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)
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.