Co-Founder and Director
Co-Founder and Director
We had some fun in 2012 with our commercial videos. Enjoy the showreel.
We were asked to make a viral for a revolutionary online shopping app called Paddle. The aim: to show just how fast, secure, traceless, and easy to use the application could be…
Bobby Tank is one of 2013′s most exciting new acts. Our video for his blinding track “Afterburn” has received acclaim from music and style bibles such as The Fader and Vice, whilst also being featured and used as a case study on Radar. The basis of this video was to create “F*ck Yeah moments from Scfi Fi scenes that don’t exist” however we would rather not write anything else about this project. We want you to click play and let the images speak for themselves.
Superplex were asked to create a short mash-up of a headlining event from 2012 for Channel 4’s televised programme 2012: Mashed. We asked ‘What did Felix Baumgardtner witness as he re-entered the earth’s atmosphere at supersonic speeds? Red Bull granted us permission to use footage of the descent for our idea. The result is a psychedelic rotoscoped cosmic rendering of what might have be on Felix’s mind in his incredible stunt – set to an instrumental Bobby Tank’s recently released ‘Glass Moon’.
Using the ‘time-slice’ photography technique made famous in Philips’ ‘Carousel’ advert, we made a commercial video for lawfirm Sternberg Reed. We were asked to show prospective customers the lawfirm’s different areas of specialization in the memorable and original way. The whole film was shot in one take and had to be immaculately choreographed so all the actors and actresses were frozen on their marks as the steadicam moved past. It made us appreciate the opening shot to Boogie Nights all the more…
Coming soon: A sumptuous black and white collage of images for the DJ/Vocalist duo Na*Va’s debut track – Cigarettes and Alcohol…
Documentary filmmaker Adam Baroukh goes to Jerusalem and stays with a friend in the ultra-orthodox Jewish neighbourhood of Mea Sharim. He explores the streets of this private and observant world, meeting a host of unusual characters.
We enter a community of religious expats living out in Jerusalem, most of whom have not been born religious but rather, come to religion over the course of their lives. Meet Haim from Missouri: his grandfather is a preacher at his family’s local church – at the age of fourteen, he decided to convert to Judaism and was kicked out of the house by his parents. Gil Locks – ‘The Central Park Guru’ sat in silence half-naked on a Central Park bench for three years, gathering a huge following of devotees in 70’s New York. Now he’s living out his later years in the Old City of Jerusalem.
This film is a glimpse at a world at once spiritually free and at the same time intensely bound to tradition.
A documentary that was shown at the NEW YORK SHORTS Film Festival centred around Parkour Legend Johnny “Sticky ” Budden. Sticky ran 1000 miles from John’s O Groats, Scotland to Paris, France to raise money and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease. We captured the highs, the lows and the unbelievable stunts along this epic journey.
Inspired by visual artist Marco Brambilla’s ‘Flashback’ videos, we stacked up the screens to create a mosaic of images functioning as a visual representation of the elements that make each track. Each window, or row of windows represents a certain instrumental layer being heard in the song drawing the viewer’s mind to the attention to production and the function of each element. For the post production, we collaborated with video artist James Alec Hardy who brought a mixture of technological virtuosity and swirling feedback trails to the video.
‘Swinging Addis’ – a film about the rise and fall and redemption of a group of spectacular Ethiopian Jazz musicians who in the swinging 60′s ignited an explosive cultural revolution in Addis Ababa. Their music was sublime but this golden era was brought to an end by the military regime that took over the country and forced the musicians into exile and jail. Now, after many years, they are back
on a world stage, making up for lost time and still swinging. Swinging Addis is the Ethiopian ‘Buena Vista Social Club’…but with a dose of sex, tedj and rock and roll.
The project is to be directed by veteran filmmaker Henrique Goldman and co-produced by Superplex Pictures and Mango Films. We are working with Francis Falceto, producer of the Ethiopiques series as a consultant, as well as Ethiopian stars Mulatu Astatke, Alemayahu Eshete, Mahmoud Ahmed, Getatchew Mekurya, Tsegue Maryam Guebro, The Ethiopian Television Archives, Ethiopian Film Initiative, Gem TV, The Yared Music School Addis and top cinematographer Luca Bigazzi. We are in the advanced stages of development and are currently seeking finance for the film. Please get in touch for more details.
Superplex were asked to create two short fashion films for the luxury clothing brand Prodiga featuring ‘Made In Chelsea’s Millie Mackintosh. Shot in location at the grand and rustic Pagola building on Hampstead Heath.
We were asked to create a web sting that showcased the Carrera London taxi advertising for their 2012 summer campaign. This short piece also shows what a city London can be on the rare occasion that the sun is out when it should be!
Epic artist, epic track…..zero budget. Superplex likes a challenge, so we came up with a concept that could be made for little, very little but be befitting of the incredible artistry that went into this beautiful track. We shoved a 5d onto the chest of our DoP/protagonist and explored themes of loss and memory by experimenting with a glitchy day to night, past/future technique.
Lenovo needed a video that showed all of the marketing campaigns that had taken place in the previous year. In the style of David Letterman’s ‘Top Ten’s we ran through the most successful and influential marketing strategies the PC giants had put out in Western Europe. The video was voted No.1 Campaign video throughout all global divisions.
The Freelance Hellraiser is one of the founding fathers of the UK Bootleg scene. This is the official video for his ridiculously arousing track “Break The Silence”. This was to be the first music video that we released and so we felt it essential to arrive with a bang. We went for funny, sexy and most of all; arousing.
A series of studio-style recordings of the London-based singer/songwriter Lemma Redda. All songs are his original material, except of course for Jimi Hendrix’s ‘All Along The Watchtower’…
This visual poem was directed by Eddie Sternberg and Danny Wood for the Manchester-based band Patterns. Themes of dream imagery and fantasy that run through a number of the directors’ promos find themselves realized in this graceful and delicate story about a little girl’s dream…..or is it a memory? Decide for yourself
A short clip of the traditional Ethiopian music legend Alemayehu Fanta playing the washint, krar and masinko. Recorded in the St Yared Music School in Addis Ababa as part of the research for Swinging Addis.
O2 wanted a trilogy of videos that showed the world all the incredible events and amenities inside the O2 Arena London as well as the O2 Academies. The films also showcased the fabulous O2 Angels.
Crocs undertook a massive taxi campaign for their pop-up shop in Spitalfields Market in Shoreditch. They wanted something uplifting and dynamic to showcase the event, so we got our Go-Pros out and went tearing through the streets of London…
The cloud-migration specialists wanted a series of videos to show prospective clients exactly what they did. An important part of this job was to communicate their wealth of technical knowledge into a more digestible visual format. We combined interviews with a simple time-lapse drawing-animation to bring the details to life. This video is just one of the series that we did.
Superplex were asked to capture the build up to the new Tommy Hilfiger Store opening in Knightsbridge by spending the day with their specially designed “Tommy Taxi’s”. Co-odinated 9 Taxi’s throughout the busy London streets was tough, but well worth it.
JT lets Jackman use his super-swish computer to crack a 512-bit encryption code, but forgets to log out..