen stars as Tony Villelonga, aka Tony Lip, who works security at the Copacabana in New York City. When the club shuts down for a few months, he’s forced to find a new job in order to make ends meet, and he’s offered a gig as a driver. Of course, this is no ordinary job. His boss is Dr. Paul Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a renowned African-American pianist who has decided, with little regard for his own safety, to tour the Deep South, where racism still runs rampant. That’s why he needs a driver who can handle himself on the road, and provide a little muscle in case the circumstances call for it. And so begins their road trip, with Tony’s wife (Linda Cardellini) making sandwiches for the long ride.
The title refers to The Negro Motorist Green Book, which African-American visitors to the South used as a guide to identify which hotels and restaurants would welcome them without hassle.
Last Chance U has been renewed for a fourth season, Netflix announced on Aug. 8, less than a month after the release of its third season. The show’s staying exactly where it is now: at Independence Community College in Kansas.
Plenty of advertisers jump on the Shark Week bandwagon, and some do it with more sizzle than others. Dodge is having plenty of fun with its latest campaign during the popular predator TV viewing fest.
Dodge has launched a tongue-in-cheek commercial for Shark Week which drives home the point that sometimes, it’s best to stay out of the water and stick to the streets.
Created by Austin-based agency GSD&M, ‘Asphalt Party’ sees people bringing the beach to their Dodge and it’s surprising what they can recreate on the pavement. Directed by Jason Woliner, the spot opens with a man jet skiing as close to open water as he can get – in a portable swimming pool in a sunny parking lot as another person asks to join him. Cut to a little girl building rock and debris castles, while a snorkeler splashes about in a baby pool, an old man uses a metal detector on cars and a group plays asphalt volleyball. Couples are also seen sunbathing on the blacktop between different Dodge models and one guy is even getting ready to launch his parasail with his muscle car, to a comment of, “probably not a good idea Dave!”
Chloé Zhao, director of THE RIDER, talks about what she has learned from Terrence Malick’s epic reimagining of the tale of John Smith and Pocahontas, including the power of rooting historical drama in subjective experience.
Comedian and rapper Lil Dicky and SNL's Chris Redd recall "The Greatest Play Call Ever" in the latest star-studded spectacle for EA Sports "Madden NFL, " the game's first work out of Johannes Leonardo, which won the account earlier this year.
In the film, which promotes the franchise's 19th edition, the comedic stars dish at a diner about the legend of Will, an everyday gamer whose one decisive move cemented his spot in the annals of gaming history. Redd, who was there to observe the feat, gives a play-by-play of the moment, as fans like Nicki Minaj (whose gamer tag is not to be missed) listen in. Not only did Will's move lead to one epic touchdown--it also triggered a chain of unbelievable events--a tune from Quavo, a coma wake-up, a new hot sauce, an episode of ESPN's "30 for 30" and much more--or did it?
The endline goes, "Make your play," a rallying cry for gamers to make those strategic decisions that lead to greatness.
The film was directed by comedic vet Neil Brennan ("Chappelle's Show") and also features cameos from sports pros Joel Embiid, DeAndre Hopkins as well as ESPN's Katie Nolan and Hot Ones' Sean Evans. "Madden 19" drops on Friday, August 10, and the campaign is running through the beginning of NFL season.
Watch the video here!
Cloe Bailly directs a steamy video for summer track Paris Tropical for French band Minuit.
The film is set during a Parisian heatwave, where the intensity of the heat reaches comical levels. The track is from their debut album, ‘Vertigo’ and precedes their tour later this year.
“We have known summer in Paris during a heat wave, everyone heaped upon each other and that desire to suddenly magic a fresh pool of water under our feet,” Minuit have announced “The song Paris Tropical translates both the heaviness of the heat and the relief of the storm that comes to cool us down. It was therefore important for us to feel these two moods, that we feel this change of state.
“In the film we see the comically extreme heat and also the liberating side of the party, carefree, dance, joy... In the end we wanted to offer a light and unifying clip to accompany us throughout the summer.”
Watch the full video here!
The Los Angeles Master Chorale —one of the resident companies of the Walt Disney Concert Hall—soundtrack a darkly tense and allusive film directed by Arnaud Uyttenhove.
Check it out now on Nowness!
Riz Ahmed and Olivia Cooke will star in “The Sound of Metal,” a drama that will mark the directorial debut of Darius Marder.
The story follows a drummer (Ahmed), whose life and relationship with his bandmate girlfriend are turned upside-down when he unexpectedly begins to lose his hearing, and he must go to great lengths to recapture the woman and the music he loves.
The latest from Hernan Corera for Coca-Cola is gonna have you seeing double.
Watch it here.
The latest from Thomas Ralph for Adidas. Check it out HERE!
Henry Scholfield made the list of Billboards' 10 New Music Video Directors to Watch!
Check out the full list here!
“Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story” featuring Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, promo directed by Rohan Blair-Mangat. Check out the trailer HERE!
Each year the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase offers a definitive view of the best up-and-coming directing talent. Ridley Scott curated the 2018 showcase selecting 12 directors from hundreds of entries.
Among those honored were our own Jessy Moussallem for ‘Roman,’ and Kristof Brandl for ‘The Kids’.
Check out the full write up on The Drum, and meet the next generation of filmmaking talent.
SB Nation interviewed Director Greg Whiteley about his most recent season of "Last Chance U." Check out the full interview HERE before the show returns July 20th on Netflix.
US and UK have signed Director Thomas Garber to their rosters. Garber’s become a sought-after director worldwide for his distinct style of dazzling imagery and effective action sequences, something that has translated particularly well in his automotive work. He has directed projects for iconic brands such as Jeep, Audi and Johnnie Walker, to name but a few. We are incredibly honored to have him!
See his work here.
The World Cup Final is around the corner and nothing will get you more hyped than Jordan Bahat’s latest Director's Cut for Powerade.
Watch it here.
Flawlessly brought to life by esteemed director Henry Scholfield(Dua Lipa: New Rules, Stromae: Tous Les Memes), the video for “Hostage” is the collaboration and brainchild between Mosaert (Stromae & Luc Junior), Scholfield and Billie Eilish.
Check out the video on Apple Music.
The more you save, the more you can do. The latest spot from Jody Hill & Tiffany Haddish for Groupon, check it out HERE!
Parade Magazine counted down its top 15 movies of 2018 and 'The Rider' took the #1 spot!
"A work as lyrical and profound as Moonlight, Chloé Zhao‘s The Rider also calls to mind last year’s best film, The Florida Project, because it’s a vividly cinematic study of characters too often overlooked by Hollywood."
Check out their write-up and more HERE!
Caviar and Zico Coconut Water produced a new spot, where Zico made a 6-year-old CEO for a day. Check it out HERE!
After two seasons spent alongside football players in East Mississippi, the Greg Whiteley directed “Last Chance U” is heading to Kansas.
In Season 3, the Netflix documentary series will find a new home amongst the Independence Community College Pirates! We couldn't be more excited!
Watch the full show here!
Variety has named ‘The Rider’ one if its Oscar contenders for 2018!
And so ends the 2018 @cannes_lions. We would like to congratulate the directors, producers, and teams behind our award winning content.
Kristof Brandl - ‘The Kids’ – Silver Screen for Music Video for both Saatchi & Saatchi and YDA, Check it out HERE!
Jessy Moussallem's ‘Roman’ – Gold Screen for Changing the World Frame by Frame for YDA, Check it out HERE!
Sherpas Cinema - ‘Imagination: Tom Wallisch’ – Silver Lion for Direction, Check it out HERE!
Cheetos Museum – Gold Lion for Creative Effectiveness, Check it out HERE!
Neal Brennan - Netflix is a Joke – Bronze Lion for Online Media/Entertainment, Check it out HERE!
Kris Belman - Google Home of the Whopper – Gold Lion for Innovation of Emerging Platforms, Check it out HERE!
Henry Scholfield - ’Decisions’ – Bronze Lion for Non-Profit/Charity, Check it out HERE!
Directed by: Arnaud Uyttenhove
Premiering at the Hammer Museum's Flux Screening Series’s 6/26.
Kristof Brandl's ‘The Kids,’ was selected by Ridley Scott at the Saatchi & Saatchi New Director Showcase 2018 and won a Silver Screen.
Watch the film here.
We couldn’t be happier for @jessymoussallem, who won gold at the @cannes_lions @youngdirectoraward!
Check out her Music Video ROMAN for Mashrou’ Leila HERE!
We couldn’t be happier to announce our newest directing duo, @sherpascinema. Welcome to the #CaviarFam.
Check out their work HERE!
The Cannes Young Director Awards have announced their shortlist and we’d like to congratulate our incredibly talented directors.
Thomas Ralph - “Bodega Babies”
Kristof Brandl - “The Kids”
Kat Keene - “For All”
Jessy Moussallem - “Roman”
We have our fingers crossed.
“I don’t want to have to chose between the male and female in me. I’m fighting against feeling an outsider and trying to find a place that feels like home.”
@annacalvi’s ‘Don’t Beat the Girl out of my Boy,’ directed by @boy.kennedy.
Check it out HERE!
Jordanm Brady sat down with comedy directing duo Jeff and Pete to talk why ad agency creatives make excellent filmmakers.
Check out the full podcast here!
In honor of great women, the Pitch Fanzine released their most recent issue celebrating the top superwomen in the advertising world.
