Mathery is an Italian directing duo composed of Erika Zorzi and Matteo Sangalli, both bred from a background in design and photography.
Based in Brooklyn, their colorful work and approach through design intend to turn everyday life topics upside down to form tongue-in-cheek worlds of humor and breathtaking art direction.
The duo excels in creating abstract universes full of mystery, irony, and satire while exploring creative communication and expression across film, art direction, photography and spatial design.
Lope Serrano directs, writes and draws. In his best works there is an echo that brings together the following three skills: Music videos, commercials and short films, in whose reality there is space for sensuality and dreams. Through this kaleidoscopic gap, one can see a gorilla in love in "The Less I Know The Better" (Tame Impala), a dancing firework ("LA" for Mujeres), a dessert in the prime of its life ("Crème Caramel" with Nowness), or a wool yarn seeking its destiny in the short film "Sound and Vision" (submitted for David Bowie's exhibition). His commercial work has allowed Lope to expand his mindset for clients such as H&M, Coca-Cola, Instagram, EasyJet, Budweiser, Boots or Miu-Miu.
Car and lifestyle photographer Oliver Paffrath began his career shooting fashion imagery. He has used this skill honed from fashion shoots to bring his unique style and lighting techniques to his car and automotive photography. Oliver combines these techniques to create eye-catching and appealing motion and CGI content.
He now shoots for the world's biggest car manufacturers on global advertising campaigns and car lifestyle brochures. Germany-based, Oliver's focus is on the ability to meet clients' main restraints – timing, budget and quality in every production.
His extensive client list includes Allianz, Adidas, ABN Amro, Audi, ATU, BMW, Chevrolet, Credit Suisse, Honda, Hyundai, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, McLaren, Mazda, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Škoda, Seat, Toyota and Volkswagen.
NIMIC is a new short film project from
Yorgos Lanthimos produced by Rekorder, Superprime Films and Merman London in association with creative agency Droga5
starring Matt Dillon and Daphne Patakia.
Written with longtime collaborator Efthymis Filippou and featuring Oscar-nominated actor Matt Dillon and Daphne Patakia (Winner of the EFP’s Rising Star in 2016), the twelve minute short film tells the story of a professional cellist and an encounter he has on the subway which has unexpected and far-reaching ramification on his life. Living firmly in Lanthimos’ unique cinematic universe, the film asks questions about identity, perception, relationships and circularity.
Yorgos Lanthimos says of the film
“I was glad to be given the opportunity to work on a shorter format that can be sometimes challenging but quite rewarding. We developed a script starting from a very intriguing initial idea and concept, and enjoyed great creative freedom during the realisation of the film. It is always very exciting to be invited to think outside the box and wrestle with stimulating ideas.”
Rekorder is the partner-in-crime providing a foundation for creativity.
“We are always thrilled to work with extraordinary talents in visual storytelling. To be able to provide a singular artist whose work refuses to be contained by any perceived limits of cinema – a safe space stocked with all the resources he may need to create, is our signature service.”
– Werner Klemm, CEO of Rekorder
Daphne Patakia says
“I was very impressed by the way Yorgos is invested in the work he does, it is very inspiring.”
Matt Dillon says
“It’s rare that an established director like Yorgos makes a short film and I was happy to be part of it. Yorgos likes to take chances and give the audience something to chew on. It’s kind of a surreal film with universal themes of family and identity. The structure is a bit of a puzzle so you’re never quite sure what’s really going on. I had my own ideas and would ask Yorgos but he would just smile and say nothing. I think he prefers to let the film do the talking.”
NIMIC world premiered on August 9th, 2019 at the Locarno Film Festival.
NIMIC was made in partnership with MINI as part of their ongoing commitment to celebrate the power of creativity. Thinking outside the box has always driven MINI’s engagement, as their patronage of NIMIC demonstrates once again.
