Claire Kurylowski = ThePresentFuture
ThePresentFuture = Claire Kurylowski
Claire hails from the UK where she
graduated from film school in 2009 making the move directly to Berlin
in search of accumulating new visual perspectives as a film director.
With her demure mood-piece Plenitude (2011) a Fashion Film inspired by
collections from the label Volutio by Anna Kleihues, (DE), Claire
Kurylowski has made her third successful venture into fashion film.
She has recently directed 2 commercials for
KOMA Elektronik, a new Berlin based, innovating, instrument effects
company, which will screen at the renowned independent culture festival
Incubate in Tilburg (NL).
Her 10-minute short film House Woman was in
the official selection for the New Queer British Talent section at
London’s Short Film Festival in 2010 and also garnering international
recognition at festivals such as the European Independent Film Festival
and the Madrid Experimental Film Festival.
In 2009 she won with co-director Jason
Bradbury the Daily Motion Prize at ASVOFF – A Shaded View On Fashion
Film Festival by Diane Pernet, for Harald Lunde Helgesen’s fashion film
HLH:2509BC which was screened at Le Centre Pompidou, Paris. 2009 also
saw her win a Kodak Student Commercials Award for her Barnado’s
Children’s Charity commercial.
Claire’s films, predominantly non-dialogue
pieces, thrive on their strength in visual imagery; startling and
poetic whether a commercial, short film or fashion film. She intends to
push fashion film to the forefront, elevating its importance through
demonstrating its worth as an extension to fashion collections. In
summary, following Nick Knight’s prediction that we are “…in the midst
of a revolution”.
Her future collaborations under the new
collective name for her films: thePresentFuture, include a fashion film
for the Berlin label Von Bardonitz by Nicole Roscher, currently
presenting her S/S 2012 collection at the BerlinPieces Showroom at
Kumpanya62, Istanbul Fashion Week.