Catch up: Justus Becker

It was a year ago when we featured the spec film of film student Justus Becker for Rimowa suitcases. We thought it was high time for our annual check up on what he’s been up to and were blown away by the storytelling of his spec films for Mercedes. Tell us about your background – […]

Catch up: Mark Tintner

We featured Mark Tintner’s first piece, a slick and sinster ad for Alessi, last year and we’re also rather impressed with his latest spot for Refuge, a charity fighting for the elimination of violence against women. Using a performance piece is a very effective way of communicating something harrowing. How did the creative idea come […]

YDA 2011: Andreas Roth

Andreas Roth never fails to impress. The up-and-coming director was already on our radar when we interviewed him in January and in June he took top prize in the the European Film School category at the Young Director Award. We caught up with Roth to talk about his rather spooky winning spot, Dirt Devil. When […]

YDA 2011: Georg Von Mitzlaff

Depilation. It’s a tough sell. At best a fiddly chore, at worst a painful bore – it requires some pretty flexible thinking to render hair removal appealing, let alone sexy. And yet Georg von Mitzlaff, who took 2nd prize in the European Webfilms category has done just that with his surprising viral Nohair. We caught […]

YDA 2011: Jelmar Hufen

Today we catch up with the talent behind the jaw-droppingly audacious test spot Femme-o-matic, which took the top prize in the European Test Commercial category. Director Jelmar Hufen describes this cheeky spot as a definitive moment in his career, and the decision to take some creative risks has proven a good one – as well […]

YDA 2011: Hanna Maria Heidrich

Today we’re catching up with the break-out star of this year’s Young Director Award. Hanna Maria Heidrich’s breathtaking film We Miss You is as bold as it is unexpected and deservedly took the Special Jury Prize, and joint first prize in the European Film School and Branded Short categories. We talk to the ambitious director […]