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TWiN

TWIN brothers Jonathan and Josh Baker are an innovative, Australian born, New York based directing duo. The pair started out independently as motion graphics designers at two of Australia’s most prestigious post production houses. They then began directing commercial projects, before joining forces, creating TWIN and moving to New York in 2007.

As a result of their post-production background, they have real technical prowess in telling stories with visual effects. They seamlessly blend everyday beauty with touches of post that feel part of the idea, rather than overpowering it. Incorporating dazzling photography, TWIN create backdrops that are both wildly imaginative and rooted in real world emotion.

http://www.academyfilms.com/twin
WORK:
NRMA
"Help"
This ad for insurance company NRMA has angered some viewers - who accuse it of besmirching Aussie classic 'Throw Your Arms Around Me' by Hunters and Collectors. While you have to be familiar with the song to experience the film's full impact, the montage of disasters is nicely constructed and checks the right emotional boxes. The koala, in particular, is bound to tug on some heartstrings.
Film Production: The Sweetshop Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: TWiN Ⓟ Ⓦ (Academy Films Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Executive Director: Loren Bradley
Producer: Allison Lockwood
Executive Producer: Edward Pontifex
Cinematograper: Lachlan Milne
Music: Throw Your Arms Around Me - Ayla (cover)
Academy Films
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Directors
André Stringer
Andrew Douglas
Conkerco
David Fincher
Dorian & Daniel
FKA twigs
Francesco Carrozzini
Frédéric Planchon
Frederick Paxton
Garth Davis
Isaac Ravishankara
J C Chandor
Jack Driscoll
Jeff Labbé
Jeppe Rřnde
Joe Kosinski
Jonathan Glazer
Kathryn Bigelow
Kim Geldenhuys
Lernert & Sander
Mahaneela
Marcus Söderlund
Markus Walter
Martin de Thurah
Martin Werner
Matt Bieler
Michael Lawrence
Molly Manners
Nadia
Nadia Lee Cohen
Niall O'Brien
Novemba
Peter Cattaneo
Sarah Clift
Seb Edwards
Si & Ad
Tim Miller
TWiN
Us
Vince Squibb
Wally Pfister
Walter Stern

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