Jean-Paul Frenay is a Belgian Film Director and multidisciplinary Visual Artist. Born in Siegen, he spent his youth in Germany before moving to Brussels to begin his studies.
After a specialization in visual effects, he started his career as a flame artist. He took his first steps directing commercials and quickly became known for his ability to mix different techniques, including live action, stop motion, CGI and video mapping.
Several of his projects like his debut short film "Artificial Paradise, Inc." and his VW Bluemotion and Nike commercials were featured in numerous international industry leading festivals and publications such as Onedotzero, Stash, IDN, OFFF, Motionographer and Shots.
Frenay’s short film "You Are the Canvas", created for the OFFF Festival, was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Title Design competition at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival and won, among others, a Platinum Muse Creative Award. His most recent commercial project, a campaign for Lincoln and New York agency Hudson Rouge, showcases his mastery of storytelling and visual effects as a woman dances on the walls and ceiling of an elegant drawing room. He also directed a magical spot for Nissan and Digitas LBi Paris in which a Nissan Leaf “dreams” of traveling country roads while “sleeping” in a suburban garage.
Always looking for challenges, he works as a video artist in performance arts creating visuals and interactive installations and is now looking to expand his storytelling skills to longer format.
Jean-Paul always tries to push the limits, change his style and explore beyond boundaries combining storytelling with a strong sense of art direction.
Seth Epstein is an Emmy Award winning director garnering a 2014 ISPO Award for his short film “Walk New Ground” which cinematically captures the powerful story of elite athlete Trevor Thomas.
Seth has most recently directed campaigns for Nike’s Jordan Brand, Zico Water, Audi, Oral-B, and Apple as well global campaigns for WeChat featuring global soccer phenomenons Neymar and Messi.
Seth found his way to directing through fine art, photography, interior design and graphic design. He started FUEL, a pioneer of the motion graphics industry, a pre cursor to Stardust which evolved into Los York, of which he is a Co-Founder.