MARKS AND SPENCER
Magic And Sparkle
Directed by philippe André
A true international director, Philippe André splits his time between Los Angeles, London and Paris. Philippe studied music at the Paris Conservatory, an education that he still uses today to find his heady soundtracks. He began his career directing short films and designing logos for the Museum of Modern Art and the Pompidou Center in Paris. He directed many award winning music videos for such artists Placebo, All Saints, Texas, Youssou’n’Dour, Morcheeba, Dido and Faithless in the UK, Roger Sanchez in the US and Ute Lemper, Emilie Simon and Zazie in France. Many of his music videos have been shown at the American Cinematheque in Hollywood.
Commercials quickly followed and Philippe is a multi-awarded director with such hits as the Peugeot 407 Toys for BETC, which won over 20 awards worldwide including a Gold Lion in Cannes and films for Ford, Peugeot, Renault, Persil (Silver Lion), Airtel (Bronze Lion), Orange and others.
Philippe had a full report on CNN news as his 90 seconds Ford spot has been the only one featured during the half time commercial break for the Champions League final, shown to 80 million viewers in 18 countries at one time.
Philippe’s Christmas spot for M&S ‘Follow the Fairies’, was voted best Christmas Ad of 2014 by Campaign readers. His spot for Lycra ‘Moves You’, was awarded a pencil at the D&AD Awards 2015, and won a Silver Award for Best CGI at the BTAA Craft Awards 2014.
His short films The Rope and Delicate Gravity traveled the world in film festivals. The Rope won for Best Narrative and Grand Jury Prize at the Seattle Film Festival. Delicate Gravity won Jury Awards & Best of Festival Award at the Palm Springs International ShortFest Awards 2013 and has been pre selected for the Oscars 2014.
Philippe is one of the 25 international directors Saatchi&Saatchi in London invited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the director’s Showcase 2015. He directed a short film ‘Everything’s Perfect’, showcased at the MoMA in New York and at th Tate Modern in London.
Philippe has a unique talent for mixing great actor direction, stunning special effects and a tune that will keep you humming long after the spot is over. Philippe is working on his first feature film.