Many people thought I was crazy when I first conceived of exploring love stories that spanned a thousand years in one take. My producer Alona Metzer and I were warned not to even attempt it, that it would be impossible with the resources we had. I'm glad we threw caution to the wind and made the film anyway. Eros was a labour of love from everyone involved who wanted to make a film that was a celebration of life, and I'm very proud of what we are able to accomplish together.Read More
This spot was thrown together very quickly because Nike needed a "win-ad" for the Warriors and they were already up 3-1 in the finals. The idea of the commercial was to show the rich spirit of the fans in Oakland, their roots, their diversity, and their connection to the players. A simple enough concept with both real people in Oakland, and a few actors we placed. For me the only major challenge on this project was trying to match the immense talent of director Greg Hunt who is a great cinematographer and photographer in his own right.Read More
One of the many things I admire most about director Julian Acosta is his desire to always push his projects further. We've done a lot of spots together, and he's done many things for JBL, but that didn't stop him from doing everything he could to make this piece really special…Read More
Icelandair is one of the spots I'm most proud of. To me it feels like a movie, not like a commercial, which is something I'm always trying to achieve. I meet the directors Samuel & Gunnar on a shoot in Los Angeles and they were trusting enough to bring me out to Iceland to do this project with them for the Women's EuroCup…Read More
This project is special for many reasons. I got the job because I wrote to the Director (Vedrana Musić) after having seen her work on Free The Bid when she just so happened to be looking for a DP, and she liked my work…Read More
The music video The Gates for Young Empires was a a crazy journey. Amos LeBlanc asked me if I wanted to fly down to LA and shoot a music video with mostly documentary qualities.Read More
Tropical Island was a labor of love for the small team of people that made this film come alive. Jeppe Kolstrup and I connected very randomly online.Read More
The Wall was a challenging shoot. Andrew De Zen, the writer and director of the filmm approached me to shoot a short film that was part of a larger series of films he had written.Read More
Pharmacos (Φάρμακον) was a very daring and difficult lowbudget project. It was filmed in one night and in one place…Read More
The story behind the Bulgarian stand-up artist Dimi Deyanski.Read More
This BMW commercial features Pietro Sedda, an Italian tattoo artist collaborating with his drawings for the new X5 car special edition. The commercial is a tour inside a dark and surreal warehouse. The artist is the brain of an assembly line of humanoids that represent mind of it’s creator and machines which craft the car.Read More
This video campaign was a journey to explore the question of “What Makes You Half Mad?” and find a voice for the Half-Mad brand - a whimsical E-Store that blends fashion with fun.Read More
In 2016, seven female filmmakers, all under the age of 25, traveled to Central Florida to film the legendary mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs. All of us (some strangers, some friends, some college roommates) met up at the Tampa airport, hopped in a van, and headed up the old U.S. 19 highway toward Weeki Wachee Springs.Read More
I tried to see the familiar city from a different perspective and imagine it completely void. Walking around Red Square with no one around could be truly unique!Read More
The first Valentino ad I directed was shot during the stills campaign imagined by Michal Pudelka. I love how it turned out as a film, even though I obviously had very limited access to models compared to a film first shoot. The challenge here was the overall stress on the shoot, as it was the young photographer’s first big job. Also, the fact that I had not much information what would come next and how I could make a film just based on spontaneous shots, I was able to do. I definitely upped my “high fashion game” with this particular work!
As with some other works I did for Premier, this was a collaboration in terms of entering a world of looks created by Paul Rowland. I spent a lot of time with location scouting,
and even more time in the edit. I tried to create the atmosphere of a quite, claustrophobic,
adolescent world with pop culture references, symbolism and tension. I was thinking Kids by
Larry Clark and also Ms 45 by Abel Ferrara and my own East-European school years combined
with my fantasy of English boarding schools! By the way, I absolutely enjoy working with talented new faces. Hannah Motler in particular is a super special talent with a long career ahead!
I am very proud of both the reception and the process of this film, as it was screened in both
The Raindance Film Festival and The London Short Film Festival. This shoot was initiated by Premier Models Agency, and I was asked to direct a film during their new faces campaign. I basically proposed a film idea based on the fantastic looks created by Paul Rowland. By looking at the character ideas, I straight away started thinking about Philip Lorca-diCorcia’s Hustlers series combined with Midnight Cowboy (1969). The film noir dialogue and the piece of music are all emerged through post-production.
A very special and most ambitious project of course, as I was able to write and direct a short film featuring Elisa Sednaoui. A story I could set in pretty much any Venice location! I am super happy how it worked out within the super tight time frame (5 hours) as Elisa was hosting The Venice Film Festival on the side. A great achievement, thanks to Elisa’s talent on nailing the exact moods I was after, and of course, DOP Marcell Rév, who did an absolutely fantastic job.Read More
This was the first underwater music video for the director and myself. The director had some experience operating on some other underwater projects, so he brought along a great technical knowledge and skill in switching between oping and directing.Read More