Video playlists from the most interesting people in the creative industries. We are the Desert Island Discs of internet video.


Fabrizio Festa

Fabrizio is an Italian designer and illustrator based in Stoke Newington, London. Former TCO London and Human After All, he now works as a freelance designer in different media and industries, ranging from publishing to fashion, from music to advertising. He’s also an illustrated children’s book lover. His latest project, with his friend Alessio, is a book for children about diversity and disability, that is going to be released at the end of April.

Akira Kurosawa – on movie 7 minutes

Great advice to young directors from one the greatest. I love the concept that, in his opinion, all you need to do to make a good movie is to write a good script, and to do so you need pencil and paper, and you need to write every single word. And that’s the hard part. I think this is a great lesson about life in general.

Nanni Moretti – Caro Diario 1 minute

This is one of my favourite parts of one of my favourite movies of one of my favourite directors, ever (That probably makes me a bit partial towards this clip). This is an odd episode from an episodic movie. I love how this little bit of a magical, otherworldly old movie, cripples into the story, creating a strangely contemplative and lighthearted moment, without a proper explanation. I try to adopt this approach in everything I do, adding a little sparkle of irrationality and instinct.

Dick Bruna – Making Miffy 4 minutes

I love watching this clip. Shows how one of my favourite illustrators worked, his process, and the extreme care and thought he puts in his work. He looks somewhat like a Buddhist monk creating a sand mandala, mixed with an old craftsman. And I love that the result of such a long and painstaking process is something as simple and effortless-looking as Miffy.

Terry Riley – on In C 7 minutes

Terry Riley is a musical genius, an awesome guy, and the closest thing I can think of to a Guru. His work and his approach to art are one of the main sources of inspiration to me. Here he tells a bit of the beginning of his career, working with Chet Baker and Pandit Pran Nath, experimenting with LSD, living the culture of the 60’s, his life philosophy, and obviously In C.

Mark Leckey – Pearl Vision 3 minutes

Mark Leckey is one of those artists whose work, when I was first exposed to it years ago, created a shift in my way of seeing art. Also, it was the first time I had the feeling of understanding video art at a deeper level. The delicate balance to express a deep critique of the visual culture, and the strive to create pure and somewhat unreal beauty, is something. This piece to me embodies his vision perfectly, it is beautiful in a unique way, is lyric, and has a wicked soundtrack.

On Ed Ruscha – narrated by Owen Wilson 7 minutes

Ed Ruscha is my favourite visual artist. Period. Every time I’m stuck and don’t know how to finish a project, I google his name and randomly scroll his work, and more often than not something clicks in my mind, whether it be stealing… Ehm.. hommage a composition, or the combination of colours, or the way a word is spaced. This fun video commissioned by Moca and narrated by Owen Wilson embodies the spirit of the artist and works as an exciting overview of his career. (an OLIVE?)



The Best of the First Year of CURATE.TV

It’s been one year! We’ve had over 150 videos from 28 inspiring creatives. To celebrate we’re bringing together the most tip-top, spine-tingling, frame-breaking, content and...

  • director of photography

Henry Lockyer

Henry Lockyer is a Director of Photography working across documentary, artist’s film, drama and commercial. He prizes the behind-closed-doors access that showing up in a...

  • Illustrator

Ailsa Johnson

Ailsa Johnson is an illustrator and designer who studied at Edinburgh College of Art. She has twice been highly commended in the Macmillan’s Children award...

  • Studio Lindhorst Emme
  • Typographer

Sven Lindhorst-Emme

Sven Lindhorst-Emme was born in Bielefeld, Germany in 1978. He studied and worked as a lithographer from 1998 and in 2008 began studying Graphic and...

  • Editor
  • Little White Lies Magazine

David Jenkins

David Jenkins is a journalist and movie fanatic who studied at Liverpool University and City University in London. He counts his main education as watching...

  • Music Producer

Jeremiah Glazer

Jeremiah Glazer runs PS 379, a boutique music & video production studio in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Having previously been a guitarist in a punk rock...

