Jessy Moussallem / Mashrou' Leila's 'Roman'

"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.


Thomas Ralph’s 'Is It OK For Guys' Features In Shots Top 10 Ads of 2017 So Far

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’s latest video for Dua Lipa 'New Rules' Turns Up The Summer Heat

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. 


Cannes 2017 / Sony Pictures Takes 'The Rider'

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!


Thomas Ralph / AXE "Is it ok for guys?"

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 / British Vogue "Alexa on Alexa: Dating Alexa Chung"

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?


Thomas Ralph Shortlisted in D&AD Next Director Awards

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 Cleans House at Ciclope Latino Festival

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.


The Gorburger Show Finds a Home At Comedy Central

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!


Get to know Caviar London's 'Velvet Hammer'

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


Director Zach Math Joins Caviar

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.”

Check out Zach's work!



‘Black’ Launches Caviar Brussels Directors Adil and Billal Into Hollywood

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! 


10 Questions With Nick Bentgen

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.


Nick's Work



Twitter 'This is Happening' by Dent de Cuir

Twirling emojis, bopping cats, Dancing man found’s dance party, Tbh Just Unicorn shimmying, Jon Snow shuffling to Drake's Hotline Bling, Refugees Welcome and Barack Obama boogying, with music by Birdy.

Keep Dancing!

See this Twitter UK spot directed by Dent de Cuir here.


Vimeo Staff Pick for Jordan Bahat's 'FLEX'

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


10 Questions With Amir Farhang

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?

Car horns. 

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. 


Home (featured by Airbnb's Design blog) and sneaker tour

Amir's work




Ollie Wolf: From Creative to Director

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. 



Between Us

'Between Us' to be featured in Tribeca

Between Us, directed and written by Rafael Palacio Illingworth will have its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on April 13-24.

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.

Full Lineup


Karim Huu Do talks to 1.4

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.



Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen in Bud Light Superbowl Campaign

The party is coming. Neal Brennan and Evan Goldberg directed this Super Bowl campaign for Bud Light starring Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen. 

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."



Caviar welcomes J.A.C.K.

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. 

Check out some of their featured work and read thier full bio here.



Radio Soulwax presents Dave

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.



10 Questions with 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. 



2015 Creativity Awards Report

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. 

Included Awards:

Newcastle Brown Ale, Band of Brands
Adidas Originals Sneakers, Original Superstar
American Greetings, The World's Toughest Job
Interactive Silver
Newcastle Brown Ale, Band of Brands
Integrated & Innovative Gold
TV Silver
Cyber Silver
TV Bronze
PR Bronze
Cyber Bronze
Volvo Lifepaint, Lifepaint
Promo Grand Prix
Design Grand Prix
Promo Silver
Direct Bronze
Design Bronze
Cyber Bronze
Adidas Originals Sneakers, Original Superstar
Film Craft Bronze
Promo Silver
Branded Content Bronze
Promo Bronze
American Greetings, The World's Toughest Job
TV Silver
Newcastle Brown Ale, Band of Brands
Branded Content Bronze
Adidas Originals Sneakers, Original Superstar
Design Silver
Digital Bronze
TV Wood
Adidas Originals Sneakers, Original Superstar
TV Wood
Last Night in Paris, Pure
TV Wood
Interactive Wood
American Greetings, The World's Toughest Job
Integrated & Innovative Wood
One Show
Newcastle Brown Ale, Band of Brands
TV Silver
TV Bronze
American Greetings, The World's Toughest Job
Branded Entertainment Gold
American Greetings, The World's Toughest Job
Webby Digital
Playlist one

We Made You Something

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.



Leading Lady in 'Black' Nominated for Berlinale

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.

Brand New Testament

Golden Globe nomination for The Brand New Testament

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…"


Gotham Award

Bel Powley Wins Gotham Award for Best Actress

'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 list of winners

Samuel Abrahams

10 Questions with Samuel Abrahams

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. 


Feed the Ghost

UKMVA for Dent De Cuir's The Shoes

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.

