Posted on May 13, 2016 in Film


KIM JOO HWAN’s short film RETRIEVER, which Nils Clauss shot as a Director of Photography, entered the COURT MÉTRAGE (Short Film Corner) at FESTIVAL DE CANNES. The film will show between May 16th to May 22nd 2016 at the festival. For further information please follow this link.

BURBERRY. Seoul Flagship Store

Posted on May 4, 2016 in Architecture, Commercial, Photography


The British luxury fashion brand Burberry commissioned Nils Clauss to photograph their first Korean flagship store in Cheongdam-dong, Seoul. The construction of the 13 story Burberry Seoul flagship store was overseen by Christopher Bailey, the CEO and chief creative officer of Burberry. For more images please follow this link.


Posted on Apr 7, 2016 in Commercial, Film, Media

This is a short video directed by Jean-Julien Pous and shot by Nils Clauss. The video was made for M Limited Spring Summer 2016, a sportswear division of Millet.

Best Short Documentary for Bikini Words

Posted on Mar 24, 2016 in Commercial, Film, Media


Great News! BIKINI WORDS by Nils Clauss just won Best Short Documentary at the Liverpool Lift-Off Film Festival 2016!

As a winner BIKINI WORDS will now be screened at proceeding Lift-Off global film festival events in Tokyo (in April), Las Vegas (June), Vancouver (August), Los Angeles (September), Amsterdam (October), Singapore (Late October), Sydney (November), and London (December).


Posted on Feb 18, 2016 in Exhibition, Film


After the short documentary Choa now also Bikini Words has been featured as an Editor’s Pick by The Atlantic. Thanks to Nadine Ajaka for showcasing the video!

BIKINI WORDS takes a look at new linguistic developments among factory workers during the industrial expansion of Korea in the 1970s and 80s.

BIKINI WORDS at Liverpool Lift-Off Film Fest

Posted on Feb 15, 2016 in Exhibition, Film

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Lift-Off Film Festival Global Network selects BIKINI WORDS by Nils Clauss to be part of their prestigious line up of true independent cinema at this years Liverpool Lift-Off Film Festival 2016!

BIKINI WORDS was selected out of 1300+ global entrants, to screen at the prestigious Liverpool Lift-Off Film Festival, the only fully accredited film festival in the city.

At the event all of the films will be scored by the attending audience, where the winners are potentially screened at the ten proceeding Lift-Off global events. Lift-Off currently has festivals in London, Liverpool, Tokyo, Las Vegas, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Singapore, Sydney, Hong Kong and Amsterdam.

James Bradley Co-Director and Co-Founder of Lift-Off says…

Getting into any Lift-Off Film Festival is a massive achievement. The world of independent film has grown so much over the years that many of the grass rooted filmmakers and emerging professionals are left without much of a platform. We felt that many of these artists who were producing exceptional work were being hugely ignored – and deserved to be seen! Our judges are rigorous and we are quickly building a reputation of finding true undiscovered talent.

BIKINI WORDS focuses on new vocabulary, which evolved amongst factory workers during the rapid industrialisation of South Korea throughout the 1970s and 1980s in order to put names to the radically new aspects of their urbanised lives.

The film will be screened on Thursday 3rd March 2016 from 9:00 to 10:30pm at Small Cinema Liverpool (57-59 Victoria Street, Liverpool, L1 6DE) within the Shorts Programme 1 (Evening of Shorts).

Ticket can be purchased Lift-Off Tickets.


Posted on Jan 19, 2016 in Architecture, Exhibition, Film, Media


Thanks to DIRECTORS NOTES for a very extensive feature on BIKINI WORDS.

Directors Notes is a website dedicated to giving a voice to independent filmmakers, covering aspects of filmmaking from concept to completion.

BIKINI WORDS on The Creators Project

Posted on Jan 19, 2016 in Architecture, Exhibition, Film, Media

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Thanks to Beckett Mufson for a nice review of BIKINI WORDS on The Creators Project. Much appreciated!

“Chain of Betters” WESTERN UNION promo

Posted on Jan 17, 2016 in Commercial, Film, Media

This is a recent project I shot & also co-directed together with Harrison Winter through Co.MISSION Content Group for the Western Union ‪”Chain of Betters”‬ campaign celebrating Chinese New Year.

A huge thanks to Harrison Winter and Kris Young of Co.MISSION Content Group for making this possible, to Patrick Carr and his awesome local production team in China, to the production team in Europe and to Alex Opdam for a great edit.

VIMEO STAFF PICK for Bikini Words

Posted on Jan 13, 2016 in Architecture, Exhibition, Film, Media, Uncategorized


GREAT NEWS! BIKINI WORDS has been selected as a VIMEO STAFF PICK. This totals 5 Staff Picks during the past 5 years! So far VIMEO has been an amazing platform and I am truly thankful for all their support. Also I would like to thank everyone, who has been actively supporting me as a filmmaker. All those collaborations throughout the years have been very inspirational and taught me a hell of a lot. A big shout-out to everyone involved!