just a moment...

A short film for lighting brand Occhio, featuring Mads Mikkelsen & Sofia Boutella.
Directed by The Apiary.

Directed By The Apiary

Production Company BrainstormClub

Agency Martine et Karczinski

Cinematography Kaname Onoyama

Art Director Maria Puig

Music Matthias Müller

Choreography Nina McNeely

Styling Marine Braunschvig

VFX Das Werk

Occhio

A short film on the theme of "Curiosity" for Papaya Films Original Series

Written & Directed By The Apiary

Production Company Papaya Films

Cinematography Phillip Kaminiak

Music Nikolaus Kuczewski

Cast Johanna Senger + Hartmut Hille

Art Director 1 & Costume Ran Chai Bar-zvi

Art Director 2 Carmen Scholle

The Mirror

Music video for Glass Animals

Artist: Glass Animals

Label: Wolf Tone

Cinematography: Phillip Kaminiak

Production Company: Pulse Films

Gooey

Commercial launching Brussels Airlines new Boutique Hotel in the Sky

Directed By The Apiary

Production Company Adult

Agency TBWA Brussels

Cinematography Patrick Otten

Art Director Bruno & Tom Darstaedter

Brussels Airlines

The A to Z of everything (almost!) En Pointe.

Directed By The Apiary

Commissioned by The Australian Ballet

Cinematography Tania Lambert

Music Alex Badham

Colourist Sarah Salzmann

A to Z En Pointe!

Process film following the Birth of an Icon - Persol 649

Directed By The Apiary

Production Company K48

Cinematography Francesca Pavoni

Art Director Elena Mora

Editor Edoardo Setti

Colourist Orash Rahnema

Persol

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

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

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 How2

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 How2

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 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

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

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, Persol, Oakley, 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.