News

A selected assortment of recent happenings.

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…

Ben Mor’s Os Gemeos (The Twins) Premieres!

Post Date - [ 03.02.2015 ]

Ben Mor’s experimental short film Os Gemeos (The Twins) premiered last week at Flux. It’s an incredible journey with two of the best street artists in the world, Brazilian twins who have changed the landscape of street art in Sao Paulo and beyond.

Black Dog x COACHELLA 2015

Post Date - [ 07.01.2015 ]

In case you haven’t heard, the Coachella lineup is out, people! And our friends and collaborators are all over it.

New Years Resolution Inspiration Courtesy of Declan Whitebloom and Taylor Swift

Post Date - [ 18.12.2014 ]

It’s a #TBT so we’re taking this one out of the vault in honor of the upcoming New Year.

Black Dog x The Grammys

Post Date - [ 09.12.2014 ]

Grammy nominations were announced on Friday and we are beyond excited about the number of Black Dog collaborators included among the nominees.

Hello Again DAVID DOBKIN

Post Date - [ 24.11.2014 ]

It’s always nice to work with old friends again, which is why we couldn’t be happier to roll up our sleeves and get to work with the one and only David Dobkin.

Welcome Executive Producer Melinda Kelly!

Post Date - [ 18.11.2014 ]

We are excited to welcome Executive Producer Melinda Kelly to Black Dog Films. Melinda’s expansive experience in the industry on record, creative and production sides will no doubt be an asset to our incredible roster of directors and exciting upcoming videos.

ANTONY CROOK Ventures To Japan For Mr Porter

Post Date - [ 11.11.2014 ]

Black Shadow is the subject of Mr Porter’s latest branded film courtesy of our own Antony Crook. In case you haven’t heard of Black Shadow we’ll bring you up to speed on them and Zim, the lead in our film, “A Saturday With Zim From Black Shadow.”

Join the TRIBE of Theophilus London and TIM NACKASHI

Post Date - [ 07.11.2014 ]

You’ve got to hand it to him – Theophilus London’s got style. You can see that style on full display in his new video, “Tribe,” directed by the always-flawless Tim Nackashi, which premiered in The New York Times yesterday.

SARAH CHATFIELD Has Us Smiling For Mikky Ekko

Post Date - [ 06.10.2014 ]

Sarah Chatfield takes us on an emotional, cinematic journey with Mikky Ekko on the just-released video for “Smile,” the latest single off his upcoming album (to be released later this month).

All About Hilary Duff and DECLAN WHITEBLOOM

Post Date - [ 25.09.2014 ]

Declan Whitebloom does it again with our girl Hilary Duff for her new single, “All About You.”

One Take Music Videos – Yeah, We Got This

Post Date - [ 12.09.2014 ]

Music.Mic released their list of 11 one-take music videos that show just how incredible music videos can be and of course, our directors made an impressive showing (we’re looking at you Tim Nackashi and Declan Whitebloom).

We Love You BETTY WHO (And ADAM POWELL, Too!)

Post Date - [ 04.09.2014 ]

Let us introduce you to our new favorite Australian pop diva, Betty Who. Or wait, let us let Adam Powell introduce you to her, in his latest music video “Somebody Loves You.”

Sam Jones And A Camera. What More Do You Need?

Post Date - [ 21.08.2014 ]

In honor of Emmy season – the show is this coming Monday, not Sunday (because of the VMAs – more on that later) – we’re taking a beat to revisit some of our favorites of the remarkable Sam Jones.

Our Summer in GIFs

Post Date - [ 14.08.2014 ]

It’s been a crazy, wonderful, busy, and perfect summer for us over here at Black Dog, and we thought that there’s no better way of recapping it then with a GIF guide.

MICHAEL MULLER x Shark Week: We’re Shaking In Our Flippers

Post Date - [ 13.08.2014 ]

Nobody does Shark Week like Michael Muller. We know it and so does the Discovery Channel, as they’ve given Michael free reign over their Instagram account for the week.

Yeah Of Course, BEYONCE Is A Video Vanguard!

Post Date - [ 12.08.2014 ]

MTV just announced that Beyonce will be receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the upcoming VMAs (later this month). To that we say: uh yeah duh, have you seen her videos? We should know, our fabulous directors are behind several of them.

Give Us Some Of That Agent Provocateur by CHRISTIAN LARSON!

Post Date - [ 06.08.2014 ]

Christian Larson is dishing out the sexy for Agent Provocateur. Their Fall/Winter 2014 print campaign is out now! The whole thing was shot by our own Christian, and it’s just enough naughty to get you through your Tuesday.

