Pedestrian.TV & Dell’s XPS Open Studio Is Now Open
PEDESTRIAN.TV and Dell have teamed up to open the doors to its XPS Open Studio and hand over creative direction to everyday people. For this brief, we asked creatives with a range of skills and expertise who are either Directors or Producers to help create a documentary dedicated to self-expression.
Jonty is a South African multidisciplinary artist, currently based in Naarm, who uses performance and digital mediums to manipulate and challenge the preexisting norms within society. Through their expression and their creation of surreal and other worldly environments, Jonty aims to create a universe for the ‘Other’, where there are no limitations or restrictions on how one is expected to exist. Their aim is to create an all encompassing space which leaks over into reality and influences the way people view the current world. They hope to influence and facilitate an environment which accommodates the ways of a new world.
Cloudy Rhodes is a non-binary award-winning director, writer, and DOP producing distinct and emotionally intuitive work. They have directed music videos, short films, and television commercials, worked with international brands such as Levis, Louis Vuitton and Calvin Klein, and shot editorials for Vogue, i-D, Monster Children, Oyster and Russh. Rhodes’ work celebrates gender fluidity and expression, through positive and uplifting queer narratives. Cloudy is set to direct a chapter of feature anthology ‘Masc’, supported by Screen Australia, and is in development on their debut feature. In 2021 their short film ‘Beautiful They’ – a personal, auto-biographical piece - will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival’s 20th anniversary edition.