Andrew Telling

10 Questions with Andrew Telling

Hometown: London
1. What was your first directing gig? I was commissioned by Irish street artist Conor Harrington to document his trip to Israel and Palestine way back in 2009. I was broke and unemployed still living at my parents at the time, I only had made one film before this but just grabbed the opportunity with both hands. The trip was something else seeing both sides of ‘the wall’ and being far away from the religious tourist routes, we were both totally in over our heads but somehow we got through it and came out the other side friends. It was all shot on a 7D with one lens, I did all the editing and basically wrote a small albums worth of music for it over 9months whilst holding down a day job job as runner after the trip.  All totally over ambitious production wise but I felt I had so much to prove, but thankfully it was well received online and reconfirmed that this is what I want to be doing full time not in the evenings,weekends and my holidays.
2. Top five (or whatever you narrow it down to) favorite movies ever (at the moment): Here are some from my immediate memory… I am sure I have missed loads off though:
There Will Be Blood ( Dir Paul Thomas Anderson.. tbh everything he has made)
Heat (Dir Micheal Mann)
Instrument (Dir Jem Cohen)
2001 A Space Odyessy (Dir Stanley Kubrick)
Taxi Driver (Dir Marty Scorsese)
Fargo, No Country For Old Men (Dir Coen Brothers)
Jaws (Dir Steven Speilberg )
Elephant (Dir Gus Van Sant )
Bladerunner, Alien ( Dir Ridley Scott)
Apocalypse Now, Godfather ( Dir Francis Ford Coppola)
3. What book would you take with you on a trip to Mars? A blank one and a pencil
4. Breakfast or dinner? Breakfast
5. Least favorite sounds? The sound of an emergency service vehicle 
6. Your most enviable talent? An English Sunday Roast with all the trimmings and homemade Yorkshire puddings
7. Who's on your bucket list to work with? The list is long, very long.. but today's imaginary film would line up would be something like this: Sean Harris, Cillian Murphy, Micheal Fassbender, Elizabeth Olsen, Lea SeyDoux, Samantha Morton, Roger Deakin behind the lens, Jonny Greenwood and Mogwai on soundtrack duties with Brian Eno mixing their magic together.
8. Three words that describe your style? Meditative, Observational and Immediate
9. You're having a bad day, what song do you play? At the moment it's a whole album by Bibio called 'Fi'
10. I can't go one day without: A cup of black coffee


Go Zones

Paris Go Zones

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.

Full feature at i-D (French version)


Diary Nominated for Four Gotham Awards

'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.

See the full list of nominees



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, 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.”


Watch the film at

Jordan Bahat

10 Questions with Jordan Bahat

Hometown: Born in Santa Monica, CA and raised in LA.
1. What was your first directing gig? The first thing I directed for somebody else was probably the music video for Grouplove’s song Colours. At the time they were an unknown band that hadn’t yet played their first show. My roommate was the drummer and record producer, so he brought me in and we pulled things together.
2. Top five favorite movies ever: That’s too tough. Here’s a top 10 that I will disagree with by tomorrow
In no particular order:
The Third Man (dir. Carol Reed)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Next (dir. Milos Forman)
Raging Bull (dir. Martin Scorsese) 
Full Metal Jacket (dir. Kubrick)
 Bladerunner (dir. Ridley Scott)
Do the Right Thing (dir. Spike Lee)
Boogie Nights (dir. PT Anderson)
Children of Men (dir. Alfonso Cuarón)
Let The Right One In (dir. Tomas Alfredson)
The Thin Blue Line (dir. Errol Morris)
3. What book would you take with you on a trip to Mars? I don’t know if this is true, but I heard that at some point Judd Apatow dedicated a year to reading all of the books he felt he should have read but didn’t. So, while it’s probably a cheat, I’d bring an e-book filled with all the high school and college lit books I bullshitted my way through. Though I’d certainly bring a few collections of short stories in case I had to quickly read something before the battery died. Likely by Hemingway or Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
4. Breakfast or dinner? Breakfast. 
5. Least favorite sounds? The sound of a dog wheezing and the Bravo Network announcer.
6. Your most enviable talent? I’m above average with a pair of nunchucks. 
7. Who's on your bucket list to work with? A small sample: Trent Reznor, Nick Cave, Mark Lannigan, Bruce Springsteen, Miguel Cotto, Gennady Golovkin, Leo Messi, Georges St. Pierre, Ronda Rousey, Haruki Murakami, Cormac McCarthy, Ira Glass, Spike Jonze, PT Anderson, David Lynch, David Chase, Martin Scorsese, David Simon, Mel Brooks, Judd Apatow, Louis CK, Michael Fassbender, Daniel Day Lewis, Julianne Moore, Robert Downey Jr, Dustin Hoffman, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, John Goodman, Peter Bogdanavich, Roger Deakins, Emmanuel Lubezki, Rodrigo Prieto, Bob Richardson.
8. Three words that describe your style? If you mean my fashion style, it’d probably be utilitarian ninja normcore or inconspicuous background extra. 
9. You're having a bad day, what song do you play? If I really want to indulge and bottom out, I’ll probably go straight for Neil Young’s My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue). If I want to deflect and snap out of it, I’ll go for Neil Young's Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black). 
10. I can't go one day without: Listening to Howard Stern.

