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A series of How2 films to launch Calvin Klein's new fragrance... Ck2
(Directors Cut)

Directors: The Apiary

Client: Calvin Klein

Agency: Vice

Cinematography: Phillip Kaminiak

Production Company: Pulse

Ck2 Series

Collaborating with six artisans we pay homage to traditions of craftsmanship in this short film for Aesop.

Cinematography: Phillip Kaminiak

Original Music: Josephine Stephenson

Client: Aesop

Produced and Directed by: The Apiary

Aesop

Ikea "You deserve It" campaign

Directors: The Apiary

Agency: Thjnk

Cinematography: Phillip Kaminiak

Production Company: Markenfilm

Editor: Alex Jurkat

Visual Effects: Infected

Sound design: Goldenhum

Ikea TVC: You Deserve It

Music video for Glass Animals

Artist: Glass Animals

Label: Wolf Tone

Cinematography: Phillip Kaminiak

Production Company: Pulse Films

Gooey

A commercial for Bang & Olufsen celebrating 89 years of innovation and launching their new BeoVision Avant.

Directors: The Apiary

Agency: BBH London

Cinematography: Nicolas Loir

Production Company: Pulse Films

Editor: Ten Three

Visual Effects: The Mill

Bang & Olufsen

A belated (or very early) Christmas Postcard from i-D Magazine.

Directors: The Apiary

Commissioned by: i-D Magazine

Cinematography: Matthias Schellenberg

Production Company: Pulse

Sound Design: Brendan Woithe @ Klang

i-D Christmas

Part of the series "Portrait of a Dancer" commissioned by Nowness featuring the Royal Ballet. Principal Dancer Steven McRae sheds light on his two life passions - ballet and drag racing.

Cinematography: Ben Todd

Producer: Alistair Payne-James

Editor: Billy Mead

Music: Andy Benz

Sound Design: Brendan Woithe

Produced by: Pulse Films

Nowness x The Royal Ballet

Artistry powered by Athleticism - A mood film to launch The Australian Ballet's 2015 Season

Directors: The Apiary

Client: The Australian Ballet

Cinematography: Marden Dean

Dancers: Chengwu Guo, Andrew Killian, Ako Kono and Amber Scott

Choreography: Tim Harbour

Music: "Ivory" performed by Movement

The Australian Ballet 2015

An intimate partnership - Amber Scott and Adam Bull.

Cinematography: Zoe White

Music: "Bodies" - by Lucy Roleff

Commissioned by: The Australian Ballet

Perfect Partners

A selection of recent work.

Directed by The Apiary (Gavin Youngs & Lily Coates)

Showreel

The Australian Ballet commissioned us to make a film celebrating the men of the company. Ballet Men eschews the paradigm of the theatre, positioning the dancers as athletes - a new prism through which to witness their strength and beauty.

Cinematography: Marden Dean

Music: "Binti Jua" - Rat vs Possum. Remix by Faux Pas

Commissioned by: The Australian Ballet

Ballet Men

Rogerseller commissioned us to create a film on seduction, evoking the sensuality and restrained elegance of their products - we drew inspiration from the mystery and eroticism of the flower world.

Released as video installation in Rogerseller showrooms and screened at the 2013 Melbourne Film Festival.

Cinematography: Marden Dean

Music: "Prowler", Bohren & der Club of Gore

Agency: Jane

Commissioned by: Rogerseller

Art of Seduction

A concept film made in collaboration with Wayne McGregor for Random Dance's UNDANCE.

Cinematography: Marden Dean

Music: Mark Anthony Turnage

Set design: Mark Wallinger

Commissioned by: Random Dance & Sadler's Wells

 

Undance: One

A concept film made in collaboration with Wayne McGregor for Random Dance's UNDANCE

Cinematography: Marden Dean

Music: Mark Anthony Turnage

Set design: Mark Wallinger

Commissioned by: Random Dance & Sadler's Wells

Undance: Two

A concept film made in collaboration with Wayne McGregor for Random Dance's Undance.

Cinematography: Marden Dean

Music: Mark Anthony Turnage

Set Design: Mark Wallinger

Commissioned by: Random Dance & Sadler's Wells

Undance: Three

Fashion film for lingerie label Light Years' Autumn/Winter season, 2013.

