NEWS: Young Director Elmaz Ekrem recognised at BFI Future Film Festival

Elmaz Ekrem’s “The Law of The Sea” returns to the BFI this week to be part of the BFI Future Film Festival where it will be collecting its first laurel. The Random Acts film created for Channel 4 last year will be featured as part of the Modern Life shorts programme which celebrates international shorts from emerging filmmakers aged 16 – 25.

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Get To Know: Paloma

We recently welcomed animation directing duo Paloma to the NERD roster. Made up of Alicja Jasina and Lucas Borrás, Paloma is the meeting of two diverse, creative minds. Alicja, a Polish-born 2d animation director and motion graphic designer, has a background in fine art and illustration. Lucas, who is already represented by NERD, artfully blends live action and animation in his mixed-media approach to storytelling.

Together, Paloma thrive to create imaginative and visually poetic storytelling in a wide range of mediums, knowing no boundaries. With such an exciting and inclusive ethos behind their work, we couldn’t wait to get to know Paloma a little more…

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Shay Hamias animation selected for Bodleian Library exhibition

‘The Matter of Jerusalem’ directed by NERD Productions’ Shay Hamias ‘was recently selected to be displayed at the Bodleian Library at The University of Oxford as part of the ‘Redesigning the Medieval Book’ display, alongside the original fifteenth-century manuscript it is based on.  The exhibition explores the origins of early English graphic design and features works from a selection of artists as well as over 60 manuscripts and objects from the Bodleian collections.

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NERD Says: It’s Time To Stop Talking About Diversity & Start Doing

Diversity has been a huge topic in advertising this year, and rightly so. People are finally paying attention to a subject that has been shamefully overlooked for years, by an industry which has the power to positively change the way people and issues are represented both in the media and in their companies. And whilst it’s great that we are all attending and taking part in events surrounding the issue, and opening up a wider discussion, when are we going to take responsibility in our individual sectors and actually create change? Continue reading “NERD Says: It’s Time To Stop Talking About Diversity & Start Doing”