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kinopravda // unnecessary sounds // YDA GOLD WINNER
Kinopravda are literally on fire! Huge congratulations for picking up 'Gold' at the Young Director Award 2016 for their quirky video art film - 'Unnecessary Sounds'.
Pianina & papace // les aventuriers de l'art moderne // making of film
Check out Pianina & Papace’s making of film for their ARTE FRANCE title sequence. The talented duo design, model, light, shoot & edit their films entirely by themselves – a spectacular labour of love! See their title sequence HERE.
MEGHANN ARTES // sleepy steve // VIMEO STAFF PICK
Already garnering hundreds of thousands of views in its first 2 days, Meghann Artes is up to her stop-motion antics again with with her latest Vimeo Staff Pick, ’Sleepy Steve’. Now this is a guy we can all relate to, especially on a Monday morning, and Meghann perfectly captures the slob inside us all with her quirky wit and style. If only real life was as effortless.
MEGHANN ARTES // SPEED DATING (EXTRACT)
Make sure to check out Meghann's award winning short 'Speed Dating' - a charming & absurdist live action-animation tale which has been delighting audiences at over 15 film festivals worldwide.
joe connor // clean cut kid // pick me up
Risky Business meets Wes Anderson in Joe Connor's fitting ‘pick me up’ promo for Liverpudlian Indie band Clean Cut Kid. Domestic chores are never a bore with a rocking track in your head!
JOE CONNOR // PUMA
Sergio Aguero lights up this latest spot for Puma with the help of little more than his speed, agility & some neon illumination. Pure & powerful.
alessandro swainston // new signing
YAH proudly welcomes Alessandro to the RARE clan. This London based Foodie lives & breathes the culinary world like nobody else. Expect rumbling stomachs after watching his films for some of London’s most prestigious restaurants.
kinopravda // chet faker // the trouble with us
Kinopravda's eclectic skills shine through yet again with this video for artist of the moment, Chet Faker. Taking us on a journey through the ups and downs of relationships, the promo poignantly weaves between scenes of love & hate, expertly choreographed with their trademark retro-cool.
Vimeo Staff Pick.
Featured on One Point Four " top six best creative music videos" .
KEVIN ANTOINE // SPICE KITCHEN
Resident RARE guru, Kevin Antoine, pulls off another feast for the senses in this explosive ad for Belgian spice gourmand ‘Empreintes Nomades’.
David Reviews "a spot that rivals Marks and Spencer for sheer aesthetic loveliness"
A rare night out
Thanks to all who came to YAH's RARE night out! Lethal cocktails...Razor sharp knives...Off the Scoville scale chillies... What could go wrong?
Fortunately no one was harmed in the making of this event... we all live to tell the tale
shan phearon // new signing
YAH is delighted to welcome our newest signing… meet Shan Phearon a fresh new talent on the scene! Born and Bred in London, Shan has an instinctive eye for urban culture. His naturally-observed style is a winning combo. This rising talent is definitely both ‘Here’ and ‘Now’. Check out his work HERE.
RUPERT MURRAY // SIMPLY BE // #CATWALKCONTENDER
Once again Rupert Murray manages to capture more than just a commercial in this ad for Simply Be. Documenting the trip of a lifetime, four real and gorgeous women are flown to New York to strut their stuff and compete to become the next Face of the Simply Be brand. Meanwhile, Murray uses this ad as the starting point to question society's perception of plus-size beauty as part of a mini-doc series - watch this space! See how the girls tear up the city - from wild nights on Williamsburg rooftops to Vogueing lessons, and even getting inked! Bringing plus-size fashion into the realms of cool, Rupert Murray captures what it really means to Simply Be Beautiful.
JOE CONNOR // GABRIELLE APLIN // SWEET NOTHING
Joe Connor pulls of yet another visual feat with this epic one-shot promo for Gabrielle Aplin. Expertly Synchronised, and cleverly choreographed, the best use of thirty drum-sets you're ever likely to see.
Nominated for Best Pop Video at UK Music Video Awards 2015
daniel cohen // instagram reel
Daniel Cohen shows us how to sprinkle a bit of magic into home videos with this charming set of Instagram films. Showcasing his daughters exceptional gymnastic, olympic and blogging skills, Daniel should watch out- his daughter may be as talented as he is! Take a look at all of Daniels Instagram films HERE.
DANIEL COHEN // bullring // many sides
We are delighted to welcome our latest signing, the super talented animation whizz-kid Daniel Cohen. Here is the incredible rotating miniature landscape he created for Bullring that makes you want to live in a world where giant teaspoons serve the purpose of a slide into the river and huge lipsticks adorn the city like sculptures. Take a look at more of his work HERE.
KINOPRAVDA // YVEIN MONQ // TWUn
We're head over heels for this Kinopravda-directed promo for Hungarian beat-maker Yvein Monq. Drawing parallels between his skittish sound and the perils of sky-high footwear. As featured on Nowness, Shots and One Point Four.
FRANK & SEBASTIAN // REDBULL // freerunning illusions
Frank & Sebastian are at it again with this trippy montage of freerunning trickery for Redbull. It's the perfect mix of awesome moves teamed with excellent filmmaking and, of course, it's a laugh - making you question your own eyes! Frank & Sebastian breath an air of cool into everything they do, this time taking it to the next level.
