DAKOTA "LONG HOT SUMMER"
Francis had the pleasure of taking this video back home to Portugal. Shot over one very hot day in and around the Lisbon area we watch Dakota as she ditches her day job and hits the road with some friends- “Long hot summer” just lie it says on the tin!
Birdy "Wild Horses"
Francis directed this beautiful underwater video for Birdy’s new track “Wild Horses” for her new album “Beautiful Lies. The singer is transformed into an ethereal mermaid who encounters a deep sea diver
BLOOM TWINS "AMNESIA"
Francis directed this photographic monochrome video for the Bloom Twins. This fashion influenced video was born out of an experimental wish to work with liquids and substances to create beautifully surreal imagery.
NICK BREWER FT SINEAD HARNETT - NEVER SAY NEVER
Francis teamed up with up Nick Brewer and the beautiful Sinead Harnett for this cinematic and stylishly lit music video for their new track “Never say never”.
BLONDE "Feel Good" featuring Karen Harding
Francis had the tough job of directing the video for Blonde’s new track “feel good” featuring lovely vocals by Karen Harding and shot out in Rio de Janeiro Brazil! Set against the backdrop of the favelas and Copacabana beach watch as this story of injustice consumes you!
We set out to find people bold enough to take on the Doritos Roulette challenge! How far would you go to win a trip on a private jet for you and your friends?
eBay : SANTAS HELPER’S
Francis recently directed this merry little number for eBay. Originally created for the German market Francis has added his own English voiceover.
HARD ROCK SOFA FT SKIDKA "ARMS AROUND ME"
Francis directed this quirky and fun video featuring contortionists extraordinaire Jabu and JR from Soweto. Shot at night out in Johannesburg watch as our charismatic dancers literally make moves to impress a till girl at a gas station
EL JIMADOR "FLAIR SHOT"
Francis recently collaborated with Mexico’s biggest selling tequila brand "El Jimador" in creating a fun little spot to be used on TV networks for America’s major league soccer (MLS). 100% agave means its a whole lot smoother and sweeter than the tequilas we all remember!
QAISIMI "VIDEO GAME WARS"
Francis created this compelling fashion film for Qasim. Taking inspiration from the designers ( Khalid Qasimi) experience of the gulf war in his youth as well as the rebuilding and regeneration of life.
Richard James AW14
Francis shot this little film alongside the Richard James stills campaign for Autumn Winter 2014
ELIZA AND THE BEAR "LIGHT IT UP"
Francis was recently commissioned by Universal records to make Eliza and the bear’s new video for their track "Light it Up". Unsung "heroes" of the night sets the theme for this uplifting and captivating video as we watch them bring pleasure to their working environment in an inspiring manner through dance.
Black Skulls London
Francis linked up with Hackneys finest Black Skulls. Girls, Bikes and leather Jackets all coming together in this stylish fashion film for their new clothing range. Shot out in the docklands London.
RICHARD JAMES SS14
Francis continues his collaborations with Richard James with this colourful piece for their spring summer 2014 collection.
Kenzie May - Skeleton Key
Francis recently directed this beautiful & sultry music video for the talented US- British singer songwriter Kenzie May. Shot over a day and a half over a few locations around London. It had its US exclusive with SPIN last week (06/02/14)
M&S DIRECTORS CUT
Francis recently directed these M&S spots for their in store screens. Because these films are shot portrait style and meant to be shown singularly, the challenge comes in trying to make them work collectively in an edit. The edit above reflects a montage of the many outfits we went through.
KODY NIELSON ’DEMONS’
Francis recently directed this music video featuring the wonderful B-Girl Terra for New Zealand artist Kody Nielson. Check out some jaw dropping acrobatics as Terra pulls out the moves, the fact that she’s only six and due to filming regulations meant the video had to be shot entirely in a 7 hour timeframe. Hope you like!
RICHARD JAMES WOOLMARK A/W 13
Francis continues his ever growing collaboration with Richard James, this time asked to create a film for this seasons campaign. Delighted with his work Francis has now been asked to create a film for there 21st anniversary as a leading beacon in mens fashion.
E & F ’TONIGHT’
Francis has recently been at work directing Eli & Fur’s new video for their single ’Tonight’. Cleary influenced by his recent work in the fashion world Francis takes us to a darker and more stylized place in this performance video for the lovely DJ’ing duo.
JULIEN MACDONALD ’bespoke’
Francis was recently commissioned by Julien Macdonald to shoot a little fashion film alongside the stills team for his new bespoke collection. See the result first here!
Shot in a car park in east London, Lonesome was winner of the best Short film of the month of December at Shortcutz film festival. This was followed up by its selection for British shorts at Berlin Film Festival (January 2011).
SURRENDER ! VOLUTE
This is the new track and single for Surrender. This one was taken back home and was shot on location over a weekend in Lisbon Portugal.
When approached by Bengt to direct their new Campaign video, Francis jumped at the opportunity! Not only would he be working with two friends heading the Brand, but he was also given Carte Blanche to do as he pleased creatively. They love it! He hopes you do too.
Fancy footwork (Breakdance)
Francis recently joined forces with dancing trio ‘The Rollin Dices’ to create this playful dance piece. Whilst the guys were looking to showcase their skill Francis took the opportunity to use it as a platform to experiment with some new effects and tricks, in doing so hopefully diverting it from being just another “performance piece”.
RICHARD JAMES AW13
After last years success with videos for Hardy Amies and Matthew Williamson menswear designed Richard James asked Francis to create this film for his new collection.
MATTHEW WILLIAMSON AW13
L’WREN SCOTT AW 13
MATTHEW WILLIAMSON SS13
Matthew Williamson once again asked Francis to direct the video for his Spring and Summer collection after the success of last years film.
Matthew Williamson AW12
Francis has recently collaborated with Matthew Williamson making the fashion film for his autumn winter collection, which took place at the Royal opera house in Covent Garden. Much like the show itself his film is elegant stylish and classic…or at least that’s what Vogue thought whom after seeing a sneak peak bought its exclusivity for the first two weeks after its release.
HARDY AMIES: Pitty Uomo AW12
Francis and his team were recently flown out to Florence to film Hardy Amies headlining show at Pitti Uomo. Experimenting with Crystals, Dust and slow motion this is Hardy Amies favourite video yet.
BJORN BORG : Turn the lights off!
Francis and My Beautiful City have once again joined forces to create a new video for Bjorn Borg. Whilst the guys created fashion weeks most prestigious and elaborate party at Battersea Power station, Francis was in charge of the event film and evolved it around a thumping collaborative performance by Robyn and I blame Coco. See it here!
Hardy Amies : Spring Summer 2012
Fashion Video A/W 2011
The ‘Home of British Couture’ wanted a video that reflected the labels recent changes to look and identity at its Autumn/Winter show during London Fashion week. Something hand held, choppy and intimate is what we came up with. Here it is!
ana free - keep on walking
‘Keep on Walking’ reached #5 reached on the MTV music video charts in Ana’s native home of Portugal, Followed in the charts by the Arctic Monkeys and Madonna.This video is also Francis’s debut as a director.