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Us are Christopher Barrett and Luke Taylor. They met while studying at Kingston on the BA Graphic Design course. The duo's first successful collaboration came in the form of a music video for Thom Yorke as part of the D&AD student awards, winning 1st place.

In late 2007 they formed Us, a multi-disciplinary design studio as well as co-founding fabric a Portfolio & Blogging Service for Creatives. The focus since then moved towards directing & moving image work.

Short Films
"Cautionary Tales"
This compelling short film from directing collective Us demonstrates the perils of ignoring received wisdom... no matter how outlandish the folklore may be. We follow an evening in the life of Aaron - a guy who pulled a face when the wind changed and was never the same again. The tone is perfectly balanced here, with the absurdity of the concept balanced by surprisingly poignant humour.
Film Production: Academy Films Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Us Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Medb Riordan
Executive Producer: Lizie Gower / Simon Cooper
Cinematography: Sebastian Winterø
Production Design: Francesca Di Mottola
Costume Design: Rebecca Hale
Make-Up: Matthew Smith (Prosthetics)
Editor: Sam Rice-Edwards @ The Assembly Rooms Ⓦ
VFX: Electric Theatre Collective Ⓦ
Colourist: Jason Wallis @ Electric Theatre Collective Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Jon Platt @ Wave Ⓦ
Academy Films
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Sadie Ward
André Stringer
Andrew Douglas
David Fincher
Dorian & Daniel
FKA twigs
Francesco Carrozzini
Frédéric Planchon
Garth Davis
Isaac Ravishankara
J C Chandor
Jack Driscoll
Jeff Labbé
Jeppe Rønde
Joe Kosinski
Jonathan Glazer
Kathryn Bigelow
Kim Geldenhuys
Lernert & Sander
Marcus Söderlund
Markus Walter
Martin de Thurah
Martin Werner
Matt Bieler
Michael Lawrence
Molly Manners
Nadia Lee Cohen
Niall O'Brien
Peter Cattaneo
Sarah Clift
Seb Edwards
Si & Ad
Tim Miller
Wally Pfister
Walter Stern

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