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Halo Infinite "Lightbringers"

Isaiah Seret

Biscuit Filmworks

Isaiah Seret’s work projects emotional storytelling, compelling characters, and cinematic visuals that immerse viewers in new spaces and ideas. With globetrotting experience (born in Afghanistan to expat parents, raised in the U.S., and travelling across Asia while earning a masters degree in Asian comparative studies in his twenties), he has a uniquely humane view of the world, its inhabitants, and the stories they carry. Isaiah recently directed the stunning and ambitious launch campaign “UNSC Archives” for Xbox’s highly anticipated Halo Infinite. Comprised of three cinematic short films, each instalment gives the Halo universe more depth by providing compelling backstories for its events and mythology, and uncovering a human side to the dystopian sci-fi world. Isaiah’s recent commercial work also includes Nike’s “The Presentation,” which celebrates the long-running success of the U.S. Women’s Olympic basketball team; Samsung’s “Museum of Laptops,” which served as the global launch spot for its new Galaxy Book devices; and the laid-back Super Bowl spot “Patience” for Saint Archer Gold. Additionally, he has directed numerous award-winning music videos for artists such as alt-J, MGMT, Norah Jones, Cults, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes. He received his first DGA nomination in 2018, and has also earned accolades from the Webbys and D&AD, among others. Isaiah’s work has been featured at the Los Angeles Film Festival and Art Basel Miami, in addition to NPR, MTV, The New York Times, Vice, Nowness, and others. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children and is currently in development on his first feature film.