Black Dog Films

Black Dog Films From music videos and live visuals, to features, documentaries, and branded creative projects, Black Dog Films creates work that changes perceptions and celebrates differences.

Established in 1988 by Director Jake Scott, Black Dog develops fresh, young creative talent, while maintaining a reputation for bold, innovative filmmaking from some of the most visionary directors of all time. Notable projects include Adidas, ASOS, Beats, Carhartt, Chloe, converse, iD, Mr. Porter, Nike, Nowness, Rapha, Reebok, and Stella McCartney. Notable artist collaborations include Aphex Twin, Beck, Beyonce, Bjork, Blur, Bruce Springsteen, Chemical Brothers, Coldplay, David Bowie, Erykah Badu, George Michael, Hot Chip, Jay Z, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Metallica, Massive Attack, Oasis, Queens of the Stone Age, Radiohead, Rammstein, REM, Spiritualized, Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones, The Strokes, The Verve, The War on Drugs, and U2.

Black Dog’s Chris Hopewell created the first animated sequence in director Oscar Hudson’s amazing John Lewis Christmas a...
11/18/2020

Black Dog’s Chris Hopewell created the first animated sequence in director Oscar Hudson’s amazing John Lewis Christmas advert. Massive thanks to Oscar, the teams at Pulse, Adam and Eve, Untold Studios and all of the other brilliant animators involved. Find out how the campaign aims to raise £4m for food poverty charity FairShare here https://bit.ly/animationjl

Black Dog Films and Tom Dream have launched a new film campaign and clothing line with UK charity network End Youth Home...
11/12/2020
EYH x RSA Covid Appeal Film - End Youth Homelessness

Black Dog Films and Tom Dream have launched a new film campaign and clothing line with UK charity network End Youth Homelessness, aimed at raising awareness around the impact of Covid-19 on 16-25-year olds.

Our new film made in collaboration with Ridley Scott's Black Dog Films shows the impact COVID-19 has had on the young people we support, and the importance of the EYH network in providing vital support.

Greg Barnes' ambitious new one-take video stars Jon Hamm as an EELS fan, finding solace in music as chaos unfolds around...
11/11/2020
Jon Hamm stars in the hilarious new Eels video for "Are We Alright Again": Watch

Greg Barnes' ambitious new one-take video stars Jon Hamm as an EELS fan, finding solace in music as chaos unfolds around him. Shot in LA on 35mm, Greg and the Black Dog team directed and produced remotely from London.

Jon Hamm stars in the new video for Eels single "Are We Alright Again", and you can watch it here. It's off the band's Earth to Dora album.

Shooting OneRepublic’s ‘Wild Life’, director Christian Lamb found himself and his production team fleeing eight location...
11/10/2020

Shooting OneRepublic’s ‘Wild Life’, director Christian Lamb found himself and his production team fleeing eight locations across three states because of the California wildfires, before Google Earth landed them at Washington state’s stunning Ruby Beach and Hoh Rainforest. https://bit.ly/CLwildlife

11/07/2020
Gucci

Black Dog director Tom Dream and Arlo Parks collaborate on a new film for Dazed and Confused Magazine and Gucci

When was the last time you did something for the first time? Gucci Absolute Beginners is a short film series in collaboration with Dazed which sees nine creative artists direct a film for the first time. On ‘knotted gold’ Arlo Parks said “Making this made me feel like I really expanded my horizons as an artist and having Tom Dream co-directing made me feel so supported and creatively free.” Announced yesterday, poet and musician Arlo Parks will appear in the mini-series 'Gucci Ouverture Of Something That Never Ended' premiering during the Gucci Fest fashion and film festival from November 16-22. Watch ‘knotted gold’—a film featuring the Gucci Jackie 1961 bag—directed by Arlo Parks on.gucci.com/knottedgold_.

