Experience groundbreaking global directorial talent from the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase 2017
Last week, the legendary Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase enticed over 2,000 Cannes delegates to get out of bed and invited them to be inspired, educated and entertained.
Taking place at the Grand Théâtre Lumière at the 2017 Cannes Lions, the show lasted 70 minutes and presented the very best, groundbreaking directorial talent from around the globe. Partnering with MPC, the show celebrated creativity, innovation and provided a platform for up-and-coming talented directors.
To introduce the show, a three-minute piece was shown to the audience directed by 2016 NDS-featured director, Jake Dypka. Last year his film ‘Embarrassed’, which featured celebrated poet and spoken word artist, Hollie McNish, was included on the reel and vocalised the daily battle mothers face when nursing in public. Both Dypka and McNish were invited back and commissioned to co-direct a film together, which celebrates gender and presents how women and men perceive the world differently.
The 20 directors selected for the New Directors’ Showcase reel 2017 and their films are listed below. Enjoy!
Alicia MacDonald - Domestic Policy
Anna Ginsburg - Material World
AV Rockwell - Gospel
Dorian & Daniel - ABC of Death
Holly Blakey - Klyne'Don't Stop'
Ian Derry - Johanna: Under The Ice
James Manzello - Coincidance
The Blaze - Territory
Matthew Palmer - One Week In April
Michal Marczak - Radiohead 'I Promise'
Mollie Mills - The Cowboy Prayer
Nicolas Mernard - Wednesday with Goddard
Oh Seoro - Afternoon Class
Oscar Hudson - Bonobo 'No Reason'
Ryan Staake - Young Thug 'Wyclef Jean'
Salomon Ligthelm - Medicine
Stephen McNally & Majid Adin - Elton John 'Rocket Man'