DIRECTOR'S REEL


FILM-MAKER: BACKGROUND

London based film-director with a slick and stylised visual style -  awarded a Bronze at Cannes Lions in 2017, nominated for a YDA at Cannes 2014, MASA, La Jolla 2013 and other prestigious film making awards, my career background spans from degrees in architecture and graphic design to running an international boutique fashion creative/content agency as Creative Director. Alongside film-making, I can be found tinkering with classic cars or spinning records as a turntablist under the alias Cooks... Pop me a line and say 'allo! 


by ehsan bhatti

AVON MARK EPIC LIP

Shot over the course of a day on a sound-stage with a wonderful service team in Poland. The Mark girl takes centre stage as she struts her stuff with confidence and colour...

Ad' Agency: JWT
Produced by: Skunk London
EP: Kate Taylor
Lead Girl: Myriam Kijoski-Tran
DOP: Marcus Autelli
Set-Design: Mark Connell
Editor: James Rose @ Cut N' Run London
Line Producer: Sophie Brooks
Stylist: Florence Jones
Service production: 
Post: Gramercy Park
DC Post / Grade: Jogger London / Colourist Yoomin Lee


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PORSCHE 718 GTS LAUNCH FILM - BOXSTER + CAYMAN

The 718 GTS Cayman and Boxster in a tunnel of lights - in camera! 

Agency: Kemper Kommunikation Frankfurt
Production Company: Wanda Hamburg
Service Production: Artbox Slovenia
EP: Mandy Kothe
Line producer: Christopher Manzen
Editor: Johannes Hubrich at Storz and Estorich
Music: Klangenfinder


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VERTU CONSTELLATION - 90' EXTENDED EDIT - MAKING EXTRAORDINARY

'Creating the world's best luxury mobile phone'. This commercial follows a Vertu craftsman in a montage of stimulating macro images studying the textures of luxurious materials and precision led craft, cut to a rhythmic score of titillating sound FX.  A visual technique of ‘matching frames’ links contrasting images - close enough to hear the scalpel; smell the leather; see the dust..

Director: Ehsan B
Producer: (Exec.) Abi Hodson/Melodie Roulaud at Wanda Productions (London)
DoP: David Procter
Editor: Sam Ostrove @ Cut n' Run
Sound Design: Gary Walker @ 750 mph
Colourist:Steffan Perry (Framestore)
Editor: Sam Jones @ Cut n' Run
Creative Agency: Chi & Parnters

-NOMINATED FOR A CANNES YDA AWARD 2014 - CLICK HERE

-NOMINATED FOR A BEST SOUND DESIGN AT MUSIC AND SOUND AWARDS 2014 - CLICK HERE


GUERLAIN - OUESSANT BLACK BEE ISLAND - 60" VO version.

A ‘day in the life’  following beekeeper Jacques Kermagoret. We Invite the viewer to explore the secluded Island of Ouessant - a distant haven preserved and protected from the rest of a ‘polluted’ world.

Full length: https://vimeo.com/104910940

Directed by Ehsan B
Produced by Wanda Paris
Exec. Producer Helene Segol
Producer Francois Dupont
DoP Luke Jacobs
Editor Phillpe Roche


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SUZUKI - SWIFT - PUSH YOUR LIMITS

The Suzuki Swift skids and slides around an  industrial complex towards the grand open road in a series of spectacular manoeuvres -   intercut with a cricket hero -  Ab  de Villiers, Luke Atkins the parachute-less skydiver and olympic boxer Vijender Singh - 'all pushing there limits!'

Director Ehsan B
Produced by Ransom Films
Dop Berd Wondollek
Editor Lucian Barnard
Grade Framestore
Agency Dentsu
Music Production Des Detboi
Sound design Morne Marais


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PORSCHE E-HYBRID- CINEMA AD' - ECHOES FROM THE FUTURE

Cinema commercial for the E-hybrid range of electric cars including the 918, Cayenne and Panamera. The brief: three white cars in a studio -  study the design details that run through the entire Porsche DNA / electric-range.  With a time-travelling themed VO' - the retro laser idea and in-camera lighting approach ss a nod to Porsches heritage and looking ahead - pioneering the future of automobile technology. 

Director - Ehsan B
Produced by Wanda Hamburg
Agency Creative Director - Faris Aadam @ Keko
EP - Mandy Kothe
Producer - Christopher Manz
DP - Berndt Wondo
Post Producer - Annalena Kircher
Editor - Tom Seil
Post - Harvest Hamburg
Colourist - Rémy De Vlieger
Music Production - Klangerfinder Stuttgart


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BMW - LEAVE YOUR MARK - X RANGE / X6 TVC

BMW's range of  'X-series' off-road cars 'conquering' a variety of terrains as we escape the city. The concept behind the commercial was to feature grand 'Xs' along the way.  

Dop - James Henry
EP / Producer (Ransom Films) - Suhana Sharma / Salil Khurana
SA Service Production - Magic in motion
Post UK - Unit TV
Post Producer UK - Ian Luxford
Editor - Andris Gants
Music composition - The Gifted @ Headquarters Music
Colourist - Simon Astbury @ Unit


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BONITA - A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE TVC

As part of a rebrand and repositioning for the German fashion brand Bonita, 'A Night at the Theatre' contrasts a painfully pretentious dance performance with the only person in the audience daring enough to do something about it. Shot on location in Riga, our film cuts between the try-hard moments of tension on stage versus the growing frustration of our protagonist who clearly has better places to be.

