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Biography

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Salomon, a son to missionary parents who opened his eyes to the world at a young age, is a self-taught filmmaker whose international background–––a childhood spent in Johannesburg––– , Dubai, and Sydney–––figures strongly in his distinctive, visual style. His textural and experimental work finds new ways of exploring visual storytelling, always with a human story at its core.

His work has garnered recognition across the world, with inclusion in both the Saatchi & Saatchi and 1.4 New Directors Showcases, two Golds and three Silvers at the YDAs, shortlist for online commercial of the year over 2 minutes for Audi at Shots , shortlists for Music Video of the Year at Shots, Best Alternative Video and Best New Director at the UKMVA’s, and a music video shortlist at Ciclope.

These honors are all the more extraordinary for a young director, who is just four years into his commercial film career. His body of work includes short films like “Rocket Wars,” which documents the stunning aerial fireworks battle of a Greek village, as well as commercials for Puma, Adidas, Top Boy, S7, and Valvoline, and music videos for artists like Prince, The Weeknd, Daughter, Bearcubs and Young Fathers. Salomon currently lives in New York City with his young family .

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Contact

UK Production

STINK

blake.powell@stink.co

US Production

STINK

jeff.baron@stink.co

Asia Production

STINK

desmond@stink.asia

Russia Production

STINK

olga.kulikova@stink.co

Australia Production

DIVISION

genevievet@inthethicket.com.au

France Production

INSURRECTION/DIVISION

jules@divisionparis.com

International Rep

NICHOLAS BERGLUND

nb@nicholasberglund.com

Film management

GRANDVIEW LA

zac@grandviewla.com

Germany Production

STINK

martina.luelsdorf@stink.co

Amsterdam Production

HALAL PRODUCTIONS

gijsd@halal.amsterdam

Canada Production

SOFT CITIZEN

eva@softcitizen.com

Recognition

(Film)

Ciclope 2020 - Victoria 'Xibalba' - Finalist in Production Design

Ciclope 2020 - Victoria 'Icnocuicatl' - Finalist in Musical Score

Immortal Awards 2020 - Latin America - Victoria 'Xibalba' Nomination

British Arrows 2020 - Victoria ‘Xibalba’ Nomination for Color Grade

Circulo Creativo 2020 - Victoria ‘Xibalba’ Grand Prix ‘Craft Audio’

Circulo Creativo 2020 - Victoria ‘Xibalba’ rand Prix ‘Craft Digital’

Circulo Creativo 2020 - Victoria ‘Xibalba’ Gold for Cinematography

Circulo Creativo 2020 - Victoria ‘Xibalba’ Silver for Production Design

Circulo Creativo 2020 - Victoria ‘Xibalba’ Silver for Integrated Product Campaigns

Circulo Creativo 2020 - Victoria ‘Xibalba’ Bronze for Technological Integration

Circulo Creativo 2019 - Victoria ‘Mictlan’ Silver for Audio Visual Content

Circulo Creativo 2019 - Victoria ‘Mictlan Silver for Post Production Craft

Circulo Creativo 2019 - Victoria ‘Mictlan’ ronze for Stunts

Circulo Creativo 2019 - Victoria ‘Mictlan’ Bronze for Product Innovation

Circulo Creativo 2019 - Victoria ‘Mictlan’ Bronze for Cinematography

Circulo Creativo 2019 - Victoria ‘Mictlan’ Bronze for Audio Arrangement

Effie Awards 2019 - Victoria ‘Mictlan’ Silver for Integrated Campaign

UKMVA 2019 - Prince ‘Mary’ Win for Best Color grading

Kinsale Sharks Award 2019 Nomination for Direction for Prince ‘Mary’

Kinsale Sharks Award 2019 Nomination for Writing/Idea/Concept for Prince ‘Mary’

Kinsale Sharks Award 2019 Nomination for Grade for Prince ‘Mary’

AICP Post 2019 Awards - Prince ‘Mary’ Win for Best Editing in Music Video

Webbys 2019 Festival Honoree in Music Video for Prince ‘Mary’

Creative Circle Awards 2019 Silver for Young Fathers ‘Toy’ in Best Music Video

AICP 2019 Awards- Prince ‘Mary’ Music Video Nomination

Ciclope 2018 Festival Shortlist for Direction for Prince ‘Mary Don’t You Weep’

1.4 Awards 2018 - Flying High Established Showcase

Kinsale Sharks Award 2018 Gold for Best Direction for Young Fathers ‘Toy’

Kinsale Sharks Award 2018 Gold for Best Idea/Concept/Writing for Young Fathers ‘Toy’

Kinsale Sharks Award 2018 Nomination for Edit for Young Fathers ‘Toy’

Kinsale Sharks Award 2018 Nomination for Cinematography for Young Fathers ‘Toy’

Kinsale Sharks Award 2018 Nomination for Best Music Video for Young Fathers ‘Toy’

UKMVA 2018 - Young Fathers Win for Best Artist

UKMVA 2018 - Young Fathers ‘Toy’ Best Edit Nomination for Dan Sherwan and Final Cut

AICE 2018 - S7 Airlines 'I Am You' 'Montage' Category Winner

AICP 2018 - S7 Airlines 'I Am You' Excellence in International Commercial Shortlist

