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21 November 2018

Partizan shed light on Darkroom.

by Andrew MacGregor

 
 

Partizan have underlined their commitment to nurturing fresh directing talent by introducing their new developmental roster, Darkroom.

Managing Director Jenny Beckett describes the new venture as "a platform for emerging talent", as well as "a go-to place for agencies and brands to find filmmakers, animators, and culturally relevant inspiration".


Itís not rocket science - if you want to speak to youth audiences, you need to use their own language and values. You need to use someone they trust.

Sophie Jones, Darkroom director   

 


It's the latter point that Beckett and Darkroom's roster wish to drive home, as clients vigorously pursue younger customers. As Sophie Jones - one of Darkroom's nine directors at launch - explains, this needn't be a tortuous process:

"It's not rocket science - if you want to speak to youth audiences, you need to use their own language and values. You need to use someone they trust."


Naturally, Jones and her fellow directors believe they are the ideal candidates, with stablemate Salim Adam insisting their collective insight can make all the difference: "I think it's important for agencies to gain input from someone who comes from this world. It really helps the aesthetic feel more authentic".



Joining Adam and Jones in Darkroom's vanguard are Alex Bernas, Chris Day, Nikita Diakur, Ethan Graham, Kaj Jefferies, Andrew Khosravani, and Vincent Tsui. While they each bring their own skills to the table, Jenny Beckett thinks the best is yet to come: "[Darkroom] will act as a melting pot for artistic exploration, with Partizan serving equal parts curator and mentor".

Not one for modesty, Beckett concludes by saying "Darkroom is set to be the showcase for some of today's most dynamic and talented young directors".

Fancy giving youth a chance? Click here to peruse Darkroom at your leisure, then ring Theadora Watts on 020 7851 0200 or email her via thea.watts@darkroomworld.com.


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