Tag Archive: Video

ZACKARY DRUCKER x UBER

Through an empathetic and celebratory lens, director, Transparent producer and renowned visual artist Zackary Drucker‘s latest campaign for Uber (created with Sister Studios) pulls audiences into the lives of two LGBTQ Uber drivers. The films showcases how the two celebrate themselves, digging into how they developed strength in their sense [...]

HERE’S THE WORK: MAY 2019

May 2019: Big Things Brewin’   Change is in the air, and we couldn’t be more excited! In preparation for a very big announcement coming in June, this edition of our Here’s The Work newsletter will be the last monthly roundup of Free The Bid work until early September! Don’t [...]

LENA BEUG x GM CERTIFIED PRE OWNED

Lena Beug is no stranger to adventure, and her relentless filmmaking journey is testament to how much she’s willing to take risks to tell thought-provoking stories. Raised in Ireland, and then making head way to New York City after a stint in Berlin and Paris, Beug has been developing ideas [...]

LISA BONET x DOROTHY, ANGEL HAZE

With experience on set as an actress and filmmaker since her late teens, Lisa Bonet is no stranger to being in front and behind the camera. She’s directed music videos such as Lenny Kravitz’s Let Love Rule and Milla Jovovitch’s Gentlemen Who Fell, and the short doc Waking Compton. With Freedom, [...]

MINHAL BAIG x MTV “SAVE THE MOMS”

In 2017, we interviewed writer-director Minhal Baig, who had recently written and directed her first short film Hala, the story of a Muslim teenager who struggles to reconcile her personal desires with family obligations. Since then, Minhal used this short film as the basis for a feature-length version of Hala, which [...]

ANGIE BIRD x GILLETTE

As we approach Pride month in June, visual stories like director Angie Bird‘s new spot for Gillette, created with agency Grey Canada, showcase some of the hidden and tender moments that trans people experience in their daily lives. Bird, who is signed to production company Chelsea, came to directing after [...]

TRIBECA x BVLGARI – SAVANAH LEAF, “LA QUARTA ONDA”

At this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, two Free The Bid directors – Ro Haber and Savanah Leaf – were given the opportunity to premiere stunning short films as part of BVLGARI’s multi-year partnership with Tribeca Studios. Savanah’s film, “The Fourth Wave,” or “La Quarta Onda,” focuses on 22 year old [...]

TRIBECA x BVLGARI – RO HABER, “CELESTIAL”

At this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, two Free The Bid directors – Ro Haber and Savanah Leaf – were given the opportunity to premiere stunning short films as part of BVLGARI’s multi-year partnership with Tribeca Studios. Ro Haber’s “Celestial,” follows the journey of Eliza McNitt (who is a Free The [...]

HERE’S THE WORK: APRIL 2019

  This is what parity looks like, everyone. It’s as good as spring itself!  This year, the Tribeca Film Festival’s competition sections consisted of 50% women-directed/co-directed films. This number is up from an already impressive 44% in 2018. There’s more to celebrate –  29% of the feature films included were directed by people of color, and 13% by directors identifying [...]

SAMANTHA SEVERIN – “BLUE”

Very few directors’ fledgling efforts are as self-assured as Samantha Severin‘s surreal fever dream, “Blue.” Asserting a clear directorial point of view from the opening shots of her 14-minute film debut, Samantha leads us into the queasy panopticon of her protagonist’s life as a camgirl. Samantha creates a uneasily claustrophobic atmosphere [...]

ANNABEL JANKEL – “TELL IT TO THE BEES”

When acclaimed director Annabel Jankel‘s feature film “Tell It To The Bees,” debuts in theaters and On-Demand on May 3rd, movie-goers will be treated to a poignant look at the lives of two women in 1950’s Britain, struggling to live authentically under the strictures of societal convention. Starring Anna Paquin [...]

DANA BOULOS x FARFETCH

For Lebanese-Sudanese director Dana Boulos, being a filmmaker is just one of many creative outlets. In addition to her work as a photographer, model, and DJ, Dana has been consistently flexing her directorial muscles lately, getting tapped to direct a number of fashion campaigns (for clients including Row DTLA and [...]

DIANA KUNST – “BAREFOOT IN THE PARK”

Director Diana Kunst and her collaborator Mau Morgo open their video for James Blake and Rosalía‘s “Barefoot In The Park,” with a striking image: a butterfly floats down over the scene of a flaming car wreck, watched over by two motionless children. It’s a powerful juxtaposition, serving as a fitting [...]

JESS KOHL x FACEBOOK

The American West has always been a captivating, mystical space, where possibility beckons for filmmakers and photographers. PRETTYBIRD director Jess Kohl, when hired to direct a campaign highlighting how Facebook can bring together communities, trained her lens on the unique group activities that connect people across the wide open spaces [...]

BETHAN SELLER x ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND

In director Bethan Seller‘s latest work for the Royal Bank of Scotland, an ordinary cafe becomes the stage for one daydreamer’s jazz-hands fantasy world. Created with production company Greenroom Films and newly pledged agency The Leith Agency, who are the first Scottish agency to commit to the Free The Bid [...]