Giraffe Studios Imagination Emporium, Los Angeles is an immersive, full-service , in-house studio run by directors and sisters Juliana and Nicky Giraffe. Having grown up in Hollywood, the sisters consider the interdisciplinary nature of classic cinema and the city’s surreal landscape integral to their film and fine artworks. Giraffe Studios emerged from their experiences growing up in and around the theatre and from an innate desire to never stop playing.
Nicky attended Central Saint Martins, London for fine art with a concentration in photography and experimental film. Juliana attended Art Center College of Design for cinematography. Both left university early in pursuit of practical experience, creation, and adventure. One of the first products of this effort was their short film El Camino Real, which awarded Best Experimental Film in the Los Angeles Film Festival of Hollywood 2014.
Since then, Juliana and Nicky have worked with musicians, record labels, and fashion brands to create visually striking and unique commercial content. They are involved in every aspect of the creative process–from storyboards to costume/set design/fabrication to post-production and editing—and develop a profound connection with their work and the worlds they create. Through elaborate art direction, psychedelic color, and original choreography, they facilitate an innovative space that allows their subjects to shine. Giraffe Studios’ clients include JagJaguwar, Fender, Condé Nast, ATO, Epitaph/Anti, Fat Possum, and Domino Records.
In addition to filmmaking, Juliana and Nicky are professional mimes and are currently working on a narrative film documenting Mime in America.