Formento & Formento
BJ Formento was born in Hawaii and raised in the Philippines. Graduated in photography from the Academy of Arts of the University of California , he moved to New York to assist Richard Avedon , Mary Ellen Mark and Annie Leibovitz .From 2001, as an independent , he worked for many magazines and advertisers, while persevering in his personal work . Richelle Formento studied at the prestigious St. Martins College of Art and became an art director and designer for famous fashion brands of which she oversees visuals: Calvin Klein , Diesel , DKNY , for example. BJ and Richelle were married in 2005 and decided to dedicate themselves to their personal projects influenced by Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon , Irving Penn, Guy Bourdin , they invite us to forget the codes and taboos of the prudish America . Their pictures tell sublimes and sophisticated stories with a background of road trips and vintage decors .← Back to all directors
Recognised for his stunning visual style, combined with clever casting, Adriano Falconi was nominated as one of the top 20 new directors to watch out for by Boards magazine.Adriano is originally from Italy, where he attended film school and studied photography and fine arts. His unique visual story-telling quickly got his name recognised around the globe. He is currently based in the US.
Anne Marie graduated from the American Film Institute of Los Angeles, where she got to know Darren Aronofsky, Marc Waters and Tod Field.Anne Marie is very skilled at directing actors (or even non-actors...) and big crews with a great sense of humanity and simplicity. She has a great talent to turn ideas into humanly and approachable stories.She directed commercials everywhere in the world, winning awards in different festivals like CFP award in 2010, Gouden Welp in 2009 or a Silver Lion in 2002. Anne Marie now lives in Belgium.
Director, scenographist, and stage designer from the Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen, Ben defined his visual fingerprint first at the Royal Danish Theatre as director and scenographist, and was working at the Wallpaper Magazine before he started as director for commercials after the sell-out. His films show a fingerprint of a sharp and subtle storytelling with great art directional elements. He brings natural beauty and character storytelling together without losing any sense of authentic charming and eye-twinkling moments. Emotional storytelling campaigns with focus on feel-good-character such as Fiat with star Michael Schumacher, Volkswagen, Porsche, etc. and glossy beauty-campaigns worldwide makes Ben to a very experienced director in bringing together different styles from Copenhagen, feeling for emotional.
Bill began his career by making five self-produced short videos. At the same time, he was working as a production manager on several TV commercials by such notable directors such as Patrice Leconte, Etienne Chatiliez and JB Mondino. In 2006 he directed the short film â€œDÃ©rives", which was broadcast on TV and shown at numerous festivals (Nominated at the Lutins du court metrage, City of Angels of Los Angeles, Festival de Prague, Festival international de Sao Paulo, etc..) Meanwhile, Bill has been working on developing his first feature film titled: "Nerf à vif". He has sinultaneously been directing commercials in Italy. One such commercial, that he created for the sports brand Freddy, won him the Young Director Award at the "festival de la publicité de Cannes" in 2008.
Fabrice & Rachel Carazo
Fabrice and Rachel Carazo are both graduates of IDHEC (French cinema school). They started working together in 1996. They have directed over 200 commercials for the most prestigious brands such as Givenchy, Dior, Mercedes, Renault, Nivea and Nike. Over the years, they have won many international awards, including 2 Clio awards and the Silver Lion at Cannes Advertising Festival.
When he was still a student, Christophe started producing and directing shorts films. After graduating, he became involved in the foundation of a post-production studio, where he developed his editing and graphics shills. In 2007, he finally decided to focus on his true passion: directing commercials and corporate films. Through purist and minimalist aesthetics, Christophe seeks sensuality and the association of ideas, to draw people in. He has always been interested in music and as a result has his own record label to compose the original score / soundtracks for his films. More recently Christophe Chudy has started a career as photographer and currently lives in Paris.