KINOPRAVDA // 7 UP // ACTS OF ORIGINALITY
Kinopravda bring the sunshine once again with this quirky and feel-good number for 7 UP. Forever racking up the air-miles, this time shooting in bonnie Cairo, the interntional collective quite literally painted the town red (and all the other colours of the rainbow, in fact). Resulting in a cool, energetic and uplifting feel, much like 7 UP itself.
YOU ARE HERE PRESENTS...RARE // FOOD DIRECTORS
Whether you’re taking a quick pit-stop, tempted to a three-course meal or going the full gastro taster menu, Rare presents some of the freshest new ingredients in town.
FRANK & SEBASTIAN // NIKE // HIJACK (co-directed by nate camponi)
Duo Frank & Sebastian team up with Nate Camponi to co-direct this Berlin hijacking for Nike FootballX - with a little help from their friends...original Ronaldo and Klose of course! Coinciding with the Champions League Final, this was one high-octane, heart-pounding, intense experience that won't be forgotten.
KINOPRAVDA // LUCY ROSE // LIKE AN ARROW
Our inventive new arrivals KINOPRAVDA have just shot their first job with You Are Here. A one-shot wonder for Lucy Rose with a suitably subtle surprise. Rather her than us!
CRIS MUDGE // BOMBARDIER // CHAAARGE
Who thought Rik Mayall would ever be replaceable? Yet under new signing Cris Mudge’s expert direction, Bob Mortimer proves a perfect glove-fit, effortlessly working together to give this well-written script by Karmarama a wry dose of comic quirkiness. A campaign that looks set to run longer than the Boer War.
KINOPRAVDA // NEW SIGNING!
Delighted to welcome to YAH the super-talented KINOPRAVDA! Exploding posies, disembodied dancing hands and looped gif gags. They’re all in a day’s work for these emerging exponents of the witty and the surreal. Check out their infectious work HERE!
RUPERT MURRAY // VISIT LONDON // THE BROOKLYN BROTHERS
You Are Here’s first official job has come to an end! Shooting for 16 days, we followed competition winner Adaeze’s journey all the way from LA on the trip of a lifetime as London’s Official Guest of Honour. The series of short documentary films for Visit London (The Brooklyn Brothers) included special guest appearances from the likes of Stephen Hawking, Boris Johnson, Tim Henman and Jim Carter (to name but a few!). From appearing on the West End to visiting 10 Downing Street, Rupert expertly captured the rollercoaster of emotions while showing off this amazing city – making us proud that We Are Here!
JOE CONNOR // THE MACCABEES // MARKS TO PROVE IT
The first of Joe’s trilogy of Maccabees videos sees a familiar taste for the surreal and absurd. Only in Joe’s world would the mundane Elephant & Castle turn into a frenetic anarchic commuter hub and people start falling into ocean-deep puddles. Wonderfully odd and playful, as you’d expect from this rising talent.
FRANK & SEBASTIAN // RED BULL // 'ARCADE RUN'
The boys nail it again with their latest film for Red Bull. This time, a bold live action tribute to video games classics that turns everything upside down. Freerunner Jason Paul faces a real-life 8-bit game scenario, with obstacles moving towards him on a moving train shot at an authentic 2-D camera angle. The result - devoid of any special effects - is a mesmerising 'mountain coming to Mohammed’ challenge, expertly staged & captured by this inventive (& intrepid) duo
TOM CONNOLLY // UBS // COMMITMENT
We are proud to announce that Tom Connolly has recently joined the You Are Here team. With a solid pedigree in subtle understated performance and observational story-telling, Tom adds a great extra dimension to the YAH roster. Filmmaker, Novelist, Screenwriter & Improving Surfer. A true You Are Here man!
Check out his work for the likes of UBS, Nat West, NSPCC & the BBC HERE.
PIANINA & PAPACE // MUSEE D’ORSAY // YDA RUNNER-UP
Narrowly missing out to some stiff competition from the mighty John Lewis, Vincent & Lorenzo did themselves proud at Cannes 2014, coming away with Runner-Up in the Shots YDA Awards. Their charming, idiosyncratic style shone through again in this stop-frame ad for the Musee D’Orsay’s ‘Gustave Dore’ exhibition. A beautiful labour of love, handsomely rewarded!
JOE CONNOR // MARINER'S CHILDREN // SYCAMORE (EXTRACT)
The wild landscape of a windswept Scottish isle provides the perfect setting for this stunningly shot story of loss & remembrance. Both epic and intimate at the same time, it has a poetic beauty that remains hypnotically engaging right to the end. Sensitively photographed & full of soul. A great example of Joe’s understated style.
RUPERT MURRAY // WAITROSE // 'FISH'
Ever wondered where the fish you eat actually comes from? Rupert’s recent online film for Waitrose tackles that precise issue showing the responsible supermarket’s sustainable sourcing work in action. Shot in Iceland - almost a second home to Rupert after his Cannes Gold-winning campaign for Iceland Tourism - the film conveys the message with typically subtle & understated conviction.