Posted by Danni Le Toullec on February 9, 2010
A celebration of the sung and unsung creative heroes we adore the guts out of.
Since we profiled him for our film issue at the end of 2008, Sydney director Kris Moyes has been a very busy bee. He is currently working on a film for Sydney fashion label Romance Was Born as well as a personal animation project; perfect Favourite Folk fodder.
Having spent a few years as part of the exclusive LA-based Directors Bureau, of which Sofia and Roman Coppola are members, Kris has come a long way from making videos with friends as a hobby. He was a pivotal force in creating the visual identity of the Modular brand when it was just starting out, generating some amazing videos with limited budgets.
Says Kris, “My thoughts on small budget videos are that what you lack in budget, you make up for in creative freedom.”
Kris wasted no time in conquering the international music world. With the likes of Sia, Wolfmother, Beck, Franz Ferdinand, Hercules & Love Affair, The Presets and Architecture in Helsinki under his belt, he has a talent for creating original, artistic and at times kooky music videos. When he isn't getting muddy at the Agua Fria outside of Marfa Texas, his interpretation of music takes viewers on a journey from sparkly hand puppets in Softlightes video for ‘Microwave’ to a sign language break up on Sia’s ‘The Girl You Lost To Cocaine’.
While we wait with bated breath for his new projects to go public we will just have to make do with running his videos on repeat.
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