Producer: (Exec.) Mandy Kothe at Wanda Productions (Germany) Female Lead: Cecile Cinclair Male Lead: Fred Szkoda  
DoP: Pablo Hernandez Smith
Editor: Marko Strihic
Art Director: Frank Niedorff
Sound Design: Phillip Feit (German Wahnsinn)
Colourist: Verena von Waldenfeis (Harvest)
Line Produer: Benjamin Dehn
Creative Director: Jo Marie Farwick at Heimat Agency Stylist: Aimee Croysdill
Hair and Make-up: Marco Hülsebus


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RIVER ISLAND SS13 - MORNING AFTER (SHOPPABLE / INTERACTIVE FILM)

A 'stoppable' click to buy interactive film - designed for the user to pause and purchase product at any point in the film. 

Creative Director / Director: Ehsan B
Production: White Lodge
LA Production: Good Co.
Exec Producer: Stephen Whelan / Brian Welsh
DoP: Larkin Sieple
Offline Edit: Sam Ostrove at Cut n' Run
Colourist: Richard Fearon at MPC
Creative Agency: Studio Boulevard

 

-TO READ AN ARTICLE WITH 1.4 BLOG FOR THE IDEA BEHIND THE FILM - CLICK HERE

-NOMINATED FOR THREE AWARDS AT LA JOLLA FILM FESTIVAL INCLUDING BEST FASHION - CLICK HERE


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JAGUAR x Mr. PORTER - F-TYPE vs. FTYPE

A wet and slippery race scene between two F-type's... Shot at Rockingham circuit, the user can select between Black or White car POV. 

Director Ehsan B
Producer Melodie Roulaud @ Wanda London
DoP James Henry
Editor Phil Currie @ Stitch
Colourist Richard Fearon @ MPC
Sound Mix Gary Walker @ 750 Mph

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MUMBAI SCIENCE - DEJAVU PROMO

An oddball half-human, half grape-faced monster lets off some steam - despite how much trouble he gets into, he just cannot stop himself from misbehaving (over and over again...) An off the cuff, journey through the mundane market stalls of East London, where the chaos of the day unfolds as our deformed dude refuses to take any more crap!

Director: Ehsan B
Producer: Melodie Roulaud at Wanda Productions (London)
DoP: Luke Jacobs
Editor: Sam Ostrove @ Cut n' Run
Grape man: Graham Dickson

-TO READ AN ARTICLE WITH 1.4 BLOG FOR THE IDEA BEHIND DEJA VU - CLICK HERE

-PROMO NEWS PICK OF THE WEEK! - CLICK HERE

-CREATIVE REVIEW POSTED TOP 6 MUSIC VIDEOS - CLICK HERE


ADIDAS NEO - #MYNEOLABEL

 

Adidas is inviting consumers to enter a design contest for its Adidas Neo sneakers label via Snapchat, with the chance to turn their designs into real outfits.

Budding designers are invited to sign up to Snapchat, then create and edit their own footwear and fashion designs on the platform, using a doodle tool on a photo of a model wearing a white outfit and shoes. Four winners will be flown to the Adidas HQ Germany to have their designs turned into real items.


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HUGO BOSS feat. Jon Kortajarena - CREATE THE LOOK - LOOKBOOK (no-text)

A neat and simple lookbook film featuring Jon Kortajarena demonstrating various ready to wear tailoring combinations for different occasions. We rotate around three looks - Business, evening and occasion stitched together seamlessly gradually moving from detail close-ups to full outfits. The film is purposed primarily for in-store screens and an online micro-site showing how one can mix and match different sizes.  

Director: Ehsan B
Production in house: Public Motor 
DoP: James Henry
Talent: Jon Kortajarena
Editor: Dirk Stoppe 
Colourist: Matt Osborne @ MPC
VFX: Ben Braun
Score: Jessica Dannheisser


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LOUIS VUITTON : 'SPOT' THE DIFFERENCE FILM 1 & 2 - KUSAMA

While the room spins to the verses of Yayoi Kusama's poem "Love Forever", viewers are invited to literally spot five differences between the two films. Louis  Vuitton cast and styled blogger Bip Ling to play our doll-like lead.

Concept / Director: Ehsan B
Producer: Stephen Whelan (Exec.) / Louise Gagen (Line) for White Lodge
Doll Girl: Bip Ling (Blogger)
Set-Design: Mickey Hollywood
Styling: Bay Garnett
Poem: Yayoi Kusama

-TO READ AN INTERVIEW WITH PSFK - HOW FILM AND MULTIMEDIA ARE DOMINATING FASHION - CLICK HERE

-TO READ AN INTERVIEW WITH ONE POINT FOUR - ONE DOTTY TAKE - CLICK HERE


Nissan Leaf - THE RESCUE

A granny travels across death valley to save the day in her electric Nissan Leaf. Shot with a skeleton crew originally as a viral stunt, the concept evolved into an improvised light-hearted story. 

Produced by: Wanda Paris
EP: Helene Segol
Agency: DigitasLb FRi
Dop: Luke Jacobs
Editor: Phillipe Roche
Colourist: Remy Remy De Vlieger


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YSL x WONDERLAND MAGAZINE

Directed by Ehsan B for JN / Studio Boulevard
Stills Photography by David Oldham


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