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Biography

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Salomon, a son to missionary parents who opened his eyes to the world, is a self-taught filmmaker whose international background–––a childhood spent in Johannesburg––– , Dubai, and Sydney–––figures strongly in his distinctive, visceral yet meditative work. His textural and experimental style looks to find new ways of exploring visual and narrative 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, a Gold Cannes Lion, multiple AICP wins with work featured at the MOMA, shortlists for Music Video of the Year at Shots, Best Alternative Video and Best New Director, with wins for Best Editing and Best Color Grading at the UKMVA’s - and a growing list of awards from the industry including the British Arrows, Cannes and D&AD.

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, Valvoline etc, and music videos ––– , for artists like Justin Bieber, Giveon, Little Simz, Skrillex, Don Toliver, Prince, The Weeknd, Daughter, Bearcubs and Young Fathers.

Salomon currently lives in New York City with his young family, where he is in the early stages of putting together his debut feature, MOTHERLAND and writing his second, ICONOCLAST.

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Contact

US Production

Prettybird US

ali@prettybird.co

UK Production

Prettybird UK

juliette@prettybird.co

Canada Production

SOFT CITIZEN

eva@softcitizen.com

Amsterdam Production

HALAL PRODUCTIONS

gijsd@halal.amsterdam

Asia Production

STINK

desmond@stink.asia

Spain Production

Blur

zico@blurfilms.tv

International Rep

NICHOLAS BERGLUND

nb@nicholasberglund.com

Ireland Production

ANTIDOTE FILMS

freedman@antidote.ie

Belgium Production

SHELTER

gena@shelter.film

Brazil Production

SAIGON

marcelo@saigon.com.br

Film management

GRANDVIEW LA

zac@grandviewla.com

LICENSING INQUIRIES

FILMSUPPLY

LICENSING@FILMSUPPLY.COM

Recognition

(Film)

Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival (Academy Award Qualifying) 2024 - 'Moeder' - Official Selection

Tirana Film Festival (Academy Award Qualifying) 2023 - 'Moeder' - Award Win 'Best New World'

Hollyshorts 2023 (Academy Award Qualifying) - 'Moeder' - Official Selection

LA Shorts International Shorts Film Festivals 2023 (Academy Award Qualifying) - 'Moeder' - Official Selection

Norwich Film Festival 2023 (BAFTA Qualifying) - 'Moeder' - Official Selection

Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival 2023 - 'Moeder' - Finalist

New York Shorts International Film Festival 2023 - 'Moeder' - Award Win "Best International'

New York Lift-Off 2023 - 'Moeder' - Official Selection

Dumbo Film Festival 2023 - 'Moeder' - Official Selection

Cannes Indie Shorts Awards 2023 - 'Moeder' - Semi-Finalist

New York Indie Shorts Awards 2023 - 'Moeder' - Semi-Finalist

Hollywood ShortsFest 2023 - 'Moeder' - Award Win 'Best Drama Short' + 'Best Sound Design'

Venice Shorts 2023 - 'Moeder' - Award Win 'Best Narrative Film'

Effie Awards 2022: Victoria 'Icnocuicatl' - Global Best of the Best

APA 2022 Awards Selection - IOC 'Stronger Together'

Creative Circle Awards 2022 - JD Sports 'Christmas' - General - Best use of Talent & Influencers - Silver

Creative Circle Awards 2022 - Little Simz 'Introvert' - Best Promo Film - Silver

Creative Circle Awards 2022 - IOC 'Stronger Together' - Best film for other Screens - Bronze

Creative Circle Awards 2022 - IOC 'Stronger Together' - Best VOD 61 - 120s - Bronze

Creative Circle Awards 2022 - JD Sports 'Christmas' - General - Best Promo Film - Bronze

Cannes Lions 2022 - Victoria 'Cempasúchil' - Gold Lion for Best Fiction, Long Form

D&AD Awards 2022 - Olympics 'Stronger Together' - Wooden Pencil for Direction

D&AD Awards 2022 - Olympics 'Stronger Together' - Shortlist for Best Commercial

D&AD Awards 2022 - Victoria 'Cempasúchil' - Wooden Pencil for Cinematography

D&AD Awards 2022 - Victoria 'Cempasúchil' - Shortlist for Art Direction

D&AD Awards 2022 - Victoria 'Cempasúchil' - Shortlist for VFX

Circulo Creativo 2021 - Victoria ‘Icnocuicatl' - Best Sound Design: Silver

Circulo Creativo 2021 - Victoria ‘Icnocuicatl' - Best Cinematography: Silver

Circulo Creativo 2021 - Victoria ‘Icnocuicatl' - Best Editorial: Bronze

CLIO Music 2021 - Little Simz 'Introvert' - Silver for Direction

SHOTS Americas 2022 - Victoria 'Cempasúchil' - Win for Cinematography

SHOTS Americas 2022 - Victoria 'Cempasúchil' - Nomination for Direction

Kinsale Awards 2022 - Little Simz 'Introvert' - Win for Best Music Video International

Kinsale Awards 2022 - Little Simz 'Introvert' - Win for Best Direction International

1.4 AWARDS 2021 - Little Simz 'Introvert' - LongList

SHOTS 2021 - Little Simz 'Introvert' - Nomination for Music Video of The Year

UKMVA 2021 - Little Simz 'Introvert' - Win for Best Editing

UKMVA 2021 - Little Simz 'Introvert' - Nomination for Best Choreography

UKMVA 2021 - Little Simz 'Introvert' - Nomination for Best HipHop & Grime & Rap UK

MTV VMA 2021 - Giveon 'Heartbreak Anniversary' - Best R&B Nomination

AICP Post Awards 2021 - Ayia 'Easy' - Win for Best Music Video VFX Nomination

AICP Awards 2021 - Little Simz 'Introvert' - Win for Best Music Video

AICP Awards 2021 - Ayia 'Easy' - Best Music Video Nomination

D&AD Awards 2021 - Victoria 'Icnocuicatl' - Wooden Pencil for Cinematography

Clio Awards 2020 - Victoria 'Xibalba' - Shortlist in Sound Design

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

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

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

British Arrows 2020 - Victoria ‘Xibalba’ Bronze 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

Daughter 'Medicine' 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'

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