Ciclope Production Company of the Year: SMUGGLER

“Patrick Milling-Smith is Co-Founder and CEO of SMUGGLER, one of the winners of the Production Company of the Year award at CICLOPE Festival 2022. Right before the end of the year, he chatted with us about the birth of the company (20 years ago!) and its evolution, and discussed some of their most recent projects and signings.”…

Adam Driver’s Reality Unravels Around Him in Super Bowl Ad

Adam Driver’s reality unravels in his 2023 Super Bowl ad for Squarespace “The Singularity” directed by Aoife McArdle. The Oscar nominee plays multiple versions of himself in the 30- and 90-second spots, the former of which aired during sport’s biggest night on Sunday.

SMUGGLER DGA Nominations For Outstanding Directorial Achievement

Congrats to SMUGGLER directors Ivan Zachariáš, Aoife McArdle and Todd Field on their well deserved DGA nominations for Outstanding Directorial Achievement. Ivan Zachariáš: Apple “Data Auction” TBWA\Media Arts Lab Upwork “This Is How We Work Now” Alto New York Aoife McArdle: Severance “Hide and Seek” Apple TV+ Todd Field: TÁR Focus Features

Todd Field’s Long Road to “TÁR”

The New Yorker: “The last time Todd Field had a movie in theatres, the main character, a suburban dad, was debating whether or not to get his first cell phone. In Field’s new film, the main character, a world-renowned conductor, is defamed by a viral video. The shift in technology is just one measure of…

Strangers Find Themselves Lucky in Love in the British Lottery’s Romcom Christmas Ad

Muse by Clio: Backed by great storytelling from director Tom Hooper, this “Christmas Love Story” scores by sweetly fusing classic romance themes with, well, greed. Who doesn’t want to find true love? Who doesn’t want to win the lottery? The concept clicks. Hooper uses a light touch and low-key realism to build emotional engagement and…

A Hero’s Story: Jalen Ramsey

Jalen Ramsey is the subject of the latest episode of “A Hero’s Story,” directed by Ebeneza Blanche. In each episode, these global stars reflect on their road to the top—a journey that, often winding, is never easy.

Expanding Concepts: The Flexible World of rubberband.

SHOTS: “Stretch it any way you like, you’ll find magic percolating in the work of New York-based SMUGGLER directorial duo rubberband., AKA Jason Sondock and Simon Davis. Here they share with Tim Cumming the processes behind their cinematic storytelling on spots for Reebok, Nowness and Calvin Klein and more, and their artfully choreographed, conceptual music…

“I find more and more clarity as to who I am”: Fenn O’Meally documents Jamaica as a process of reconnection

It’s Nice That: “Fenn discusses growing up in a majority white town in middle England, and using the lens to connect with herself and others.”

Directors Roundtable: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Todd Field & More

Todd Field (‘Tár’), Alejandro González Iñárritu (‘Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths’), Gina Prince-Bythewood (‘The Woman King’), Joseph Kosinski (‘Top Gun: Maverick’), Sarah Polley (‘Women Talking’), and JD Dillard (‘Devotion’) join The Hollywood Reporter for our full Directors Roundtable.

Director Fiona Jane Burgess Learns to Love Her Failures

W Magazine: “Filmmaker Fiona Jane Burgess discusses her myriad of personal interests, reworking Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful” music video for 2022, and finding beauty in the gaps of artistry.”

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