Flying High, Longlist - Lockdown


Pedro and James


Throughout this challenging, sad and unusual time, we are being forced to face some truths we constantly try to avoid. Death, purpose and responsibility were some of the things going through the minds of the friends that we spoke with around the world. During April we recorded these conversations, and while being on opposite sides of the world, we created this film using unused shots and personal footage. We confronted many of our own fears and although there isn’t a definitive answer, there were some thoughts that stayed with us. This film won’t reveal anything new, but it might bring some comfort and ideas, perhaps uniting us in what it means to be human during these uncertain times. - Pedro and James An Autobahn Film Score: Russ Chimes Colourist: Alex Gregory // The Mill Sound Design/Mix: Thiacio Palanca // Lucha Libre

Pedro and James are a London based directing duo with work spanning original documentaries, branded content and commercials. Their graphic and cinematic style, and their ability to gain the trust of a subject no matter the situation, has recently seen their work recognised at Kinsale Sharks International Festival of Creativity, winning Gold for Best Short Documentary. With backgrounds in editing, videography, photography, and graphic design, together they form a cohesive directing force with a sharp eye for detail, always striving to create powerful and engaging films. They have recently created films for agencies such as WPP, Leo Burnett, M&C Saatchi, TBWA, and Ogilvy, and for brands including Puma, Google, Casio, Dove, HP, Always, Nestlé, Samsung, and Ballantine's.