Ridley Scott Unveils New Directors Showcase At Cannes

Ridley Scott Unveils New Directors Showcase At Cannes

Curated this year by Ridley Scott, famed director of Alien, The Martian and other classics, The New Directors Showcase at Cannes is now in its 28th year. Acting as a platform for talented new directors to have their work premiered to a global audience, Scott took to the stage in front of a full house this morning to showcase this year’s selection.

He was introduced by Kate Stanners, chairwoman and global chief creative officer, Saatchi & Saatchi, with whom he chatted about his time honing his directorial skills as a TV commercial director.

To aspiring directors, Scott stressed the importance of story.

“My favourite phrase is ‘am I engaged’, have you engaged me. And even something that doesn’t look so good, but for some reason the story is engaging…that’s your first first priority. Because the rest – technically and visually is the fun part and it’s relatively easy.”

“Go back to the story. Story, story, story, story, story.”

Scott also encouraged his fellow directors to pay close attention to world news. He feels that news affects one’s perspective and thinking. A director needs to be globally aware in order to be a good story-teller.

Here is this year’s showcase:

Tom Misch ‘Water Baby’, by Georgia Hudson


Honda ‘Dream Makers’, by Mike Skrgatic and James Allen


PSA in Real Life, by Win Bates


Mashrou’ Leila Roman, by Jessy Moussallem


Zhu x Nero ‘Dreams’, by Erik Ferguson and Elliot Sellers


The Kids, by Kristof Brandl


Deuspi, by Megacomputeur


La Legende de la Chevre Qui Connaissait le Vrai Sens de la Montagne, again by Megacomputeur


Thunder Road, by Jim Cummings


London Grammar ‘Non Believer’, by Jodeb


Confidence Man ‘Boyfriend (Repeat)’, by Schall & Schnabel


Frozen, by Ben Proulx and Joyner Lucas


Happiness, by Steve Cutts


I’m Not Racist, again by Ben Proulx and Joyner Lucas


Please login with linkedin to comment

Cannes Lions 2018

Latest News

Virtue Announces New Key Hires, Campaigns And Partnerships In Australia
  • Marketing
  • Media

Virtue Announces New Key Hires, Campaigns And Partnerships In Australia

Creative agency VIRTUE has introduced a number of key hires, innovative campaigns and an expanding roster of clients within its newly established Sydney office. VIRTUE is the creative agency born from global youth media company VICE, and will service the whole of Asia-Pacific from three offices in Sydney, Singapore and Seoul. The agency aims to […]

Surfing is a way of living in Australia and young and mature sporty women go surfing every morning.
  • Technology

#StartWithThem: What Makes Twitter’s Aussie Audience Unique

In a global study conducted across 23 markets, we investigated why people turn to Twitter and what makes their experience unique and special on our platform. The results were fascinating, as they were largely consistent across the globe: Twitter’s audience operates in a receptive mindset when using the platform, and the audience is also highly […]

QMS Unveils New Billboard In Melbourne’s Bayside
  • Media

QMS Unveils New Billboard In Melbourne’s Bayside

QMS has officially launched ‘The Bayside,’ dominating the landscape in the heart of one of Melbourne’s fastest-growing coastal suburbs and gateway to the popular Mornington Peninsula. Strategically situated on the Nepean Highway, one of Melbourne’s primary connector arterials, ‘The Bayside’ captures the attention of heavy flowing traffic along the shore of Port Phillip Bay. With […]

Coles Local Appoints Keep Left To Creative & Content Account
  • Advertising

Coles Local Appoints Keep Left To Creative & Content Account

Keep Left has been awarded the creative and content account for Coles Local, an exciting new retail offering from Coles Supermarkets. Coles Local is designed to inspire a love of quality food and provide a tailored, in-store culinary experience for the local community.  The first Coles Local store opened in Melbourne’s Surrey Hills on 13 […]