- LOS ANGELES
Ridley Scott Creative Group companies RSA Films and Black Dog Films have added Paris-based director/photographer Neels Castillon to their rosters for global representation. RSA Films will handle Castillon for commercials and branded content while Black Dog reps him in the music video arena. Castillon continues to work in France via Motion Palace, a creative studio in Paris which he and producer Ariane Cornic founded. Motion Palace, which produces original content for brands, agencies and the arts, will become a creative partner of RSA Films, collaborating on productions in France.
A 2018 Young Guns/One Club for Creativity alumnus, Neels has a filmmaking signature characterized by marrying a poetic and cinematic aesthetic with new forms of storytelling. His award-winning shorts, music videos, feature documentaries, and commercials have been viewed by millions.
Sought after for his bold visual style, Neels has brought his love of creative challenges to brands including Lacoste, Hermès, Nikon, and Puma. His “F Major” music video for Hania Rani was April’s most-loved video on Nowness. Capturing a magnetic and meditative dance, “F Major” retains a sense of intimacy and contemplation against a backdrop of deserted Icelandic coastline.
“Neels’ work shows progression, care, and attention to detail across a breadth of different subjects and styles. We were all very impressed with ‘F Major.’ It was beautifully executed and a welcome breath of fresh air from life in lockdown. We’re delighted that Neels chose to sign with RSA, and we can’t wait to get started with both Neels and Motion Palace,” said Kai Hsiung, U.K. managing director, RSA Films.