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NEW SIGNING: Simonluca Fraioli

Director of Photography: Simonluca Fraioli

We are overjoyed to announce the addition of the award-winning director of photography, Simonluca Fraioli to our roster.

Having studied Cinema and Visual Arts at the University of Roma Tre, with a cultural exchange at the Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, he later moved to London where he developed his skills as a cinematographer through workshops at the National Film and Television School. Since, he has worked in Europe and the UK, and has estabished a stong client base accross genres including advertisng and narrative.

To date, his work has been featured on Hunger Magazine TV and he has shot TVCs and campaigns for brands such as Huawei, Nike, RedBull, Heineken, Sony, NFL, Swarovski, BaByliss, Garnier, Tony & Guy, Tate, GQ, and Wallpaper*.

For more information go to: www.undercranked.net/SimonlucaFraioli

Odda

NEW SIGNING: Lucy Cooper

ART DIRECTOR: Lucy Cooper

We are overjoyed ot announce the addition of art diretcor, Lucy Cooper, to our roster.

Lucy began her career in live events and later became Rankin's production designer. There she worked across mediums including commercials, music promos, and fashion editorials for brands and clients such as Jil Sander, Ghost, Chanel and Jitrios.

Based in London, she has a natural ability to get the best out of any budget and timescale. She loves the challenge of creating something amazing out of nothing and today her clients include Coco de Mer, Ogilvy and Mather, Style.com and Blindeye films.

Additionally, Lucy has an extensive portfolio for fashion photography, and has been published in Dazed and Confused, Notion and Hunger Magazine.

DIRETCOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Aaron Rogers

Melanie C: ‘Dear Life’

Melanie C is back and this time with the single ‘Dear Life’.

The music promo, which poignantly follows a couple moving through various settings, was directed by David East at Familia, produced by Ailsa Vanessa Tapping and filmed by Undercranked’s bright star Aaron Rogers. Additionally,’Dear Life’ was shot on the RED Dragon with Cooke S6i Anamorphics.

Optrex

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Adrian Peckitt I PRODUCER: Dale Healy

COMMERCIAL: Optrex: 'Cloud 9'

2AM Films has produced a stunning TVC for Optrex ‘Cloud 9’.

Directed by James Caddick and produced by Dale Healy, and filmed by Director of photography, Adrian Peckitt, the stop promotes Optrex’s new eye mask and it's calming qualities by way of sound. The commercial was shot in the accross the UK and was commissioned by Reckitt Benkiser/Optrex by Havas.

Tods

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Ewan Mulligan

CAMPAIGN: Tods 'Tattoo'

Director of photography has just completed work on the ‘Tods: Tattoo’ campaign, commissioned by the label, Tods.

The film, which features Suki Waterhouse and promotes Tod’s new Tattoo bag, was filmed in London on RED Dragon and produced by Angus Griven for Tods. At time of print the film had around £100K views on YouTube, an amount that is steadily rising.

Prose

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Simon Plunket

Music Promos

Newly signed Director of Photography, Simon Plunket recently filmed Virgin EMI's new promo for Prose's 'Home of the Brave'.Commissoned by James Hackett and produced by Full Fat Films at Free Agent UK, the video tells the story of a young boy escaping and building a new safe place in the woods.

Staring Oscar Bennett, directed by Tom Gorst and produced by Fred Bonham Carter, grade the was done by Framestore's Jessica Vile and is streaming from from Vevo's music platform.

House of Fraser

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Aaron Rogers

House of Fraser SS16: Colour Pop Eyes'

Undercranked's Director of Photography, Aaron Rogers, recently shot In Bloom's 'House of Fraser SS16: Colour Pop Eyes' film.

The promo, which was directed by In Bloom as part of House of Fraser'ssripng/summer brand campaign for Dazed Media, features bright and colourful beauty products from lines such as Urban Decay, YSL and Sisley, and is shot close and on application.

The end film is clean cut, quirky and slick and was released in April 2016.

Caleb

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Ewan Mulligan

Short Film: 'Caleb'

Random Cat's short, 'Caleb' was shot in London last year. HODed by Ewan Mulligan and producer by Amanda Mesaikos and Susanne Aichele, the film features a futuristic family and covers cloning by way of 3D printing.

Since relase, 'Caleb' has been awarded Best Screenplay at Boston SF16, and has featured in the official selection of several film festivals, Including New York's Tribeca, where it is currently screening.

Kash G Shock

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Ewan Mulligan

G-Shock: Idents

A series of twelve 10-second idents for Casio's G-Shock, were recently shot by director of photography, Ewan Mulligan.

The idents were produced by London-based agency Kash and feature the indestructable watch, in action and under pressure from 'Land' and 'Sea'.

The shoot, which involved gas tanks, CO2, pyro paint balls, plastic explosives and dog biscuits for that crushed up, dirt feel, and was filmed on Phantom 2K at 2500fps, with Arri 100mm macro lens, while the completed idents recently broadcast on Dave.

Prose

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Simon Plunket

Prose: 'Home of the Brave'

Newly signed Director of Photography, Simon Plunket recently filmed Virgin EMI's new promo for Prose's 'Home of the Brave'.Commissoned by James Hackett and produced by Full Fat Films at Free Agent UK, the video tells the story of a young boy escaping and building a new safe place in the woods.

Staring Oscar Bennett, directed by Tom Gorst and produced by Fred Bonham Carter, grade the was done by Framestore's Jessica Vile and is streaming from from Vevo's music platform.