Marie Schuller joins RSA Films and Black Dog Films

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Director and photographer Marie Schuller has signed to the Ridley Scott Creative Group’s RSA Films and Black Dog Films in the US and UK for commercial, photography and music video representation.

As one of the most prominent filmmakers in fashion and beauty, Schuller has directed campaigns for the likes of Givenchy, Versace, Dior, Vans, Converse and Adidas.

Her work has won awards at numerous international festivals including ASVOFF, FFF Milano, AFFA, Fashion Film Festival Chicago, Transylvania Short Film Festival, Santiago de Chile Fashion Film Festival and The Books Creative Awards, leading to a retrospective screening at the San Sebastian Fashion Film Festival.

“Marie is an innovative storyteller and creative collaborator,” comments David Mitchell, Managing Director, RSA Films, US. “Her work can be cinematic or graphic, her casting is always fresh and distinctive. She’s incredibly versatile creating cross-platform, multi-media content and a great addition to the RSA and Black Dog rosters.”

Schuller initially studied filmmaking at the National Film and Television School before completing her M.A. in Photography at the University of the Arts London. Her photography work has since been featured on the covers of Numero, L’Officiel and Elle amongst others.

She has been tapped for her expertise as a juror for fashion film competitions such as ITS, Copenhagen FFF, BAiFFF, SAIFFF, Be Next Art Festival Georgia, Fashion Move On Ukraine and the Antwerp Fashion Department.

Here, Schuller takes inspiration from David Lynch’s Twin Peaks in 1-800-Vision-Star, a new film for Oxydo. For their latest collection, the avant-garde eyewear brand have teamed with New York-based designer Francis Bitonti, known for high tech projects with the likes of Dita Von Tease.

Marie Schuller's Lynchian vision for avant-garde eyewear brand Oxydo – NOWNESS from NOWNESS on Vimeo.

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'STELLA BY' Adidas – Directed by Marie Schuller from Studio Private on Vimeo.

In addition to directing, Schuller spent six years as Head of Fashion at Nick Knight’s renowned SHOWstudio, collaborating as an editor on all of Knight’s films and overseeing the pioneering fashion film output of SHOWstudio.com.

She also works as a guest lecturer teaching fashion film at universities including London College of Fashion, CSM and Solent First, and her work with the British Council has taken her around the world visiting cities such as Manila, Moscow, Sao Paulo, Santiago de Chile and Jakarta, giving talks, screenings and hosting fashion filmmaking workshops.

“Marie is immersed in the fashion and beauty industries as a filmmaker and influencer, and her work is in sync with pop culture,” says Julia Ochsenreiter, Executive Producer, Black Dog Films, US. “Her art direction, styling and shotmaking bring a distinctive aesthetic to all her work. We’re excited to have her on board!”

Source: RSA Films

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