Of course the multi-talented Georgie MacEchern was nominated because she’s absolutely amazing
@cclementdelmas 'War Dance' for @thylacine_music is a @vimeo Staff Pick!!!! Check out what all the buzz is about!
Check it out HERE!
Sometimes your dream job can be kind of a nightmare.
The latest from Hernan Corera and Caviar Madrid for Bankia here!
Dad hats, Dad bods, Dad jokes. Dad culture is taking over slowly, and it’s all because of Progressive.
Check out the latest from Maggie Carey for Progressive here!
In Turkey, girls are refrained from becoming who they are with the use of one word, ‘El Alem.’ @hscholfield latest for @elidorturkey ‘El Alem,’ collection.
Check it out HERE!
The soundtrack of our series Tabula Rasa is one of the "Best Original Music for a Series" nominees at the upcoming European Film Composer Awards.
Big shout-out to our fantastic composer Lachlan Anderson!
Currently available on Netflix & Walter Presents UK. Check it out!
Chloe Zhao's "The Rider" has been ranked by Metacritic as the #1 Film of 2018! Check out their review HERE!
The best Television Academy “For Your Consideration” event brought to you by our own Director Jonathan Krisel and the show 'Baskets' on FX.
They took over a local Arbys which they’ve used as a location this season, and the cast and creators served up hot roast beef sandwiches for unsuspecting guests!
Check out the trailer for director Cloe Bailly's newest film, "La paix intérieure" HERE
The Lonely Island have a warm up show for their first ever live show.
Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster, go get one!
Thylacin 'War Dance’ directed by Cyprien Clement Delmas.
A huge congrats to Garage Films, Esse House, and the entire team involved!
Click here to watch the film.
Say hello to Tom Willems Creative Director and Director at CAVIAR Brussels. Panelist, jury member, and part of Berlin Fashion Film Festival Creative Speed Dating.
Meet Tom in person at the CSD event and show him why you stand out at this years BFFF 2018!
"There’s not much difference how I look at actors and non-actors, because [the] way to discover a great actor once upon a time – it use to be someone you meet, ‘Oh, wow, maybe you should act.'”
Check out Chloé Zhao in Indiewire’s ‘Filmmakers Toolkit,’ podcast! Listen here.
Director Neal Brennan's newest spots for Minute Maid have launched!
Check out one of them HERE!
The British Arrows have announced their awards and we would like to congratulate our winners!
Aiming to raise the bar in directorial value of mainstream Japanese hip-hop music videos, Director Taichi Kimura went all out in Keiju's music video for ‘Let Me Know.’
Watch the video here.
A groundbreaking film installation by Toby Dye created for the ‘Daydreaming with…Stanley Kubrick’ art exhibition at Somerset House, London. Curated by James Lavelle, Mo’Wax and UNKLE founder, the exhibition showcased art works inspired by Stanley Kubrick and featured artists as diverse as Anish Kapoor to Daft Punk.
Check out the trailer for the exhibit HERE!
Taminio's latest music video ‘Sun May Shine’, directed by Tom Willems is out now.
You're gonna feel like you're floating.
Watch the video here.
Kanye West stirred up a boatload of controversy recently in much the same way President Trump often does: with a series of tweets that can be kindly categorized as what the heck and unkindly characterized as deeply unsettling.
Oz Rodriguez latest pokes fun at the celebs tirade.
Watch the SNL Digital Short here.
LBBOnline - The Little Black Book sat down with Cyprien Clement-Delmas to talk about why being told your work is bad is a good thing, and why right now is the moment for documentaries.
Read the full interview here.
The new trailer for the Ruben Fleischer directed 'Venom' gives us our first look at the creature.
Watch it here.
Jordan Bahat's 'The Wall,' for the Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project has been nominated for an AICP award.
The spot asks kids how they feel about building a wall.
The D&AD have concluded and we’ve won a couple of awards!
‘Google Home of the Whopper’ took home silver and bronze in the Digital Marketing category.
‘LGBTQAlphabet’ took home bronze in Film.
Dua Lipa’s ‘New Rules’ took home bronze in Music Video Direction.
‘Netflix is a Joke’ took home bronze in Integrate Media.
A huge congrats to all those involved!
The Sundance darling, directed by Carlos Lopez-Estrada and starring Daveed Giggs, that was quickly snatched up by Lionsgate has released it’s first trailer!
Watch it here.
Chloe Zhao is a force. Check out her interview with Vanity Fair here about her love of the Midwest and the culture that continues to fade. The Rider is in theatres now.
The Atlantic’s David Sims has named ‘The Rider,’ the best film of 2018 so far. Read his full review here.
The Rider director Chloé Zhao and star of the film Brady Jandreau sat down with NPR's Fresh Air to talk about Brady's accident, recovery, and making of the film.
Listen to the interview here.
Actress Jennifer Morrison chatted with Cultured Vultures about working on the series in addition to her feature directorial debut, Sun Dogs, premiering April 6th on Netflix.
Read the full interview here.
Tracy Morgan’s return to television brought big ratings to TBS on Tuesday. The premiere of The Last O.G., also starring Tiffany Haddish and executive produced by Jordan Peele, drew 1.8 million total viewers, with 882K in the key 18-49 demo in Live+same day. That marks the biggest cable comedy premiere since 2016, the largest scripted cable comedy premiere since 2015 and the strongest TBS original debut ever, according to the network and Nielsen.
The numbers are a boon for TBS, which picked up the series after it was passed on by FX in the pilot script stage. It then was redeveloped at TBS.
The Last O.G. centers on Tray (Morgan), an ex-con released from a 15-year prison stint to a changed and unfamiliar world. Returning to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood, Tray discovers that his former girlfriend Shay (Haddish) is married to another man and has been raising Tray’s twins, who he never knew existed.
Director Marielle Heller sat down with Slash Film to talk about her upcoming film, ‘You are My Friend’:
“It’s a story for our times, a story about kindness and family connection and trying to tap into our better self. God knows we need that right now! In the research for the movie, the writers found that more people than they could possibly count credited Mr. Rogers with changing their lives…. [It’s about] one man who’s in a critical point in his life — becoming a new father, having issues with his own father — and meeting Mr. Rogers to write a piece about him, thinking it’s going to be a bit of a puff piece, but it ends up changing his entire life.”
Read the entire interview here.
While best known for his work with The Lonely Island—from jizzing his pants to (not) being on a boat with bandmates Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer—Jorma Taccone is a versatile actor and writer who has spent the last decade carving out a name for himself as a director.
“The lines were really blurred when The Lonely Island worked together at first,” Taccone told me at this year’s SXSW. “Akiva always wanted to be a director, Andy always wanted to be on camera, and I was always in between. Saturday Night Live finally gave us these defined roles, which was a little weird in the beginning. But once I started directing the ‘MacGruber’ sketches, it wasn’t a huge jump to directing from there. But I definitely learned directing and editing from watching Akiva.”
Taccone soon turned “MacGruber” into his first feature film and has since directed several Lonely Island/SNL shorts, Brooklyn 99, Parks & Recreation, Up All Night, and his most recent feature, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, which he co-directed with Schaffer. Taccone directed the pilot of the Tracy Morgan-starring The Last O.G.
Read his 8 tips on becoming a Director here.
Just a few days before the release of her debut album, Cardi B drops the video for her 21 Savage-assisted single, "Bartier Cardi."
Shot by Petra Collins to hazy, dreamlike effect, the video finds the Bronx rapper harking back to Hollywood’s golden era as she raps on a silver-strewn stage and the hood of a moving car alike with a series of voluminous retro hairstyles.
With her debut album Invasion of Privacy dropping on Friday, April 6, and her first Saturday Night Live performance slated for this weekend, surely the best is yet to come.
Rejjie Snow dropped his most recent music video for the song 'Egyptian Luvr'.
The Irish rapper released debut album 'Dear Annie' earlier in the year, a wonderfully multi-textural experience. Standout track 'Egyptian Luvr' explores themes of identity in a science-fiction manner, and this is something brought vividly to life in the new video.
Martin C. Pariseau directs the clip, with Rejjie playing a traveller from space who develops a bond with 'Egyptian Luvr' feature artist Aminé.
Think You Understand Me?’ directed by Taichi , created by Don’t Panic. and produced by Caviar demonstrates that young people are not alone in their experiences, and despite the discrimination, there is always someone to talk to at Childline.
The Film demonstrates a real understanding of personal experience within discrimination, highlighting and debunking racial stereotypes. Don’t Panic spoke to over 200 young people in order to create 12 scenarios, that although individual, unfortunately depict experiences of the many.
Netflix subscribers will be able to get their latest fix of international drama with the launch Thursday of Caviar’s “Tabula Rasa,” which will now be streaming worldwide on Netflix!
The series follows Mie D’Haeze, played by Veerle Baetens, who is detained in a psychiatric institution. She is visited by a police inspector investigating a missing persons case, forcing D’Haeze to try to overcome her memory loss and unlock secrets from her past.
What’s the best ad campaign you’ve seen recently?
The new Tide advert that It’s Nice That a lot looking at the photography section and then on YouTube, listening to Joe Rogan. I’ve become a bit addicted to that guy.
What’s the most recent piece of tech that you’ve bought and why?
I think may have had a post-30 crisis as I bought a pair of Pioneer XDJ2000 decks last year so I can get back into DJ-ing again. I’m sure the neighbors are overjoyed.
