Able&Baker sign a French image-maker with a savage, motorized aesthetic.
Breton director Nicolas Davenel is the latest young spark to join the burgeoning ranks of Able&Baker.
Having started his career in film as an editor, Nicolas first moved behind the camera to direct a stop-motion video for French garage rock outfit The Parisians – a process he looks back on the long and painstaking process of assembling it in post-production.
From there on Nicolas worked on various projects, some more commercial than others, with varying degrees of creative freedom and room for experimentation, from music videos to fashion films, online content and TVCs.
His fascination with all things motorized – particularly those on two wheels – is apparent in his video for Birdy Nam Nam’s Defiant Order, which stages an adolescent romance narrative within a real suburban bike gang. He’s also in production on Live Fast // Ride Slow, a feature documentary about US moped gangs.
Watch some of his work here: