BLITZWERK STUDIO Is Josh Brandao and Nicolai Kornum
London based internationally published Photographers & internationally award winning Film makers of Fashion Films, Music Videos and Campaigns.
Based in London and working internationally, Josh Brandão is a multi award winning Fashion Photographer and Filmmaker and a member of the British Association of Photographers.
Josh's work aims to explore the merging of fashion, art and story telling in a creative, engaging and thought provoking way.
His interest for the performative and artistic aspects of Fashion led him to do a Masters degree in Fashion Photography at the London College of Fashion and he had personal mentoring with renowned photographer and filmmaker Nick knight after a completing a Bachelors degree in Designing for Performance at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.
Josh's style ranges from cinematic and classic to conceptual and experimental in both still photography and filmmaking, working with fashion films, music videos, brand promos, fashion editorials, fashion campaigns and designer's look books. He also teaches creative photography workshops in Europe and Asia, including a 5 day workshop in Taiwan, teachings at the University of Arts in London and upcoming workshops in Mexico, Italy, Miami and Russia. Josh will also be a member of the Jury Panel of the Miami Fashion Film Festival, September 2017.
Nicolai is a London-based published Photographer, Producer, Director and Director of Photography who is behind several international multi-award winning Fashion Films and Music Videos with more than 15 million online views.
Training includes European Film College, Soho Editors, & a degree in Stage Management & Technical Theatre, including Lighting Design from London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art. He has more than 8 Years’ experience as First A.D. and Floor manager in Feature Films, TV-Drama, Live-TV and Commercials and his theatre credits include Production Stage Management and Lighting Designer on the fringe of London's West End (The Box Soho, Southwark Playhouse, Resistance Gallery). Nicolai does runway photography during London-, Milan- & Paris fashion week and serves as an external lecturer on Fashion Film Production at Coventry University, London, and, in addition, has taught children and young actors in practical film making.
Nicolai has worked with Director’s Lars von Trier, Thomas Vinterberg, Niels Arden Oplev & Bille August. Work also includes Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Aiden Quinn, Kelly Preston, Asa Butterfield, Nicholas Hoult, Andy Serkis, Cee Lo Green and Claire Danes.
Personally, he has been awarded Best Director ("Narcissus" Dominican Republic International Fashion FIlm Festival (2018),"Robots” La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival, California (2017)), Best Creative Concept for a fashion film ("Robots" Canada Fashion Film Festival (2018)), Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects ("Statues" Miami International Fashion Film Festival (2016)), Best Visual Effects (“Statues” La Jolla International Fashion Film Award (2016)), Best Fashion Film (Fashion Film Festival Chicago (2015 & 2014)) & Best Concept (“Blackened Wings” Miami International Fashion Film Festival (2014)), for his involvement in fashion films.
BLITZWERK STUDIO’S FASHION FILM AWARDS:
Best Directors - Dominican Republic International Fashion Film Festival 2018
Best Actor - La Jolla Fashion Film Festival, San Diego 2018
Best Directors - La Jolla Fashion Film Festival, San Diego 2017
Best Art Direction - Bokeh South Africa Fashion Film Festival 2017
Best Make Up - Bokeh South Africa Fashion Film Festival 2017
Best Styling - Cinefashion Film Awards 2016
Best Visual Effects - La Jolla Fashion Film Festival, San Diego 2016
Best Cinematography - Miami Fashion Film Festival 2016
Best Visual Effects - Miami Fashion Film Festival 2016
Best Costume Design - Miami Fashion Film Festival 2016
Best Make Up - Miami Fashion Film Festival 2016
Best Art Direction - Miami Fashion Film Festival 2016
Best Styling - Cinefashion Awards Hollywood 2016
Best Film ‘Coup d’Or’ Best Fashion Film - Fashion Film Festival Chicago 2015
Best Art Direction - Miami Fashion Film Festival 2015
Best Costume Design - Miami Fashion Film Festival 2015
Best Costume Design – London Fashion Film Festival 2015
Best Art Direction – La Jolla Fashion Film Festival, San Diego 2015
Best Creative Concept – Miami Fashion Film Festival 2014
Best Costume Design – Miami Fashion Film Festival 2014
Best Film ‘Coup d’Or’ Best Fashion Film - Fashion Film Festival Chicago 2014
Best Fashion Film – Born Shorts Film Festival, Denmark 2013