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A former musician, DJ, and photographer, W.I.Z. has an impressive clutch of pop videos on his showreel, as well as a concert film shot around a live performance by Suede at the Brixton Academy. However, the future promise of his career is most effectively articulated in Weekender, a short film about the band Flowered Up and about the hedonistic side of club and drug culture, which was screened on Channel 4 in Britain.

An uncompromising auteur, W.I.Z. is a master of the sound-bite school of self-promotion and loves to incorporate drug references like "uncut and undiluted imagery" into his conversation when describing his work.

W.I.Z. has also completed videos for The Smashing Pumpkins, Chemical Brothers, Massive Attack, The Black Crowes, and Marilyn Manson to name just a few. He has recently completed a short film entitled Baby. It was funded by a grant from the British Film Institute, a prestigious award to achieve.

Baby made its European debut at the Edinburgh International film festival and its US debut at the MVPA Director's Cuts 2000 film festival. In February of 2003 W.I.Z.'s video for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's Whatever Happened to my Rock and Roll was named MTV2 Best Video of The Year 2002 by the NME Carling Awards.

video

  • Kaiser Chiefs/The Angry Mob
  • Dizzee Rascal/Sirens
  • Lisa Lindley-Jones/Firetime
  • All Saints/Rock Steady (antville post)
  • Kasabian/Empire
  • Will Young/All Time Love (antville post)
  • Wiz's Featured Work: courtesy of The Oil Factory
  • The Arctic Monkeys/View from The Afternoon
  • Chemical Brothers/Out Of Control
  • Shakira/Te dejo Madrid
  • The 411/Teardrops
  • Dirty Harry/So Real
  • Smashing Pumpkins/Stand Inside Your Love
  • Oasis/Stop Crying Your Heart Out & The Hindu Times
  • Marilyn Manson/Man That You Fear & Fight Song
  • Kasabian/Club Foot
  • Jamelia/See It In A Boys Eyes
  • BRMCPunk Song(What Ever Happened to My Rock N' Roll
  • BRMC/We're All In Love
  • Kasabian/LSF
  • Stereophonics/Maybe Tomorrow
  • Cradle Of Filth/Babylon AD
  • Zero 7/In The Waiting Line
  • Leftfield/ Dusted
  • Melanie G/Word Up
  • All Saints/War of Nerves
  • Massive Attack/Inertia Creeps
  • Manic Street Preachers/If You Tolerate This
  • Happy Mondays/Stinkin' thinkin'
  • Ian Brown/My Star
  • The Charlatans/Jesus Hairdo

Music Films

  • Weekender

(scripted and directed) - featuring Flowered Up

Hamburg Film Festival; Winner Best Music Film.

Broadcast on Channel 4 Television/UK.

  • Love & Poison

(scripted and directed) -featuring Suede

Premiered at the National Film Theatre.

  • Primal Scream/Live at Sheffield - Miners Benefit.

Short Films

  • Comida

(scripted and directed)

  • Baby

(scripted and directed)

British Film Institute/Film Four New Directors Scheme

Premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival 2000: Special Mention.

Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2001

Buenos Aires Film Festival 2001: Special Mention.

Documentary

  • David Bowie/Outside

Les Awards

  • CAD AWARDS Outstanding Achievement Award 2003

Nominated best director CAD Awards 1998

Nominated best director CAD Awards 1999

Nominated best director CAD Awards 2003

Nominated best director CAD Awards 2004

  • Will Young/All Time Love

-nominated CAD Awards 2006: Best Pop Video, Best Cinematography, Best Editing

  • Kasabian/Club Foot

- Winner Best Rock Video CAD Awards 2004The Making Of...

  • Jamelia/See It In A Boys Eyes

- Winner best telecine CAD Awards 2004

  • BRMC/Punk Song (Whatever Happened To My Rock 'N' Roll)

- Winner NME Brat Award - Best Video 2003 - Winner best cinematography CAD Awards 2003

  • Smashing Pumpkins/Stand Inside Your Love:

-Winner most visionary video VH1 Awards 2000

  • Manic Street Preachers/If You Tolerate This...:

Winner NME Brat Award--Best Video 1998

  • Black Crowes/A Conspiracy:

Winner MVPA Best International Video 1996

  • Therapy?/Loose:

MTV Awards 1995 nomination best video.

  • Promo magazine: Best new director 1992.

Representation

US: The Oil Factory http://www.oilfactory.com

UK: Factory Films http://www.factoryfilms.net

Interviews & Other bits

Film & Video: http://www.studiodaily.com/filmandvideo/technique/craft/f/shooting/4356.html

The Making of Kasabian's Club Foot

Links

MVDB: http://www.mvdbase.com/tech.php?last=Wiz&first=


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