Mathery is an Italian directing duo composed of Erika Zorzi and Matteo Sangalli, both bred from a background in design and photography.
Based in Brooklyn, their colorful work and approach through design intend to turn everyday life topics upside down to form tongue-in-cheek worlds of humor and breathtaking art direction.
The duo excels in creating abstract universes full of mystery, irony, and satire while exploring creative communication and expression across film, art direction, photography and spatial design.
Car and lifestyle photographer Oliver Paffrath began his career shooting fashion imagery. He has used this skill honed from fashion shoots to bring his unique style and lighting techniques to his car and automotive photography. Oliver combines these techniques to create eye-catching and appealing motion and CGI content.
He now shoots for the world's biggest car manufacturers on global advertising campaigns and car lifestyle brochures. Germany-based, Oliver's focus is on the ability to meet clients' main restraints – timing, budget and quality in every production.
His extensive client list includes Allianz, Adidas, ABN Amro, Audi, ATU, BMW, Chevrolet, Credit Suisse, Honda, Hyundai, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, McLaren, Mazda, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Škoda, Seat, Toyota and Volkswagen.
NIMIC is a new short film project from
Yorgos Lanthimos produced by Rekorder, Superprime Films and Merman London in association with creative agency Droga5
starring Matt Dillon and Daphne Patakia.
Written with longtime collaborator Efthymis Filippou and featuring Oscar-nominated actor Matt Dillon and Daphne Patakia (Winner of the EFP’s Rising Star in 2016), the twelve minute short film tells the story of a professional cellist and an encounter he has on the subway which has unexpected and far-reaching ramification on his life. Living firmly in Lanthimos’ unique cinematic universe, the film asks questions about identity, perception, relationships and circularity.
Yorgos Lanthimos says of the film
“I was glad to be given the opportunity to work on a shorter format that can be sometimes challenging but quite rewarding. We developed a script starting from a very intriguing initial idea and concept, and enjoyed great creative freedom during the realisation of the film. It is always very exciting to be invited to think outside the box and wrestle with stimulating ideas.”
Rekorder is the partner-in-crime providing a foundation for creativity.
“We are always thrilled to work with extraordinary talents in visual storytelling. To be able to provide a singular artist whose work refuses to be contained by any perceived limits of cinema – a safe space stocked with all the resources he may need to create, is our signature service.”
– Werner Klemm, CEO of Rekorder
Daphne Patakia says
“I was very impressed by the way Yorgos is invested in the work he does, it is very inspiring.”
Matt Dillon says
“It’s rare that an established director like Yorgos makes a short film and I was happy to be part of it. Yorgos likes to take chances and give the audience something to chew on. It’s kind of a surreal film with universal themes of family and identity. The structure is a bit of a puzzle so you’re never quite sure what’s really going on. I had my own ideas and would ask Yorgos but he would just smile and say nothing. I think he prefers to let the film do the talking.”
NIMIC world premiered on August 9th, 2019 at the Locarno Film Festival.
NIMIC was made in partnership with MINI as part of their ongoing commitment to celebrate the power of creativity. Thinking outside the box has always driven MINI’s engagement, as their patronage of NIMIC demonstrates once again.
Press (Excerpt):Locarno Film Festival, IndieWire, Shots, Shoot, Campaign, AdWeek, Premiere, FirstShowing, LBB, IMDb, The Playlist, AdAge, The Drum
Photos © Yorgos Lanthimos
Ferdinand Feldmann is a director, and artist. His visual handwriting is sophisticated and contemporary. Ferdinand knows how to tell an authentic as well as dreamlike, touching story. As a lover of analog film, he is a talent for creating raw, unique and stylized beautiful visuals. He has worked on remarkable projects for clients like Rimowa and Hugo Boss, music videos, and his own short films.
Ferdinand Feldmann is represented by Rekorder.
Elena is a true creative mastermind. She studied media design at the New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, film at the Pratt Institute in New York and creative direction at the London College of Fashion. She reached to what it was all about for her: Writing and directing. Her Italian roots have allowed her to be exposed to astonishing art and architecture from an early age. One of her fondest memories is being taken to Teatro alla Scala in Milano by her grandfather as a young girl.
Until today, she takes her inspiration from art, photography and classical music. She has worked with various clients, such as Valentino, Fendi, Hennessy, Dries van Noten as well as longer editorial formats and short films always creating a uniquely strong narration and is one of the top talents you can work with.
