Stuart Douglas

Perpetual Journey · Telunsu

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Stuart Douglas

Perpetual Journey · Telunsu

Stuart Douglas’s latest film, for Chinese premium milk brand Telunsu, features Chinese AList actors Chen Daoming and Jin Dong on a symbolic journey through the wilderness, in search of a better version of the themselves: a metaphor for the brands continual striving to be better. This includes using only milk from cows grazed on exclusive pastureland in New Zealand & Mongolia.

This one of several projects completed in the last year for China, where the rapidly growing confidence, ambition and subtlety of the creative output continues to impress us. Even by Stuart’s high standards, the landscapes (NZ South Island) & the photography are epic.

Cottages.com by Stuart Douglas

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22 January 2018

We live in a beautiful country. Wet, but beautiful. If you know where to look there are a million hidden gems – unique, special places to get away from it all.

Stuart’s new film for cottages.com take us on an inspirational road trip some of these gems – castles, lakeside villas, a gypsy caravan, a forest hideaway an even old RAF control tower – all beautifully shot in Stuart’s trademark photographic style.

Tareq

Voice Catchers · The Voice

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Tareq

Voice Catchers · The Voice

Tareq’s latest, a beautifully shot trailer for ITV’s flagship talent show The Voice, sees the legendary judges critiquing an array of exquisitely lit & art directed jars full of voices, before the climatic entry of this year’s forth judge – drumroll please!…. (who’s appearance is certain to provoke some form of OMG response from the punters.)

Richard Jung

Since 1890 · Delpeyrat

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Richard Jung

Since 1890 · Delpeyrat

We love food here at NSF towers, eat to live? No, the reverse.

So, Richard Jung and everything he touches has a very special place in our hearts, one, he delights our eyes with stunning, mouth-watering, food films, and secondly, he’s always up for a spot of adventurous lunch.

His latest offering to fire up our senses and appetites is for French brand Delpeyrat. The film is a journey through all that is best about French artisan food. If advertising is about provoking a reaction of “I want that” then Richard’s film has succeeded perfectly.

Fujifilm Spec Film
“Keep Looking”
by Emilio Boutros

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5 December 2017

We like making stuff at NSF and when one of our creative researchers and budding directors Emilio came to us saying he wanted to make a spec film for Fujifilm and “here’s the treatment” – we took one read and said, “ok do it”.

We already knew from his short films Emilio had the skills, so we made a few suggestions and gave him a budget and the rest was up to him and junior producer Jack Cain. All overseen by creative director Tareq and EP Richard Martin.

Emilio’s storytelling knowhow and wonderful eye for detail came to the fore and we think he has made a truly lovely and evocative film about street photography. Emilio’s brother Gabriel wrote and played the music for the film. Emilio also sourced an incredible VO taken from a Joel Meyerowitz photography masterclass.

Jesper Ericstam

The Talizman · Allegro

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Jesper Ericstam

The Talizman · Allegro

Once might be a combination of talent and a bit of luck, twice looks like storytelling genius.

Jesper Ericstam, for the second year in a row, elevates the Allegro Christmas commercial into a beautiful and genuinely emotive piece of cinema storytelling.

Last year’s spot, featuring an old Polish man learning English. picked up the Grand Prix prize at Epica and numerous other plaudits, along with over 14 million Youtube hits.

Let’s see how this one goes…

Lucy Bridger Joins Nice Shirt

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6 November 2017

We at Nice Shirt towers are very pleased to announce the arrival of Lucy Bridger.

A graduate of the University of Creative arts Lucy started making films during her studies. She initially worked as a busy stills photographer but her heart laid with the moving image.

Whilst relatively new to the world of commercials Lucy has already made 2 standout short films and a series of ads for Dove and Nest. One particular film for Fairy liquid is not your ordinary commercial either, it looks at the gender divide when it comes to cleaning duties around the house. This is very typical of her work in that she looks for the human interest in a story and often the roles of gender. She is also intent on championing, in her work, the parts of our society without a voice.

Nespresso “Barista” by Stuart Douglas

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22 September 2017

When Sir Simon Rattle was on Desert Island Discs, he said his luxury would be an Italian coffee maker, so that he could make himself a really good cappuccino in the morning. (Not sure where he planned on plugging it in or getting the milk, but that’s another story). Sir Simon, apparently, loves the combo of the strong espresso saying “wake up immediately!” , and the soothing milk saying “but you know, it’s all going to be alright”.

We know what he means, and Stuart Douglas’s film for Nespresso, which encourages us to release our inner barista, beautifully captures a little bit of that vibe. And, mercifully, not a Clooney in sight.

 

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