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Will & Carly

Common People Films

FILTERFACE is a satirical piece that looks at the unhealthy importance young people place on social media validation and the disturbing trend to go under the knife to look like their flawless filtered selfies. Doctors have labelled this new mental health illness 'Snapchat Dysmorphia' - a modern-day sickness that is causing young people to lose touch with reality as they seek out a manufactured, false and synthetic ideology. We wanted to ring an alarm bell with this film and draw attention to the bizarre cultural obsession with AR filters that is hurting our women and girls in more ways than one.

Will and Carly are London based directors whose work focuses on a heightened representation of life and emotion. Will studied Graphic Design at Camberwell College of Arts before becoming an award-winning creative where he has picked up everything from D&AD pencils to Cannes Lions. Carly studied Fine Art and Photography at Central Saint Martins, had a brief dalliance in an all-girl punk band, later becoming a Photographic Commissioner. Their films have won various awards including 1.4, Kinsale Sharks and Vimeo Staff Picks. Through stylised cinematography and visual symmetry they tackle human and social issues to raise awareness and inspire change.