Street Talk for November 16, 2018
Bram Van Alphen

Directors Bram Van Alphen and Yvan Fabing have joined Slim--the Venice, Calif.-based production company headed by owner/EP Tom Weissferdt--for commercials and branded content in the U.S. Van Alphen is a lifestyle director with a background in design from the Advertising school and the Media Art Academy of Utrecht in the Netherlands. He is known for creating striking, dream-like imagery in everyday situations and has directed commercials for Kaufland, Helsana and most recently for Teylers Museum in Amsterdam. Fabing works primarily in fashion and often implements VFX to enhance his innate storytelling ability. Originally an art director on the ad agency side, he became a photographer in London before making the leap to directing. He has worked for several brands since then, including Y-3 Adidas, Givenchy and Nike....

WAX, which maintains shops in NY and Boston, has brought editor Alvaro del Val onto its roster. He brings 15 years of editorial experience to his new roost, having honed and established his cutting craft in Madrid and Dubai for global clients like McDonald’s, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Nissan and Nestle before making his way to New York City and gaining a foothold in the American market over the past three years. His work ranges from commercials to music videos, short documentaries and films. His editing touch is evident in multiple Cannes Lions-winning projects for the likes of Fitbit, as well as the short documentary/film festival favorite The Kicking Yoda, Marriott’s documentary short series Storybooked and Volvo’s captivating “Song of the Open Road,” the latter earning an AICE Best Editing Award in the Automotive category....


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