What’s your favored social media platform?
Instagram. It’s great for keeping up with what other directors and DPs are doing.
What’s your favorite app on your phone?
Reddit. It’s my guilty pleasure for the best cat videos.
What’s your favorite TV show and why?
The Detectorists. I really think its one of the best British TV shows ever. Mackenzie Crook’s writing is just fantastic and it takes me back to my childhood growing up in a small village. I’d encourage everyone to watch that.
What film do you think everyone should have seen and why?
Rosetta, directed Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne. It’s one of the few films that has had a long-lasting impression on me. Their ability to make the everyday cinematic always astounds me. It’s a hard watch but powerful.
Where were you when inspiration last struck?
The British Museum. The Great Court is one of my favorite places to think and listen in to other people’s conversations.
What’s the most significant change you’ve witnessed in the industry since you started working in it?
Having to tell stories in just 20 seconds and the lack of flamboyant characters like Mark Denton.
If there was one thing you could change about the advertising industry, what would it be?
That we’d all spend more time trying to solve real-world problems.
Above: Wolf directed the Dominic West-starring short, Five Star Fouad, which was one of three films to pick up the Jameson First Shot prize at the end of 2017.
What or who has most influenced your career and why?
Doing a MA in screenwriting at Royal Holloway. It pulled the veil off the structure of storytelling and has made me a better director for it. I don’t think I’d have won Jameson First Shot [above] if I hadn't done it. I recommend that course to any up-and-coming directors.
Tell us one thing about yourself that most people won’t know.
In a previous life, I lived in Egypt and sailed down the Nile collecting honey.
A day at Camp Sundown begins just after the last rays of the sun have disappeared from the horizon. Shielded by a cloak of darkness, campers flood the grounds to play soccer and drive Go-Karts. For these children, who suffer from a rare UV light-sensitivity, nocturnality is the norm. They are allergic to sunlight. They rarely see the light of day.
Sundown, directed by Liza Mandelup, is an intimate portrait of life in a short-lived haven for children with Xeroderma Pigmentosum. According to the National Library of Medicine, affected children develop a severe sunburn after spending just a few minutes in the sun. “Society is not set up for these kids to live a normal life,” Mandelup told The Atlantic. “They have to stay out of the sun for their entire lives. This camp is created so that for two weeks, these kids can feel like they’re normal. They wait all year for these two weeks. This is the best time of their lives.”
Ultimately, Mandelup said she “was inspired by the normalcy that someone can create from any situation.”
Director Henry Schofield talks favorite artists, the future of the music video industry and satiating his sweet tooth with caramel macadamia cheesecake.
What’s the best promo you’ve seen recently and why?
CANADA’s video for Beck. It takes a simple premise; ‘sister rescues brother from party’ and creates something entirely other. This is what I think videos should do… i.e. let you look at the world sideways.
What’s the first promo you remember being impressed by?
I remember catching the end of 99 Problems on MTV at my mate's house (he had satellite telly). It totally hooked me. I insisted on waiting for it to loop back round to watch again. In the end I watched it four times over 5 hours and my mate's mum basically had to kick me out. It’s still my favorite video.
And what’s your all-time favorite music video?
See above. If I was to add another it would be Gondry’s Chemical Brother’s video, for the way it turns your head inside out.
What other directors/artists do you look to for inspirational?
In terms of inspiration I’ve always thought that it’s something you gotta let come to you rather than look for it and then you end up finding it in unexpected places. I like to fill my head with lots of quite different and disparate things. Like, I love the art of Anthony Gormley, and Olafur Eliasson, I’m a big fan of Alex Prager’s photography and any choreography by Wayne McGregor, but I also watch a lot of SNL sketches, crappy movies and spend too much time people watching. I’m sure I should sound more high-brow, but honestly, it’s a real mix.
What are you listening to at the moment?
I’m listening to Billie Eilish and Vince Staples.
What’s your favourite bit of tech, whether for professional or personal use?
I’ve used this thing called a Titan on a couple of jobs recently. It’s like regular motion control, but bigger. The camera movement range is awesome.
What artist(s) would you most like to work with and why?
Kendrick Lamar, because of how he let’s his lyricism translate visually in a metaphorical sense. And his music is kick ass .
How do you feel the promo industry has changed since you started in it?
Right now it seems to be getting back to allowing more creative concepts into the mix. There was a time when I started where the industry was heading into a really risk averse mind set.
Music videos have had a resurgence of late; where do you see the industry being in five years’ time?
Thriving I reckon. With everyone on YouTube, Vivo, Vimeo it seems that an artist’s video is part of what defines the track. They’re becoming important again.
Tell us one thing about yourself that most people won’t know…
I make a caramel macadamia cheesecake that’s the sweet-tooth equivalent of crack cocaine.
British filmmaker Rohan Blair-Mangat, whose work includes the acclaimed music video/short film Bam from Jay-Z's album 4:44, has joined Caviar for commercial and music video representation in the UK, US, France, Netherlands and Spain.
Blair-Mangat's music video directing career includes work for artists such as Bryson Tiller, DVSN, PAULi and Sub Focus, while his commercial work includes projects for Adidas, Apple Music, Beats By Dre, BMW, Dazed, McDonalds, Nike and Vice. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins with a degree in Fine Art, his projects have led him to work with talents such as Lionel Messi, Daisy Ridley, Alexander Wang and Lewis Hamilton.
The inaugural Mammoth Film Festival came to a close last night with a standing-room only Awards Ceremony held at the Canyon Lodge in Mammoth Lakes, CA.
Jennifer Morrison took home the top prize, Best Picture for her film Sun Dogs which closed the festival earlier that day. Sun Dogs also took home a total of 3 Awards last night, including the Grand Jury Prize.
SXSW has unveiled this year’s Midnighters, Shorts, Virtual Cinema, Music Video, Title Sequence and new Independent Episodic lineup. Busting at the seams with unique — and sometimes bizarre — genre-bending projects, the film festival portion of the event announced an extensive addition to their lineup which includes Wes Anderson’s forthcoming stop-motion animated feature Isle of Dogs as the closing night film and a first-of-its-kind special event for Robert Rodriguez’s adaptation of the manga Alita: Battle Angel.
We are proud to announce that JAY-Z’s ‘Moonlight’ will be showing at SXSW’s short narrative section.
The South by Southwest Conference and Festival runs March 9-18 in Austin.
A huge congrats to Jessy Moussallem, who has been named as one of the 4 contemporary artists to watch in the Arab world.
“The young Beirut-based filmmaker can’t be pinned down to an ‘etiquette’, her talent goes beyond trends—and 2017 social media feminism is a trend—. Her sensibility dives into people’s stories, into their cracks and fault lines. She designed a space for herself that’s between art and cinematography, pushing the boundaries of disciplines and redefining the realm of visual poetry.”
In case you didn't catch all the Super Bowl ads this year, Variety made a list of the Top 10 and 2 of our spots made the list.
Check out Neal Brennan's spot for Jack in the Box sparking the feud between #JackvsMartha.
While Jody Hill's spot gave Tiffany Haddish the chance to call out her Groupon haters.
The list can be seen here.
Externalizing the conflict of a breakup, Henry Scholfield gets inside the head of Dua Lipa in the video for ‘IDGAF,’ the next single released from her self-titled debut album.
Dipping into his well-known clever camera trickery and perfectly stylized production design, Scholfield presents us with a mirror image of Dua and her dancers standing on either side of a blank space. A clear contradiction between the sides of Dua’s psyche, her stronger defiant self and a softer confused side. We are placed right in the thick of the argument as the two sides culminate in a dance induced middle finger to a lingering ex.
Scholfield is no stranger to emotionally expressive choreography, “I wanted the conflict between Dua’s two alter-egos to become an emotional exchange in their movement. I had the chance to work with the fantastic Marion Motin, to create a choreography that is something you sense/feel rather than just watch. Dua and I devised a way to make her two alter egos opposing, and she did an amazing job at personifying them in her performance, without missing a step… literally.” Already a fan-favorite and sitting at over 40 million streams on Spotify, ‘IDGAF’ is the sixth single taken from Dua’s album. Conceptualized by Scholfeld in collaboration with Mosaert (Paul ‘Stromae’ Van Haver and his creative director Luc Junior Tam), the guys had worked together before on Stromae’s own music videos. Scholfeld explains “For the concept, we wanted to embody the sense of empowerment in the track, whilst going beyond the literal breakup context. A visual of the internal struggle, showing the two sides of Dua’s emotive state, like an argument with someone you love. The strong Dua at first berating then eventually persuading her weaker alter ego that they both don’t give a f***. ”
Jordan Bahat's 'The Wall,' for the Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project has been nominated for an AICP award.
The spot asks kids how they feel about building a wall.
Jennifer Morrison’s feature directorial debut Sun Dogs has landed at Netflix. The streaming service has picked up worldwide rights to the film, which stars Michael Angarano, Melissa Benoist, Xzibit, Allison Janney and Ed O’Neill.
Sun Dogs is a poignant story about an intellectually limited young man, desperate to serve in the armed forces despite countless rejections, searching for meaning in his own life. It follows Ned (Angarano), in his repeated failed attempts to join the Marines and serve his country. When his last interview fails, he takes a Marine officer’s advice to “protect the homefront” a little too seriously, and sets his sights on a casino manager who may or may not be a terrorist mastermind. In trying to uncover this “terrorist cell,” he enlists the help of a young runaway, Tally (Benoist), forming the most unlikely possible anti-terrorism unit in a story of love, friendship and homeland security.