‘LAURA’ Short Film for Opera de Paris

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.

Watch the short film

Kill Your Attitude

Dent de Cuir shortlisted for New Director of the Year

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.'

Also nominated, the Andrew Telling directed Volvo 'Lifepaint' for Best Use of Outdoor and Experiential Campaign of the Year.


Full 2015 Shortlist

I Watched Every Show

67th Emmy Award Opening 'Every Show'

Keith Schofield and Akiva Shaffer of The Lonely Island crew directed this hilarious and so relatable 67th Primetime Emmy Awards opener starring this year's host Andy Samberg in which he watches EVERY show.

In case you missed it, watch it here


'Black' Wins Dropbox Discovery Award at TIFF

Adil El Abri and Bilall Fallah's Toronto International Film Festival premiere 'Black' has been announced as the winner of the inaugural Dropbox Discovery Programme Filmmakers Award. 

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…

Read the Indiewire article

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I Owe Youth

'I Will For Love' by 'I Owe Youth'

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."


'Black' World Premiere

Adil El Arbi and Bilal Fillah's second film 'Black' will have its world premiere in the Discovery section of the Toronto International Film Festival next week. 

"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…"

Read the Indiewire feature

Diary Premiere

'Diary' Premiere in San Francisco

'The Diary of a Teenage Girl' premiered last night in San Francisco. Alexander Skarsgård showed up in head-to-toe drag, but he wasn't the only one dressed up.

Check out the coverage below
Vanity Fair


Vice sings 'Diary' praises

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"

Read the full article

Paradise Trips

M-Appeal picks up world sales rights to 'Paradise Trips'


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 their loud music. His last journey soon turns into a mind-bending trip that not only confronts him with his prejudices, but also with his long-lost son.

Reyntjens wrote and directed two short films, both starring Matthias Schoenaerts. 'A Message From Outer Space' was shown at several international film festivals, and 'Tunnelrat' was made part of a exhibition at the MoMa in New York, 'The Great War: A Cinematic Legacy'.

'Paradise Trips' receives its Belgium release on Aug. 19, and in the Netherlands on Sept. 24. Cineart handles distribution in both territories.

Read full article at Variety 

Friday I'm In Love

Yo La Tengo Causes the Apocalypse

Jason Woliner directs this apocalyptic (yes) Yo La Tengo cover of the The Cure's classic 'Friday I'm In Love.' Be sure to stick around for some battery munching at the end. 

Watch here

Read more at Pitchfork and Flavorwire 

Rafael Nadal

This Nike spot is fast

Blink once and you might miss the ad within this ad.

