After its amazing viral success, Martin Stirling’s powerful and provocative campaign video (which ended LEGO’s 50 year relationship with Shell) has been awarded two Silver Lion at Cannes! Congratulations to Martin!
Michel Gondry was presented with the Prix André Martin for outstanding French feature film at this year's Annecy International Animation Film Festival for his documentary 'Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy? An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky'. Congratulations to Michel!
Michel Gondry's newest film, 'Microbe et Gasoil', is set to hit theaters in France on July 8th.
Lisa Cholodenko's HBO mini-series 'Olive Kitteridge' was the most awarded program at this year's Critics' Choice Awards, with three wins total for Best Limited Series, Best Actress in a Limited Series (Frances McDormand) and Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series (Bill Murray).
A new feature film directed by Nima Nourizadeh, 'American Ultra', a stoner/action/comedy/thriller starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, is set for release this August.
Partizan continues its collaboration with NBC as Jessie Hill and Tabitha Denholm direct the music videos for the four finalists of 'The Voice', including winner Sawyer Fredericks. The videos premiered on the show's season finale.
Anthony Wonke's film 'Children on the Frontline' takes home a BAFTA award for the Current Affairs category. Congratulations to Anthony!
Martin Stirling's Greenpeace film 'LEGO: Everything is NOT awesome.' takes home a White Pencil in the Creativity for Good category at this year's D&AD Awards.
Anthony Wonke's film 'Children On The Frontline' is nominated for a BAFTA and two BAFTA craft awards for Photography and for Breakthrough Talent for co-director Marcel Mettelsiefen!
Two Partizan directors won awards at this year's British Arrows. Congratulations to Traktor for Three Mobile's 'Sing It Kitty!' and to Stevie Russell for Royal British Legion's 'Every Man Remembered'!
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Lisa Cholodenko was awarded the Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series last night for her HBO series 'Olive Kitteridge', starring Frances McDormand. Congratulations to Lisa on her first DGA Award!
In a very special collaboration between Partizan and NBC, Tabitha Denholm and The Young Astronauts directed videos for original songs by the four finalists of 'The Voice', which premiered in the show's season finale and pushed the songs to the top of the iTunes charts.
Congratulations to Chris Cairns, Philip Andelman and Victor Haegelin for their wins at this year's festival!
Newly signed director Grady Hall's Christmas campaign for Lexus reminds us that we're never too old for toys.
Lisa Cholodenko directs a new miniseries called 'Olive Kitteridge' for HBO starring Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins and Bill Murray, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Elizabeth Strout.
Dave McCary directs a sitcom parody for Saturday Night Live's 40th season premiere, starring Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney and host Chris Pratt.
Raphael Frydman directs Tokyo Fantasy, a feature film that tells the story of famous Japanese rock band Sekai No Owari.
Tom Beard wins the Best Alternative Video - Budget category at the UK MVAs for his video 'Papi Pacify' by FKA Twigs.
Gal Shkedi was awarded Gold for Character Design in Animation for his 'Death Corporation' web series at the Ciclope International Festival of Craft in Berlin!
Congratulations to Michel Gondry, Philip Andelman, Tom Beard and Brett Webb for their nominations at the 2014 UK MVAs!
Follow the production of Michel Gondry's newest film 'Microbe et Gasoil'!
The Young Astronauts took home an MTV Video Music Award for Best Pop Video for 'Problem' by Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea - now with over 152 million views on YouTube!
Partizan came away with 9 Lions in total at Cannes Lions 2014! One Gold, Five Silver and Three Bronze. Congratulations to Victor Haegelin, Chris Cairns and Eric Lynne!
There are more strip clubs in the United States than anywhere else in the world. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that over 500,000 American citizens find employment at strip clubs. (And that’s just what’s on the books.) Yet despite the prevalence, our understanding of strippers and the club industry remains limited and subject to stereotypes. In this feature-length documentary, we hope to pull back the curtain and reveal a more complete picture of a world that's largely unknown. We aspire to uncover a new version of the female experience and to humanize an industry that has long been a source of criticism.
Support! Help Poppy reach her budget goal by contributing to her Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign today!
Partizan is teaming up with ADCAN - a new and noteworthy program that partners emerging filmmakers with various charity organizations to create innovative film collaborations for great causes and the chance to be recognized, mentored and potentially signed by leading industry talent. Partizan is one of three top production companies that will judge this year's entries. Find out more about this exciting opportunity and learn how to submit your film.
Congrats to Michael Gracey! Michael will officially be directing Universal's film adaptation of Laini Taylor's young-adult fantasy novel Daughter of Smoke & Bone. Met with high critical acclaim upon its release in 2011, the award-winning novel is the first installment in a trilogy. The second book was named a New York Times best-seller and the third will be released in spring 2014.
World premiere in NYC on nov 22nd. European premiere at the Berlin film festival.
Congratulations to Jackson Sinder who won the Grand Prize in the Best New TV Pilot Competition!
Members of the site read the three final scripts and decided Jackson as the winner based on a vote.
Jackson is an aspiring writer, currently working in the Partizan Films department in LA.
Congratulations Anthony Wonke! 'Fire in the Night' won The EIFF 2013 Audience Award at The Edinburgh Film Festival.
Royal Post come away with the Bronze Lion at this years Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity with Carambar.
Institut de France by Hervé Plumet takes the Bronze Lion at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2013.
Congratulations to Steven Briand on winning the Young Director Award for Shunpo!
