Hackney born and raised, Mollie Mills‘ short films offer a snapshot of life and youth culture the same way a photojournalist shoots a series. She uses a hybrid of documentary and fiction that allows her to create beautiful but authentic content, always with an undercurrent of poignancy that celebrates the misrepresented; whether that be empowering women, the LGBTQ community, having diverse and unconventional casts or defying stereotypes.
Having left school at 15 to make films on a 100 pound handycam she bought off of a kid on her council estate, she went on to win Nike’s best young filmmaker in the UK at 18, as judged by Neil Bedford Spike Lee as well as being one of TriBeCa Film Festivals best online content creators.
MTV called her ‘One to Watch’ and Dazed & Confused put her at number 2 in the UK’s top 10 new-gen visionaries. She has exhibited work at the Tate Modern as well as creating commercial work for a number of globally relevant brands including Nike, i-D, Adidas, Converse, Boiler Room, Dazed, and Peugeot. Most recently she directed a 2017 campaign for Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Using mixed format, from 4k to iPhone, she doesn’t compromise her youthful, bold and unapologetic tone of voice, each of her films capture the energy and ballsiness of a DIY neuvo-punk generation that believe beauty comes in all shapes and sizes and are forever fighting for gender equality.
Mollie speaks the language of today’s youth which so many brands are eager to connect to, this combined with her professionalism and dedication to excellence makes her a truly inspiring talent.