Welcome to NERD! We love the sound of your international adventure as we are international adventurists ourselves, and we do happen to have a fiercely talented NERDs Hylton & Fausto that can bring this spot to life in a elegant and premium way.
Never wanting to be pigeonholed into a just one specific style, Hylton has built up a diverse range of directing abilities but favours shooting lifestyle, outdoors, capturing those charming human interactions and above all he loves impactful storytelling. Creating realistic, natural, optimistic and warm films that capture genuine moments, we can all relate to and emotions is something Hylton enjoy most.
Having had such wide shoot folio means that he can comfortably shoot anything from high end foods to real people and even action packed car spots. He is also very experienced in collaborating with a huge range of clients including those that may not be familiar much with out format and protocol.
He has picked up several awards over the years. Most recently, his CANSA ‘Testimonals’ work won at Cannes (two Silver Lions), Promax (Silver) and The Loeries (three Golds, two Silvers and a Bronze).
Overall, Hylton is not just a delight to be around on the shoot, always keeping spirits high and his crew positive he is also a safe pair of hands and flexible in his approach.
He often teams up with Fausto and has been a huge mentor and inspiration in his rise to stardom, supporting Fausto in building his own distinctive stylistic stamp.
He is full of fresh energy but also award winning, established director. Fausto is obsessed with the way an image can evoke a certain mood or emotion. His gritty commercial films are diverse, but each carries a distinctive stylistic stamp, and a step beyond performance there is something ambient and lingering in the impact of his craftsmanship. His style is cinematic and he is known for coaxing great performances out of actors individually or in groups, and for pairing striking visuals with energising soundtracks. Originally from Italy & South Africa, he explored all those when he first started his carer as a photographer, seeking culturally rich elements to capture. Now working in New York and London he goes from strength to strength as do his commercial films.
There is nothing those two can't craft and be proud of together!
NERD Productions is a creative-led studio producing all things animation, live action & mixed media moving image and illustrations. Our team of award winning Directors and producers that specialise in health & wellness area come together under one roof to collaborate closely with our clients to craft films we can all together be proud of. We are also keen diversity & inclusion advocates on and off camera so we delighted to see such diversity in your boards!
Here are just a few examples of his work for you.