Kim Geldenhuys

Cyber Mobbing · Telekom

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Kim Geldenhuys

Cyber Mobbing · Telekom

In a time where intolerance, prejudice and hate crimes are on the rise it appears that global brands are doing what some of our political leaders will not and spreading messages of equality, inclusivity and love. Whatever the motivation it’s a positive stance.

Kim’s latest film for Telekom was finished just before lockdown started. The beautifully crafted film, promoting Telekom’s support of the No Hate Speech Movement, portrays the bafflement and pain of a victim of on-line abuse. It pulls no punches, alluding unflinchingly to the dark history of hate speech in Germany but very much shining the spotlight on the worst of the here and now.

Matt Houghton Joins Nice Shirt

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19 February 2020

We at Nice Shirt Films are delighted to welcome Matt Houghton to our directors’ roster.

Matt is a prolific, multi award-winning filmmaker who crafts intimate human stories. His films often stand astride the line between fact and fiction. He has an eye that spots beautiful and poignant in the everyday and seemingly ordinary.

Matt arrives at Nice Shirt with a commercial reel containing  many famous brands, including Google, Volkswagen, Strongbow, Toyota, Smart Car, Axe, Red Bull, Camelot, Save The Children, Nikon and The Guardian.

His short film Landline  – relating the real stories told to a help line set up to support gay farmers – deservedly won the 2018 Grierson Award for Best Documentary Short and a VIMEO Best of The Year 2019 Nomination. Landline was selected as part of the British Council/BFI’s #FiveFilms4Freedom campaign where it was watched over 450,000 times in 12 days, also won the HBO Short Documentary Award.

Stuart Douglas

I Have Never Seen · Sorgenia

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Stuart Douglas

I Have Never Seen · Sorgenia

Stuart’s latest, for Italian sustainable energy supplier Sorgenia, features the utterly inspirational Bebe Vio leading a group of young people with a simple plea: this is our world, please don’t f*@k it up for us.

It’s a simple call to action that really ought to resonate with every grown-up.

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Louis Hollis

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12 February 2020

We at Nice Shirt are very pleased to announce the arrival of Louis Hollis to our directors’ roster.

Richard Martin NSF EP and MD says:

“I don’t think I’ve ever been as gripped by a new director’s reel as I was by Louis’s. His documentary instincts are superb – he can smell a story a mile away and knows exactly how to keep out of the way just enough to let it unfold. His career trajectory since graduating has been meteoric – he’s already shot for us on five different continents and looks set to book a major feature length documentary that is going to be sensational.”

Such is Louis commitment to documentary making (even at family events) is that his mum calls him ‘The invisible man’. For an observational filmmaker that’s actually a pretty good compliment. We think…..

Louis comes to Nice Shirt with commercial work for Land Rover, Tesla, a BBC 3 commissioned documentary and has just returned from a 6 week, 5 continent, worldwide shoot for a project documenting the global fight against HIV.

Louis is also an accredited press ITV and BBC cameraman and seems to spend a lot of time in places that involve him trying not get shot at.

When we asked Louis what his aims are, he said; “god only knows what’s going to happen to this planet in my lifetime, but I think my underlying instinct is to want to be out there seeing it with a camera in my hands”. Our kind of human.

Jesper Ericstam

Gran · RBS (director's cut)

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Jesper Ericstam

Gran · RBS (director's cut)

Jesper Ericstam’s latest, the first in a new campaign for The Royal Bank Of Scotland, reflects on how people choose to spend their money, and what is really important to them.

After a Sunday lunch with the family, a philosophical and canny gran is treated to one of the culinary delights of the Scottish Riviera by her doting grandson and his lovely (but completely freezing) girlfriend.

Bravely shot in Ayr in January, The Leith Agency’s excellent script is given the full Jesper treatment, and the result is authentic, human and utterly charming.

MSC by Stuart Douglas

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23 January 2020

Stuart Douglas latest film for MSC cruise ships is a thing of tranquil beauty. The film blows away the old-fashioned image of cruises for ever. As usual Stuart elevates the seemingly ordinary into another realm of poetic beauty, evoking emotion and delighting the viewer (and the client too).

Jesper Ericstam

The Race · Prince

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Jesper Ericstam

The Race · Prince

There is a line in Jesper Ericstam’s latest film, for iconic French biscuit brand Prince, that says – “I have never seen such unbridled joy” – which just about sums it up. Even hardened criminals with hearts of stone will crack a smile.

The film’s hero, little Julia, is an irrepressible bundle of joyful energy, who does the best bomb dive ever, and gives more mature aquatic athletes a run for their money.

Kim Geldenhuys

First Time · Hyundai

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Kim Geldenhuys

First Time · Hyundai

Kim’s work is always a fully sensory experience and his latest film for Hyundai evokes feelings, memories and sensations in a wonderful dreamlike state. Kim’s film for the launch of the luxury Genesis range creates a visual and auditory union between the intoxicating human experience of first-time encounters and beautifully shot dramatic car footage. This extraordinary film was shot on location in South Africa.

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