Absolut “One Source” wins at Cannes Lions

At this years Cannes Lions, Sunu Gonera’s Absolut One Source took home a Gold, two Silvers, and a Bronze. Gonera is only the sixth South African director ever to win Gold at the festival The campaign stars Khuli Chana, Sarkodie, Victoria Kimani and other African musicians. Congratulations!

Sunu Gonera LINK

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

See the trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service. The Golden Circle is slated for theaters this coming September.

Matthew Vaughn

Around the World with Paul Middleditch

Paul Middleditch dishes on 5 favorite life-changing destinations, near and far. Find out where made the list on Traveller.com.au. For his latest spot with Air New Zealand, he ventured to Buenos Aires with Dave the Goose.

Paul Middleditch LINK

aWLp welcomes Asif Kapadia

British-born Kapadia won an Oscar for Best Documentary Film, Amy, in 2015. Additional awards include a BAFTA and Best Documentary for Senna, a film about Brazilian motor-racing champion, Ayrton Senna. Check out his epic campaign film for Burberry – a moving origin story of the iconic fashion house shot in the style of a feature film trailer staring Domhnall Gleeson, Sienna Miller, Dominic West, and Lily James.

Asif Kapadia

Blue Ain’t Your Color

Keith Urban’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color” won both Music Video of the Year and Male Music Video of the Year at this year’s CMT Awards. Directed by Carter Smith and starring supermodel Amber Valetta, the video is a pared back, black & white ode to heartbreak and healing.

Carter Smith LINK

Filmmaker, video artist, and past aWLp collaborator, Charles Atlas’ The Illusion of Democracy will be displayed at MoMA from June 2nd through July 30th. The trilogy is part of the museum’s Inbox series: using choreographed numbers to evoke our digitized society and commenting on technology’s influence on art and life. Also on display is Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends. Atlas collaborated on its lighting, sound and moving image design.


Read New York Times’ breakdown of Hedwig and the Angry Inch’s national tour with the best punch lines from each city. John Cameron Mitchell’s Obie Award-winning cult favorite continues to champion for gay rights and individualistic artistry while satirizing the widespread rise of gentrification. Now at the Boch Center’s Shubert Theatre in Boston through June 11.

John Cameron Mitchell LINK

How to Talk to Girls at Parties

Take a first peek at “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” directed by John Cameron Mitchell and starring Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, and Alex Sharp. An Official Selection at Cannes Festival, the otherworldly comedy is inspired by Neil Gaiman’s short story “Some Girls are Out of this World.” An unusual coming-of-age tale, it’s 70s punk rock meets outer space.

John Cameron Mitchell

Lacey + Katy Perry = Easy Breezy Beautiful

A total tease indeed. Take a peek at Director Lacey’s new spot for CoverGirl – featuring Katy Perry, big hair, and even bigger lashes.


Okja at Cannes Film Festival

Darius Khondji lenses Boon Joon-Ho’s latest film Okja, which is premiering in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, starring Seo-Hyung Ahn, Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Darius Khondji