June 2020: Esther Lalanne
Esther Lalanne is a French visual artist living in London. After studying animation at Supinfocom, her work has explored the representation of bodies and gender politics through a playful and whimsical lens. Esther's love of animation inspires her to create nuanced characters with a focus on strong female characters and narratives.
We highlight a recent series created to help families deal with the stresses of the COVID-19 lockdow. Her works were voiced by Oscar winner Olivia Colman and Danny Dyer. Also featured is her stunning work for the European Championships and musician, Bebe Rehxa.
Esther has worked with the BBC, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, the NHS, Jose Cuervo, Toyota and Body Shop.
June 2020: George O'Reilly
London based Devonian director, George O'Reilly, is a graduate of METFilm School and already has a number of acclaimed films under his belt. In this brilliant documentary with Yungblud, George encapsulated everything Sound Bites Studios stands for. With 24-hours notice, we quickly briefed him and sent him out with a camera and a two-hour window to get something in the can. The pair hit it off and ended up hanging out for the whole day, exploring west London at their leisure, even turning up at a recording studio unannounced and blagging their way into a booth. Through their bonding, Yungblud was able to open up and convey his thoughts, anxieties and values in a more natural and authentic way, which George brought to life with a beautiful edit.
Check out the film and George's director reel