• The first Shiny Awards off to a winning start

    The new awards show for unsigned and recently signed directors kicked off to an enthusiastic full house of nearly 200 music video and advertising people at The Mill last night.


    Unsigned shortlisted directors from across the UK & Europe networked with London’s leading reps, agencies, production companies & label commissioners, after a screening of the 10 best entries to the first Shinies.


    The first Shiny Awards attracted just off 300 entries from unsigned and recently signed directors worldwide.

    Over 100 judges throughout the music video and advertising industries gave 1,500 instances of feedback to largely appreciative new directors.

    30 shortlist jurors from leading positions across the industry debated the 40 videos which scored highly enough to reach the shortlist.


    Caroline Bottomley, organiser said: “The winning video for the unsigned category has only had 5k youtube views, so I’m particularly pleased we turned that up. Everybody commented on the great quality of the shortlist, I think everyone who came was very happy’.



    Best unsigned director:

    Curtis Essel for Tariq Disu ‘Livestream’


    Commissioned by the artist

    Best diversity director - tie for first place:

    Fanny Hoetzeneder for ‘Turtle: Bloodtype’

    Production company Knucklehead


    Commissioned by Ali Raymond @Beatnik Creative


    Nadia Lee Cohen for Dram ft A$AP Rocky ‘Gilligan’

    Production company Academy/ A+


    Commissioned by Joseph Boyd @Atlantic Records

    Best recently signed director - tie for first place:

    Fergal Costello for ‘Brave Giant: The Time I Met The Devil’

    Production company Gas & Electric


    Commissioned by the band


    Isaiah Seret for ‘Alt-J: Pleader’

    Production company Biscuit Filmworks


    Commissioned by Andrew Law

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