News

A selected assortment of recent happenings.

René Sascha Johannsen joins Black Dog Films

Post Date - [ 25.04.2016 ]

We’re thrilled to announce that René is the newest addition to our director roster!

Tim Nackashi directs Pentatonix and Jason Derulo in a colorful video for “If I Ever Fall In Love”

Post Date - [ 18.04.2016 ]

Heaven-sent harmonies are accompanied by gorgeous visuals in Tim Nackashi’s new video for Pentatonix.

Toby Dye is Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick at Somerset House

Post Date - [ 14.04.2016 ]

The new art and music exhibition at Somerset House opens this June and will include a spectacular installation piece from Toby Dye alongside work from Anish Kapoor, Michael Nyman, Daft Punk and more.

Andy Hines directs Beyoncé protégées Chloe x Halle in ‘Drop’

Post Date - [ 07.04.2016 ]

The teen sister duo have a luxe new video for the debut jam.

Aya Tanimura selected for Sundance Institute’s first Virtual Reality Storytelling Lab

Post Date - [ 30.03.2016 ]

The VR Storytelling Lab is a joint effort between Sundance Institute’s Diversity Initiative and New Frontier Story Lab with Google/YouTube to share the craft and tools of this emerging medium. 

Watch Clement Oberto’s stunning short film for Rubber B

Post Date - [ 30.03.2016 ]

A Timeless Love Affair defines the luxury, adventure, and affection the brand encompasses.

Interview: Director Ben Mor talks Coldplay, Beyoncé and the making of ‘Hymn For The Weekend’

Post Date - [ 29.01.2016 ]

We recently sat down with Ben Mor to find out about working with some of the biggest pop stars on the planet and how he executed his stunning vision to make the surreal real.

‘Hymn For The Weekend’ is the Coldplay, Beyoncé music video that dreams are made of

Post Date - [ 29.01.2016 ]

Ben Mor’s creativity knows no bounds. Consider this video a love letter to India and to the beautiful people of Mumbai, Delhi and Worli Village.

Rest in Peace, David Bowie

Post Date - [ 11.01.2016 ]

We’re forever grateful for his music, and very appreciative to have been able to collaborate with him in our lifetime.

LunchMoney Lewis finds out Baddie Winkle Ain’t Too Cool To Dance

Post Date - [ 11.12.2015 ]

The senior citizen benefits are all ours in Aya Tanimura’s latest video for LunchMoney Lewis.

Ryan Pallotta and Shawn Mendes Know What You Did Last Summer

Post Date - [ 20.11.2015 ]

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s emotional duet has been given the Ryan Pallotta treatment!

Sean Evans directs a landmark live performance of Schoenberg’s “Erwartung” in Times Square

Post Date - [ 13.11.2015 ]

The first ever live opera shown in Times Square was produced by Black Dog and directed by the exceptionally talented, Sean Evans.

Ridley Scott to be Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Post Date - [ 05.11.2015 ]

Congratulations to our founder, a well-deserved star indeed.

Declan Whitebloom directs intimate video for Jess Glynne’s “Take Me Home”

Post Date - [ 05.11.2015 ]

A powerful and intimate representation of the single from her debut album I Cry When I Laugh.

Watch Gwen Stefani’s emotional performance in “Used To Love You”

Post Date - [ 26.10.2015 ]

Get ready to feel feelings! Sophie Muller directs the pop icon in this emotive new video.

DED! from director Carlos Lopez Estrada has opened in Los Angeles

Post Date - [ 12.10.2015 ]

It’s an original multimedia play inspired by the Mexican tradition of Día De Los Muertos.

Best Music Videos of September

Post Date - [ 06.10.2015 ]

Watch and enjoy.

Catching up with Clément Oberto

Post Date - [ 10.09.2015 ]

We caught up with the talented director to talk about what’s good, what’s new, and what he’s missing most since moving from Paris to Los Angeles.

Declan Whitebloom Collaborates with Banksy on Dismaland

Post Date - [ 20.08.2015 ]

It’s being billed as “a chaotic new world where you can escape from mindless escapism,” and it’s now open.