Neal Brennan (Chappelle Show) directs this spot for Nike's new Air Zoom Elite 8 shoes starring 13 All-Star athletes and Kobe Bryant pulling a magic trick on David Blaine—you gotta be quick to catch it.

The campaign, created by Must Be Something agency, encourages runners to log their fastest ever mile by Aug. 30 through the Nike+ community.

Read more at Adweek

Gary and Gabe

'Oh Yeah Wow' directs film for Samsung's Connected Series

'Gary and Gabe' directed by Oh Yeah Wow is short film about an unusual relationship. It's also unusual for commercial content.

Samsung partnered with Vimeo to create the Connected Series - ten shorts from ten different Vimeo Staff Picked directors. Each film explores humanity's relationship with technology.



It's a cool investment in film for Samsung, one with limited branding and input in the creative process. In the promo video, [director Celia] Rowlson-Hall says, "Anything I wanted to pitch, I could." [Director Larry] Cohen also makes a point of noting the level of creative freedom, saying, "Every time I would bring another person on board to work on this project, they would read the script and they'd be like, 'This is for Samsung? They're letting you do this?'"

To view more of The Connected Series visit: 


Additional Press 

Fast Company Co.Create: Samsung teams with Vimeo for short film series about humans and technology

The Drum: Vimeo partners with Samsung for video shorts series

Tubefilter: Vimeo Enlists Its Best Filmmakers To Make A Web Series For Samsung

Video Ink: Vimeo and Samsung Team Up on Branded Film Series 

Cannes Lions
Cannes Lions

Caviar Takes 15 Awards at Cannes Lions


Newcastle 'Band of Brands' directed by Ruben Fleischer

Titanium and Integrated 



Newcastle 'Band of Brands' directed by Ruben Fleischer 

Mega ad – Film / TV & Cinema film / alcoholic drinks 



Newcastle 'Call for Brands' directed by Ruben Fleischer

Film – online film – fast moving consumer goods 



Newcastle 'Band of Brands' directed by Ruben Fleischer

Cyber / social / response / realtime activity (incl. crowdsourcing)



Gatorade 'Sweat It To Get It' directed by Jody Hill

Promo & activation / product service / food & drinks (incl alcoholic drinks)



Gatorade 'Sweat It To Get It' directed by Jody Hill

Promo & Activation / use of promo & activation – use of customer in store experience 



Gatorade 'Sweat It To Get It' directed by Jody Hill

Branded Content and Entertainment / non-fiction: online series


Grand Prix 

Volvo 'Life Paint' directed by Andrew Telling

Promo & activation / product & service / cars & automotive services 


Grand Prix

Volvo 'Life Paint' directed by Andrew Telling 

Design / Visual Language & Graphics / Promotional Item Design



Volvo 'Life Paint' directed by Andrew Telling  

Promo & activation / use of promo & activation / use of ambient in a promotional campaign – small scale 



Volvo 'Life Paint' directed by Andrew Telling 

Cyber / Web Campaign / Automotive Products & Services



Volvo 'Life Paint' directed by Andrew Telling 

Direct / product & service / cars & automotive services



Volvo 'Life Paint' directed by Andrew Telling 

Design / Visual Language & Graphic / Posters



'Superstar' adidas directed by Karim Huu Do

Film craft / film craft / cinematography



'Worlds Toughest Job' American Greetings directed by Amir Farhang

film / viral film


Second Prize Young Director Award

Marion Dupas – winner second prize at Young Director Award in Cannes.


Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase 2015

Featured Director — Dent De Cuir — Dye 'She's Bad'


'Diary' Wins Best International Feature at EIFF

'Diary of a Teenage Girl' took home the Best International Feature Award at the 2015 Edinburgh International Film Festival this weekend!


About the award:

'EIFF seeks to represent global trends in cinema by introducing important new films and new filmmaking directions. This award is intended to highlight filmmaking from outside the UK that is imaginative, innovative and deserving of wider recognition.'

between us

'Between Us' Wraps Production

Caviar and Nora Films are wrapping up 20 days of production on our second U.S. film (following 'Diary of a Teenage Girl') 'Between Us', starring Olivia Thirlby and Ben Feldman ('Mad Men').

