Ekalak has enjoyed his career as a films director with the praise for his ability to pull off the naturally beautiful moment to the screen. Having deep emotion towards things and people around him, he sees films such an amazing art tool that can transfer various emotion and sensation, as well as narrate stories to the audience. Been in films industry since the year of 2004 after studied film school in San Francisco, Ekalak has directed more than 300 commercials. Most of his works has shown the aspect of beauty. Filming numbers of female celebrities, he sees women an object of art, somehow wonderfully mysterious and interesting. With his distinguished style of capturing the most perfect moment in each shot, his works have been found subtle, real, yet full of aesthetic and meaningful. Hence, he has been chosen to work for well-known brands such as L’ORÉAL, Sunsilk, TRESemmé, Dove, Nivea, Garnier, Wacoal, Samsung and Bioré for instance. With the love in all genres of visual art, his passion has changed through age and experience. As going into his 40s, Ekalak is currently turning films making process to give him answers about life and being he has been questioned about. He is having a great time with his delightful journey.
Education CHUNG-ANG University BA majored in the Korean Language and Literature Academy of Art University MFA majored in Film. Career 1996 DAEHONG Communications Producer 2002 Academy of Art University MFA majored in Film | 2005 Ink spot Director 2007 Barbie Production Director | 2009 Favorites films Director 2012 One Fine Day Director | Award 2003 Bell (Short film) Sacramento Film Festival Selected | 2006 Tears (Short film) KIMA Film Festival Selected | 2008 Lotteria Busan International Advertising Festival Finalist | 2010 Public Service AD TV CF Award Finallist | Client SK, Hi Mart, Intel, Lotteria, Lotte, Kel logg, HSBC, Merrell...
Shizue is an American director, who has lived and worked in Asia, Australia, the U.S., and is now based in Europe. After graduating from U.C. Berkeley with a B.A. in architecture, she worked in Japan, and then in an architecture design firm in San Francisco and product design firm in Germany. Her broad range of interests which first led her to architecture, finally led her to the ultimate: film! After a year of working in LA in the film industry, she went on to study film in the US and Germany, and graduated in 2000 from the "Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film“ in Munich. In 2000 Shizue moved to Vienna, where she is based, and has since been working as a commercial director. Both her ads and short films have been awarded at international festivals. Her individual approach and feminine sensibilities are expressed in images that are stylish and sensual, always capturing the moment.
Pitt started out as an assistant casting director from Siam Studio and later assumed the role of assistant director at Phenomena and left to become a freelance assistant director. He began his role as a director at Mucky Muck and made transitions to many different houses before he became a freelance director. Being a hyperactive person. he's often engaged in various pastime leisures including; music, fashion and dance. His work are usually emotional containing a sort of energy that explores movement; lately he's developed a keen interest in fashion, collecting vintage antiques, DIY work, leatherwork, dyeing things blue, Thai boxing; these interest actually has no relevance to flimmaker but they are personal interest that often have a contributing role in his films.
BASED IN MILAN SINCE 2000, THOUGH RAISED IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, KAL KARMAN'S WORK IN BOTH STILL PHOTOGRAPHY AND MOTION PICTURE IS HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY HIS EXTENSIVE TRAVELS AND THE PEOPLE HE MEETS. FILM DEGREES FROM UC BERKELEY AND NYU TRANSITIONED INTO WORK AS AN ASSISTANT CINEMATOGRAPHER IN LA. SHIFTING GEARS TO POST PRODUCTION, KAL GREW UP AT INDUSTRIAL LIGHT AND MAGIC WHILE WORKING ON "STAR WARS THE PHANTOM MENACE," "MAGNOLIA", AND "SAVING PRIVATE RYAN". A MOVE TO ITALY CAME WITH A NEW CAREER AS AN EDITOR, WHICH THEN EVOLVED INTO DIRECTING DOZENS OF MUSIC VIDEOS, DOCUMENTARIES AND COMMERCIALS. WORK ON STILL PHOTOGRAPHY SETS EXPOSED HIM TO RENOWNED PHOTOGRAPHERS SUCH AS INEZ & VINOODH, MERT & MARCUS, CRAIG MCDEAN AND PETER LINDBERGH. IN 2011 HE ATTENDED STELLA ADLER'S CONSERVATORY FOR ACTING IN NYC, MOVING HIM TO EXPLORE NARRATIVE STORYTELLING FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LINE. KAL HAS LENSED CELEBRITIES SUCH AS JAMES FRANCO, SHAKIRA, LI YIFENG (CHINA), CAMILA PITANGA (BRAZIL), FILIPPO TIMI (ITALY) AND HAS BEEN TRUSTED TO DIRECT CAMPAIGNS FOR ARMANI, GUCCI AND BULGARI.