Vulture’s picks are out for best music videos of 2017, and Jay-Z’s Moonlight tops the list .
Creating an all-black Friend’s episode verbatim, Jay-Z’s “Moonlight” video tricks viewers into thinking it’s asking just that question, but ends up exploring a more existential idea: What does it look like when black bodies are used as stage props to serve a vanilla narrative? The story that follows centers on Jerrod Carmichael’s dark journey of discovering his worth isn’t valued as highly as he’d been made to believe, exposing Hollywood’s exploitative tricks. (Hence, the La La Land reference.) He’s joined by this generation’s best new black talent, including Issa Rae, Tiffany Haddish, Lakeith Stanfield, and more. Among its many highs, “Moonlight” has the year’s best cast.
Variety’s 10 best film’s of 2017 are up, and ‘The Rider’ is #1!
Movie Critic, Peter Debruge, went on to say:
“Like “Moonlight” last year, “The Rider” goes off the beaten path to find fascinating characters we might otherwise never have the privilege of meeting on-screen — in this case, a Native American cowboy whose near-death rodeo injury leaves him with a metal plate in his head and a doctor’s order never to ride again. Zhao discovered her movie-star-handsome leading man, Brady Jandreau, on the Lakota reservation where she researched and shot her first feature, “Songs My Brothers Taught Me,” and she built this film around his personal story, enlisting Jandreau’s father, sister and quadriplegic best friend (another real-life rodeo casualty) to play versions of themselves. The groundbreaking result reveals another side of contemporary red-state America, in which a young man not yet old enough to vote must decide what to do with himself after he’s stripped of his one true passion.”
What might kids think of Trump's wall? A new video for Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project gives them a wall as a toy, and we find out.
Directed by Jordan Bahat, a bunch of kids are invited into a room and show an apparently exciting new toy. It's a grey wall made of construction bricks. The kids are underwhelmed and make all kinds of insightful points about walls. They don't do anything, they're "breaking the fun apart" and it would be much more cool to make a rocket ship.
Although it's obvious that the kids wouldn't be excited by a boring grey toy, it's the remarks they make that illustrate the point of the piece. Asked what a wall is for, one replies: "It's for keeping bad guys out of your place." Another shoots back: "How do you know who's a bad guy?"
Pitchfork has named their favorite music videos of 2017, and among them is the Henry Scholfield directed ‘New Rules.’
“Dua Lipa’s electropop breakup anthem went viral the second its highly GIF-able video was uploaded to YouTube—and for good reason. To represent the song’s message of female support and friendship in the face of romantic strife. Lipa’s carefully choreographed clip uses dancers to physicalize a voice of reason. “
Two days after Sundance unveiled its 2018 lineup, Variety has named its 10 Directors to Watch, featuring five filmmakers whose movies will be screening in Park City at the festival in January.
This year’s list runs the gamut from awards season hopefuls to first-timers who are just about to break, representing a diverse sampling of talents from various backgrounds.
We couldn’t be more excited to announce that among those chosen our Caviar’s own Chloé Zhao, Carlos Lopez Estrada, and the duo of Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah.
Hulu has picked up for development Ace of Spades, a half-hour comedy based on author/TV writer David Matthews’ memoir. It hails from Anonymous Content and Paramount Television, with Portlandia and Baskets co-creator, our own Jonathan Krisel set to direct and executive produce.
When Matthews’ Jewish mother abandoned him as an infant to join the Israeli Army, she left him with white skin and his black militant father — a broke, once-prominent civil rights journalist — who wants to raise his son as a proud black warrior. The show will follow Matthews’ absurd double life as he pretends to be a rich, white Jewish teenager in segregated 1980s Baltimore.
The Sundance Film Festival announced its first wave of programming late Wednesday afternoon, a smorgasboard of the independent films you’ll likely hear a whole lot about next year.
The announcement included feature films in ten categories: U.S. Dramatic Competition, U.S. Documentary Competition, World Cinema Dramatic Competition, World Cinema Documentary Competition, Next, Premieres, Documentary Premieres, Midnight, Spotlight, and Kids.
We couldn’t be happier to announce that among those chosen, ‘The Rider’ will be shown in the Spotlight category, while ‘Assasination Nation’ will show at the Midnight spot.
An awards body with increasing relevance in the run-up to the Academy Awards, Film Independent has announced the nominees for the 33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards. Among contenders for Best Feature are Call Me By Your Name, Get Out, and Lady Bird, The Florida Project, and our own The Rider.
The Rider is also nominated for Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Chloé Zhao’s nomination for the Bonnie Award. The award is named after Bonnie Tiburzi Caputo who became the first female pilot to fly for a major U.S. airline. In her honor, the inaugural Bonnie Award will recognize a mid-career female director with a $50,000 unrestricted grant, sponsored by American Airlines.
The 33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards will be handed out Saturday, March 3 at a ceremony hosted by returning emcees Nick Kroll and John Mulaney. IFC will broadcast the festivities live.
We are excited to announce the signing of London based director Ryan Hopkinson!
Hopkinson is a visual artist with an unmistakable concept-led aesthetic to film making. It is through a broad and unique configuration of interests that informs the tonality and discipline of his work. Ryan often explores the beauty of his subjects through minimal set design or highly art-directed large-scale installations, always with the focus to capture everything in-camera regardless of the challenge. This approach leads to creative and diverse alignments that wouldn’t usually be considered and through this process, a rich knowledge has been gained of tried and tested live action manipulations, alternative material research and technical camera work.
This process has led to detailed sculptures and intricate sets being designed and made that have gone beyond their use to aid Ryan’s film projects and given a renewed purpose through installations, exhibitions and in-store sculptural pieces. When not executing his own work, Ryan is often heavily involved in shaping the early concept stages of commissioned projects, helping both agencies and brands define their concepts with a wide range of hand-selected collaborators from disciplines that span the film, fashion and technology worlds.
After six long years, Hercules & Love Affair are finally appearing in one of their own videos. On Wednesday (Nov. 8), the dance music collective released its video for "Rejoice.”
Director William Kennedy perfectly captures the club community, and how they embody the essence of the message of the song. The video is laced with strobe lights for the club scenes and various costumes -- from a sunflower to a clown.
Watch the video here.
A week ago, Pusha T released Bodega Babies, a short film hyping his new Adidas shoe and song from his King Push LP. The film takes a look at life in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood, speaking with local residents about the ways its corner stores serve as community staples—it’s a microcosm for ‘hoods around the world. The concept all traces to that ubiquitous brown paper bag, which inspired the colorway for Pusha’s EQT King Push Bodega Baby trainers. Adidas and Pusha commissioned East London-based creative agency Superimpose Studio to shoot the Bodega Babies clip. The agency, led by creative director Ollie Olanipekun, hired our own Thomas Ralph to direct and bring the vision to life. “It’s quite interesting if you think about it, it’s a lot of Brits trying to make a very American film.” Check out the full interview here.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer-director Rian Johnson has been set by Disney and Lucasfilm to write and direct a trilogy of films that will fall under the Star Wars brand but will be a completely new story, with original characters, set in a different galaxy.
After Iger’s announcement, StarWars.com said Johnson has been set to write and direct the first installment, but there’s no release date set for any of the new films.
Johnson had been courted to direct Star Wars: Episode IX, but this has the potential to be a better long-term bet for the filmmaker and Lucasfilm, taking the Star Wars Universe in a whole new direction through three films.
With his new album War & Leisure due next month, Miguel unleashes the video for his latest single, “Told You So.”
The clip, which he co-directed with Karim Huu Do, finds Miguel in a post-apocalyptic war zone, where missiles are flying through the air. The Los Angeles crooner dances across deserted land and on top of an old car to the rhythm.
In between Miguel’s dance sequence, political scenes are intermixed and highlighted, including protests, images of Martin Luther King Jr. and President Donald Trump. Special effects create digital distortions while chaos ensues all over.
Expect more political commentary from the singer, whose upcoming album was inspired by the current climate in the country. Watch the video here.
The Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival closed its first edition Saturday with prizes for winners of its international and Chinese sections. The festival ran from Oct. 28 to Nov. 4 in the historic town of Pingyao, in China’s Shanxi Province.
Festival favorite “The Rider” earned Chinese director Chloe Zhao the prize for best director.
Caviar’s docu-series LeFtO - In Transit was nominated for the RedBull Elektropedia Awards, for "Best Video."
Every year, an unspecified number of Red Bull Elektropedia Vanguard Awards and/or Belgium: The Vinyl Frontier Lifetime Achievement Awards are presented to individuals in recognition of their significant contribution to the Belgian electronic music or club scene and to musicians who have sold a considerable amount of black gold. The recipients are decided upon by Red Bull Elektropedia.
Interview Magazine sat down with Brady Jandreau to talk about his upbringing and it's part in 'The Rider.'
‘The Rider,’ being a loosely fictionalized version pf his life’s story, Jandreau explaisn how the film used his family, and friends, to depict his arduous recovery and coming to terms with a gruesome injury he received doing the very thing he loved most. The film explores family life in America’s heartland and the cowboy ideal of “riding through the pain.”
Read the full interview here.
Jenny Slate is in negotiations to join Tom Hardy in Sony’s “Venom” movie.
Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed are also on board with Ruben Fleischer directing. Sony had no comment on the casting.
Sources say Slate will play a scientist in the film.
Yes she's done it again, Jessy Moussallem and her stunning music video for مشروع ليلى Mashrou' Leila 'Roman' has been shortlisted for cinematography at the up and coming Ciclope Festival on 26/27th October in Berlin.
We are also super excited to announce that Jessy will be doing a Q+A in person on Friday 27th and are honored that she has been invited to attend the festival & speak alongside other amazing directors and inspiring industry favorites, see you there!
Great interview with Cloé Bailly in the latest edition of Pitch Magazine on "Winners" regarding her Young Director Award win for her awesome British Vogue film Alexa on Alexa: Dating Alexa Chung.
Read the interview here.
Chloe Zhao’s The Rider has taken home the top prize, the Golden Puffin, at this year’s Reykjavik International Film Festival, which wrapped on Sunday (October 8).
Super proud all our directors who got shortlisted for last night's 1.4 Awards and an even bigger congrats to Jessy Moussallem who's stunning مشروع ليلى Mashrou' Leila 'Roman' video was selected and shown.
A huge thanks to Lyndy Stout & her team for an incredible evening & show.
Watch Jessy Moussallem’s video here.
Super proud of all our Caviar directors who made the long shortlist 1.4 Award Show:
Cloé Bailly Cyprien Clément-Delmas Jessy Moussallem Keith Schofield Lyle Lindgren Oliver Wolf Tom Ralph
Best of luck!
‘The Rider,’ Chloe Zhao’s stylish feature about a young rodeo rider that won the art cinema award at this year’s Director’s Fortnight competition in Cannes and recently the best film award in Deauville, has claimed the top prize at the Athens International Film Festival.
Out of 10 titles in the official competition, which focused on first- and second-time directors, the panel of judges (including The Hollywood Reporter) named Zhao’s second feature the main winner at the 23rd edition of the event, which closed Sunday.
With the film’s release only about a year away, Ruben Fleischer’s ‘Venom’ has added another name to its cast. Variety reports that Michelle Williams has signed on to star opposite Tom Hardy in the upcoming superhero spinoff. Per Variety, “sources say Williams would play a district attorney and possibly Hardy’s love interest.
‘Venom’ is a big change of pace of Williams, who usually opts to work with auteurs or at least directors with a strong point of view and tone.
The New York Film Festival kicks off its 55th edition tonight with a slate full of favorites from this year’s festivals, as well as some buzzy premieres.
Varieties critic, Richard Lawson, finally had a chance to catch ‘The Rider.’ Lawson continues to say, “The Rider, director Chloe Zhao’s lauded docu-drama film about a down-on-his-luck rodeo man, which I’ve managed to miss at every other festival it’s played at—has steadily gained a reputation as one of the best films of the year.”
Read the full article here.
Brussels-based moody pop singer Tessa Dixson is brand new, but she has a lot on her mind. Her debut single “Prayer” describes the heart-wrenching tumult of an uncertain relationship, with echoes of MS MR and Lorde’s bass-driven and catchy tunes, and a grainy video shot amidst the dusty landscapes and rocky coastline of California directed by Bob Jeusette.
Watch the full video here.
Sun Dogs is hitting this year's Austin Film Festival in the Narrative Feature Category.
Now in its 24th year, the festival, which recognizing the writers’ contributions to film, television, and new media, takes place October 26-November 2.
Director Jonathan Levine will team with Black-ish creator Kenya Barris on a sequel to Eddie Murphy’s 1988 hit ‘Coming to America,’ Deadline has confirmed.
Murphy is expected to reprise his role for the Paramount sequel, though nothing’s been finalized. Blaustein and Sheffield wrote the original Coming to America, directed by John Landis. Kevin Misher will produce the sequel.
Director Rian Johnson took to Instagram to reveal that postproduction on Star Wars: The Last Jedi has officially been completed, 19 months after shooting began.
Accompanying a shot of the postproduction team on the movie, Johnson wrote, "Aaaand that's a wrap on the hardest working post production team in the galaxy. Going to miss sitting in dark rooms with these goobers."
It's also a wrap of Johnson sharing Instagram teases of the postproduction process on the movie, which have included shots of explosions, space bears and important editorial discussions about floors. With three months remaining before the movie's release — and only one trailer to go on so far — they've provided necessary speculation fuel for the hard-core fan base.
10 NOMINATIONS at this year's U.K Music Video award for Caviar.
Best Director for Dent De Cuir and Best Production Company Of The Year!!
Best Pop Video UK - Dua Lipa / New Rules (Henry Scholfield)
VEVO Must See Award - Dua Lipa / New Rules (Henry Scholfield)
Best Dance Video UK - Stylo G / Bike Engine (Keith Schofield)
Best Alt Video Int'l - Mashrou'leila / Roman (Jessy Moussallem)
Best Urban Video Int'l - Jay-Z / Moonlight (Alan Yang)
Best Dance Video Newcomer - Fabich ft Josh Barry / Hold On (Ollie Wolf)
Best Pop Video Int'l - Katy Perry / Bon Appetit (Dent De Cuir)
Best Alt Video UK - Metronomy / Hang Me Out to Dry (Dent De Cuir)
Best Director - Dent De Cuir
Best Production Company - Caviar
Tune in October 26th
Now in its 24th year, Austin Film Festival, which recognizes the writers’ contributions to film, television, and new media, takes place October 26-November 2. Caviar’s ‘Sun Dogs’ will be featured in this years Narratove Feature category.
Sun Dogs follows a young misfit, Ned, in his repeated failed attempts to join the Marines and serve his country. When his last interview fails, he takes a Marine officer’s advice to “protect the Homefront” a little too seriously, and sets his sights on a casino manager who may or may not be a terrorist mastermind. In trying to uncover this “terrorist cell,” he enlists the help of a young runaway, Tally forming the most unlikely possible anti-terrorism unit in a story of love, friendship and homeland security.
78 on 79th, featuring Moonlight's Patrick Decile and fashion icon Thirstin Howl III, is a beautifully-shot film by videographer Lyle Lindgren. And it is filled with diamonds.
Stark and sometimes playful, it makes you think about flashy teeth grills in a whole new way. This film forces you to consider the process behind how grills are made. That moment of setting your teeth in plaster, and the exchange of stolen money that can sometimes drive sales.
Check out the full interview and video here.
The pilot episode of Ghosted, Fox’s new buddy comedy about the paranormal starring Adam Scott and Craig Robinson, will premiere on Twitter before its broadcast into a single living room.
The Jonathan Krisel directed show will stream for free every night at 9PM ET the week preceding, and debut in its regular broadcast time slot on Fox on October 1st. Each airing will be followed by a Q&A session with the Scott and Robinson. Users can submit questions with the rather uninspired hashtag #GhostedPremiere.
Be sure to watch!
As if his starring role on Silicon Valley, critically acclaimed movie The Big Sick, and upcoming Saturday Night Live hosting gig weren’t enough to keep Kumail Nanjiani busy, now he has a new starring movie role opposite the always hilarious John Cena in the works. According to Deadline, Nanjiani and Cena are teaming up for an untitled buddy cop comedy in the works at Universal. There aren’t many details about the plot of the film available yet, but Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) is attached to direct and Murray Miller, who wrote Tour de Pharmacy and 7 Days in Hell, is writing the script.
Read the full Deadline article here.
Ollie Wolf has created a beautifully crafted short film for British newcomer Tom Walker’s latest song “Heartland”.
Wolf gives 'Heartland' the kind of tumultuous, emotive visuals you’d expect for a people’s anthem, bursting at the seams with feeling and struggle. In this three minute short, shot in the heartland of Britain, Ollie explores themes that are rippling through British society today, by following an unlikely pairing who are both seeking a journey to a better life.
Watch the video here.
The Alan Yang directed, ‘Master of None,’ won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Sunday night for “Thanksgiving,” an episode from the second season of Netflix’s Master of None.
The episode was one of the most talked-about television episodes this year. Praised for its empathy and attention to detail, the episode followed Lena Waithe’s character Denise and Ansari’s character Dev over a decade of Thanksgiving dinners with Denise’s mother. The holiday was used to mark major milestones in a relationship strained by Denise’s identification as gay and her mother’s regressive attitudes.
Read the full article here.
H&M and Naomi Campbell are taking an 1980s song about unemployed male empowerment and turning it into a 2017 ad about global female empowerment—through fashion.
The Karim Huu Do directed spot watches Campbell struts through the streets of Tokyo in a power suit, lip-syncing to the song ‘Wham Rap’ by Wham!, which features lyrics about rebelling against working for a living and instead dressing flash from head to toe.
Check out the Fall campaign here.
Deadline landed an exclusive interview with the star of ‘The Rider,’ Brady Jandreau.
Jandreau spoke candidly of the injury that sparked the story for the lauded docu-drama. Taking off his cowboy hat, Jandreau revealed that he still bore the scars from that injury, which can be seen in the film’s haunting opening images. He goes on to praise Director Chloé Zhao for creating a film true to the culture he was raised in.
Watch the full interview here.
Rolling Stone reviewed the best films at the Toronto International Film Festival, and 'The Rider' made the list!
“It's as intimate a character study as you'll find, with Zhao reclaiming tried-and-true Western iconography in the name of her indigenous characters and Jandreau recreating scenes lifted partially from his own experiences.”
