Thank you for giving us the opportunity to pitch on this project. As you might have gathered from the call, this is an area we're hugely passionate about - and want to make sure that we deliver something which feels authentic and engaging, bringing the wealth of artistry of vogue dance to a new audience while still respecting the culture first and foremost. As producers we have worked with the vogue community on multiple projects, for FKA twigs, Nike, Shiseido and also running a London Vogue Ball in collaboration with Red Bull.
Below are 4 directors we feel are the most pertinent to the brief, either one of these options would be guided by us in terms of finding the right team to create something authentic yet heightened; stylists, choreographers (if needed), cinematographers which we feel will answer the brief of delivering engaging, artfully stylised films which will generate interest and intrigue to the Legendary series.
Amber Grace Johnson
Category is: Executive Realness
Born and raised New Yorker, AGJ is a filmmaker striving to create work that makes you feel. To honor individuals and their truths all the while pushing the artistic and visual integrity to the best it can be. Her inventive story telling & infectious youthful spirit has enabled work with brands Prada, Mercedes Benz, Nike, Under Armour & Rihanna’s Fenty across commercial, editorial & branded content projects. Recently directing UKMVA nominated video for Jorja Smith ft. Burna Boy.
She’s most passionate about original characters, anime, cinema reference points, unique perspectives, and a wild imagination. When not creating commercial work, she puts her soul into passion projects across documentary, music and shorts.
Free The Work
Dare to be a Champion
Jorja Smith ft Burna Boy
Hailey Benton Gates
Category is: Face
Nick has the unique ability of making any artist, sportsperson or regular joe comfortable within moments of meeting him. This ability to get standout performances from just about anyone, is what led him to direct videos for Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, FKA twigs, Freddie Gibbs and Future.
His Clio Awarded film for Baltimore Dance Group showcases his ability to work with a range of performers and real people to create a piece which is although rooted in reality is both cinematic and emotive. Nick has also shot the first commercial campaign film for Impossible Foods.
Baltimore Dance Project
Nicki Minaj ft. Beyoncé
Category is: Vogue Femme
Creative Polymath FKA twigs has embraced multi-faceted areas of creative expression regardless of the medium. Shaping enigmatic video portraits to accompany her debut releases, twigs has consistently kept a hand in the creative direction of her visual work through co-directing, and eventually directing work of her own. FKA twigs has been instrumental in the second wave of Vogue resurgence, bringing the art form into prominence through her videos and live performances to a new generation of vogue fans.
First directing and starring in a content piece for Google Glass, twigs has continued this path by directing work for Nike 'Believe In More' , Shiseido, and Calvin Klein, as well as her own music videos and performance works - 2019 saw the launch of her much anticipated Album 'Magdalene'.
Glass & Patron
Believe in More
Good to Love
Category is: Dramatics
Los Angeles based New Yorker Nick Harwood has directed videos and live content for leading edge artists such as Sophie, Blood Orange, Ian Isaiah and Kim Petras as well as commercial projects for Kenzo, Apple Music and Tanqueray Gin. Adept at traversing between photography and film maintaining a coherent and forward facing vision, Nick has also turned his hand to creative and art direction for artists such as Vampire Weekend . In 2019 Nick was commissioned by Louis Vuitton to re-work his video for Sophie It's OK to Cry into a 16-min extended edit for their A/W 2019 Collection.
Nick has been influential in the LGBTQ+ community specifically collaborating with emerging trans artists such as SOPHIE and Kim Petras and continuing to showcase positive visibility in the casting of his commercial works.
It's OK To Cry
Kerwin Frost x Apple Music
Heart to Break
Lolo Zouaï ft. Blood Orange