Louis Sutherland

Louis Sutherland

 

Louis Sutherland

 
 
 
 

Bio

Louis Sutherland is a New Zealand-based director who has been designated Sweetshop's "relationship guru” for his ability to strip away pretense and create authentic and raw performances. Louis casts extensively and immerses his characters in entire worlds, something he's experienced personally as a graduate of New Zealand's famed Drama School, Toi Whakaari. In addition to his extensive commercial work for brands such as Ikea, HSBC, and McDonald's, Louis has racked up awards at festivals in Cannes, Berlin and at Sundance for his films 'Shopping', 'Run', and 'The Six Dollar Fifty Man' (which he co-directed with long-time friend Mark Albiston). Louis’ body of work is full of heart and humanity, filmed naturally, but cinematically in a way that genuinely connects with the audience and has a lasting emotional resonance.

Campbell Hooper

Campbell Hooper

 

Campbell Hooper

 
 
 
 

Bio

A fine arts graduate, Cam started out designing cover artwork for bands, naturally progressing into directing music videos and fashion films. Working across commercials, music and film, his recent clients include Tiger Beer, Peugeot, Lexus, Air New Zealand, Vodafone and music artists, including Coldplay, Flying Lotus and The Naked and Famous. In 2013, Cam was selected to direct 'Echoes' for the Lexus Short Film series, premiering at the Cannes Film Festival. His previous film '43000 Feet', premiered at Tribecca Film Festival.

Mark Albiston

Mark Albiston

 

Mark Albiston

 
 
 
 

Bio

Mark is a commercial, feature film, TV and documentary director. After studying Fine Art, Mark embarked on a career that has seen him create award-winning work across multiple formats and receive plaudits all over the world.

In 2007, Mark partnered with childhood friend Louis Sutherland to create award winning short films Run and The Six Dollar Fifty Man. The duo then co-directed their award-winning debut feature Shopping. Mark has continued to work independently as a commercials director, helming films for brands including, Lipton, Lotto, Lloyds Bank, Marks & Spencer, McDonalds, Nestle, Sky, Surf and Whiskas. He is currently in development on his first solo-directed feature film.

Tore Frandsen

Tore Frandsen

 

Tore Frandsen

 
 
 
 

Bio

Tore has been internationally acclaimed for his ability to straddle multiple styles and genres. Starting out, he wrote, pitched, shot and directed all his own content at the production company he started (Fandango Film) – and his effort have paid off in awards bestowed at Cannes, Clios New York, EuroBest, LIAs, Creative Circle and Epica.

His trademark cinematic style has turned heads internationally and has led to creative partnerships with some of the world’s biggest brands, including Olympus, Nokia, Shell, Lego and Coca-Cola.