Read the full article here.
We finally know why “Netflix is a Joke!”
After some questionable billboards reading “Netflix is a joke” popped up around New York and Los Angeles, the streaming giant has finally unleashed the ad campaign behind the viral statement.
During the 69th Emmy Awards telecast, Netflix introduced its upcoming comedy specials featuring performances by Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle and Ellen DeGeneres.
Check out the Ad here!
After starting the year off strong with the Art Cinema Award, the top prize at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight, the Chloé Zhao directed docu-drama ‘The Rider’ continues to take the festival circuit by storm. The Film screened at this year’s Telluride Film Festival in which Barry Jenkins called it “Ravishing, sublime imagery paired with deeply earnest storytelling. It should be hung in a gallery and savored,” and soon after made it’s appearance at the Deauville American Film Festival in which it won the Grand Prize. The next showings will be at the New York Film Festival taking place Sept. 18th to October 15th, and the BFI London Film Festival Oct. 4th – 15th.
In a new film for the Mgallery collection of boutique hotels, French director Cloé Bailly—known for her short films and music videos that capture the often-imperfect nature of human interaction—takes us on a whirlwind tour from Bangkok to Paris following a romantic game of cat-and-mouse.
“From the very beginning I loved MGallery’s vision: they wanted a travel tale, an impossible journey, but mostly they wanted a story. I loved imagining the slightly absurd adventures of Zoé as she travels the world, through a Butterfly Effect-inspired structure. Zoé is just like anyone else: she loves a good bit of eye contact, because it’s romantic, but mostly because it’s a great ego boost. She enjoys traveling, but she mostly loves posting her 10000th selfie showing she’s having fun. When she makes out with a cute guy, she thinks that’s what true love is… for a minute.”
Check out Keith Schofield's latest film working with Adam&EveDDB and Mars Petcare on their campaign for irresistible Dreamies Deli-Catz "Best Friends”.
#LoveYourz is a growing movement of young people in the boroughs just outside of New York, uniting to pursue their ambitions and be “weird” without being judged. They’re not together, they’re “three-gether”. Beginning as a small group on social media, they’ve now transcended to the physical world: the teenagers featured in this film are a supportive, inclusive group of friends that encourage creativity and self-love. One of the girls in the film describes #LoveYourz as “nothing but good energy.” They live by simple rules: don’t isolate anyone, or make them feel small, as they navigate sexuality, family issues and personal style.
The film centers around discussions on sexuality, personal encounters and identity – things that can prove difficult to navigate in a digital world – but #LoveYourz highlights an important paradox: just as social media can mess with mental health, it also provides salvation for those who feel like they don't belong, to explore who they are, and support one another.
Director Jody Hill was tasked with bringing to light Redskins cornerback Josh Norman and Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant on and off field scuffles to Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note 8 spot.
The two famously began feuding after a fight broke out between the two on the field Thanksgiving Day. They later criticized each other in their postgame news conferences following Dallas’ win at AT&T Stadium last season.
Norman and Bryant are expected to exchange trash talk on social media as part of the ad campaign throughout the year. Check out the full article here
"You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming"
This film is an ode to the strength and grace of Arab women in their continuous fight for feminist action.
Revolving around the lyrical pivot in the chorus: ‘aleihum’ (charge!), it uses a group of women who’s ethnic backgrounds are consciously over-articulated through choices of styling and location in a manner more typically employed by Western media to represent victimhood and oppression. By doing so, the film seeks to disturb the global narrative of hyper-secularised white feminism, which positions itself as being ideologically incompatible with Islam and the Arab world.
The still, pale landscape allows the force of the women’s resolute dignity to radiate, as the dancer’s fierce movements cut through the quietude. Together, the women walk into the water, confident in their agency and fearless in their determination for a sea change.
The unique spirit of the film emerges from the gut of the Middle East through the work of the music, the narrative, and the Arab female director behind it.
Click here to watch.
Shot’s Creative has selected Thomas Ralph's AXE ‘Is It Okay For Guys’ made with 72 & Sunny as one of their top ten ads of 2017 so far!
The world may be uncertain about what it means to be a man. But the brand is clear and firmly believes that the best man a man can be is the man that allows himself to be happy and healthy.
Congrats to everyone involved! Click here to view!
Henry Scholfield has created a visual tropical feast in his video for Warner Bros Records' rising star Dua Lipa's latest single "New Rules", taken from recently released self-titled debut album.
Shot in Miami, Scholfield showcases what he does best, utilising on point choreography, clever camera trickery and perfectly stylised production design; as we move smoothly from hotel to poolside in the heat of 1950s Americana Summer. On trend tropical nuances are weaved into the film throughout be it in the girls' outfits, flamingos or pastel summer hues creating the perfect palette to match this catchy summer track.
On the motivation behind the track Dua described it as “the breakup song I wish I had when I was breaking up with someone. I think it’s something everyone can relate to.” The video explores the bond between friends and their unity when one is going through a breakup. Having previously worked with Schol eld on the ‘Lost In Your Light’ video, Dua said “I’ve worked with Henry before and he does really cool work with choreography. He just has such brilliant ideas.”
Just a month ago, Dua Lipa released her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, a record described by NME as one that “doesn’t so much hint at Lipa becoming a superstar as scream it from the rooftops”. This single and video proves just that.
Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all rights in North America, Latin America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Eastern Europe to Chloé Zhao’s “The Rider” at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
Written and directed by Zhao, “The Rider” is her second film premiered in Directors’ Fortnight after “Songs My Brothers Taught Me.”
Zhao expressed her excitement stating, “The films Sony Pictures Classics has distributed throughout the years have been of great inspiration to me. I’m very excited to find such a great home for The Rider.”
Caviar stands with Zhao in her excitement, we are extraordinarily proud. Keep ‘em coming Chloe!
Following the success of his award-winning short film, ‘Darkest Hour’, Thomas Ralph has directed the 45’' anthem film of AXE’s #isitokforguys campaign, created by 72andSunny Amsterdam.
#isitokforguys is a Google search-driven campaign that reveals how guys are hiding behind their screen to ask the questions they can’t face asking out loud.
The campaign stars influencers like Anthony Joshua and is part of AXE’s ‘Find Your Magic’ initiative, encouraging guys to get rid of the cultural pressures and labels telling them what it means to ‘be a man’.
Cloé Bailly works her comedy magic on her latest film for British Vogue. “Alexa on Alexa : Dating Alexa Chung” via Condé Nast. Meet Alexa Chung, Vogue’s latest cover girl, as she takes herself on a date with….herself. The Future of Fashion Host demonstrates some of dating’s biggest faux pas, including sharing unwanted physical ailments, being on your phone, and eating rather loudly.
Which Alexa Chung would you date?
Caviar is thrilled to announce that our very own Thomas Ralph was shortlisted in this year’s D&AD Next Director Awards! Yeah it’s mega!
Anna Higgs, the editor of Nowness and her panel of judges were blown away by Tom’s ‘Darkest Hour,’ along with the other 20 films shortlisted. The talent blew Higgs away, stating, “this group is the one to watch out for in the future”, warning the audience that Tom and his peers were definitely on track to win pencils.
We are super proud of Tom, and excited to see what’s in store for him in the future!
Carlos Lopez Estrada was awarded bronze, silver and gold in the music video category of Ciclope Latino 2017 festival. His piece “Conversations” (music by the Watsky) won bronze, “Them Changes” (music by Thundercat) collected silver, and “Midnight Heart” snatched gold, with music by Watsky. Congratulations Carlos and our friends at Landia for creating top-notch work, and receiving well earned recognition.
We aren't quite sure what 2017 has in store, but we do know it's about to get a whole lot weirder over on Comedy Central!
The TV network has picked up 'The Gorbuger Show', produced by Caviar, and featuring a menacing blue monster (played by T.J. Miller) as the host.
To get a better idea of what you're in for, check out the full article here!
Any content that Caviar is able to bring to the world is a result of the amazing people behind it.
One of those people is Sorcha Shepherd, our EP and Managing Director of Caviar London.
We wish you could all sit down and have a proper chat with her, but lucky for you, she shared her story with VOTD as part of their Friday Female Filmmakers series (and man, are we glad she did -there’s no getting out of our office party karaoke now that we all know her pop star past)!
Check it out here!
DJ Lefto - his name is known and his music loved across the globe.
But what brought him from a guy working at a Belgian record shop to an international tastemaker, sustaining widespread success over years?
The thing that brought him into a record shop in the first place: passion for music.
‘’He’s five people in one, like a child; like he’s 16 all the time,” British DJ Gilles Peterson gushes, “He’s a progressive DJ and there’s very few of those.’’
Caviar Brussels director Kurt De Leijer has taken notice of that passion and is directing a five-part documentary series on Lefto, "In Transit" hitting Belgian television Spring 2017.
Film Fest Gent has selected the series for this year’s festival in October.
Watch the teaser here
Caviar is happy to announce the addition of Zach Math to its director roster.
Zach is well-known in the commercial world for his unique comedic characters and conceptual storytelling. His series of spots for K-Mart (“Ship My Pants”) garnered over fifty million views on YouTube and won a Webby Award. Two of his branded shorts are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. His documentary feature "The Final Member" premiered at the Toronto Hot Docs International Film Festival and played festivals all over the world. The distribution rights were purchased by Drafthouse Films and was released on Netflix.
