Max Vitali and Grammy award-winning
Jamaican rap artist Koffee team up to bring us a most engaging end of year film
from H&M. Koffee’s poem and Max’s film combine in a sincere and humble wish
that the future will better than this shit-show of a year…
Farewell to endless days in sweats The unmade bed, the unwashed hair Hello encounters anywhere Hello to life without regrets
Instil the urgency to mend The planet and what else is wrecked Let things we wasted resurrect Here’s to forever, not the end
Bring on the night, bring everyone Come rays of light across the sky The year is fading, say goodbye The future world has just begun
Dino by Emilio Gamal Boutros
15 December 2020
Nice Shirt are very proud to unveil Emilio’s latest work.
Dino is an intimate portrait of a young man with severe visuospatial dyspraxia.
This moving and sensitive film allows Dino to explain his condition, tell the story of his life so far, and explain his hopes and his fears. Beautifully shot in Dino’s hometown of Bordeaux, Emilio demonstrates his ability to tell a difficult story life with great tenderness and unflinching honesty.
The film is made especially poignant by the fact that Dino and Emilio are brothers.
T-Mobile “Stepdad” by Jesper Ericstam
11 December 2020
Dunelm “Christmas Nap” by Jesper Ericstam
7 December 2020
Jesper Ericstam’s latest for Dunelm
conjures a festive atmosphere that most of us will relate to, and features a
very contented grandad who eloquently passes comment on the year gone by.
Farewell 2020, and a happy Christmas to you all.
6 November 2020
It is with a very heavy heart we at Nice Shirt must share the news of the death of one of our own. Caylee Hankins died last week after a 9-month battle with cancer – it wasn’t supposed to be this way. We all planned for her to make a full recovery and get back to riding motorbikes all over the world, taking the most beautiful pictures and making insightful heart-warming films. But, alas, this was not to be.
We first met Caylee at a motorbike flat track race. She was racing and taking brilliant photographs (in between winning her heats and getting into the final). Immediately we knew she was our kind of human and asked her to be in our gang – we are so glad she agreed.
Caylee was the most wonderful of humans, a lightning bolt of energy and fun who made everyone she met smile and want to be her friend. And there are many, many friends around world mourning her passing. Not least the children and adults of 5 villages in Gambia where she made 3 annual trips documenting the work of her favourite charity Run The Bases. They are planning a celebration of her life where the 5 villages will come together (a rare event in itself), that’s the kind of impact Caylee had on the people she met.
Our thoughts and love are with her and her family, they have lost a part of themselves.
And there, words start to fail us, we are in shock and deeply, deeply sad. We will each remember Caylee in our own ways but to all of us, she will forever be young, she will always be beautiful, and she will always be the woman with an intrepid, lionhearted spirit. Caylee Hankins. Forever 31.
(With thanks to Leonie Watkins)
Alex Simpson Arrives at Nice Shirt
14 October 2020
We at Nice Shirt Films are
very pleased to announce the addition of Alex Simpson to our director’s roster.
Alex has been busy in her
career to date making films for John Lewis & Partners, Barclays, the NSPCC, GHD and many more. Her
contemporary style, attention to detail and innate sense of what looks good has
meant a growing list of brands eager to work with her.
Alex’s award-winning documentaries also really catch the eye; Her most recent ‘The Fell Runner’ (a finalist at this year AOP Awards) is a joyful celebration of the niche sport that is a test of the mind as well as the body. And ‘Dambe’, shot on location in Lagos, is about an extremely violent world of bare-knuckle combat and follows a young Nigerian fighter called Taiwo.
She loves exploring and has
a fascination with the big, difficult questions that we as humans sometimes
find hard enough to understand, let alone answer. In her filmmaking she
relishes human connections and delves into emotional subject matter. A
celebration of the individuals who live near the edges and bold contemporary
visuals are her twin passions.
Richard Martin Nice Shirt’s EP: “We love Alex’s work – she’s got a rare knack of – seemingly effortlessly – getting under the skin of her subjects and crafting films that articulate what it means to be human. She’s funny, thoughtful and fabulously self-motivated – which is helpful in these odd times. I think she’s going to do great things.”
Dunelm by Jesper Ericstam
12 October 2020
Jesper Ericstam’s latest film is the first in a new campaign for home furnishing store Dunelm. A bold and heart-warming change in direction for Dunelm sees a light-hearted depiction of everyday dramas based on real customers’ stories. What really goes on behind the front door!
Crafted with Jesper’s trademark quirky humour and relentless attention to detail, it’s bound to raise a smile of recognition for most of us – whether it’s the “everything drawer” where you stuff the unopened mail along with all the other little bits of ‘stuff’ that don’t belong anywhere else, the “relaxing” bath shared with the kids and anyone else who fancies popping in, or the herculean task of trying to get the bloody duvet cover on – we’ve all been there…
The Happiest Man In The World · Ronaldinho
The Happiest Man In The World · Ronaldinho
What happens when two of the most accomplished film makers in the world make a biopic documentary about one of the most famous, talented and adored footballers in the world? Well maybe we should just let you know what the rest of the world thinks:
Ronaldinho shares trailer for ‘The Happiest Man in the World’ doc and it looks brilliant – Givemesport.com
Ronaldinho’s documentary, the crack that returned Barça’s smile – FCBN.com
The teaser trailer, released this week, has already had over six million views and is fast becoming one of the most eagerly anticipated sports films of recent years.
The Douglas Brothers first feature, produced by LAMF in conjunction with Nice Shirt and Twenty-Four Seven, will be released in early 2021 and is shaping up to be a complete and intimate portrait of one of the world’s most iconic and enigmatic sportsmen.