Chris Bisset prepares for Venice Biennale
Since joining Fly On The Wall, Chris has been working on a top-secret project for the Venice Biennale, which he can’t talk about. Chris was named Best Newcomer at the 2012 DStv Film Talent Celebration Competition for his documentary A Procura de Pancho (Looking for Pancho), about Mozambican architect Pancho Guedes.
Chris attended the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2011 and spent three months in Germany directing Five Ways to Kill a Man. In 2012, the short film was shortlisted for The Berlin Today Award; premiered at the Berlin Film Festival; won The German Human Rights Award; and screened at The Cannes Film Festival.
Chris has shot an acclaimed music video for Bateleur, as well as commercials and campaigns for the likes of Dove, Woolworths, Clinique, Old Mutual, and Arwa, working with agencies in both South Africa and Dubai. He directed the video components of the Sprite Cricket Stars campaign, which won two Grand Prixs at Dubai Lynx in 2012.
In 2010, Chris graduated from The University of Cape Town’s School of Architecture, winning the nationwide Murray & Roberts Des Baker Architecture Design Competition along the way.
“I’ve been following Chris for a number of years and I really believe in his work,” says Bryan. “His history as an architect gives him a very pure aesthetic that adds an interesting angle to Fly on the Wall. He is ultra sharp and about as contemporary and on point as you get.”
Check out Chris’ reel at http://www.flyonthewall.co.za/christopherbisset/.
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