Over 60,000 views on VOD in the US in one month, despite 2 million pirate connections!
Anthony Wonke's new documentary is getting released on June 21st 2013 and is already getting rave reviews online.
In July 1988, 167 men died after North Sea rig Piper Alpha exploded: the worst oil disaster in history.
Anthony Wonke’s documentary gathers survivors and rescuers to revisit the tragedy, building a stark, nerveshredding portrait of desperate heroism beyond the reach of a fictional disaster movie.
We have just finished this documentary about Industry legend Steve Golin showcasing his vision and expertise in the production of films such as Eternal Sunshine and The Game.
The winner will be announced during an award ceremony on June 20th at JW Marriot Theatre (Cannes) at 5pm.
In 'Shunpo', Steven Briand has found an exciting way to marry his unique brand of visual camera trickery with his passion for modern dance choreography. In the film we see a bewildered, excited woman smashing through different environments: moving seamlessly from her stuffy office, to a Parisian rooftop, and finally to the serenity of the Turkish salt flats. It is dance that allows her to steady herself, but it is the power of editing that sends her flying between these impossibly varied locations. The film is a tantalising, mesmerising test of the boundary between cinema and dance.
The screening is on Wednesday, May 22nd at 8:00PM at the Espace Miramar.
Nowadays, what would a humorless society, without second degree look like? What would happen if, in this austere reality, a man started laughing? Life goes on: children are born, people die, and a lot of things happen in between. But this society has a little special something, it doesn’t know laughter. No one has ever laughed, derision, second degree, all that doesn’t exist. Until the day when a neuropsychiatry doctor is immediately conscripted by the army to examine a patient who has a strange particularity: he laughs. He even has a sense of humor.
Partizan Management is thrilled to announce that Matthias Hoene will direct a new movie for Fox called Capsule that's based on his original idea. Capsule is a sci-fi spec by Ian Shorr with producing juggernaut Hutch Parker (The Wolverine) and John Zaozirny attached to produce. The story centers on a young man whose life is turned upside down when he mysteriously begins to receive metallic capsules containing messages from his future self. Our future selves can't wait to see it!
Dog Pound tells the story of three new juvenile inmates - Butch, Davis and Angel - newly arrived at one of America's most dangerous detention centres. It is a visceral, dynamic, powerful insight into the US youth justice system, and you can watch it now on iTunes!
David Perissère speaks with film luminaries Edgar Wright, Chris Smith, Neil Marshall and Joe Cornish among many others, about the brewing decade-long comeback of British genre cinema. The documentary explores the ins and outs of how this trend has developed into an ever-growing catalogue of strong British films that have connected with audiences at home and abroad.
Through an incredibly insightful dialogue between some of America's greatest storytellers, new documentary Character explores the craft of acting, featuring Dabney Coleman, Charles Grodin, Mark Rydell, Harry Dean Stanton, and the last-known interview footage of Peter Falk and Sydney Pollack.
Limited theatrical run from 30 November to 6 December at Arena Cinema in Los Angeles. See our blog for info and tickets.
Three days after Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern seaboard, Poppy de Villeneuve received a voicemail from a friend living in New York's Rockaway Beach. She was okay, but her community was completely devastated. Poppy and her partner Alex Braverman made their way to Rockaway, documenting the under-reported aftermath. Their haunting film certainly helped awareness, going viral on Twitter and Facebook with over 180k views in a few days, as well as highlighting the powerful good that storytelling can accomplish in a time of crisis.
Written and directed by recently-signed Russ Lamoureux, 'Le Grand Tour' is a short 16mm François Truffaut-inspired bicycle-theft caper set in Brooklyn. Budnitz, the beskpoke bicycle company behind the film, approached Russ to create a series of original and captivating films that would resonate with their audience, and it sure has, with Russ hard at work on the next instalment. See the film and find out more in Darkroom.
'Despertar' (Awakening) is a short film by Maria Cifuentes, a young Spanish director now based in Paris, that explores the figurative depths of one woman's dream. It explores the origins and elements of life through an evolving series of imaginary landscapes, projected on the dreamer's body, and follows her inner awakening through a struggle between the opposing forces of destruction and rebirth. Click below to watch the brief yet beautiful trailer.
A young Louis meticulously chronicles every single moment of his relationship with Salome on video, collecting and cataloguing the rise and fall of their affair on a stack of old DV tapes in his apartment. These recordings blur the line between past and present, nostalgia and reality — all through another excellent short film from one of our young directors, Matthieu Cacheux. Watch the trailer, and make sure to note the name. You'll want to see what he comes up with next.
The first trailer for 'Cockneys vs Zombies', the carnage-y new feature directed by Matthias Hoene is out, and while it's certainly not for the squeamish, it'll be a real treat for all you zombie connoisseurs out there.
Few indie films have been as talked about and anticipated at Sundance and Cannes as ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’. Our own Ray Tintori shot the mesmerising special effects sequences and lead the second unit, filming the mythical prehistoric creatures with nothing but a shoestring budget and a bit of cinematic magic. The film is now playing in select cities across America.
Two soldiers on opposing sides of some anonymous war meet in a frozen forest, with not much besides their wits and a bit of bad luck. We're very excited to show you ‘8’, a short film by our very talented young director Aćim Vasić in Paris. Is it serious? Is it funny? A bit of both? How about ten minutes of superb storytelling from a director you'll want to keep your eye on.
To see more from all the directors featured in the reel, check the Partizan Animation section.