Fabien grew up watching John Carpenter and Sam Raimi's films. Teenager, he discovers japanese films and more specifically Sogo Ishii and Shinya Tsukamoto. This furious and highly sensitive cinema is such a shock treatment that Fabien finds his way. He will be director and focuses on the thin balance between sensory and emotion. He gains independence by learning editing, compositing and color calibrating. His last short film, High/Low is a query for decibels in Tokyo. It won several awards for best image, best soundtrack and jury award. Lately, Fabien's teaser version of manga Akira by Otomo created the buzz on the web.
Florent Siri studied cinema at the Sorbonne University and ESRA in Paris. He began his feature film career with the 1998 social film "Une Minute de Silence" (One Minute of Silence) and continued in 2002 with the action film "Nid de GuÃªpes"(The Nest). Then he went on to serve as director of two critically-acclaimed and highly successful Splinter Cell games at French-based video game developer Ubisoft, titled Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow and Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory. Following the underground success of his first feature film, Siri's directorial style caught the eye of actor Bruce Willis, who asked Siri to direct his 2005 big-budget action thriller "Hostage". The film generated considerable critical praise of Siri's slick direction, calling it "an art house version of the Die Hard films".
Formento & Formento
BJ Formento was born in Hawaii and raised in the Philippines. Graduated in photography from the Academy of Arts of the University of California , he moved to New York to assist Richard Avedon , Mary Ellen Mark and Annie Leibovitz .From 2001, as an independent , he worked for many magazines and advertisers, while persevering in his personal work . Richelle Formento studied at the prestigious St. Martins College of Art and became an art director and designer for famous fashion brands of which she oversees visuals: Calvin Klein , Diesel , DKNY , for example. BJ and Richelle were married in 2005 and decided to dedicate themselves to their personal projects influenced by Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon , Irving Penn, Guy Bourdin , they invite us to forget the codes and taboos of the prudish America . Their pictures tell sublimes and sophisticated stories with a background of road trips and vintage decors .
Jeremy Haccoun is a director whose passion lies in action, adventure and fantasy. Born in France, he was lucky to discover the movies very early thanks to his father who ran a video shop and had set up and old 35mm projector in the garage. Jeremy fed himself with old classics first, then with the many adventure and fantasy films of the Spielberg era. At the age of 10, he fell in love with Raiders of the Lost Ark. From then on, he has only one thing in mind: make movies.Jeremy is currently developing various feature projects while finishing post-production on a very ambitious adventure short film, Beyond. His latest fantasy short Paradox earned him many awards including Best Short, Best Screenplay, got selected at Tribeca and a dozen other festivals around the world. He is represented by William Morris Endeavor. He lives in Los Angeles.
Having graduated from Edinburgh University with an MA in Film Studies, JJ launched his career directing three shorts, all of which were highly acclaimed. â€˜Holiday Romanceâ€™ was nominated for an Oscar and went on to win â€˜Best Short Filmâ€™ at the Hollywood Film Festival. Following a stint in TV Drama, JJ turned his attention to commercials. JJâ€™s rare ability to combine sensitivities of different visual styles and performances meant he was directing spots for Gossard, Boots, Heinz, Mars, Sainsburyâ€™sâ€¦ Much of JJâ€™s work has been met with critical acclaim both in festivals (Hollywood film festival or Cannes Lions) and industry publications like Board Magazine.JJ receives a great deal of repeat work notably having helmed 118 118 campaign for a couple of years and with three separate jobs for Guinness. Recently JJ has directed people falling out of a giant piÃ±ata, children acting drunk and a Vampire love story, this goes some way to illustrate his versatility.
"John Doe" is used as a placeholder name in a legal action, case or discussion for a male party, whose true identity is unknown or must be withheld for legal reasons. (Source Wikipedia)... Legal Action = Advertising Film Making Case = Creativity Discussion = Storytelling Male Party = Dance encounter with a group of guys True Identity = see â€žJohn Doeâ€œ Legal Reason = You better pay Born in New York in year 1998, John started his world career in Europe, spreading then to other continents and with final goal to conquer the outer space... For serious answers please contact Chocolat Rouge....
