Somesuch & Co. launches in London with Nick Gordon, Daniel Wolfe, and Caviar directors Schofield, Rozan and So Me
Friday, 1. October 2010 - 3:37 pm
Producer Sally Campbell, director Nick Gordon and video commissioner Tim Nash have launched a new production company, Somesuch & Co., representing several top name directors in London for commercials and music videos – including Daniel Wolfe, Keith Schofield, So Me, Jeremie Rozan, Ruben Fleischer –and Nick Gordon.
Campbell and Gordon have departed from their long-term positions at Academy Films while Nash is leaving his post as head of music videos at Atlantic Records in London and returning to production side (he was also previously at Academy) to start Somesuch.
The new company has immediately established reciprocal ties with Caviar Films, the Brussels and LA-based production company which has recently opened an office in Paris. As a result, Somesuch begins life with a roster of experienced and up-and-coming directors based in the UK, and representation of a number of well-established US and French directors familiar to British music video production.
Nick Gordon started his directing career in the Nineties making videos for the likes of Placebo, Massive Attack and many more. His extensive commercials credits include the recent Spots Vs Stripes TV ad for Cadbury.
Daniel Wolfe joins Somesuch from Partizan, having made a standout series of videos for Plan B in the past year – commissioned by Tim Nash – that have garnered multiple nominations at the upcoming UK Music Video Awards on October 12th. Wolfe is also nominated for best director at the awards.
Other British directors signed to Somesuch are Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, whose work includes a film for the Massive Attack Heligoland video project, and Maximilla Lukacs, director of the video for Karen Elson’s The Truth Is In the Dirt, and others.
Caviar’s roster includes Keith Schofield – also nominated at the MVAs for best director and his Charlotte Gainsbourg video Heaven Can Wait – Jeremie Rozan, who as half of Rozan & Schmeltz, directed Justice vs Simian’s We Are Your Friends video and many more, while So Me, renowned as the art director of Justice label Ed Banger, has just directed the superb video for Duck Sauce. Somesuch are also repping American directors including Jodie Hill and Jake Szymanski for the UK.
Full roster and showreels at the Somesuch website – where you can also catch a new blog, written by Tim Nash – his first since his employers Atlantic Records requested that he desist writing his former blog. In Tim’s first entry, find out how Somesuch have dealt with the difficulties of setting up a BT landline – which then digresses into serious mobile nostalgia.