Rekorder proudly presents new work for RIMOWA.
The film tells a futuristic story about an extraordinary routine in the lives of two travellers. When they return to earth after their life in space, they are eventually confronted with the existential conflict of no longer recognizing themselves. Produced by REKORDER.
An intriguing film with a strong, cinematic and modern approach.
"No one builds a legacy by standing still.“ - RIMOWA
Directed by Albert Moya
Creative Direction Yannis Henrion
Produced by Rekorder GmbH
CEO Werner Klemm
Executive Producer Alexis Delanoue
Producer Adria Paituvi
Producer Assistant Moritz Hüttner
Executive Producer Ziggy Le Vin
Producer Clara Smith
DOP Ryan Marie Helfant
Styling Theophile Hermand
Edited by Carlos Font Clos
Grading Marc Morató @Metropolitana
Music & sound design Moritz Staub
Press: Little Black Book
Rohan Blair-Mangat was raised by a Jamaican mother and Indian father in London. He graduated from Central Saint Martins with a degree in Fine Art and from there on he developed his bold, raw and unique style. He stays true to himself, working on highly acclaimed projects for clients like Adidas, Beats By Dre, BMW, Apple Music, Dazed, and Nike and with talents such as JAY-Z, Lionel Messi, Daisy Ridley, and Lewis Hamilton, while taking home several awards including four Cannes Lions, a Clio and a nomination at the UKMVAs.
In July 2020 Rohan co-founded Change The Lens, an organization to increase representation and opportunities for black filmmakers in the commercial and music video industry. He is currently developing a feature project and a TV series.
A Nice Idea Studio is a collaboration by image makers Vivien Weyrauch and Fabian Röttger. Within the last decade, they have built a reputation for an authentic and unique approach with a deep understanding of contemporary culture.
Working in commercials, fashion films and photography A Nice Idea Studio aim to push the visual limits for each project, constantly striving for innovation. At the core of the duo’s universe are authenticity, originality, colors, and fragmented storytelling.
Notable clients include Adidas, Eastpak, Nike, Universal, Chaumet, Lynx, and Sony. A Nice Idea Studio is located in Berlin, Kreuzberg.
A Nice Idea Studio is represented by Rekorder.
Cyprien is a director and photographer with a heart for relevant topics. He is constantly diving deep into the communities he's working with, from sensitive documentaries to entertaining commercials, always portraying them with accuracy, sensitivity and respect.
His joy for the craft and his sharp eye and personality get him to shoot fun creative campaigns, short films and music videos. He has worked with a range of well-known clients including Puma, Ray-Ban, i-D Magazine, Converse, Adidas and Zalando.
PensacolaStudio is a music video and commercials directing team founded by Pau and Pau, currently based in NYC. They have directed TV spots worldwide for brands such as Asos, Ikea, Samsung, Sony, SFR, Ray Ban, Intel, among others. They amaze with a clever style and a very energetic voice, their work has been nominated and awarded by multiple festivals and associations.
Nicolás Méndez directs and writes with the same intensity a small nocturnal bonfire illuminates a whole forest: his ideas and images shine because they are irreverent, delicate and energetic. Projects like “Bombay” for El Guincho, “Trying to be Cool” for Phoenix, “The Less I Know The Better” for Tame Impala, “Up All Night” for Beck or “Malamente” and “Pienso en Tu Mirá” for Rosalía speak for themselves of a sardonic spirit which is emotional at the same time. The international success of all of them, as well as his role as an advertising director for clients such as Easyjet, Cadbury’s, Budweiser, Chupa-Chups, or Huawei, are the best demonstration of this.
Lope Serrano directs, writes and draws and in his best works an echo threading these three skills together can be heard; music videos, commercials or shorts in the reality of which there is a fugue. A sensual, dreamy and plush fugue. Through that kaleidoscopic void a gorilla in love can be seen, “The Less I Know The Better” (Tame Impala), dancing fireworks (“LA” for Mujeres), a dessert in the prime of life, (“Crème Caramel” with Nowness), or a yarn of wool that seeks its destiny in the short “Sound and Vision” (commissioned for David Bowie’s exhibition). His commercial work has allowed him to expand the motives for this fugue for clients such as H&M, Coca-Cola, Instagram, EasyJet, Budweiser, Boots or Miu-Miu.