YDALYNDY STOUT REVIEW

Searchlight: Sebastien

From Clint Eastwood to George Clooney, the film world is sprinkled with actors who have successfully made a bid for the director’s chair. So today’s aspiring commercial director Sebastien Guy is in good company. Working in LA and Sydney, Sebastien spent years building up an acting career, before diving behind the camera at aussie production […]

Searchlight: Sophie Caretta

Up-and-coming French director Sophie Caretta takes us on a lyrical journey through her creative soul. From assisting on City of Lost Children to cinematography via ceramics and architecture, Sophie’s travels (which also saw her living in Argentina and Italy) eventually led her to US production house Identity, where she recently signed as a commercials director. […]

Searchlight: Mark Jenkinson

Keep it simple, stupid. Mark Jenkinson, an up-and-comer at glue London’s inhouse production unit Superglue and UK production company Home Corp, did just that with his new spot for The Sun newspaper, a clever pastiche of the oh-so-ubiquitous iPhone ads. Laura Swinton caught up with him to find out about his progress from runner to […]

Searchlight: Puneet Rakheja

Puneet Rakheja was all set for a sensible career in engineering when he was distracted by a metaphorical white rabbit wielding a very real film camera. And Wonderland seems to be treating the young director well, now he’s signed to Believe Media. Puneet tells Laura Swinton why he’s grinning like a Cheshire Cat. When did you […]

Searchlight: Nicole Volavka

A small, orange-haired girl peers out of a bin, a boy stares dazed from the middle of a landfill site. Nicole Volavka’s MA film project Rubbish is desolate, sad – and more powerful than the usual spec spot. If her awards success in 2009 is anything to go by, she’s a commercials talent to look […]

 

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