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R O C H L I T Z & G O R M L E Y | The Runners

I’ve just come across this brilliant short film by directors Matan Rochlitz & Ivo Gormley, filmed in east London’s Victoria Park. A simple idea, executed in a beautiful and insightful way, and one which speaks volumes about humanity. Here’s how the directors describe it;

“Pounding the tarmac through the seasons, a band of runners are brazenly challenged with intimate questions as they pace their routes. Liberated from responsibilities, their guards drop dramatically, releasing funny and brutally frank confessions, and weaving a powerful narrative behind the anonymous masses.”

R A P H A | City Lines

Immersive and pulsating filmmaking once again from the mighty Rapha Cycling. This is how they see it;

“Modernity is defined by modes of communication. As we find faster and easier ways to share information, we are becoming over connected, bombarded with data by the second. But whilst touch-screens and bit rates take us further in, there’s one particular machine that can help us move away from the malaise of everyday city life.

The bicycle allows us to move around the built environment independently and efficiently, beyond deadlines, data and the glare of devices. You power it yourself at your own rate. And connect to the world with your own line.”

A L L S A I N T S | George The Poet

A beautiful film for fashion brand Allsaints here, with the ever-insightful UK wordsmith George The Poet. I feel like there’s a complete disconnect between George The Poet and the abstract film itself. They exist independently of one another, yet they work in perfect harmony. A lovely little piece.

S A M P I L L I N G | J. Cole – She Knows

Pulse Films director Sam Pilling has done a beautiful job for American hip-hop artist J.Cole’s track ‘She Knows’. The day in the life of a young skater kid, we follow the journey of his active day brushing with police, skating bowls and discovering a dark family secret.