Shout out to Rob Leggatt and Siri Bunford for bringing Knucklehead into this year's Super Bowl commercial line-up not once but TWICE.
Way to go Rob and Siri.
Proud moment alert: Knucklehead's very own Thibaut Grevet starts the year off with a bang landing a coveted slot in this year's Flux Screening at LA's Hammer Museum with his promo for Sage's "August in Paris".
You can peep the piece here but better believe we expect to see you there on February 7th.
The Knucklehead family welcomes LA based director Christine Yuan to the US roster.
A graduate of UCLA’s School of Film, Television, and Digital Media, Christine’s work has screened at Festival de Cannes Court Métrage, MARFA Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, and The Massachusetts Independent Film Festival to name a few. Christine’s documentary work has been picked up, premiered and featured on quite the rolodex of publications including Nowness, Dazed, Hulu, Spin Magazine, Complex, Fader, High Snobiety and Vice’s Noisey. A force to be reckoned with, she has also taken her hauntingly beautiful visuals and strong eye to the world of music videos, having directed highly acclaimed pieces for the likes of Young Magic, Blackbird Blackbird, and The Child of Lov.
Her most recent accolades include having been shortlisted for D&AD’s 2015 Next Director Award for her short documentary, GAWDS in addition to a Vimeo Staff Pick for her short film DIYU.
But don’t take our word for it, peep her work here.
Welcome to the gang, boss lady.
And so to Antwerp where our very own Charlie Crane was the focus of the inaugural Directors Lounge by Creative Belgium last night.
Curator Isabel Van Den Broek, the brains behind it all, designed the Directors Lounge for decision-makers and creative minds in advertising, design and fashion: a showcase of 5 amazing directors with inspiring work to blow their minds. So its no wonder she chose Charlie to top the billing. “I fell in love with his Caritas commercial” she told us. And the rest is history!
The event was a collaboration between ad industry’s Creative Belgium and Born in Antwerp a creative think tank spanning September and hosted at the Kattendijkdok - a former warehouse to die for. Big up Belgium.
View their website here
We are thrilled to announce the signing of French director Thibaut Grevet to our US roster!
Grevet grew up immersed in the beautiful French countryside with a passion for outdoor sports. It wasn’t until he started filming his mountain bike rides with his mother’s VHS camera that he realized film was his calling. That feeling of fresh air, open landscapes and pastoral surroundings planted root and went on to inspire the highly cinematic and visual aesthetic in his work today.
Quickly after getting his Graphic Design degree from Superior School of Publicity, Grevet began making a name for himself in the ad world while simultaneously creating extreme sport blog The Diggest – which went so well that it created a gateway for Grevet to bring his directing talent directly to clients such as Vans and Monster Energy, which went on to garner much praise.
It wasn’t long before Grevet was racking up global recognition and booking projects for the likes of Apple, Sansnom and GMX to name a few. His most recently accomplishment was taking home a 2016 YDA for his Sage “August In Paris” Music Video.
He brings with him an incredible eye and moving, sometimes haunting imagery that hugely compliments the existing talent on the roster. We can't wait to see what he does next.
But don't take our word for it, peep his work here.
Our very own Ben Gregor and Skateistan will be serving up pizza to generate awareness for Skateistan at the LA exhibition of Ben’s art exhibit, Humble & Epic, at Project Gallery in LA’s Chinatown district on Friday, August 12th from 6-9pm.
Honestly, who can say no to free pizza? We sure can't...
Essentially sponsoring back everyone who has sponsored Ben in his life, Humble & Epic celebrates the inspirational, challenging, and helpful people who support and help you through life.
Each name lazer etched onto blank decks and shown with a story about them. The people range from Rodney Mullen, Mike Vallely, Jim Thiebaud, Spike Jonze, to movie stars like Sigourney Weaver as well as influences in Ben’s every day life like his Grandma and Laika, the first dog in space.
100% of board sales are donated directly to Skateistan, get yours before they get snatched up.
Oh, and did we mention free pizza?
We are delighted to call Tony Barry a knucklehead as he joins us for global representation.
We love his distinctive and considered aesthetic that draws on years of experience as a copywriter and creative director for London ad agencies such as Wieden+Kennedy and Lowe.
Tony has built an award-winning body of work that always delivers heart and soul to reveal a new charm in the everyday.
We’re hoping to add to those BTAs, Lions and Pencils under his belt at home and abroad - welcome to the team, Tony!
View his work here
The world-famous Tate Modern has re-opened and our very own Holly Blakey collaborated with rising star songwriter and artist Mabel (Daughter of the fabulous Neneh Cherry) to create a video project to commemorate the opening.
Using Gustav Metzger’s 1965 piece Liquid Crystal Environment, an immersive light display using heat-sensitive liquid crystals exhibited at the Tate Modern as inspiration, the film sees Mabel and her band of dancers channelling their inner Aaliyah around the newly created space.
Mabel said, “As a kid I adored music videos with choreography, Destiny’s Child routines were often rehearsed with my sister and then we forced our family to watch multiple performances. I wanted to try to do an up-to-date version of that, using Metzger’s Liquid Crystal Environment and the incredible Tate Modern building as our setting.”
The new Tate Modern, created by architects Herzog & de Meuron, opens to the public tomorrow (June 17).
Watch the film here
Excuse us for feeling like proud parents but our very own Irishman Gary Shore has a spooky short featured in the indie horror anthology ‘Holidays’ as part of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
From Valentines Day right through to New Years Eve, the anthology features the subversive sides of a full calendar year of festive stories. Shore’s short which is aptly named ‘St Patrick’s Day’ tells the tale of a woman played by Ruth Bradley (Channel 4’s Humans), who discovers she is pregnant with the offspring of something not quite human.
The film is released today on Video on Demand, prior to a limited release on April 22 2016.
Watch the trailer here
Apparently every holiday has a dark side...