Press (Excerpt):Locarno Film Festival, IndieWire, Shots, Shoot, Campaign, AdWeek, Premiere, FirstShowing, LBB, IMDb, The Playlist, AdAge, The Drum
Photos © Yorgos Lanthimos
Ferdinand Feldmann is a director and artist. His visual signature is cinematic, unseen and yet timeless. A lover of analog film, he has a talent for creating raw, stylish and painterly images. He has completed notable projects for clients such as Rimowa and Hugo Boss, music videos, as well as his own short films.
Elena Petitti di Roreto is a multi-talented designer. She studied media design at the New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, film at the Pratt Institute in New York and creative direction at the London College of Fashion. She worked as an editor and art director before coming to her real passion: writing and directing. Her Italian roots brought her into contact with art and architecture at an early age. One of her fondest memories is of being at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan with her grandfather as a young girl.
To this day, she draws her inspiration from art, photography and classical music. She impressive work for clients such as Harley-Davidson, Valentino, Fendi, Hennessy, Dries van Noten as well as worked on longer editorial formats and short films. Elena always develops a unique narrative and is one of the top talents in our industry.
REKORDER präsentiert die neue Kampagne für RIMOWA.
Erzählt wird eine futuristische Geschichte über eine außergewöhnliche Routine im Leben zweier Reisender. Als sie nach ihrem Leben im Weltraum zur Erde zurückkehren, sind sie schließlich mit dem existenziellen Konflikt konfrontiert, sich selbst nicht mehr zu erkennen. Der Film wurde von REKORDER produziert.
Ein faszinierender Film mit einem starken, filmischen und zeitgemäßen Ansatz.
"No one builds a legacy by standing still." – RIMOWA
Directed by Albert Moya
Creative Direction Yannis Henrion
Produced by Rekorder GmbH
CEO Werner Klemm
Executive Producer Alexis Delanoue
Producer Adria Paituvi
Producer Assistant Moritz Hüttner
Executive Producer Ziggy Le Vin
Producer Clara Smith
DOP Ryan Marie Helfant
Styling Theophile Hermand
Edited by Carlos Font Clos
Grading Marc Morató @Metropolitana
Music & sound design Moritz Staub
Press: Little Black Book
Rohan studied art at Central Saint Martins, London and from there developed into a uniquely talented director.
He has worked on successful projects for clients such as Adidas, Beats By Dre, BMW, Apple Music, Dazed and Nike and with A-List talents such as JAY-Z, Lionel Messi, Daisy Ridley and Lewis Hamilton. He was rewarded with four Cannes Lions, a Clio and a nomination at the UKMVAs.
In July 2020, Rohan founded Change The Lens, an organization that advocates for better representation and more opportunities for PoC filmmakers in the commercial and music video industries. Currently, Rohan is developing a feature film project and a TV series.
Cyprien is a director and photographer with a heart for relevant topics. He is constantly diving deep into the communities he's working with, from sensitive documentaries to entertaining commercials, always portraying them with accuracy, sensitivity and respect. His joy for the craft and his sharp eye and personality get him to shoot fun creative campaigns, short films and music videos. He has worked with a range of well-known clients including Puma, Ray-Ban, i-D Magazine, Converse, Adidas and Zalando.
PensacolaStudio is a music video and commercial directing team founded by Pau and Pau and currently based in NYC. They have shot spots all over the world for brands like Asos, Ikea, Samsung, Sony, SFR, Ray Ban, Intel and others. They amaze with their clever style and a very energetic voice, their work has been nominated and awarded by several festivals and associations.
Nicolás Méndez directs and writes with the same intensity of a campfire at night that lights up an entire forest: His ideas and images shine because they are bold, tender and energetic. Projects like "Bombay" for El Guincho, "Trying to be Cool" for Phoenix, "The Less I Know The Better" for Tame Impala, "Up All Night" for Beck or "Malamente" and "Pienso en Tu Mirá" for Rosalía speak for themselves - confident and emotional at the same time. The enormous international success of the videos, as well as Méndez's role as commercial director for clients such as Apple, Mercedes, Easyjet, Cadbury's, Budweiser, Chupa-Chups or Huawei are the best proof of this.