Rafael Palacio Illingworth directs this dramatic comedy about a couple who fear that settling down and getting married means giving up on their dreams.

Read more at Variety

Darwin Deez

Dent de Cuir directs Darwin Deez "Kill Your Attitude"

Check out this video game style music video directed by Dent de Cuir for Darwin Deez "Kill Your Attitude." It's the perfect visual analogy for relationship struggles.
“Kill Your Attitude is a song about interpersonal squabbling” says Darwin Deez of the new track. "I love to fight. To argue. I fought a lot with my mother growing up. Consequentially, it doesn’t feel like love to me if there isn’t fighting. But fighting itself is the opposite of love”.

B-Classic Dvorak

Caviar Brussels at Belgian CCB awards

Directors Tom Willems and Raf Reyntjens won multiple awards last weekend with their work for Radio 1 and B-Classic.



Radio 1 – Media

Classical Comeback – Interactive

Classical Comeback – Craft (cinematography)



Classical Comeback – Promo&Activation

Classical Comeback – Craft (film Direction)



Radio 1 - Interactive

Classical Comeback – Branded Content


Watch the spots here:


'World's Toughest Job' Wins Grand Effie at North American Effie Awards!

We are excited to announce that 'The World's Toughest Job' campaign for American Greetings directed by Amir Farhang received the North American Grand Effie, the top prize at the annual Effie awards honoring effectiveness in marketing.

Read full article here


Caviar co-production selected for Quinzaine des Realisateurs

Le Tout Nouveau Testament, the new feature film by Jaco Van Dormael, has been invited to the Quinzaine des Realisateurs in Cannes.

The surreal comedy stars Belgian actor Benoît Poelvoorde as God. Living in Brussels, he is a despicable coward with pathetic morals who is mean to his wife (Yolande Moreau) and his daughter, played by young Pili Groyne (Two Days, One NightAlleluia). Frustrated by her father’s unacceptable behaviour, the girl takes revenge by posting the dates of death of the entire world population on the Internet.

Catherine Deneuve, François Damiens, Romain Gellin and Marco Lorenzinni also appear, joined by Flemish acting talent including Laura Verlinden (ImageBen X), Johan Leysen (The American, The MissingThe Verdict), and Viviane De Muynck (Flying Home). An Pierlé composed the film’s original score.

Belgian co-producers of The Brand New Testament are Terra Incognita Films, Climax Films and Caviar.

In 2010 Caviar co-produced another of his films, Mr Nobody.


Read more here

Paradise Trips

Paradise Trips

Holiday bus driver Mario has spent his entire life shuttling old age pensioners to the sunny south. Today, he is stuck in retirement, bored with his wife and with life in general. He decides to accept one final trip. Only this time his passengers are not pensioners, but a motley crew of partygoers on their way to a festival in Croatia. Mario takes an immediate dislike to the alternative youth and their loud music. His last journey soon turns into on a fascinating trip that not only confronts him with his prejudices but also with his long lost son.

Caviar’s exciting new feature film, by director Raf Reyntjens, will hit the Belgian movie theaters on August 19th 2015.


More info here


Diary Wins In Berlin

After a successful run at Sundance earlier this year, Caviar’s 'The Diary of a Teenage Girl' took to the road and picked up the GRAND PRIX for best feature in its category at the Berlinale International Film Festival!
Congrats to everyone involved for the continued success in the festival circuit!

Berlinale Festival

Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa selected at 2015 Berlinale

We are pleased to announce that Tabula Rasa, a new, bold, TV script by Veerle Baetens (the “Broken Circle Breakdown” award winning female lead), Malin-Sarah Gozin (showrunner of successful Belgian TV series Clan), and Christophe Dirickx has been selected for the CoPro series at the 65th International Filmfestival Berlin.