Robin Thicke and Nicki Minaj are ‘Back Together’ in New Music Video From Ben Mor

Post Date - [ 13.08.2015 ]

Step back in time and take a dip in a crystal clear pool with Robin Thicke, in the latest music video from Ben Mor.

Ryan Pallotta and David Dobkin Earn 2015 MTV VMA Nominations

Post Date - [ 21.07.2015 ]

We’re very proud to announce that Black Dog are amongst the list of this year’s nominees!

Beyonce and Jay-Z’s “On The Run” Special Earns Emmy Award Nomination

Post Date - [ 17.07.2015 ]

Congratulations to Beyonce and Jay-Z, Jonas Åkerlund, and the entire team behind On The Run.

Jonas Akerlund x Madonna ft. Nicki Minaj with “Bitch I’m Madonna”

Post Date - [ 18.06.2015 ]

Madge’s newest clip for her latest single “Bitch I’m Madonna,” from her Rebel Heart album had debuted online and it’s wild!

Christian Larson x Icona Pop with “Emergency”

Post Date - [ 17.06.2015 ]

The Swedish pop duo’s latest video, directed by fellow Stockholm-native Christian Larson, sees the pair getting super freaky for their triumphant new track.

Christian Larson Directs Cartier’s Glamorous “Paris Nouvelle Vague”

Post Date - [ 10.06.2015 ]

Swedish director Christian Larson depicts nightlife, color, style and beauty in this director’s cut for Cartier’s “Paris Nouvelle Vague” celebration.

Aya Tanimura x Rozzi Crane ft. Pusha T with “Psycho”

Post Date - [ 04.06.2015 ]

Crocodiles and owls and foxes, oh my!

Ryan Pallotta Nominated at the Much Music Video Awards

Post Date - [ 28.05.2015 ]

Black Dog’s very own Ryan Pallotta is nominated by way of Nick Jonas who is up for Best International Artist at the 2015 MMVAs.

Casper Balslev Earns More Music Award Nominations

Post Date - [ 18.05.2015 ]

His Josef Salvat video has picked up two nominations at the Berlin Music Video Awards and he’s a Video of the Year nominee at the Nordic Music Video Awards!

Black Dog x Billboard Music Awards

Post Date - [ 18.05.2015 ]

Congratulations to our friends Taylor Swift and Sam Smith who cleaned up at the 2015 Awards.

Declan Whitebloom x Leona Lewis with “Fire Under My Feet”

Post Date - [ 12.05.2015 ]

Leona Lewis is back with an anthemic new single and an inspiring video directed by Declan Whitebloom!

TINASHE in GIFs

Post Date - [ 10.04.2015 ]

All Hands On Deck… here are 11 Tinashe GIFs you never knew you couldn’t live without!

MADONNA x JONAS AKERLUND with “Ghosttown”

Post Date - [ 10.04.2015 ]

Madonna and Empire star Terrence Howard wake to a desolate, post-apocalyptic world in the Material Girl’s latest video directed by none other than Jonas Akerlund!

BEN MOR x TINASHE with “All Hands On Deck”

Post Date - [ 06.04.2015 ]

Ben Mor has teamed up with singer-songwriter and all-round talent Tinashe to create the excellent new video for her latest single.

#TBT to TIM NACKASHI and DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE’s One-Take Wonder

Post Date - [ 02.04.2015 ]

With Death Cab For Cutie’s brand new album out this week there’s no better reason to throw back to that time Black Dog director Tim Nackashi created the first ever live-broadcasted music video for the alt-rockers!

Ben Dickinson Wins Feature Film Award at SXSW

Post Date - [ 25.03.2015 ]

Ben Dickinson has been awarded Special Jury Recognition for Visual Excellence in the Narrative Feature Competition at SXSW for his feature Creative Control.

ANTONY CROOK x REEBOK with This Is The Start Of Something

Post Date - [ 19.03.2015 ]

This Is The Start Of Something is an impressive filmic collaboration between Reebok Classic, The Rig Out and RSA Films.

DAVID DOBKIN Interview

Post Date - [ 18.03.2015 ]

David Dobkin’s directorial work spans everything from big brand commercials, to feature films like Wedding Crashers, The Judge, and Clay Pigeons.

