A+ signs Creative Collective Another Space

Directors, innovators and creative technologists; Another Space join A+

Another Space is a creative studio established by United Visual Artists (UVA), focusing on working with brands and performing artists. Their aim is to create experiences that bridge the digital and physical worlds, connecting with audiences on a deep emotional level.  A unique and pioneering aesthetic has given them the opportunity to create a hugely diverse body of work from music videos, commercials, tour visuals and interactive installations.

Their celebrated productions include collaborations with some of the world’s most revered artists including: Jay Z, James Blake, Massive Attack, Coldplay and U2, together with some of the world's most prestigious brands including: Nike, Google, Hermes, Y3, Selfridges, Cartier, Samsung, Sprint and BMW.

Click here to view their reel.

A+ Sign Sarah Clift

Sometime copywriter, sometime art director and now, full time director; Sarah Clift has joined Academy and A+.  She has a wealth of knowledge through 18 years in the ad industry working up from  creative to global creative director before departing to write and direct.

With a plethora of big name agencies under her belt Sarah has created work for Adidas, The COI, Guinness, McDonald’s and Samsung to name a few.  Among others, she has worked under Tim Delaney, Peter Souter, Jon Burley and Jim Thornton.

Although she has co-directed a few projects before, Sarah’s first solo piece as writer/director was the short film ‘La Madre Buena’.  It is a beautifully crafted work, which shows the ethical dilemma of a mother between her son and her politics.  “Award winning” doesn’t come close to describing the film’s success.  ‘La Madre Buena’ has 50+ laurel wreaths, a YDA Gold, a Lion nomination at Cannes and 5 Golds at Kinsale.  It will be screened at the Academy Awards building later in September.

Sarah studied graphic design and advertising, then the postgraduate course at Watford under Tony Cullingham, yet her CV has a wealth of other talents including cowgirl and stand-up comedian.

A+ Sign Ethan Graham

We at A+ are very excited to announce our latest signing. Growing up in the North East of England, Ethan always had a passion for telling stories about human nature. Since graduating University he has developed a strong cinematic eye which brings out engaging performances against dynamic backdrops. 

We look forward to the beautiful work we plan to make with him. Welcome Ethan. 

KWAYE Is One of the Greatest Artists You Haven’t Heard of Yet

https://noisey.vice.com/en_uk/article/kwaye-little-ones-video-premiere?utm_source=noiseytwitteruk

Billy Boyd Cape’s second collaboration with KWAYE has been released today on Noisey. The video is a coming-of-self story in which KWAYE encounters characters who represent different parts of his past who have felt constrained or repressed. From beginning to end, we see the transformation and rebirth of KWAYE as someone who is breaking loose from the boundaries of containment, to someone in control and finally empowered with self-worth. 

Watch this space for more from this great collaboration. 

Niall O’Brien’s "Porn Hurts Everyone” Photography Book

Academy filmmaker & photographer Niall O'Brien will release Porn Hurts Everyone, an intimate and unobtrusive look at people living across the stretches of America's Northwest. Bound together by the unpredictable course of a road trip he took through those regions, Niall's images display a striking naturalism that's richly exhibited elsewhere in his work. The timeliness of Porn Hurt's Everyone's publication was unintentional, but perhaps because of this, Niall's shots manage to cut an unguarded story of individuality, humanity and character out of the broad strokes of today's political narrative. 

Porn Hurts Everyone is released worldwide on May 2nd 2017. The book is available at select bookstores globally and online at www.niallobrien.co.uk/sales/