We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve won 8 awards at this year's CICLOPE festival🏆✨
Our campaign for The New York Times picked up 2 awards - Gravity took home silver for Editing while Sneakers won bronze for Sound Design. Big shoutout to the amazing Droga5 team, our talented Director Mackenzie Sheppard and the rest of our team! 🙌
Highlife by Leve Kühl won bronze for both New Talent and Low Budget - co-produced with Upperfast.
Of Woods and Seas by Andrew De Zen, produced by NAKAMA won gold for Cinematography, silver for Colour Grading and bronze for Production Design.
Best Seller by Maged Nassar won silver for CGI - produced by Good People
In the heart of a bustling nightclub, a love story unfolds. We experience the highs and lows of a relationship before the harsh reality brings us back. This powerful film directed by Leve Kühl promotes the importance of drug-checking and safer usage.
We co-produced the film with Upperfast and worked with a very talented cast and team, shooting across Berlin. We are so proud to be part of this project and to have worked with Director, Leve Kühl, for whom the story was close to home, and EP, Jacob Lucas-Buckhardt.
We are thrilled to announce that the tremendously talented writer / director, Alena Shevchenko, has just signed on to our US roster.
Alena balances her time between commercials, films and music videos. She likes telling stories through a female perspective, with a focus on relationships, sexuality and comedy.
Her work often marries her three biggest passions: character-driven storytelling, fashion and dance. As a cherry on top, she enjoys adding a twist of irony to her narratives.
Alena’s fashion films and shorts have been selected for and won awards at major international festivals including YDA, The Palm Springs International ShortFest, Aesthetica Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival and Berlin Commercial.Her work has been published by Nowness, Booom TV and Director’s notes, and she has had the pleasure of working with many wonderful clients including Bumble, Womanizer, Nike, Adidas, L’oreal, Samsung, LG, Schwarzkopf, Honor.
We're thrilled to introduce a deep dive into our Hyundai X FIFA Women's World Cup film. Director Nicole Ackermann speaks about how she filmed this captivating journey and what excited her about the initial script.Watch the film to discover more about the choice of cast, the edit, and some behind-the-scenes footage.
Who actually drives a Mercedes-Benz in the city? This is what Director Elias Ben Dahhou asked himself when coming up with the idea for his film “Sun, Moon and Stars”.
Based around the main character played by actor and rapper Yonii (Yasin El Harrouk), we follow him in the city where he brings his energy, joie de vivre and melancholy amongst a subculture which is usually burdened with negative connotations.
This is not your usual Mercedes-Benz customer you see in advertising.Elias directed this film in his second year of studies at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg for which it won Gold at the ADC Talent Awards 2023 in the Film Craft Category.
Celebrating Our Cannes Lions Nominations!
We’re thrilled to announce that our team has been nominated for not just one, but seven prestigious Cannes Lions awards for our outstanding work for The New York Times Campaign directed by Mackenzie Sheppard. This recognition is a testament to the incredible talent, dedication, and creativity of everyone involved in this project. It's truly an honour to be among the best in the industry!
Not only this but our directors Maged Nassar and Mackenzie Sheppard have also been shortlisted.
Anghami Sole Music - 5 shortlists - directed by Maged Nassar and produced by Good People.
Nike Woo! Go! - 2 shortlists - directed by Mackenzie Sheppard and produced by AOI Pro.
Jeremi Durand is an award winning film director & photographer, specialising in image culture, narratives and conceptual thinking.
Born in St. Etienne - home to one of the greatest camera manufacturers in France, then having spent twenty years of his life in London, Durand has developed a varied practise that combines artistic, technical and cultural ambitions. Be it portrait photography, fashion or product, Jeremi likes to tell a story within one image through creating intimate metaphors.
Winner of the Creativepool Bronze Award in Photography, some of his selected clients include On Running & Roger Federer, Nike, Lacoste, Levi’s, Hugo Boss, Asus, Land Rover & Amnesty International.
Presenting Veda Zephyr is a talented new film director hailing from Antwerp, based in Berlin, known for her strong visual style. Her work is characterized by the careful use of light & shadows, her subjects often appear to be floating in blackness, evoking an air of mystery and intrigue that captivates viewers.”Veda brings a fresh perspective to her craft and we look forward to seeing what’s next!
We’re back with exciting news! Today we’re happy to introduce our new Director’s Rep Lola Bracegirdle-Black. For the past three years Lola had the position as Director’s Rep at UNIT9 FILMS London, where she looked after their Director’s roster. Lola is from the UK, grew up in the south of France and since then has lived in Buenos Aires and London.
Prepare yourself for an outer-worldly experience from director Mackenzie Sheppard, with his typical, eccentric flair: ‘The Awakening’ — the launch film of Hyundai’s latest EV line, follows an astronaut who discovers a new world — the new IONIQ 6! Take a look behind the scenes:
We interviewed our director Maged Nassar on making his mesmerising animation film for the Sharjah Book Authority. Produced by Good People Films, it’s Nassar’s latest collaboration with the animation wizards at ZANAD.
Happy Holidays! What a wild year it’s been for Bonaparte! Thank you all for your continued support from our clients and partners, friends and family.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Here’s to an even wilder 2023 ;)