Since then, he’s worked with brands such as Fox Sports, Nissan, AT&T, Comcast and the NFL consistently winning accolades for his directorial work, including Cannes Lions.
While Zach is excited to continue working in the advertising and commercial world, he is also looking forward to taking advantage of Caviar’s Film and Television capabilities to develop his own long format projects.
“Zach has proven his directorial expertise throughout the branded content world,” remarks Executive Producer Jasper Thomlinson. “His sophisticated visual style, skills as a writer and comedic sensibility fits in here perfectly. Not to mention he is an all around great guy; he’s just as cool, positive and enthusiastic as you’d imagine. We’re honored to have him join our crew.”
Brussels and Hollywood are colliding- first on the big screen, as 'Black' compels audiences with its tragic story of love, youth and gangs in Molenbeek- and now through the life of two men, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. Caviar is thrilled to see this talented duo continue to tell stories through film here in LA, with exciting projects ‘’Snowfall” and ‘’Beverly Hills Cop 4” ahead!
Read the story of their journey on the guardian.
Caviar, along with Ceka,i had the pleasure of producing "Lost Youth’’, a provocative short film by director Taichi Kimura and Boiler Room. In “Lost Youth’’ Kimura plunges us past a light and hopeful Tokyo, and takes us deep into the grim corners of the city. This is not a Tokyo fabricated by Kimura, it’s a film inspired by true stories of Japan’s youth, without filter or censorship.
It’s disturbing because it’s dark, it’s disturbing because it’s raw, and it’s disturbing because it’s not just Tokyo- it’s a picture of humanity’s search for satisfaction that could be mirrored into any one of our cities, towns, or lives. ‘’Lost Youth’’ captures the restless chase for happiness that often leads in torment, and the different ways that manifests in Toyko itself.
Kimura confronts his viewers with a Tokyo that can’t be ignored, and at the same time, challenges his fellow Japanese film makers not to shy away from telling the true stories; the good, the bad, and the ugly.
See for yourself here!
Full Name: Nicholas Bentgen
Location: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY
1. What was your first directing gig?
A short film called Scare Skull. It was released straight-to-video for my parents in 1991.
2. Top five favorite movies ever?
Boogie Nights, Hoop Dreams, Heat, Alien, The Silence of the Lambs.
3. What book would you take with you on a trip to mars?
"Working" by Studs Terkel.
4. Breakfast or dinner…or breakfast for dinner?
Breakfast for dinner - TKO.
5. Least favorite sounds?
Squeaky markers and highlighters.
6. Your most enviable talent?
I’m six foot four, so I can reach most cupboards and shelves.
7. Who’s on your bucket list to work with?
Daniel Day-Lewis, Viola Davis, Iggy Pop, Kendrick Lamar, Giorgio Moroder, Radiohead, John C. Reilly, Juliette Binoche & Cookie Monster.
8. Three words to describe your style?
Film Geek Enthusiasm.
9. You’re having a bad day- what song do you play?
Beastie Boys, "Sabatoge"
10. Can’t go one day without:
Comparing life to a movie.
Jordan Bahat's latest short film 'FLEX' was recently made a Vimeo Staff Pick and featured on the Vimeo home page.
It is the story of a young man wrestling with the devil in a modern day morality tale told through flexing.
Shot on 35mm by Nick Bupp , starring the supremely talented Soup & Slick with an original score by Duke Mortimer and titles by Sean Plew
Cast - Jamar "Soup" Campbell | Nicholas "Slick" Stewart
Director | Editor - Jordan Bahat
Writer | Cinematographer - Nicholas Bupp
Producer - Constanza Castro
Production Designer - Kelly Fallon
Composer - Johnathan Sadoff
Sound Design - Steve Bucino
Colorist - Brandon Chavez
Full Name: Amir Farhang
Location: Austin, TX
1. Hi! What was your first directing gig?
A web series called “Munchies, The Late Shift with Chip and Abdul” for Baby Carrots and CP+B. My brother was the CD.
2. Top five favorite movies ever (at the moment):
As of Thursday March 24th at 3:52pm—No Country for Old Men. The Cable Guy. Ex Machina. Do The Right Thing. Almost Famous.
3. What book would you take with you on a trip to Mars?
No books. Podcasts. Mark Maron and Tim Ferris.
4. Breakfast or dinner... or breakfast for dinner?
Breakfast for dinner. and lunch and breakfast.
5. Least favorite sounds?
6. Your most enviable talent?
I am good on phone calls.
7. Who's on your bucket list to work with?
Yeezy. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Anthony Bourdain. Laird Hamilton. Kendrick Lamar. Charlie Kaufman.
8. Three words that describe your style?
Authentic. Emotional. True.
9. You're having a bad day, what song do you play?
Scholarships by Drake & Future
10. I can't go one day without:
My wife. And coffee.
Creative-turned-director Ollie Wolf reflects on his career change and what it's like stepping behind the camera.
In the loft of my dad's house, beside the Christmas lights and underneath dusty copies of 90s mountain bike magazines, there’s a treatment for a music video. I wrote it when I was 13. A kid brings a ghetto blaster to school, gets on the roof with it and the entire school dances in the playground. At the time I thought it was the start of big things.
Longtime couple Henry (Ben Feldman) and Dianne (Olivia Thirlby) are afraid that if they finally tie the knot it would mean the end of their days as free-spirited urbanites. But a whirlwind night apart involving temptations from a duo of strangers (Analeigh Tipton and Adam Goldberg) will either make them realize why they are together in the first place or finally drive them apart forever. With Scott Haze, Peter Bogdanovich, Lesley Ann Warren.
The SXSW Film Festival Lineup is announced and we can finally share with you the exciting news: we have four music videos and a film in the festival this year.
'Black' directed by Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah
Karim Huu Do talked to 4.1 about growing up lakeside in Switzerland being raised by his Morroccan mother, Buddhist father and VHS tapes. He talks about dropping out of art school, starting as a PA, his inspirations, his process and creating 'Submarine' for the Shoes feat. Blaine Harrison.
From Creativity Online: "Bud Light is trying to put laughs back in its advertising. And the nation's largest brew is relying on Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen to get the job done. The two comedians will star in a new campaign for the brew called "Bud Light Party" that has a political theme and will run during the Super Bowl."
J.A.C.K. is Julien Choquart and Camille Hirigoyen, French directors and art directors. The duo is the latest addition to the Caviar roster.
Noted for their singular striking visions and concepts coming from a background as art directors, the two Parisian directors Julien Choquart & Camille Hirigoyen known as J.A.C.K have paired together to become one of the most engaging entities in the music video scene today. Having worked worldwide in Shanghai, London, Tokyo, and Amsterdam, they are well known for their unique brand of visuals.
From Radio Soulwax:
Our homage to the man whose ability to change whilst remaining himself has been a massive influence on us. There are many legends in the music industry but for us, there is no greater than the mighty Dave. We've included all things Bowie, whether that is original songs, covers, backing vocals, production work or reworks we made, to attempt to give you the full scope of the man's genius.
For the visual side to this mix our friend Wim Reygaert (who also made the amazing film for Into The Vortex) came up with the most ambitious film for RSWX, taking us on a fever dream time travel through the man's career starring the amazing Hannelore Knuts as Dave. We've got to extend a special thank you to the cast and crew and everyone involved for putting so much time and energy and heart and soul into this amazing film, it is a pure labour of love for the phenomenon that is Bowie.
FULL NAME: LUCY LUSCOMBE
1. Hi! What was your first directing gig? Apart from being mouthy on other peoples sets for a bit, I wrote, directed, produced and acted in a short film. I managed to hustle a healthy sized crew for a night shoot which was both great and stressful given the number of roles I was doing. I cast myself as a late night kebab shop dweller with Aspergers and remember getting all conflicted between feeding the crew, working out shots and trying to maintain a method acting approach to the role.
2. Top five favorite movies ever (at the moment): Breaking The Waves - Lars Von Trier, Lilya 4-Ever - Lukas Moodysson, Morvern Callar - Lynne Ramsay, The Offence - Sidney Lumet, A Prophet - Jacques Audiard (His upcoming film Dheepan is incredible also)
3. What book would you take with you on a trip to Mars? So, I’m imagining once on Mars something could go wrong and I might be in the sand dunes for a while, therefore I’ll go for God Of Small Things by Arundhati Roy because it’s about memories, beautiful and has a non linear structure which might make me hopeful that my ending is not in a sand dune on Mars. Anyway, it's a good book, read it.
4. Breakfast or dinner... or breakfast for dinner? I can only cook breakfast food.
5. Least favorite sounds? I’ve always had a strong repulsion to the sound of loud mastication but there’s no way to ask a person to ‘eat a bit quieter please’. I’ve tried making light hearted jokes in the past but everyone gets offended. There is no solution.
6. Your most enviable talent? I am very very strong despite being very very small. Not sure if that’s a talent or enviable but it's useful.
7. Who's on your bucket list to work with? Burial, Bjork, Young Fathers (Musicians) Isabella Huppert, Johnny Harris (Actors) Lol Crawley, Robbie Ryan (DPs) Charlie Kaufman (Writer) Simon Bourne (Colourist)
8. Three words that describe your style? Human, transient, celestial.
9. You're having a bad day, what song do you play? Arthur Russell 'Love Is Overtaking Me'
10. I can't go one day without: A fast paced walk.
Caviar's music video directors made an impressive showing in Promo News' best of 2015 lists:
Henry Scholfield's "Side by Side" for Spyro, Keith Schofield's "Somebody New" for Joywave, Ollie Wolf's "Open Season" for Josef Salvat, and Karim Huu Do's "Submarine" by The Shoes feat. Blaine Harrison, are included in the Promo News Favourite Music Videos of 2015.
