Jonny Hardstaff Joins A+ & Academy

Jonny Hardstaff Joins A+ & Academy

Multi award winning director Johnny Hardstaff has joined A+ & Academy for commercial and content representation in the UK.

With Golds at Cannes, D&AD, Campaign BIG, The British Arrows, APA, One Show, AICP and many others, there are few directors that can boast a locker full of metal so substantial.

As well as his commercial work Johnny has directed several strands of a hugely successful integrated campaigns most notable perhaps is his short film 'DAVID' promoting the film Prometheus, and starring Michael Fassbender. As well as directing Johnny has an impressive archive of illustration and sculpture/installation work. The works ‘Future of Gaming’ and an experimental 2 track music video for Radiohead (‘Like Spinning Plates’) have been exhibited at creative institutions around the world including MOMA, the Tate Modern, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Laforet Museum in Tokyo, the V&A and many others. See Reel Here.

Danny's Mercedes-Benz Faux Fashion Film Ad Week Top 5 1

Danny's Mercedes-Benz Faux Fashion Film Ad Week Top 5

Fresh off the heels of filming his self-initiated feature project 'Goldbricks in Bloom' Danny collaborates once again with Mercedes-Benz, for their Berlin Fashion week Promo, an irreverent interpretation of the fashion genre using some of it's luminaries, Fashionista & Lumbersexual icon Justin O'Shea proves the central character in this fashion world, travelling through the streets of Berlin in a vintage Mercedes C111. 

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FKA Twigs joins A+ roster, Creative Review cover story

New Year, New addition to the roster and we're thrilled to announce FKA Twigs has joined the Academy Plus roster for music video and commercial projects, the polymath artist has been steadily building her directing work on a number of her own projects alongside receiving critical praise for debut album, an overview of her creative work to date has been featured in the latest issue of Creative Review as the cover story, featuring an in-depth look at her multi-faceted creative process. At the end of last year her first commercial project, an online film for Google Glass saw her take the reins on a commercial project both directing and starring in the film. We're very excited about the projects to come in 2015. 

Academy named Campaign's Production Company of the year 1

Academy named Campaign's Production Company of the year

The mothership (Academy Films) was named production company of the year in the most recent issue of Campaign Magazine, describing the ‘Quality work from new signings, old hands chipping in and an eye-catching return to form by its star player’.


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Anders Malmberg teaches us Hungarian with Barbara Palvin

Anders Malmberg directs the latest instalment of i-D's Model Mother Tongue featuring the stunning Barbara Palvin giving us a bit of an insight into her native Hungarian language. Watch here