FELA RECEIVES GRAMMY NOMINATION

Fela has been nominated for Best Music Video at the 2021 Grammy Awards for Future’s “Life Is Good” music video, directed by Director X. The recognition marks Fela and Director X’s first Grammy nomination. Click here to view the nominees.

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Karena Evans Set to Direct First Two Episodes of HBO Max ‘Gossip Girl’ Reboot

Karena Evans has been tapped to direct the first two episodes of the upcoming HBO Max ‘Gossip Girl’ Reboot. “Her vision, voice, and passion are incomparable,” says writer and executive producer Joshua Safran, “It’s an honor and a privilege to get to work with her, and I can’t wait for everyone to see what she has […]

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Variety Talks With Director X about new AEW ‘Boundless’ Campaign

AEW, TNT Team with Director X for ‘Boundless’ Campaign. “Director X is the perfect partner to showcase the AEW brand with his distinct visual style that uniquely speaks to a new generation.” – Melissa Chambless, executive VP of Marketing for TNT, TBS and truTV. Click here to read full article.

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Jackson Tisi Named Young Guns 18 Winner

Jackson Tisi was recognized for his body of work in this year’s The One Club for Creativity’s Young Guns 18. Young Guns is one of the most coveted awards for young creatives around the globe, recognizing up and coming talent in each creative field. Read the full article here

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Director X’s “Life is Good” Video Surpasses 1 Billion YouTube Views

Director X’s music video for Future and Drake’s “Life is Good’ has surpassed 1 Billion YouTube views. “Life Is Good” is the most viewed music video of 2020 and the only to surpass 1 billion views. Watch the music video.

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Shaun Collings Wins 4 Clio Sports Awards

Shaun Collings cleaned up this year’s Clio Awards for his spot with State Farm and ESPN, ‘The Last Dance Deep Fake.’ Collings won Gold for Film (30 Seconds And Under) and Innovation; and Silver for Film Technique and Sponsorships, Partnerships & Collaborations. Click here to watch.

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Fela Featured In The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter recently profiled Fela, speaking to Director X and Taj Critchlow about launching FELA and promoting diversity within Canadian advertising. Click here to read the full article.

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Karena Evans’ ‘If You Want Me To Stay’ Named Vimeo Staff Pick

Karena Evans’ latest spot ‘If You Want Me To Stay’ for Crown Royal featuring Ari Lennox and Anthony Ramos, was chosen as one of Vimeo’s recent Staff Picks. Staff Picks represent the best short films on the internet, handpicked by Vimeo staff. Click here to watch the full video.

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5 Fela Directors Featured In Complex’s Top 10 List

This week Complex compiled a list of the top 10 Canadian music video directors right now. The list included five directors from the Fela roster: Director X, Karena Evans, RT!, Peter Huang and Kat Webber. 

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Underplayed Announced As TIFF 20 Official Selection

FELA’s first feature-film, Underplayed, has been announced as an official selection of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Director Stacey Lee’s debut feature-length documentary confronts the lack of diversity and inclusion in the Electronic Music industry. While the Electronic Music industry was one born from the ideals of diversity, community and inclusivity, in 2019 only […]

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blackpowerbarbie Collaborates with MTV on NYC Subway Installation

blackpowerbarbie has teamed up with MTV for a new exhibition at Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue Terminal. Nestled appropriately within the belowground subway station at Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue terminal at Barclays Center, the show takes over public advertising spaces to amplify the diverse work of eight emerging visual artists working in a variety of media. Her pieces for this […]

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Director X Nominated For 4 VMAs

Director X has received 4 nominations at the 2020 MTV VMAs. “Life Is Good” with Future and Drake received nods for ‘Video Of The Year’, ‘Best Hip-Hop’ and ‘Best Collaboration’, while Black Eyed Peas’ “Mamacita” was acknowledged for ‘Best Latin.’

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Jackson Tisi’s ‘LEON’ Receives Gold Young Director Award & Vimeo Staff Pick

Jackson Tisi’s short documentary ‘LEON’ has won a Gold Screen Young Director Award. The prestigious award comes shortly after the powerful film was names a Vimeo Staff Pick. ‘LEON’ tells the moving story about the journey and life of Leon Ford. After surviving a traumatic encounter with police in November of 2012, Leon determines not […]

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