2009 Saatchi & Saatchi New Director’s Showcase

//  06.25.09

2009 Saatchi & Saatchi New Director's Showcase

I always look forward to attending the Saatchi & Saatchi New Director’s Showcase in Cannes. They always line up a great collection of amazing work.
Today’s showcase featured 23 works from directors from all over the world. I had seen many of the spots before – like Dvein’s Offf opening sequence, James Frost’s House of Cards for Radiohead, Nick Hooker’s Grace Jone’s video (so creepy), Aaron Duffy’s knitted short, Eran Creevy’s SonnyJ video and Christopher Hutsul’s Airforce One. I had never seen the amazing short by Roman Kaelin & Florian Wittmann – and you won’t be able to see it as it’s not allowed to be posted online at this time (WTF?). I also really enjoyed the fluidity of this spot by Oren Lavie/Yuval & Merav Nathan and this piece by Keith Loutit who, I’m told, creates works for architectural models (neat). Check out the showcase’s YouTube Channel for more. On a side note, I was able to gage how less busy Cannes is this year by attendance at this screening. Normally you have to arrive at least a half hour early and wait in a big queue to get into this screening. That was not the case today. I arrived 15 minutes early to no line and there were empty seats. Thought I’d mention.