Carole Denis’s new spots

Range and style. You need both to make beautiful films, and the last two by Carole Denis show just that. Whether it’s a poetic road trip of a winsome girl and her guitar a for smartphone-maker BBK/Vivo in Asia, or a surreal fable for the latest perfume by Adolfo Dominguez, Carole creates a unique mood and vivd characters. 

The BBK “Road Movie,” with post-production in the brand new office of Digital District in Shanghai, is a heart-warming story, with a vintage  and cinematic feel. While the sprite spot for Adolfo Dominguez’s “Agua Fresca de Rosas Blancas” glows with youth and intrigue. 

So we have a range, but also a distinctive style. Two expertly-crafted independent worlds, with an elegance and natural beauty that permeates every frame.

Client: BBK/Vivo
Agency: TBWA Shanghai
Director: Carole Denis
Agent and Director’s Producer: Nicholas Berglund
Production: S-Film
Producer: Max Rim, Simon Hoy
DOP: Sebastian Pflaffenbichler
Post production: Digital District, Shanghai

Watch Adolfo Dominguez – Agua Fresca de Rosas Blancas

Client: Puig
Agency: Mlle Noï
Director: Carole Denis

A new documentary beyond Jules Vernes’s Wildest dreams

Using a computer, Google Earth and photos and videos found on the Internet, Globodrome retraces the route described in Jules Verne’s book Around the World in 80 Days. (Globodrome itself is only 69 minutes long.)

(via FNC 2012: The documentary Globodrome retraces Jules Verne’s 80-day journey, via the Internet | Montreal Gazette)

IMG of the Day: I Want my POV

Blackberry “the walk” – behind the scene

“Similar to the message in the campaign, the commercial took us on a great journey, starting with a detailed previz stage pre-shoot and ending up with a brilliant free flowing spot,” commented Mill producer Cat Scott. “It was great to get stuck into such a fun 2D project with so many beautiful scenes to piece together.” As well as being a great 2D project the spot was then expertly graded by Mill colourist Seamus O’Kane.

Nicolas Cage & P.I.G.

Director of the Shenbao Car commercial is sharing his insight with Nicolas Cage


The Next Day – David Bowie

The latest from our partner company, QUAD: Floria Sigmonidi’s new controversial music video for David Bowie

Label: Columbia
Director: Floria Sigismondi
Executive Producer: Coleen Haynes
Producer: Oualid Mouaness
Production Company: Black Dog Films
Director of photography: Jeff Cronenweth

IMG of the Day: Blink Blink Blink

As Time Goes By in Shanghai – New Documentary

Premiering this week at “Hot Docs” is “As Time Goes By in Shanghai”, a new documentary on Shanghai’s own Peace Hotel band – the oldest jazz band in the world. Directed by Uli Gaulke, the film looks like a charming portrait of some old guys who still have a trick or two up their sleeves.

From the film’s description:
The oldest band of the world has been playing every evening at the Peace Hotel in Shanghai for more than thirty years. Most members of the band, all Jazz musicians of the first rank, are older than 80 years.

AS TIME GOES BY IN SHANGHAI accompanies the oldest band in the world on their greatest adventure yet: their appearance at the North Sea Jazz Festival Rotterdam, the most important festival of its kind.

In the final weeks before their appearance, this musical film will immerse itself in a world of unparalleled change. Jazz stands for improvisation, individualism, freedom and creativity. Against the backdrop of great jazz hymns, the film will chart the fascinating life stories of these seven exceptional musicians: from the Japanese occupation to the Cultural Revolution right up to today’s turbo planned economy. With humour, wisdom and a tale or two being spun on the way, the men in black suits will lead us on a tour of their everyday lives in one of the world’s most modern cities and show us how good old jazz has given them the strength to weather the storms of time.

Check out the trailer on Youtube or below, and a Tumblr with great behind-the-scenes photos.

Reynald Gresset – The Lake

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Desperados “Bump” – Bruno Aveillan

Renowned Quad director Bruno Aveillan turned his eye to a concrete jungle to create a gorgeous, grungy spectacle of a good time for Desperados.