Director Amit Gupta has worked in the U.S., Europe, South Africa, India, East Asia, and the Middle East shooting commercials, music videos, and films. Known for his strong visuals, beautiful imagery and knowledge of VFX – Amit has the ability to bring the best out of creative ideas in various formats. His commercial work has earned him the Mosaic Award from the American Advertising Federation, a Telly Award, and has screened at Cannes, GoaFest and Spikes. His film The Guardian’s Gateway has screened at the Kids First! Film Festival, the largest festival for children and family films in the world. Amit holds an MFA in Film and Television from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California and a Bachelor’s from University of Texas at Austin. He has worked with Nike, Tropicana, SC Johnson, Samsung, Honda, Canon, Google, State Farm, Showtime Networks, and ABC amongst others. Alongside his future aspirations in the profession he loves, he also anticipates the day he will acquire a jetpack, and own and operate his very own micro-brewery.
Jean-Louis Carrasco is a French director based in Paris.Jean-Louis is graduated from film school in Paris, he has always been passionate for photography and movies. After having directed numerous commercials with the main international agencies in about 30 countries, Jean-Louis combines a great skill in treating cosmetic/fashion scripts as well as action/storytelling spots. He is also experienced in working with celebrities from: France, Germany, Korea,Turkey, India, Hong-Kong, Philippines, Mexico, Russia, Romania, Poland and Vietnam. Main countries where Jean-Louis has been working: Europe: France, Spain, Germany, Greece, Belgium, Italy, Turkey, Czech Republic, Romania,Latvia, Russia Asia: Thailand, India, Malaysia, Hong-Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Vietnam America: USA, Mexico, Cuba,Middle East, Africa:South Africa, Dubai, Morocco, Lebanon, Tunisia. Main brands or products: Honda, Van Cleef & Arpels, Samsung, Ursus beer, Olay, Shiseido, Sunsilk, Head &Shoulder, TRESemmé, Pantene, Schwarzkopf, L'Oréal, Lancôme, Koleston, Veet,Herbal Essences, Nivea, Pond's, Clean & Clear, Rohto, Downy, Oriflame, Pepsodent,Danone, Nedjma phone operator, MRF tyres, Yahoo, , Atol glasses, Fitness, Laima Chocolate, Kellog's, Ursurs beer, Société Générale Bank. In addition to commercials, he works on music videos. He also keeps working on personal photographic and fiction projects. (4 short films shot in France, Thailand and India + a feature project) "Suite 106" was shot in Paris. "Visions" was shot in Bangkok "The Au Revoir" was shot in Mumbai, it was recently shown at the Short Film Corner in Cannes Festival and was awarded "Best Romance" and nominated in "Best of Festival" at the Bodega Bay Film Festival, California. It has also been selected in Fréjus Festival in France.
Born in Tokyo, TAK wastes his childhood watching manga and reading sci-fi books. He grows up in Italy, and after watching Ed Wood by Tim Burton he finds out his life goal: becoming the worst director in the world! So he attends workshops with men of genius like John Carpenter and Abel Ferrara, and in the end starts directing commercials, music videos, fashion films, web-series and films (winning several – maybe too many! – awards). His short-films Clacson and Road to Sundance have been screened in more than 60 Film Festivals around the world, winning more than 20 prizes. He was then shortlisted at Cannes Young Director Award with a visual and “arty” viral films campaign for Ford Kuga. Today he works as a screenwriter, creative and director across 3 continents with bases in Milano, Los Angeles and Bangkok. He loves any form of surreal, crazy, experimental, edgy narration… Ah, he also loves bunnies... especially the bad ones.