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“I DREAM, THEREFORE I EXIST.”

                                                                - August Strindberg

 
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WE ARE INTENSELY COLLABORATIVE

WE BELIEVE IN THE CRAFT OF FILMMAKING AND IN THE POWER OF THE TEAM. WE BELIEVE THAT THERE IS A PROCESS TO MAKING THINGS THAT IS ESSENTIAL TO THE INTEGRITY OF THE END RESULT. HENCE OUR NAME, CRAFT COLLECTIVE. 

We are a full service, hands-on production company specializing in narrative, commercial, web, television, documentary and branded content. We like to get involved early in the creative process to help conceptualize and pre-visualize your project. We then make the magic happen on set (usually with smoke and mirrors) and hopefully get our hands dirty in the process. Finally, we edit the project in house, offering unlimited client reviews, so we can deliver your films in their most refined and polished form.

 


 
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DIRECTORS

 

JAMIE ISAIA

For over a decade Jamie Isaia has worked as both a photographer and director in the fashion, beauty and luxury markets. Isaia evokes mood and atmosphere in a color-saturated, expressive style that suggests dream-like, otherworldly scenarios. Both her photography and films are thoughtfully scripted, they also contain unexpected and spontaneous elements, resulting in a rich blend of performance and painterly style. Isaia has shot editorials for W, Italian Vogue, Japanese Vogue, Tokion, Tank, Whitewall, Exit and The Last Magazine. Her advertising clients include Zac Posen, Wolford, Swarovski Crystal, Journelle, and Loeffler Randall. Jamie Isaia’s films have been featured in the ICA’s Birds Eye View Festival, A Shaded View on Fashion Film Festival in Paris and at the MOMA in New York, as well as on The New York Times T Magazine, FLY 16×9, aWantedmag, Nomenus Quarterly, and Tank Magazine websites.

In 2008 Isaia was nominated for the Discovery Award at the Recontres d’Arles with guest curator Christian Lacroix. She traveled to Spain to teach at Madrid’s International Photography Festival, PhotoEspaña. She is currently teaching at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

 


STEPHEN BLAISE

Stephen Blaise is a New York based artist, creative director and film director who conceptualizes and manifests projects for both the art world and the world of commerce.

EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS:
Museum of Modern Art, New York, TED Conference, Monterey CA, Festival d’Hyeres, France, The Lyon Biennale, France, ICA London, Art Basel, Miami, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, FOAM Museum, Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, School of Visual Arts, New York, Centre de Pompidou, Paris, among others.

 


Andreas von Scheele

Andreas has worked in the entertainment and advertising industry for over 15 years.  As a specialist in branded entertainment, Andreas has directed, edited and photographed films for Swarovski, Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino, Michael Kors, Veuve Clicquot, Kate Spade, Aerin, Givenchy, David Yurman, and many more.

As Director of Photography, his credits include the narrative features: All Relative directed by J.C. Khoury, produced by Trevor Herrick and starring Connie Nielsen, Jonathan Sadowski and Sara Paxton; Douglas Brown directed by Justin Daly and starring Ebon Moss-Bachrach, James McCaffrey, Dan Hedaya and Robert Forster; Family Games directed by Suzuya Bobo, produced by Ben Barenholtz, and starring Megan Boone and Derek Cecil and The Pill, directed by J.C. Khoury, produced by Trevor Herrick and starring Noah Bean and Rachel Boston. 

Andreas also co-shot the Mike Myers documentary, Supermensch, The Legend of Shep Gordon, filmed the documentary, Wakaliwood produced by Ben Barenholtz and the documentary Running America 08 produced by Larry Meistrich. In television, he lensed numerous episodes of the forensics TV show Bloodwork for A&E International.

 

SOME RECENT WORK

 

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PROJECTS

Our concept is to focus on three criteria: high quality stories which are socially relevant and commercially viable.  In this way we entertain, grow businesses and continue to make the world a better place.  Please enjoy some of favorite projects below

CARBON

Written by Claire McClanahan, CARBON is a genre-breaking feature length drama about ambition, love, and human cloning. Lauren cannot accept her daughter’s unexpected death and, as an accomplished scientist, decides she doesn’t have to. Over the course of one fateful year she mixes love and loss with invention and determination to find life and healing. But will anyone get the results they were hoping for?

 

Carbon is a recipient of Big Vision Empty Wallet’s Kickstart Diversity Program! The program encourages diversity in storytelling at the independent level by supporting projects written, directed, and/or produced by Women, People of Color and Members of the LGBTQ Community. Through the program, we will receive 15-75% discounts from vendors nationwide for everything from camera rentals to sound design to deliverables to marketing, which will allow us to save money through all stages of production and give you, the investor, more bang for your buck. The program also offers exclusive access to education and distribution opportunities, that will aid us in building and activating our audience.

SOCIAL MEDIA: #carbonthefilm

Twitter: @ClaireMarieMc

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/carbonthefilm/

WEB SERIES: Up & Out

When two young fashion models, STINE and CLAIRE, in their late twenties, get out of a rehab, they buy a lottery ticket.  Only problem is they WIN. Big time.

And the first thing you do when you win the lottery is bust open a shamelessly expensive bottle of champagne, but they can’t. They’re sober.

Oh, they are really, really tempted… to do much more than bust open some champagne.  But they resist by coming up with a plan.

If they can keep themselves engaged with the good things in life - they just might be able to stay on the straight and narrow. Just getting high on life, if you will.

And since these are intelligent women with big hearts AND wallets, the first thing they do is set up a philanthropic organization which will allow them to explore and support the world’s most socially relevant charities and issues.  And because they can’t help being fabulous, they will “live to give” with their inherent sense of adventure, style and panache. 

Everyday is a test, but their new life direction has given them a life affirming sense of purpose and meaning.  By trying to save the world, they are saving themselves.

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but seriously, email us or call us -

Claire (She's the boss lady) - 917.864.0384

Andreas 917.302.3553 - if he doesn't answer, don't leave a message, grandpa.  Just text him.

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