Director Neels Castillon teamed with choreographer Fanny Sage on the new video for Ólafur Arnalds and Bonobo's single 'L...
10/16/2020
Ólafur Arnalds feat. Bonobo: Loom

Director Neels Castillon teamed with choreographer Fanny Sage on the new video for Ólafur Arnalds and Bonobo's single 'Loom'. Check it out via NOWNESS

An aquatic dance sequence set to a elegiac new track from the Icelandic multi-instrumentalist

"There’s an out-of-town freshness to the work of Grandmas, a pair of Mancunian directors who find rich inspiration in th...
10/14/2020
Dead Funny - 1.4

"There’s an out-of-town freshness to the work of Grandmas, a pair of Mancunian directors who find rich inspiration in the post-industrial towns of the northwest"

Hurts, Somebody   You both hail from Manchester – can you tell us a bit about how you met and began working together? We both loved films from an early age. We took a media studies class in college because it was an easy grade. Incidentally, we really enjoyed pissing about with cameras and trying...

Jetta releases the new video for ‘Taste’ from Black Dog's Jade Ang Jackman. Jetta has been compared to Robyn, Sia, and M...
10/09/2020
Rising DIY Star Jetta Releases ‘Taste’ From Jade Ang Jackman

Jetta releases the new video for ‘Taste’ from Black Dog's Jade Ang Jackman. Jetta has been compared to Robyn, Sia, and Massive Attack by The Times, and described as “free thinking and serious in her artistry” by the The Line of Best Fit.
https://bit.ly/JadeJetta

Tipped as HMV’s ‘next big thing’, Jetta has been compared to Robyn, Sia, and Massive Attack by The Times, and “free thinking and serious in her artistry” by the Line Of Best Fit.

Hunger Magazine
10/02/2020
Hunger Magazine

Hunger Magazine

Director and former counsellor Tom Dream interviews Celeste in a new short film.

Creative Review speak to Chris Hopewell about the popularity of stop motion, why it's such a big hit with creatives and ...
09/29/2020
Why do we still love stop motion?

Creative Review speak to Chris Hopewell about the popularity of stop motion, why it's such a big hit with creatives and clients, and what the future holds for the medium. http://bit.ly/StopMotionCH

Stop motion’s popularity has barely wavered in the century or so since it first appeared. But what makes it such a big hit?

You can watch Black Dog director Jade Ang Jackman's new video for BabyQueen over at DIY
09/24/2020
Baby Queen announces debut EP 'Medicine'

You can watch Black Dog director Jade Ang Jackman's new video for BabyQueen over at DIY

And she's sharing brand new track 'Pretty Girl Lie' to celebrate!

Black Dog director Meji Alabi spoke with shots.net about his favourite music videos, his thoughts on the promo industry,...
09/24/2020
Playlist: Meji Alabi | shots

Black Dog director Meji Alabi spoke with shots.net about his favourite music videos, his thoughts on the promo industry, and where he finds inspiration.

We chat to RSA, Black Dog Films and JM Films director Meji Alabi about his favourite videos, his thoughts on the promo industry and he throws down the gauntlet with a 1-on-1 sporting challenge!

Grammy, BRIT, Golden Globe, and Oscar winning singer Sam Smith has teamed up with regular creative collaborator Luke Mon...
09/17/2020

Grammy, BRIT, Golden Globe, and Oscar winning singer Sam Smith has teamed up with regular creative collaborator Luke Monaghan and Black Dog Films for new video ‘Diamonds’ http://bit.ly/SamSmithLM

The new politically charged video for Burna Boy ft Coldplay's Chris Martin was directed remotely by Meji Alabi. Watch it...
08/28/2020

The new politically charged video for Burna Boy ft Coldplay's Chris Martin was directed remotely by Meji Alabi. Watch it here https://bit.ly/BurnaMeji

“Don’t let yourself be ruled by fear. That can apply to anything, like infiltrating a male-dominated space. You have to ...
08/18/2020

“Don’t let yourself be ruled by fear. That can apply to anything, like infiltrating a male-dominated space. You have to believe in yourself.” India Sleem went Skating with Dede Lovelace and Ajani Russell for Fenty. Check India's film and stills here https://bit.ly/IndiaFenty

The first trailer for ‘Undergods’, the debut feature of Black Dog director Chino Moya, is now available to watch via a D...
08/17/2020

The first trailer for ‘Undergods’, the debut feature of Black Dog director Chino Moya, is now available to watch via a Deadline exclusive. An otherworldly journey through a Europe in decline, ‘Undergods’ will receive its world premiere at Fantasia Film Festival https://bit.ly/undergods

Creative Review
07/31/2020
Creative Review

Creative Review

As the Design Museum opens its new show Electronic, we speak to curator Gemma Curtin and The Chemical Brothers collaborators Smith & Lyall about the genre’s wider impact on creativity and culture, and how the music industry could look post-pandemic.