Lior Har Lev
Lior Har Lev went to WIZO School Of Design. His curiosity and his unique, uncompromising way of doing things different, has led him through an interdisciplinary fast track. Lior became an assistant to one of the Israeli top fashion photographers, but he soon left to become an offline and online editor. Today, Lior is one of Israelâ€™s most demanded commercial directors, with his own successful production house â€œOG Groupâ€. He has a lot of international experience working with large agencies (such as: McCann Erickson, TBWA, Publicis, and international clients including COCA COLA, NESTLE, VISA and many more.)
Pierre started his career as director of photography on feature films and rapidly becomes a well-know feature films director. His first film, in 2002, is Banlieue 13, produced by Luc Besson. A big success. Then Danny The Dog, featuring Morgan Freeman, in 2005. And in 2008, Taken, with Liam Neeson. A father has 4 days to find his kidnapped daughter in Paris. The film is an international success, mostly in the US. In 2010, he works with John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers for From Paris with Love. At the moment, Pierre is working on his last feature film, but he also gets involved on commercial production, like Givenchy campaign with Justin Timberlake or more recently, a serie of anti-terrorist films for Middle East.
Sophie studied at the Union of Decorative Arts after graduating with honors. Then she started to work in advertising agencies : 7 years in Betc as artistic director (galleries lafayette, Peugeot, Small boat, etc ....), 2 years Director of Creation at Lowe Alice (Georges Rech, INPES, Leclerc, etc ...). Then she became a director and has done some projects for Fitness, Paprec, Lu, La Redoute, Carambar, Bledina and co ... She has also directed music videos for Martin Solveig, Salif Keita, Jean Murat Luois). She directed her first short film: "a New world" And she now also works for fashion as a photographer (Very French Gangsters, Oscar Carvallo ...) Sophie Legendre makes us smile Gentleness, laughter of children, innocence ... Sophie films babies and children to the perfection, natural.
Stephen is from a design background and combines an eye for the aesthetic with the practical skill of how to achieve it. He has become one of the world’s leading beauty directors and is passionate about photography light and women. He loves the challenge of bringing new images to life and his desire to push the boundaries of an idea means he is often called upon to launch new campaigns and revitalise old ones. In previous incarnations he was a theatre designer and a special effects director. Now for the past ten years, he has run Short Films with his producer Holly Hartley. Always with the aim of putting soul into beauty advertising; his mission is to capture the fleeting moment of the unexpected. When Stephen isn’t directing people, he spends his time drawing them. Celebrities commercials Jennifer Aniston - Kate Beckinsale - Beyonce - Jessica Biel - Rose Byrne - Naomi Campbell - Tess Daly- Fan Bingbing - Cheryl Fernandez-Versini - Tina Fey - Li Bingbing - David Ginola - Sarah Jessica Parker - Diane Lane - Elle Macpherson - Ashwarya Rai - Camilla Rutherford - Claudia Schiffer- Rachel Wiesz- Zhang Ziyi
Born in Tokyo in the year of the Snake (1977), wastes his childhood watching mangas and reading sci-fi books. Grows up in Milan â€“ eating a lot of pasta â€“ and during the teenage years falls in love with the Simpsons, the X-Files and then the Sopranos. After watching Ed Wood by Tim Burton he finds out his life goal: becoming the worst director in the world! So he begins his career both in production and as a screenwriter. Attends workshops with men of genius like John Carpenter and Abel Ferrara, and in the end starts directing commercials, fashion films, music videos and shortfilms (winning several â€“ maybe too many! â€“ awards). Currently heâ€™s waiting for a psychiatric evaluation because of his schizophrenia (he has got several aliases living different lives). He loves any form of surreal, crazy, satiric, politically incorrect narration, black humour, sci-fiâ€¦ Ah, he also loves bunnies... especially the bad ones.