Your Summer Anthem: Hilary Duff’s “Chasing The Sun” directed by DECLAN WHITEBLOOM

Post Date - [ 30.07.2014 ]

If, like us, you’ve been waiting with baited breath for Hilary Duff’s comeback, you’re in luck because it’s here and it’s directed by our own Declan Whitebloom.

Let’s All Be Seduced By BANKS and Barnaby Roper

Post Date - [ 29.07.2014 ]

Barnaby Roper and BANKS are back and better than ever. You’ll remember the debut of the video for “BRAIN” and how gorgeous the imagery was, dark and effervescent?

CYRCLE Lands in Eastern Europe

Post Date - [ 24.07.2014 ]

CYRCLE murals have been popping up all over Eastern Europe as part of their continuing “OVERTHRONE!” series.

BLACK DOG FILMS x MTV VMAs

Post Date - [ 18.07.2014 ]

VMA nominations came out today, and it wouldn’t be another year without some Black Dog recognition.

CHRISTIAN LARSON Shoots BAILLIE WALSH for Cope Quarterly

Post Date - [ 11.07.2014 ]

We love when our directors love our directors. Not just themselves, but the other incredible creatives we get to work with. Let’s just all love each other.

We’re Having All The Fun With The Presets, BARNABY ROPER, And Google Play

Post Date - [ 03.07.2014 ]

Barnaby Roper is kicking it up a notch or five in his latest music video/interactive experience with The Presets and Google Play. “No Fun” is the world’s first six-sized interactive music video, a completely new experiment in storytelling from Google Play.

CYRCLE Takes OVERTHRONE! To Germany

Post Date - [ 01.07.2014 ]

Gutentag to you all. CYRCLE hits Munich in a big way, transforming one of the city’s housing projects with the latest in their Overthrone! series alongside Positive Propaganda.

We’re Behind A Quarter Of The Most Controversial Music Videos Of All Time

Post Date - [ 26.06.2014 ]

In a recent list of the most controversial music videos of all time, we’re stoked to say that our directors are behind a quarter of them.

CYRCLE takes OVERTHRONE to Sweden

Post Date - [ 04.06.2014 ]

Sometimes when we are hanging around the office, we like to play a little game called “where in the world are the CYRCLE boys at?” We just got word from Davey and Ra Bi that they are painting the town red (literally) for Artscape Festival 2014 in Malmo, Sweden

Adam Powell’s Day Out in Brighton for Example’s “One More Day (Stay With Me)”

Post Date - [ 27.05.2014 ]

If only we could spend every day playing hooky through the streets of Brighton, playing games and riding bumper cars on the pier, shotgunning beers, eating fish and chips at local diners where we run into Elliot (Example) and then dancing our asses off at his show with backstage tickets that night.

TBT: Taking It Back To 2009 With JAKE SCOTT And Lily Allen

Post Date - [ 22.05.2014 ]

Lily Allen is back! We can’t wait for her upcoming tour, so we thought it was the perfect opportunity to revisit Lily five years ago, when our own founder Jake Scott directed the video for “22.”

BEN MOR! JLO! PIT BULL! Brazil! The World Cup! What More Could You Want?

Post Date - [ 19.05.2014 ]

We are so excited to share with you the latest and greatest from Ben Mor, which took us to Brazil to celebrate the World Cup with Ben Mor, JLO, Pitbull, and Brazilian pop singer Claudia Leitte.

BROOKE CANDY’S New EP Is Out (GO BUY!)!!

Post Date - [ 08.05.2014 ]

It’s hard to forget our latest music video for Brooke Candy, but we’ll remind you about it anyway. Well now, the viral diva’s EP is out for you to go buy with five new tracks: Opulence (see our video), Pop Rock, Bed Squeak, Feel Yourself, and Godzillionaire.

BROOKE CANDY Goes OPULENT for Steven Klein

Post Date - [ 29.04.2014 ]

The wait is over. We’ve been teasing you with short trailers for a few weeks now, but Steven Klein’s “OPULENCE” for Brooke Candy is finally here, and we can promise you that it was well worth the wait.

Coachella is Over. Now What?

Post Date - [ 25.04.2014 ]

So Coachella is over. We’d be mourning it if we weren’t still recovering from it and reliving it through YouTube videos and SoundCloud clips. The problem is we’ve spent all of this time looking forward to Coachella, and now it’s finally happened. So onto the next one yes?

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