DIRECTOR'S REEL

FILM-MAKER: A BIT OF BACKGROUND

London based film-director with a slick and stylised meticulous visual style -  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 a boutique fashion creative/content agency with offices in London, Paris and New York as Creative Director. Alongside film-making, I can be found tinkering  with classic cars or touring as an electronic music DJ, holding credible residencies on the underground scene... Pop me a line and say 'allo! 


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VERTU CONSTELLATION - 90 SEC 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 - from the physical to the sensory; the art and the technology - the rational and emotional assemblage of 148 parts. Shot from a dynamic and dramatic viewpoint - 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

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BMW - LEAVE YOUR MARK - X RANGE / X6 TVC

Shot on location in Cape Town, we showcase 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.  We employed a visual technique of creating them from elements within the landscapes as well as seeing them form as a whole from disjointed parts using an in-camera parallax effect.

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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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 was simply three cars in a studio -  studying 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 was 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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GUERLAIN - OUESSANT BLACK BEE ISLAND - 60" VO version.

A ‘day in the life’ promo-documentary 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.

Shot with a skeleton crew - DP / assistant on location, the idea was to create a cohesive link between beekeeper, his bees and the flora / landscape of Ouessant - The home of the Black Bee and the worlds finest honey. 

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

A 'shoppable' click to buy interactive film where the user can pause at any point to purchase product on screen or find out more. Purposed for numerous platforms, the priority is to feature a wide-range of product that the user has time to click on within the narrative, while dividing the story into four looks to serve various functions throughout the season.

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

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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. A nice little low-budget experiment shooting some cars - if only we got that backlit sunset we wished for!

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, rough and rugged 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

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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

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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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

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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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FELIX SCHOELLER - POWER OF PAPER - CORPORATE TRAILER

Felix Schoeller is the worlds largest paper manufacturer who produce a variety of base / untreated papers for different uses -  Decor paper (interior / exterior building covering), professional photopaper, stickers (release liner), digital printing paper, food packaging (composite paper) etc...

From the monumental to the personal, in each vignette we feature a benefit of a particular product (i.e. the variety of colours of Decor paper and it's weather resistance) whilst overall celebrating the role of paper throughout culture, time and more personal stories.

Revealing the scenography in each vignette, we combine tracing backwards with a reverse technique - communicating the power and potential a piece of paper could hold.... 

Directed by Ehsan B
Produced by Wanda Germany
Exec. Producer Mandy Kothe
Producer Julian Brayshaw
DoP James Henry
Editor Sebastian Plamadeala / Stephen Wilhelm                                                                        
Colourist Verena Von Waidenfels 
Post-Production / Online by Harvest Hamburg
Score composed by Jessica Dannheiser
Sound mix Killian Bohn at Harvest Hamburg                                                                              
Creative Agency  Service Plan Munich

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