Caviar is the 8th most awarded production company of the year according to Adage 2015 Creativity Awards Report. Rankings are determined by a point value system based on the weight of the honor and the prestige of the award show—only trophied or medaled honors were included.
In the spirit of gift giving, we made you an r&b-trap-soul-grime-pop-folk-rap playlist for the end of the year. Happy Friday.
Martha Canga Antonio, the lead actor in 'Black' is nominated for the European Shooting Stars prize at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival. She is one of ten nominees who are considered to be among Europe’s most promising young actors.
Martha plays Mavela, a member of the notorious youth gang Black Bronx. She falls madly in love with a boy from a rival gang, she is forced to make a choice between loyalty and love. A choice that will have dramatic consequences.
“In ‘Black,’ a story about gang violence in Brussels’ notorious Molenbeek neighborhood, Martha gives an extraordinary debut as a modern Juliet. In her very first role, she already shows great timing, courage and determination, and a natural acting ability.” - Jury Comments, Variety
The 66th Berlin Film Festival starts February 11th and lasts 10 days.
Jaco Van Dormael's The Brand New Testament (Le Tout Nouveau Testament) co-produced by Caviar, is nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. The award show is Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 8pm ET, live on NBC.
SYNOPSIS: "God exists. He lives in Brussels. He’s a bastard. He’s horrible to his wife and daughter. We’ve heard a lot about his son, but very little about his daughter. I’m his daughter. My name’s Ea and I’m ten years old. To get even with my dad, I posted everybody’s death dates on the internet…"
'The Diary of a Teenage Girl' star, Bel Powley took home a Gotham Award last night for Best Actress—a category that also included Cate Blanchett, Blythe Danner and Lily Tomlin. The 25th Gotham Independent Film Awards kick off the film industry award season. 'Diary' was also nominated for three other Gotham Awards including Best Feature, Best Screenplay and Breakthrough Director (Marielle Heller).
Full name: Samuel Abrahams
Hometown: Bristol, UK
1. Hi! What was your first directing gig? My first directing job was for a TV documentary series following Customs officers trying to catch people smuggling drugs, guns, booze and tobacco into the UK. I learnt loads about how to tell stories and how not to smuggle drugs.
2. Top five favorite movies ever: Of all time? That's tough. I saw some great films last month at the BFI London Film Festival. I was completely blown away by the audacity of Sebastian Schipper’s 'Victoria’, moved to tears by Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay’s performances in ‘Room’, thoroughly entertained by the very wordy ‘Steve Jobs’, and didn’t want James Ponsoldt’s ‘End Of The Tour’ to end.
3. What book would you take with you on a trip to Mars? Maybe a dictionary. Take the time to improve my vocabulary. Or ‘The Secret History’ by Donna Tartt. I’ve never read a novel twice, but if I were to, I think that would be my first choice.
4. Breakfast or dinner... or breakfast for dinner? Out for dinner.
5. Least favorite sounds? The sound of X-Factor on the TV.
6. Your most enviable talent? I think I still know the whole of TLC's album 'Crazy Sexy Cool' off by heart.
7. Who's on your bucket list to work with? Lanier, Billy Corgan, Pixar, Aaron Sorkin, Sherry Turkle, Julianne Moore, Adrian Tomine, Justin Vernon, Mark Duplass, Ben Whishaw, Spiderman, but mostly Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
8. Three words that describe your style? The thing I’m most interested in is people and our relationships with each other. So I’d say, stories that are ‘honest’, ‘human', and have a lot of ‘heart'.
9. You're having a bad day, what song do you play? Earlier this week a mate sent me ‘Pretty Pimpin’ by Kurt Vile and it’s worked for my every mood.
10. I can't go one day without: Popcorn. We have a proper popcorn machine at home and it’s dangerous.
The Paris and Montreal based filmmaking collaboration Dent De Cuir was awarded Best Lyric Video for their clever treatment of the "Feed the Ghost" by The Shoes. The lyric video takes place entirely in a browser window and is chock full of typing tricks.
ALSO: Dent De Cuir also won a bronze for Shots Awards Best New Director and Andrew Telling took a silver for Volvo Lifepaint.
Cyprien Clément-Delmas flips the notion of "no-go zones" around in this film about Paris youth for i-D. He captures vivid scenes of youth, movement and art from Paris' 9th arrondissement, specifically the colorful Pigalle basketball court. An impressive list of credits includes fashion designers such as ACNE and Vivienne Westwood, music by GENER8ION and youth from the 9th. Part of the idea behind the film was to show that Paris is not a city of museums nor a dreary postcard picture with an apathetic youth culture.
'The Diary of a Teenage Girl' is nominated for four Gotham Independent Film Awards: Best Feature, the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award (for Marielle Heller), Best Screenplay and Best Actress (For Bel Powley). Congratulations!
The award show is in Manhattan on November 30, 2015.
Karim Huu Do creates a haunting yet beautiful film for The Shoes 'Submarine' in his otherworldy, atmospheric style. The skin-crawling music video, exclusively at Dazed.com, follows a tortured relationship, through featureless partygoers, over swirling dark water, through the windows of cold modern house.
FROM DAZED: Director Karim Huu Do likens the track to taking drugs. “The slow tempo, the nonchalance in the surreal lyrics, everything in this song made me think about how you experience a drug," he explained. "I explored the physical and mental state you go through when you’re taking a substance. More precisely, how the dopamine is released into your brain, and how drugs interfere with it. All together, it makes the story you see in this film; a couple that feel like a drug. While one is losing control of his mind, the other is losing control of her body.”
Director Arnaud Uyttenhove directed 'LAURA,' a mesmerizing short film for the Opera de Paris' 3e Scene. Through 3e Scene, or third stage, the Opera is working with renowned filmmakers, choreographers, visual artists, directors, and writers on a digital stage to create original approaches to the world of ballet and opera.
Uyttenhove's 'LAURA' gives us the perspective of a young dancer of the Paris Opera Ballet, Laura Bachman. His camera lingers in the halls of historic buildings of Paris and on coversations on dusky rooftops. The short film recently was selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick.
We are production company A-listers for the sixth year in a row, according to the 2015 Creativity and Advertising Age's Production Company A-List. The list honors the best storytellers in the ad industry.
For the second year in a row, Caviar has a director shortlisted for Shots Awards New Director of the Year. Congratulations to Paris and Montreal based director collaboration Dent de Cuir for their nomination for their Darwin Deez music video 'Kill Your Attitude.'
SYNOPSIS: When Mavela, member of the notorious youth gang Black Bronx, falls madly in love with a boy from a rival gang, she is forced to make a choice between loyalty and love. A choice that will have dramatic consequences…
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Young directing Duo 'I Owe Youth' have directed their second promo for Rudimental through Caviar London.
Directed on location in Mexico City, 'I Will For Love' is inspired by the real story of a young Mexican boy named Antonio Alacron and his family who decide to make the 1000-mile journey into the USA—a family who went to extreme lengths to secure their son’s future.
The directors had this to say about the project:
"The film is well rooted in the current global issue of immigration which has dominated our news over the recent months. Rudimental have always been bold with their videos and we wanted to shoot something that fitted well with their message of love for humanity and hope from hopelessness.
One of our main objectives was to show these people as human beings, looking for a stable life and a better future. In our story we wanted to highlight the sacrifice and struggle the family goes through.
When we interviewed Antonio about his story he said, 'While I went to school, I watched my parents work seven days a week in order to provide everything for us at home. They gave me the strength I needed to overcome any barriers, and I dedicated all my academic achievements to them.'
This video is a tribute to those people in tremendously difficult situations all around the world—for the people who are simply seeking a better life for their families, fleeing persecution, war, poverty and famine."
"When Mavela, member of the notorious youth gang Black Bronx, falls madly in love with a boy from a rival gang, she is forced to make a choice between loyalty and love. A choice that will have dramatic consequences…"
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The Vice's I-D article headline reads "the diary of a teenage girl (the best female coming of age film we’ve seen in forever) has been rated nc-17 in the uk." While yes, we understand that this article is about the (sad for UK teens) news that our film was rated NC-17 in the UK, we are choosing the focus on the glowing review.
Some excerpts that make us feel warm and fuzzy inside:
"the best female coming of age film we’ve seen in forever"
"we fell hard and fast in love with Bel Powley as Minnie Goetze"
"[as teens] we would have related to and learned from Minnie's exploration of self and sexuality as we discovered our own"
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LONDON - Maren Kroymann’s Berlin-based sales company M-Appeal has picked up world sales rights to 'Paradise Trips'. The film is the feature film debut of music-video and commercials director Raf Reyntjens, whose video for rapper Stromae’s track 'Papaoutai' has attracted more than 270 million views on YouTube.
The movie centers on bus driver Mario, who has spent his life shuttling senior citizens to their holiday destinations. Today, he is stuck in retirement, bored with his wife and with life in general. He decides to accept one last trip. Only this time his passengers are not the elderly, but a motley crew of partygoers on their way to a music festival in Croatia. Mario takes an immediate dislike to the alternative youth and t