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.
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!
CONTENTED just released their promo film for Geumcheon-gu Office. We would like to thank Geumcheon-gu Office for their great support.
The film talks about new linguistic developments among the factory workers during the industrial expansion of Korea in the 1970s and 80s. The film will be part of an installation at Gasan Digital Complex Subway Station in Seoul from 2016 to 2020.
URBAN ISLAND, a documentary music video by Nils Clauss and Namhui Park, will screen at the International Short Film Festival Berlin (Interfilm). The 31st edition of the festival will take place between the 10th and 15th of November.
The video, which features the song VARÚÐ by Icelandic band SIGUR RÓS, focuses on a homeless man in his forties, who has lived on the streets of Seoul for more than 8 years. He has been part of a small homeless community for the past four years, which camps out in a little park next to the train tracks of Yongsan Station. As the man strictly refuses to receive charity, he frequents the city streets each night to make a living by collecting recyclables.
For everyone interested in watching the video on big screen, the festival offers two screenings:
CONTENTED just released their promo film for the Goethe-Institut Korea. We would like to thank the Goethe-Institut and the whole team for their tremendous support. A special thanks goes out to the 4 main characters of the film: Kkobbi Kim, Seungmin Cha, Hyunjee Ha and Kyung-Sung Lee.
The film intercuts the personal journeys of four Korean people from different walks of life. The characters are connected by the fact that the Goethe-Institut and Germany plays some part in their lives.
Among ten other international filmmakers (Brandon Bloch, Brandon Li, Dezi Catarino, Harrison Winter, Jason Oppliger, Jeremy Snell, Lio Muñoz, Marc Morera, Martijn Doornebal, Matty Brown) Nils Clauss is now represented as a director & cinematographer by New York based production company Co.MISSION Content. Proud to be part of the new team!
M ss ng P eces in Brooklyn is working with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to create a video about how people use cell phones differently around the world. Via Co.MISSION Content I went to Shenzhen in China to shoot for M ss ng P eces & MIT in a mall with a unique active consumer base of people that buy hacked phones.
CONTENTED recently wrapped production for the Goethe Institut promo film. We would like to thank the Goethe Institut and the whole team for their tremendous support. A special thanks goes out to the 3 main characters of the film: Kkobbi Kim, Seungmin Cha and Kyung-Sung Lee.