Welcome to the latest Showcase Brussels brought to you by Production Paradise. As always, we present the finest visual media professionals currently at work in the 'Capital of Europe' with more information available in our Directory.
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The Modo Bruxellae 'Designer Sale' will run between 12th and 13th December, with young Belgian fashion designers selling their one-off creations at reduced prices. Famous names at previous events have included Azniv Afsar, Caroline Foulon, Eric Beauduin, Max & Lola, Sur ta tête, Tomoko Furusawa and Xavier Gigot. Shopaholics get ready!
Latcho Drom is a film production house with international allure. Producing commercials, documentaries, corporate films, music videos and much more, the company's image is strongly grounded in the quality of its productions.
Latcho Drom means "Have a good journey!" It is a term frequently used by Gypsies to bid farewell and to wish each other good luck. The company chose the name because "it is a symbol for the journey that we take together with everyone involved in the production of our films."
"Come and enjoy the journey with us. Latcho Drom!"
Since 2003, Bert Brulez and Francois Mercier have produced some of the most eye-catching commercials in the Belgian and European markets. Clients include Belgacom, Coca-Cola, Telenet, Yamaha, TDK, Mio, McDonald's, Gordon Beer, Center Parcs, Renault and Seat.
LOVO Films has won numerus national and international awards. The company operates in French, Dutch and English and offers great production services to foreign clients. In house post production facilities are also available.
"We love what we do and you'll love how we do it."
Visit the website or contact Francois or Bert for more information.
CZAR Brussels is a high-end creative production company that forms part of an international network. The company's roster features directors like Lionel Goldstein, Raf Wathion, Koen Mortier, Lieven Van Baelen, Joe Vanhoutteghem and many more.
CZAR can also organise line productions for shoots in Belgium.
For more information and to check out the CZAR directors' work visit the website or contact Sofie Houttekier.
Founded in 1981 by David Mileikowsky, Milly Films is a diverse production company that works in commercials, feature films, documentaries, video clips and website creation.
David Mileikowsky, Stéphanie Deleuze and Benjamin Lacour produce films around Europe and in China for renowned agencies such as Fallon (UK), Young and Rubicam (France), Duval Guillaume (Belgium) and MC Saatchi (London). The company represents young talents but also more renowned directors such as Zhang Yimou, for whose work Milly Films holds worldwide exclusivity.
Mortierbrigade is an independent advertising agency with headquarters in Brussels, the 'Capital of Europe'. The company was launched in November 2004 by advertising men and (inter)national award-winners Joost Berends, Philippe De Ceuster, Dirk Debeys and Jens Mortier, and proved the most successful start-up ever in Belgian advertising history!
Mortierbrigade is a new-school advertising agency with a fully integrated approach, offering clients a creative alternative to traditional solutions.
Famous is the largest independent agency in Belgium. Originally named LG&F Group - a communications group with four agencies: LG&F (advertising), I Do (1-to-1), Snow (online), and Pride (PR) - and founded in 1997 by Luc Libens, Christophe Ghewy and Marc Fauconnier, in 2008 the company consolidated as Famous: one fully integrated agency with a vision and organisation centered around brands and clients.
Clients include Electrabel, National Lottery, Proximus, Jupiler, Stella Artois, Bacardi, William Lawson's, Eristoff, Chaudfontaine and Klara.
C'est Chic is a Brussels-based photography, styling and make-up agency. Created seven years ago, the company is directed by Belinda Cordier, who has over 20 years experience as a fashion stylist.
The agency represents artists both in Brussels and Paris. Literally and figuratively a 'House of Chic', C'est Chic is filled with numerous professional talents. Enjoying the confidence of long-term clients the agency manages its artists and their productions with an unrivaled passion, and prides itself in combining commercial work in advertising and catalogues with a flexible creativity.
Featured in this portfolio is a selection of the agency's latest editorial work. The video features hair & make-up artist Eileen Catyan.
Photographers department: House of Chic Hair & make-up department: C'est Chic Agency
Brussels advertising photographers
Pierre Pironet graduated in 1998. After shooting a selection of editorials he began his professional photography career in 2000 as an assistant. His education lead him into the advertising market in which he distinguishes himself through print and poster campaigns, both nationally and internationally.
Since 2003, Pierre has specialised in cars and staged location photography.
He is currently developing CGI techniques and is working on a range of projects in what is a highly advanced field of photography.
Based in Brussels, the VP2A agency represents a range of talented photographers, including Bernard Blistin, Fabrice Dermience and Franck Duez, who are as diverse as they are complementary in their respective fields: Advertising, Fashion, Beauty, Still Life, People & Lifestyle, Catalogue, Sport, CGI/3D, Car/Transportation and Exterior/Interior.
Sensitive to budget requirements, the agency can make things happen for its clients no matter where they are based.
Marc Lagrange is a fashion and art photographer based in Antwerp. Since the 80s he has fully committed his life and work to photography and is considered one of the most renowned photographers in Belgium. Over the years, he has developed his own peculiar and recognisable style of capturing female beauty. Marc brings sensual femininity to a higher level, with many of his pictures mirroring a clearly sexual vibe without being explicit. They all breathe an intrinsic peace.
The photographer chooses models with great personalities that can be reflected in his pictures. Eyes and gestures can speak a clearer language than words, and it's for this that he loves to work with dancers, actresses or very experienced models. These choices, together with his lighting techniques, are responsible for the cinematographic look of his work.
Marc's latest book, 'Lust', is available on the international market. Check the website for information about his current gallery exhibitions.
New Models Agency was created in 1968 and has since proved its leadership in Belgium and many other countries, commanding such different sectors as Haute-Couture, Prêt-à-Porter, advertising, commercial, cinema and catalogue.
New Models is known and recognised by all the big names in the industry. The company's priority has always been the international careers of its models: promoting them in Paris, Milan or New York, shooting with famous photographers, and working for prestigious magazines such as ELLE, Marie-Claire or Vogue.
Representing more than 200 models, New Models Agency relies on its professionalism and experience to satisfy clients. "Innovation and originality" is the company motto.
Vision Model Management was founded in Brussels almost 20 years ago. The agency is credited for launching such groundbreaking models as Hannelore (Prada, Dolce&Gabbana), Anne Catherine (Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga), Tanga (Ralph LaurenExclusive), Alexis (Gucci, YSL), Stan (D&G), and many others.
Vision models frequently grace the covers and editorial pages of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, l'Uomo Vogue, W Magazine, GQ, ID Magazine and V Magazine, and are regularly shot by top photographers such as Steven Meisel, Mario Testino, David Sims and Craig McDean.
Vision is dedicated to preserving a selective image and uncompromising integrity and is constantly on the lookout for inspiring new talent. In contrast to most agencies, Vision prides itself in remaining selective and focused, therefore allowing the company to take all the time and effort required to develop tomorrow's fashion superstars.
Loc8 is the 'absolute' location scouting service and agency, with experience in thousands of projects in feature films, TV commercials and photo shoots.
The company's two owners are actively involved in all aspects of the business. Isabelle's speciality is the 50km zone around Brussels - amazing interiors and private architecture in the 'Capital of Europe'. Jo mostly travels throughout Europe in search of the most exquisite landscapes.
The company operates in English, Dutch, French and German.
The ambiance at the Black Pearl cocktail lounge is elegant yet very comfortable, welcoming a wide range of guests - from professionals after work to the stylish and highly fashionable late-night crowd.
The lounge has a 21+ age policy and the VIP area is restricted during the weekend to customers who have purchased bottles. The Black Pearl can be hired for private or corporate events.
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