Mat Kirkby and James Lucas Reflect On What It’s Like To Win An Oscar

Post Date - [ 16.03.2015 ]

Hint: It’s euphoric.

CHRISTIAN LARSON x AXWELL INGROSSO Interview

Post Date - [ 13.03.2015 ]

Black Dog’s own Christian Larson wrote, directed and edited Axwell Ingrosso’s latest videos so we gave him a call to uncover the inspiration, hear what it was like working with a fight choreographer and how he managed to blow up a Volvo.

CHRISTIAN LARSON Takes AXWELL INGROSSO to a Fight Club in Bucharest

Post Date - [ 12.03.2015 ]

Former Swedish House Mafia members Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell Hedfors are back to get you up and dancing!

Catching up with Casper Balslev

Post Date - [ 06.03.2015 ]

The Danish director and photographer has an incredible eye, so today we’re making a point to catch up on some of his recent work.

RYAN PALLOTTA x TORI KELLY with “Nobody Love”

Post Date - [ 27.02.2015 ]

Having officially introduced you to Ryan Pallotta yesterday, we couldn’t be happier to be able to show off his latest directorial work already!

Meet Director Ryan Pallotta

Post Date - [ 25.02.2015 ]

We are so thrilled to officially introduce you to the amazing Ryan Pallotta, the latest addition to the Black Dog roster.

Mat Kirkby’s “The Phone Call” Wins Oscar

Post Date - [ 23.02.2015 ]

The Phone Call was honored at the 87th annual Academy Awards winning Best Live Action Short. The incredibly moving film, by James Lucas and RSA director Mat Kirkby and starring Jim Broadbent and Sally Hawkins, tells…

#TBT: Before “Selma” There Was “The Door” An Ava Duvernay Short Film For Miu Miu

Post Date - [ 19.02.2015 ]

The Oscars are here this weekend, and to honor RSA director Ava DuVernay’s Best Picture nomination for her unforgettable film Selma, we’ve dug through our archives to showcase some of her earlier work produced by yours…

Meet Director Clément Oberto!

Post Date - [ 18.02.2015 ]

We are delighted to welcome director Clément Oberto to the Black Dog family! Clément is a seasoned director of fashion films, narrative, music videos and commercials (some of which you can see beautifully displayed here).

CHRISTIAN LARSON Teases Some Serious AXWELL INGROSSO

Post Date - [ 17.02.2015 ]

If you saw Christian Larson’s “Leave The World Behind” and couldn’t get enough (and of course, we all did), we’ve got a gift for you.

Meet Director Aya Tanimura!

Post Date - [ 17.02.2015 ]

We’re thrilled to announce Aya Tanimura as the newest member of the Black Dog family!

ECHOSMITH And DECLAN WHITEBLOOM Will Make Your Day Shine Bright

Post Date - [ 17.02.2015 ]

Set your hearts to flutter, because lovable indie poppers Echosmith have just released their latest music video. For ‘Bright’ talented siblings Graham, Sydney, Noah, and Jamie Sierota jam inside a very chic East LA warehouse before…

Shooting a Chinese Superstar in Eastern Europe with TIM NACKASHI

Post Date - [ 12.02.2015 ]

The end of 2014 was a whirlwind for us at Black Dog, as director Tim Nackashi knows. After all, we traveled halfway across the world to shoot a Chinese superstar in a country where neither of us knew the language all that well.

Your Essential Black Dog Grammy Recap

Post Date - [ 09.02.2015 ]

Between Beyonce’s snub, Pharrell’s new hat, Iggy’s hair, Kristen Wiig’s ‘Chandelier’ performance for Sia, and Madonna’s derrière, the 57th Annual Grammy Awards sure were a meme-orable one. Huge congratulations to recent Black Dog collaborators Beyonce and…

RYAN HOPE Slays It In One Take For SAM SMITH

Post Date - [ 05.02.2015 ]

Sam Smith’s newest video is a luxe and moody affair thanks to the stunning work of director Ryan Hope. This clip moves through a single, emotive shot as the singer’s tune ‘Lay Me Down’ off his…

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