UKMVA 2017 - Young Fathers 'Mr Martyr' Best Alternative Video UK Nomination

UKMVA 2017 Best New Director Nomination

1.4 Awards 2017 'On the Cusp of Greatness:' Showcase

Ciclope Awards 2017 - 'Young Fathers' Bronze for Best Editing

Shots Awards 2017 - 'Medicine' Music Video of the Year Nomination

Shots Awards 2017 - Audi 'Test Drive' Online Commercial Over Two Minutes Nomination

Featured as part of the Saatchi and Saatchi New Directors Showcase 2017

Young Directors Award (YDA) 2017 - Daughter 'Medicine' Gold in Music Video Category

Young Directors Award (YDA) 2017 - Valvoline 'Never Idle' Silver in Broadcast Category

Young Directors Award (YDA) 2017 - Young Fathers 'Mr Martyr' Silver in Music Video Category

Young Directors Award (YDA) 2016 - 'Rocket Wars' Gold in Web Film Category

Young Directors Award (YDA) 2016 - Audi 'Rainmaker' Silver in Web Film Category

Cannes Lions 2016 - Audi 'Rainmaker'Shortlist in Film Craft in Cinematography

Creativity Awards 2016 - Saints and Strangers 'Prayers' Best in Show

Creativity Awards 2016 - Audi 'Rainmaker' Platinum

Clio Awards 2016 - Audi 'Rainmaker' Bronze in Cinematography

London International Awards 2016 - Audi 'Rainmaker' Bronze in New Director

Art Director's Club 2016 - Audi 'Rainmaker' Silver in Cinematography

One Screen/Show Festival NYC 2016 - 'Rocket Wars' Best Cinematography

One Screen/Show Festival NYC 2016 - 'Rocket Wars' Best Direction

One Screen/Show Festival NYC 2016 - 'Rocket Wars' Best of Show

New Orleans Film Festival 2016 -'Rocket Wars' Official Selection

Toronto International Short Film Festival 2016 -'Rocket Wars' Official Selection

Big Sky International Documentary Film Festival 2016 -'Rocket Wars' Official Selection

Los Angeles International Short Film Festival 2016-'Rocket Wars' Official Selection

Big Apple Film Festival 2016 -'Rocket Wars' Official Selection

Miami International FilmFestival -'Rocket Wars' Official Selection

PDN Photo Annual 2016 - 'Rocket Wars' Young Directors Award (YDA) 2017 - Valvoline ‘Never Idle’ Silver in Broadcast Category

Young Directors Award (YDA) 2017 - Young Fathers ‘Mr Martyr’ Silver in Music Video Category

Young Directors Award (YDA) 2016 - ‘Rocket Wars’ Gold in Web Film Category

Young Directors Award (YDA) 2016 - Audi ‘Rainmaker’ Silver in Web Film Category

Cannes Lions 2016 - Audi ‘Rainmaker’Shortlist in Film Craft in Cinematography

Creativity Awards 2016 - Saints and Strangers ‘Prayers’ Best in Show

Creativity Awards 2016 - Audi ‘Rainmaker’ Platinum

Clio Awards 2016 - Audi ‘Rainmaker’ Bronze in Cinematography

London International Awards 2016 - Audi ‘Rainmaker’ Bronze in New Director

Art Director’s Club 2016 - Audi ‘Rainmaker’ Silver in Cinematography

One Screen/Show Festival NYC 2016 - ‘Rocket Wars’ Best Cinematography

One Screen/Show Festival NYC 2016 - ‘Rocket Wars’ Best Direction

One Screen/Show Festival NYC 2016 - ‘Rocket Wars’ Best of Show

New Orleans Film Festival 2016 -‘Rocket Wars’ Official Selection

Toronto International Short Film Festival 2016 -‘Rocket Wars’ Official Selection

Big Sky International Documentary Film Festival 2016 -‘Rocket Wars’ Official Selection

Los Angeles International Short Film Festival 2016-‘Rocket Wars’ Official Selection

Big Apple Film Festival 2016 -‘Rocket Wars’ Official Selection

Miami International FilmFestival -‘Rocket Wars’ Official Selection

PDN Photo Annual 2016 - ‘Rocket Wars’

Creativity Awards 2016 - Saints and Strangers ‘Prayers’ Best in Show

Creativity Awards 2016 - Audi ‘Rainmaker’ Platinum

Clio Awards 2016 - Audi ‘Rainmaker’ Bronze in Cinematography

London International Awards 2016 - Audi ‘Rainmaker’ Bronze in New Director

Art Director’s Club 2016 - Audi ‘Rainmaker’ Silver in Cinematography

One Screen/Show Festival NYC 2016 - ‘Rocket Wars’ Best Cinematography

One Screen/Show Festival NYC 2016 - ‘Rocket Wars’ Best Direction

One Screen/Show Festival NYC 2016 - ‘Rocket Wars’ Best of Show

New Orleans Film Festival 2016 -‘Rocket Wars’ Official Selection

Toronto International Short Film Festival 2016 -‘Rocket Wars’ Official Selection

Big Sky International Documentary Film Festival 2016 -‘Rocket Wars’ Official Selection

Los Angeles International Short Film Festival 2016-‘Rocket Wars’ Official Selection

Big Apple Film Festival 2016 -‘Rocket Wars’ Official Selection

Miami International FilmFestival -‘Rocket Wars’ Official Selection

PDN Photo Annual 2016 - ‘Rocket Wars’

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