The CoPro Series is an exciting and exclusive event, taking place during the Drama Series Days—the official new platform for serial content at the European Film Market and Berlinale Co-Production Market. Designed as a networking and presentation event, the CoPro Series – open only to invited producers and financers – seeks to accommodate the rapidly growing interest in high-end TV series. The CoPro Series aims to encourage film producers from the Berlinale Co-Production Market to scout and possibly venture into serial production and financing. Tabula Rasa is being presented in cooperation with Séries Mania Paris.

After garnering much attention and accolades for her film role, Veerle Baetens will reprise the role of lead in the series scheduled to air on the Belgian VRT network at the end of 2016.


Diary Wins at Sundance

Caviar’s first US feature, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, has been one of the most talked about films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and Sony Pictures Classics announced that they've acquired the distribution rights in North America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, Asia, Scandinavia and Germany. 

The film, which took home the award for Best Cinematography thanks to DP Brandon Trost, marks a very successful directorial debut for Marielle Heller, who also wrote the film.  Her script is based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Phoebe Gloeckner.

The Diary of a Teenage Girl stars Kristen Wiig, Alexander Skarsgård, Chrisopher Meloni and breakout phenomenon Bel Powley. The film is produced by Bert Hamelinck, Madeline Samit, Anne Carey, and Miranda Bailey and executive produced by Michael Sagol, Amanda Marshall, Amy Nauiokas and Jorma Taccone. 

The film recounts the coming-of-age adventures of Minnie Goetze (Powley), a San Francisco teenager growing up in the counterculture haze of the 1970s. Lonely and artistic, Minnie chronicles her trials through expressive drawings and painfully honest missives confided to a tape recorder. One fateful evening alone with her mother's (Wiig) boyfriend (Skarsgård), Minnie is confronted with her burgeoning sexuality for the first time, and suddenly this precocious teen is in way over her head. 

The film’s next stop is the Berlin International Film Festival in February.

Karim Huu Do

Karim chats with SHOTS

Karim Huu Do sits down with our friends at to discuss adidas, his approach, and how he managed to beat out some of the biggest directors to land the gig. Catch the full Q&A here!

Guy Cotten

Ben Strebel gets interactive

Ben Strebel’s realistically shocking interactive film for Guy Cotton has won the annual recognition as FWA's Site of the Year for 2014! Exciting news for Caviar’s newest signing.


Newcastle Does It Again...

Ruben Fleischer directs the latest stunt in Newcastle’s campaign to try and steal advertising buzz from the Super Bowl, this time starring Audrey Plaza! Check out the full article in the NY Times.

Diary of a Teenage Girl
Diary of a Teenage Girl

Caviar film in official Sundance selection

Caviar and Cold Iron Pictures are proud to announce that Marielle Heller’s directorial debut “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” a dramatic coming of age feature starring Bel Powley, Golden Globe nominee Kristen Wiig (“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” “Bridesmaids”) and Alexander Skarsgard (“Melancholia,” “True Blood”) is an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival. Marielle will also be one of the "10 directors to watch" in 2015 by Variety to be honored at the Palms Springs Film Festival in early January. Directors who have appeared on the 10 to Watch list in years past include Alfonso Cuaron and Christopher Nolan.

We knew we had something really special in our hands the minute Marielle showed us her screenplay based on the critically acclaimed graphic novel written by Phoebe Gloeckner. The story was simply compelling: a brutally honest teenage artist living in San Francisco in the 70s trying to navigate her way through an affair with her mother’s boyfriend. We believed in it just like the Writers' and Directors' Lab at Sundance had believed in Marielle's vision and script. We're excited for audiences at the festival to see it!


Last Night In Paris / Pure

'Last Night In Paris' is a music and art collective based in London, composed of musicians, fine artists and directors. Since its creation in 2011, they have quickly become the most exciting outlet for urban music in the UK. They have an ever expanding European and US fan base with high profile names such as Pharrell Williams and Kanye West amongst their supporters. Still underground and effortlessly cool, Last Night In Paris are set to release their second EP 'Pure' with Karim Huu Do's accompanying visuals - teaser here! They are on the brink of great things.