Just before the advertising film festival in Cannes, the Crème de la Crème of the advertising film scene got together once more for BBDO Head of TV Steffen Gentis’ event at the Düsseldorf Nachtresidenz, which showcases promising director talent. The 38th edition and fixed date in the industry’s diary was supported by NHB post-production.
Matthieu Mantovani travelled to the event from Paris. He is renowned for his special effects with a slight comic touch. Before freelancing as a director, he assisted fashion photography legend Paolo Roversi. His short film ‘Broadway’; a collaboration with French composer Sebastien Tellier, even made it to New York’s Museum of Modern Art. He accepted Bakery Films’ invitation and provided us with an overview of his work – GoSee presents a short preview.
Pekka Hara impressed the Regielounge audience with his feature film quality spots. FYI, advertisers, producers and directors are increasingly taking to this. The director was nominated as Best International Director at the Midsummer Awards in London 2005, made it into the 20 upcoming Directors To Watch list of Creativity Magazine, received awards in Cannes and Montreux etc. GoSee presents, amongst others, the Santanda Bank launch spot, which toured the world on websites and blogs just as soon as it was released.
Georg von Mitzlaff, whose ‘Giant Thirst’ clip was shortlisted for last year’s Young Directors Award (see clip above), received roaring applause, as did Arno Salters and his DIESEL spot ‘A Hundred Lovers’ (Stink TV). GoSee presents several spots that reflect both of their directional talents.
We also have an amusing spot in store by Dutch Werner Damen (Bigfish) plus a video interview with Steffen Gentis by director Eicke Bettinga (Zeitsprung), who has been into filming since he was just fourteen years old.
SHILO produced the new Smart Two campaign with BBDO Berlin and Creative Director Ton Hollander. Shilo’s first spot was also presented at the Regielounge.
It is also worth mentioning the BBDO Carbon Film Quote initiative – upon their arrival, visitors were asked how they had travelled. The data was then quickly calculated during the first interval and presented to the stunned audience. Flights, trains, cars, … the carbon footprint of the event. Click here for more information.