You’re probably wondering how Camila Cornelsen got here. Once upon a time in Brazil, she studied engineering, hosted a radio show, rocked minds and bods in a successful band, and DJ-ed at a drag party for a good while. Oh, and did we mention  she once opened for Britney Spears? Because she totally did.
Fast forward and smash cut to today, and Camila's kicking it in LA, creating a distinct body of work in photography, cinematography, and directing. She's worked with big shots like Nike, North Face, Johnny Walker, Marriot, Fender and Adidas. But let's talk about the real VIPs in her life: her three cats, Xuxu, Xodó, and Xamego. Those names might not mean much to you, but in Portuguese, they're a whole vibe.

Chelsea Slayter grew up seeped in surf culture, salt water, and Springsteen as a local kid living on the Jersey Shore. The architecture of her work comes from her interests in journalism and cinema, using her talent for collaborating with first time performers to create work that has heart and soul. She’s worked with a wide range of athletes, artists, musicians, and actors to create character-driven work for brands like Blundstone, Instagram, America’s Cup Challenger American Magic, US Olympic Sailing, Pilgrim Surf + Supply, and Tombolo. After hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the US Virgin Islands, Chelsea was commissioned by TOPIC to develop, write, and direct the limited docuseries Passing Storms. The episodes put a new spotlight on climate change, viewing it through the perspective of an overlooked island community attempting to celebrate their annual carnival amidst the devastation. Chelsea also produced the music and surf doc Self Discovery For Social Survival, nominated as ‘Best Movie of the Year’ by SURFER magazine.

Illustrator, writer, director, and animator extraordinaire Danny Sangra’s work can be seen all around, having worked with brands like Sony, Samsung, Louis Vuitton, Nike, and directing works for A$AP Rocky, The Beatles, Balenciaga, Miu Miu, Mercedes Benz. And his work is immediately recognizable—comic, graphic, humorous, occasionally deadpan, and always a treat to see.

Beginning illustrating, eventually moving to filmmaking, and more recently diving into animation, Sangra’s oeuvre spans many years of countless, varied, but recognizable projects.

Hala Matar is a Bahraini film director.  She recently completed her first feature film, ELECTRA starring Maria Bakalova (Academy Award nominated for Borat 2), Jack Farthing (Spencer), Abigail Cowen (Fate: The Winx) and Daryl Wein (Something from Tiffany’s). 

International commercials director with a strong background in design and editing. His spots encapsulate powerful storytelling and character development.

Versatile Director, Creative Director and Photographer who has carved out a signature style collaborating with top artists and brands from around the world.

Josh Borock is a writer and director based in Brooklyn known for his elevated cinematic comedy and extensive sweater collection. Over the last fifteen years, Josh has written and directed network promotional spots for Key & Peele, Portlandia, Tosh.O, Brockmire, Workaholics, Kroll Show and comedians Amy Schumer, Hannibal Buress, John Mulaney, Kevin Hart, Nathan Fielder, Michael Che and yes, even Larry The Cable Guy. Don’t judge. When he’s not writing, directing or wanting to collaborate with you, he’s spending time with his super smart wife, three rowdy boys and zero dogs.

Skateboarder, waiter, writer, receptionist, rabbi, race car driver. Dancer, doctor, dishwasher, actor, artist, intern, manic mechanic, musician, manager, poet, pauper, producer, playwright. Sherpa, sailor, storyteller, landscaper, librarian, labrador, and in his spare time an Emmy nominated director and photographer.

Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, known as Moorhead&Benson, are the co-directing team behind the 2018 sci-fi cult hit THE ENDLESS, as well as the horror-romance SPRING, SYNCHRONIC starring Anthony Mackie, and the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival sleeper success RESOLUTION. With a do-it-yourself approach to filmmaking, they often wear as many hats as possible on their films: writing, directing, acting, producing, cinematography, editing, and visual effects. Along with their producing partner David Lawson, they run the boutique indie production company Rustic Films (SHE DIES TOMORROW). They have most recently directed the Netflix series ARCHIVE 81, as well as MOON KNIGHT and LOKI for Marvel Studios. Their critically acclaimed fifth feature film SOMETHING IN THE DIRT premiered at Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically in the USA in November 2022.

Original Kids is, of course, a two-director’s story. But, it is first and foremost the journey of two brothers coming from the Parisian suburb who are truly passionate about image.