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17 Jul. 2019

Troublemakers follows the rule of three with Job, Joris & Marieke

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The TROUBLEMAKERS team is proud to announce the arrival of not one, not two, but three new directors. Job, Joris and Marieke is a directing trio composed of Job Roggeveen, Joris Oprins and Marieke Blaauw.
They graduated as product designers at the Design Academy Eindhoven. During their studies they discovered they had a passion for telling stories and composing music. So animation turned out to be the best medium for them. It’s the perfect combination of storytelling, designing and composing. Their second short A Single Life was nominated for an Academy Award® in the category best animated short in 2015. Since then they have focused on making short films, commercials, music videos and animated series. Their films and music videos have won over 75 awards and were screened at more than 300 film festivals worldwide.

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19 Jun. 2019

Consumerism controls us in a spot from the Wolfberg

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The spot is a celebration of the grace and ease of contactless payment. It follows a man dancing through the city streets in a retail therapy-induced daze, enamored by the ease of purchasing via contactless proposed by Slovenska Sporitelna. Directing Duo Wolfberg elevated the spot to an elegant craftmanship. As his spinning, swooshing camera effortlessly translates the unnamed protagonist’s money-money-money-inspired glee into the very framework of the spot. Toss in a weirdly fitting needle-drop that ties the whole vibe together and you’ve got a weirdly entrancing shout of an advertisement. 

11 Jun. 2019

Izzy Burton, new recruit at TROUBLEMAKERS

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TROUBLEMAKERS is very pleased to announce the arrival of Izzy Burton to our team.
Izzy Burton is a talented director and illustrator, who knows how to convince with her colourful and poetic universe. Brilliant in mathematics, she hesitated for a long time to pursue a career in computer science before finally turning definitively to art, fortunately for us. Her lively creations combine reality anchored in a fantastic environment. Her inspiration comes mainly from her childhood spent between England and the United States. Her creations are very diversified, she easily passes from the great plains of America to the small streets of Brooklyn. Her characters are also highly designed, everything is linked by a fine and precise line recalling watercolour. She recently put all these elements into practice to make her first short film «Via». This achievement has enabled her to win numerous awards at festivals and even to be longlisted for the BAFTA in 2019.

25 Apr. 2019

Jonathan Zames changes the way we see mugs

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Hot drink lovers, this film is made for you! Jonathan Zames once again delivers a simple, powerful and resolutely funny film for the Ikea brand. He underlines with absurdity the usefulness of an everyday object which we do not realize : the mugs! Using comic situations that are close to us and a very expressive casting, he succeeds in making us laugh at the coffee break.

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25 Apr. 2019

With Venmo cash becomes too bulky

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Cash, far too bulky! In Hostage Situation, a hostage taker complains that his loot is too heavy! Nonsense? This is what Jonathan Zames has proposed to us, who has transformed a seemingly dramatic situation into a simple but effective comedy to promote the American online payment service Venmo.
The director mixes a series of comic lines totally out of step with the situation on the screen and we understand that we are dealing with a lazy hostage taker.

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25 Apr. 2019

Fluvius reminds us to look right, then left, then right again before crossing

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Whether it’s an urban crossroads with a lot of traffic or a crowded gym, the Wolfberg directing duo needed no more to create the new Fluvius campaign. Like electricity, the films, all in fluidity, reveal a surprising choreography, where all the characters meet without disturbing each other. These high-tension films brilliantly use the metaphor of traffic to associate it with electric traffic.

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1 Mar. 2019

Nans Noiron, the New Troublemaker

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The team TROUBLEMAKERS.tv is very glad to present new director Nans Noiron, who has recently joined us.
Nans Noiron has worked for 10 years as an advertising executive creative director for beautiful luxury brands such as Dior, Lancôme, Guerlain, Elie Saab, Roger & Gallet, Louis Roederer, Narcisso Rodriguez. In 2015 he crossed over to directing his own creative briefs. Today, Nans is known for his signature blend of design and elegance in his films. Directing actors or working with still life are no secrets to him. He combines a love for the moving image with a real brand culture by infusing his films with fast cut and dynamic editing to capture the attention of an increasingly volatile au- dience. The strength of his images leaves a lasting impression on the viewer’s mind.

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23 Jan. 2019

Dreamlike journey with Sad Heart by Karni&Saul

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Directed for the Israeli artist Sivan Talmor by the duo Karni&Saul, Sad Heart takes us into a captivating and dreamlike universe. The singer herself describes this song as the impression “where I feel as if I am opening a window to my deepest inner self”. An intimate song also by its directing, we follow the journey of a woman through her emotions, her heart is sad and broken. A journey represented by the song and its sound waves, which constitute a path full of obstacles: rhythm, melody, moments of silence, sweetness and crescendo.

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26 Nov. 2018

Nature according to Bowden

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Douglas Bowden shows us a series of idents for 3feetHi Agency. These idents explore natural elements, such as air, water and erosion, that are used to denote units of height. These enchanting shapes move by submitting to the forces of nature.

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26 Nov. 2018

The Gift by Roman Valent

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This new Roman Valent movie for the Slovak fashion brand Miklosko, is a stylish and touching story of a father discovering the love of his son for women’s clothes. An engaged commercial that doesn’t hesitate to shake up the codes with an acceptance message.

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