BIKINI WORDS at London Lift-Off Film Fest

Posted on Nov 28, 2016 in Architecture, 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 London Lift-Off Film Festival 2016!

As the winner of the Best Short Documentary at the Liverpool Lift-Off Film Festival 2016, BIKINI WORDS enters the London Lift-Off Film Festival.

Besides the Liverpool Lift-Off Film Festival BIKINI WORDS has been screened at preceding Lift-Off global film festival events in Tokyo, Las Vegas, Vancouver, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Singapore and Sydney.

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

The strength of entrants this year was truly remarkable. Getting into any Lift-Off is a big deal; our judges are ruthless, so expect exceptional work at the screenings. We believe this programme is the best we have ever had in our 6-year history of screening films around the world. This is not to be missed!”

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 Monday the 28th of November 2016 within the Short Programme 1 at 19:45 at Arthouse Cinema – Crouch End – 159A Tottenham Ln, London N8 9BT, UK.

JOURNEY TO LADAKH. A Samsung Promo

Posted on Nov 18, 2016 in Commercial, Film, Media

Three different characters on a journey through the rugged beauty of the Himalayan landscape in and around the town of Leh. As their paths cross we are shown how technology and tradition go hand in hand in this remote part of the world.

CONTENTED is very excited to get the opportunity to work on this project both in terms of working in India and with a big brand like Samsung. None of us had been to India before. Ladakh may not be the India that comes immediately to mind for most people, but it was an extremely evocative place all the same with so much to fascinate and inspire us.

First we had to shake the altitude sickness and figure out how to walk up a flight of stairs without being completely out of breath. After that we could easily see what makes Ladakh and the town of Leh such a popular starting point for visitors who want to explore the Himalayas.

As well as the simple storylines that we had outlined beforehand, we were very keen to capitalise on the character and flavour of the place. We were ably assisted in this by teaming up with an experienced local support team. They pointed us in the right direction and shared some of the many secrets of their home town with us.

We wanted to show in a subtle way how Samsung has a presence even in the most remote communities around the world and how that presence can co-exist without having an adverse effect on the local culture and way of life.

We hope we have succeeded and that you enjoy our film.

(Nils, Neil & Kuiock)

INTERFILM 2016 shows BIKINI WORDS

Posted on Nov 14, 2016 in Architecture, Film

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BIKINI WORDS, a short film by Nils Clauss, will screen at the International Short Film Festival Berlin (Interfilm). The 32nd edition of the festival will take place between the 14th and 20th of November.

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.

For everyone interested in watching the video on big screen, the festival offers two screenings:

2016.11.16, 19:00h, Babylon 2
2016.11.18, 19:00h, Passage 1

BIKINI WORDS at Vancouver Lift-Off Film Fest

Posted on Aug 1, 2016 in Film, Media, Uncategorized

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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 Vancouver Lift-Off Film Festival 2016!

As the winner of the Best Short Documentary at the Liverpool Lift-Off Film Festival 2016, BIKINI WORDS enters the Vancouver Lift-Off Film Festival.

BIKINI WORDS will also been screened at proceeding Lift-Off global film festival events in Los Angeles (September), Amsterdam (October), Singapore (Late October), Sydney (November), and London (December).

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 1st of August 2016 from 17:00 to 18:30 at Vancity Theater – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver, Canada. Ticket can be purchased Lift-Off Tickets.

THIS ISLAND IS OURS. Feature Documentary

Posted on Aug 1, 2016 in Film

The territorial dispute between Japan and Korea over the ownership of the Dokdo/Takeshima islets is not limited to state to state relations. In both countries there are citizens’ groups actively engaged in protesting, lobbying and educating the public. This Island is Ours follows a Korean kindergarten caretaker with a background in student activism and a recently widowed Japanese housewife as they campaign tirelessly for the soveignty of the tiny islets that are currently controlled by Korea, but also claimed by Japan. This film creates a rare insight into the lives of the two activists on both sides by presenting their parallel experiences from a neutral point of view.

This documentary results from collaboration between Seoul based filmmaker Nils Clauss and Wellington based Alexander Bukh, a scholar of international relations of Northeast Asia.

BIKINI WORDS at Las Vegas Lift-Off Film Fest

Posted on Jun 5, 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 Las Vegas Lift-Off Film Festival 2016!

As the winner of the Best Short Documentary at the Liverpool Lift-Off Film Festival 2016, BIKINI WORDS enters the Las Vegas Lift-Off Film Festival.

BIKINI WORDS will also been screened at proceeding Lift-Off global film festival events in Vancouver (August), Los Angeles (September), Amsterdam (October), Singapore (Late October), Sydney (November), and London (December).

Ben Pohlman Co-Director and Co-Founder of Lift-Off says…

“We are vigorous in our selection process. There are so many filmmakers of exceptional talent leaving the industry because no one is giving them a chance. Our network has grown to understand the difficulties facing these artists and our aim is to help them realise their professional life within film, screen their work in theatres around the world, but ultimately introduce their skills to organisations that will help them launch their careers. Getting into our festival is an excellent and exciting first step!”

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 6 June 2016 from 14:00 to 16:30 (PDT) at Brenden Theater – Palms Casino Resort 4321 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89103, United States.

Ticket can be purchased Lift-Off Tickets.

RETRIEVER at FESTIVAL DE CANNES

Posted on May 13, 2016 in Film

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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

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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.

MILLET. M LIMITED S/S 2016

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

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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).