Sign Me Up: Nicolas Lefaucheux

Following on from our last post with his fellow Parachutes colleague Yann Pineill we catch up with Nicolas Lefaucheux. Is Nostalgies your graduation project?  What was the original brief? Nostalgies is my graduation project indeed, after five years in graphic design school ESAG Penninghen, based in Paris. The brief was totally up to me, and […]

Sign me up: Marie-Louise & Marie-Noel

Amazing what you find when you are cruising through the web searching for nuggets. This gem of a film, Beirut In Black and White, is a the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts Masters project written and directed by Marie-Louise Elia and produced by Marie-Noël Bou Haila. Here we catch up with the two young Lebanese […]

Sign me up: Yann Pineill

Parisian-based Parachutes is a group of four graphic designers, all just graduated from ESAG-Penninghen. Here we talk with one of the members, Yann Pineill, whose clever graduation film, Symmetry, tells a different tale both backwards and forwards, while another film Beauty of Mathematics is a collaboration with fellow Parachutes colleague, Nicolas Lefaucheux. Let’s start at […]

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. […]

Sign me up : Sandin Puce

The European Film School category is perhaps the most exciting category of the Young Director Award. We’re often blown away by the originality and exceptional standard of creative directing work and this year’s first prize was no exception. Frenki, directed by final film school student Sandin Puce, was one of the most exciting films of […]

Sign me up: Mohamed Gaafar

New director Mohamed Gaafar has lived in many places around the world but returned to his Cairo roots to shoot this compelling short film, Persona. To begin with could you please tell us a bit about yourself. Did you go to film school or are you self taught – perhaps learning on the job? I’m […]