Italian designer Vincenzo De Cotiis is much sought-after for his unique approach to design. Balancing a raw authenticity with a minimal approach through the reappropriation of salvaged materials, his Milan-based agency is responsible for placing luxury stories including Antonia and Excelsior Milano in unlikely spots—the latter a converted cinema near the Duomo. Read more on NOWNESS - http://bit.ly/2hd027C
Los Angeles-based director Jordan Blady, known for his videos for the likes of Microsoft and Spotify, talks about his short film, Syllables:
“In terms of narrative, I am most fascinated by characters that know what they want, try to do something about it, but ultimately do not change. To me this is more true to life. I am interested in the loop, in the lack of change, and how a character will often repeat themselves—especially in cases where they have learned something in the process.” Read more on NOWNESS - http://bit.ly/2hmIWSn
New York-based writer-director Claire Fowler’s film, Noodles, is a reverse-narrative account of young love, starring Pretty Little Liars actor Shane Coffey. Read more on NOWNESS - http://bit.ly/2hPlAGc
Best known for making music videos for the likes of St. Vincent, Liars and Patrick Wolf, Los Angeles-based director Andrew Bruntel’s short Mountain Low harks back to the his upbringing in a rural Pennsylvanian town and tells the story of a strange final day spent between a rural game warden and his daughter before she is sent away.
New York-based filmmaker Amy Grappell talks about her documentary short Quadrangle, which tells the story of a convention-challenging four-way relationship she found herself growing up in the middle of:
“Quadrangle is an autobiographical documentary about two couples coming out of the free love era and struggling with the monotony of suburban life; they had swapped partners and lived in a group marriage on Long Island in the early 1970s.”
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