  • art director
  • Party of One

Nicole Licht

Nicole Licht is an artist turned art director and designer. Based out of Brooklyn, New York, she makes up ½ of Party of One Studio,...

  • Photographer

Jameela Elfaki

Jameela Elfaki is a London based photographer and creative with an interest in photographing women of colour in an unconventional way; articulating and representing diversity...

  • Illustrator
  • Nous Vous

Jay Cover

Illustrator, artist and educator Jay Cover was born and raised on the Isle of Man and studied Visual Communication at Leeds College of Art. He...

  • Photographer

Liz Seabrook

Liz Seabrook is a portrait, lifestyle and food photographer based in London, who’s very willing to travel. She’s happiest when meeting new people, especially if...

  • Artist

Tim Head

Tim Head is a London-based multimedia artist, designer and filmmaker. He has exhibited internationally at collections and solo shows in New York, Berlin, Madrid, Los...

  • Projects by IF
  • Strategist

Ella Fitzsimmons

Ella is Head of Narrative Strategy at Projects by IF, a technology studio specialising in ethical and practical uses of data. She’s lived and worked...

  • creative director
  • Nuevo.Studio

Alvaro Arregui

Founder and Director at Tokyo’s design innovation shop: Nuevo.Studio, Alvaro is a spaniard who graduated in art and design and has run studios in Zaragoza,...

  • Animator

Jonathan Djob Nkondo

Jonathan Djob Nkondo is an independent filmmaker, illustrator and freelance 2D animator based in France. He studied animation at Paris’ Gobelins, l’École de l’Image and...

  • art director
  • Illustrator

Nicole Ginelli

Nicole Ginelli is a Brooklyn based independent art director, animator, and illustrator. Known for her illustrative album covers for labels like Leaving, Dark Entries, B.I.S....

  • freelance designer

Guy Moorhouse

Guy is an independent designer who helps make things on the internet. He’s done this for lots of organisations from tiny start-ups to large tech...

  • Illustrator

Petra Eriksson

Petra Eriksson is a visual artist and illustrator from Stockholm, currently living in Barcelona. She studied fine art followed by graphic design at Berghs School...

  • Illustrator

Merijn Hos

Merijn Hos is a visual artist living and working in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He divides his time between working as a commercial illustrator and working...

  • Illustrator

Melissa Deckert

Melissa Deckert is a multidisciplinary designer, art director and content creator who loves to work with her hands. Based out of Brooklyn, New York, she...

  • digital editor
  • Little White Lies Magazine

Adam Woodward

Adam Woodward is the Digital Editor at Little White Lies Magazine. Little White Lies was established in 2005, it’s committed to championing great movies and...

  • Strategy director
  • Ustwo

Russell Davies

Russell Davies is Strategy Director at ustwo and contributing editor at Wired. He thinks about what happens when organisations and services meet the internet and he builds...

  • Freelance writer

James Cartwright

James Cartwright is a freelance writer and editor. He currently edits Weapons of Reason magazine and was formerly Print Editor at It’s Nice That.

  • freelance designer

Philippa Thomas

Philippa Thomas is a freelance graphic designer and photographer based in London. She’s currently Instagrammer in residence at the Barbican Centre

  • Illustrator

Anna Sudit

Anna Sudit is an art director and illustrator from New York, currently based in London. She is intrigued and inspired by combining very different interests...

  • Director & DOP

Ed Andrews

Ed Andrews is a journalist-turned-film-director who has spent the last decade striving to create vaguely entertaining things. Having previously worked for such print titles as...

  • Publishing

Publication Studio London

Louisa and Sharon run the London arm of an international network of 11 print on demand publishers from Vancouver, BC and Hudson, NY to Rotterdam,...

  • Music Producer

Evan Lelliott

Better known as one half of techno duo Increments. Born in the Caribbean and raised in London – this eclectic combination influenced the kaleidoscopic rhythms...