For their Fall 2018 Director’s Profile series, SHOOT Magazine profiled filmmakers John Hillcoat and Paul Greengrass, discussing with each how the current political climate has influenced their work.
Hillcoat spoke about his successful expansion from the world of features (The Road, Proposition) into commercials with his 2010 auspicious ad debut for Levi’s “To Work” for Wieden+Kennedy and his recent branded film, Corazon, for Montefiore, which won a Cannes Lions Health & Wellness Grand Prix and a Grand Clio award earlier this year.
“Travel and interacting with other cultures can be an incredible way to develop your understanding of the world and you as a person,” explains Hillcoat, when discussing his spot “Train” for Expedia, continuing,” I’ve been lucky to come across a number of spots that carry poignancy.”
Speaking of his recently released film 22 July, which tells the true story of Norway’s deadliest terrorist attack in in history, and it’s aftermath, Greengrass explained, “The way our society was going is what drew me to this story to begin with.” But, along with Hillcoat, Greengrass takes a hopeful position through his work, “What this film deals with are issues that the young generation will have to take seriously. They will be on the frontline of this fight for the future of our society.”
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