Searchlight: Tom Schlagkamp

Tom Schlagkamp blew our socks off with his Rock n Roll manifesto for Visions magazine. Now the YDA winner has been signed to leading Parisian production company, Quad.  You’ve just signed to Quad in Paris – any chance that this was influenced by you winning first prize in the European Web Film category at the […]

Searchlight: Louis de Caunes

Louis de Caunes has just returned to live in Paris following several years making films in New York. We caught up with the director to find out more about his music videos Your latest video for Saint Michel, Would You Stay, is beautiful, it’s also hot and completely different from your earlier work with the […]

Porsche International Student Advertising Film Award Winners

The Film Akademie Baden-Wurttemberg played host to the tenth Porsche Awards for Student Films – where many of the international winners have gone on to win fame and glory at the YDA show in Cannes. Here are the winners and the shortlist: Category: Classical Format First Prize: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, directed by Denis […]

Sign me up: Andreas Bruns

Andreas Bruns picked up second prize in the YDA film school category with his charming narrative for Mercedes Benz. Now the Film Akademie Baden Wurtemburg student has proved his directing ability with this new spec spot for Lux soap. Is this latest Lux spec spot your graduation film? No, it is not my graduation film. […]

Searchlight: Charlie and Joe

Charlie and Joe, who are signed to Forever Pictures in London have launched a feel-good clip for Chase & Status which is racking up the hits. We catch up with the new directors … Back story please. Where, when and why did you two hook up as a directing duo? Was it a particular project […]

Searchlight: TJ O’Grady Peyton

Shortlisted for his spec spot for Adidas at this year’s YDA show, TJ O’Grady Peyton has just launched a music video that pulls no punches. From reeling through your work you seem to have had a consistent collaborative relationship with the German producer and DJ Tensnake culminating in this latest video for the track See […]