Cinematography: Marden Dean

Music: Alex Badham

Fashion Designer: Annika Seidel

Light Years AW13

Our first fashion film for Light Years set the tone for the lingerie label's brand identity.

Cinematography: Marden Dean

Music: Aleks Bryant

Fashion Designer: Annika Seidel

Light Years SS12

A short film for The Avant/Garde Diaries on fashion designer Susan Dimasi (MaterialByProduct) and her muse, dance-maker Shelley Lasica.

Cinematography: Marden Dean

Commissioned by: The Avant/Garde Diaries

AVGD: The New Beauty

Extract of projection visuals created for Alice Topp's Scope, part of The Australian Ballet's Bodytorque season 2011

Cinematography: Stefan Duscio

Choreography: Alice Topp

Music: James Brown

Styling & costumes: Crystal Dunn

Scope

Choreographer Alice Topp creates a new dance work around the tactile, elastic qualities of fabric. This dance film explores the sensuality of the resulting work, up close.

Cinematography: Marden Dean & Zoe White

Choreography: Alice Topp

Styling & costumes: Crystal Dunn & Georgia Lazzaro

Dancers: Vivienne Wong & Calvin Hannaford

Trace

Fashion designer Martin Grant takes us inside his Paris atelier.

One in a five-part series broadcast on STUDIO.

Cinematography: Marden Dean

Commissioned by: STUDIO

Martin Grant

Conceptual artist Natascha Stellmach talks about tattoos, Kurt Cobain and Berlin.

One in a five-part series broadcast on STUDIO.

Cinematography: Marden Dean

Commissioned by: STUDIO

Natascha Stellmach

Musician Kat Frankie on Berlin, a city embracing the ideas of newcomers.

One in a five-part series broadcast on STUDIO TV.

Cinematography: Marden Dean

Commissioned by: STUDIO TV

Kat Frankie

Choreographer and dancer Grayson Millwood reflects on his work with dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests and a city adapting to change.

One in a five-part series broadcast on STUDIO.

Cinematography: Marden Dean

Commissioned by: STUDIO

Grayson Millwood

Artist Mel O'Callaghan shoots a new video work in the ruins of an ancient Corsican church.

One in a five-part series broadcast on STUDIO.

Cinematography: Marden Dean

Commissioned by: STUDIO

Mel O’Callaghan

Three ballerinas talk about metho, metatarsals and the meditative nature of sewing in this short film about pointe shoes.

Cinematography: Marden Dean

Commissioned by: The Australian Ballet

En Pointe!

Inside the industrial workspace of design/sculpture partnership Korban/Flaubert.

One in an eight-part series broadcast on STUDIO.

Cinematography: Marden Dean

Commissioned by: STUDIO

Korban/Flaubert

Inside the Sydney studio of conceptual artist Julie Rapp.

One in an eight-part series broadcast on STUDIO.

Cinematography: Zoe White

Commissioned by: STUDIO

Julie Rrap

Inside the Melbourne studio of choreographer Lucy Guerin.

One in an eight-part series broadcast on STUDIO.

Cinematography: Marden Dean

Commissioned by: STUDIO

Lucy Guerin

Inside the Melbourne studio of paper artist Nicholas Jones.

One in an eight-part series broadcast on STUDIO.

Cinematography: Marden Dean

Commissioned by: STUDIO

Nicholas Jones

Inside the rural home and workspace of writer Gerald Murnane.

One in an eight-part series broadcast on STUDIO.

Cinematography: Marden Dean

Commissioned by: STUDIO

Gerald Murnane

About

The Apiary are Australian-born, Berlin-based directing duo Lily Coates and Gavin Youngs.

Working across fashion, design, advertising and the arts, they’re acclaimed for their high-concept approach to filmmaking and fanatical eye for detail.

Their diverse clientele includes Calvin Klein, Ikea, Nowness, Vice, Aesop, The Australian Ballet, I-D Magazine and Bang & Olufsen but permeating all The Apiary’s films is an obsession with ritual and process, a sense of still life in motion, and a richly seductive quality that collapses viewers into their world.