With Hurts' passion for the conceptual, Grandmas' new video for ‘Somebody’ continues the group's ’ lineage of classic, c...
07/30/2020

With Hurts' passion for the conceptual, Grandmas' new video for ‘Somebody’ continues the group's ’ lineage of classic, considered, art-filled, and powerful imagery, laden with subliminal meaning throughout. https://bit.ly/HurtsGrandmas

Creative Review
07/24/2020
Creative Review

Creative Review

Meji Alabi reflects on making films during a pandemic, finding new ways to shoot music videos, and how the industry can create more opportunities for underrepresented voices.

Black Dog US director Julian Acosta is helping bring live music fans a livestream of ‘Aberdeen,’ the acclaimed first-per...
07/08/2020

Black Dog US director Julian Acosta is helping bring live music fans a livestream of ‘Aberdeen,’ the acclaimed first-person musical storytelling performance. Described by The National's Matt Berninger as “...a trip…beautiful songs and a truly unbelievable story.” https://www.thenexusbaby.com/

07/06/2020
NORTEÑOS | A Dark Comedy Short Film About Love and Crime

Black Dog director duo Grandmas' award-winning comedy short 'Norteños' is now available to watch on Short of the Week.

A mild mannered fool from somewhere in the Northwest of England attempts to convince his ex-girlfriend to help him with a crime. A selection of Short of the ...

On Tinie's new single #Whoppa the UK artist teams up with  Sofia Reyes & FARINA LA NENA FINA  for a track that channels ...
07/03/2020

On Tinie's new single #Whoppa the UK artist teams up with Sofia Reyes & FARINA LA NENA FINA for a track that channels the festival spirit for the lost summer of 2020. Directed by Meji Alabi on the streets of Mexico City https://bit.ly/MejiWhoppa

For British Vogue’s A Celebration of #Pride series, Black Dog’s Jade Ang Jackman asked four women to reflect on the mean...
06/24/2020
4 Queer Women On Why Their Tattoos Are So Much More Than Body Art

For British Vogue’s A Celebration of #Pride series, Black Dog’s Jade Ang Jackman asked four women to reflect on the meaning behind their body art. https://bit.ly/JAJVogue

For British Vogue’s A Celebration of #Pride series, filmmaker Jade Ang Jackman asked four women – model and trans activist Munroe Bergdorf, charity founder and community organiser Tanya Compas, and tattoo artists Nish Rowe and Emily Malice – to reflect on the meaning behind their body art.

Ahead of what would have been Glastonbury weekend, The Guardian pick the documentaries that best recreate the magic of g...
06/22/2020

Ahead of what would have been Glastonbury weekend, The Guardian pick the documentaries that best recreate the magic of gigs and festivals inc. Black Dog Films Adam Smith's seminal Chemical Brothers film, 'Don't Think'. https://bit.ly/GuardianConcerts

Black Dog director Chris Hopewell spoke to Creative Review about his new video for Yusuf / Cat Stevens. The video was cr...
06/15/2020
Chris Hopewell directs stop-motion video for Where Do The Children Play?

Black Dog director Chris Hopewell spoke to Creative Review about his new video for Yusuf / Cat Stevens. The video was created using recycled and upcycled materials along with plastic waste recovered from the Welsh coast.

Yusuf / Cat Stevens has released a new version of his 1970 track, Where Do The Children Play?, along with a poignant stop-motion video created by...

Hingston Studio creates a film of passion and power for Jehnny Beth - via NOWNESS
06/12/2020
Jehnny Beth: We Will Sin Together

Hingston Studio creates a film of passion and power for Jehnny Beth - via NOWNESS

Directed by Tom Hingston and Markus Lehtonen

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Black Dog Films specialises in production in the field of music videos, live music visuals, documentary filmmaking, fashion film, and the zeitgeist of brand culture.

Established in 1988 by Director Jake Scott, Black Dog develops fresh, young creative talent, while maintaining a reputation for bold, innovative filmmaking from some of the most visionary directors of all time.

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