Vasilisa Forbes

Video Director, Creative

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

About me

"Vasilisa Forbes is an artist and film-maker/video-director who's also the brains behind the #WaxChick project. You might have seen her billboards popping up around London, or caught her speaking at the ICA. Controversial and thought-provoking, her focus on female sexuality in the insidious world of advertising is eye-opening to say the least." I shoot music videos and short films. I aspire to creating art with a sense of activism for social cultural change. I often use billboards and OOH media/posters to create a dialogue. WAXCHICK a subversive billboard story unfolded across London, placed by Annin Arts in 2015. With #waxchick I was driven to question the presentation of women, the body within advertising in our modern world. The Waxchick film was shown & nominated at various leading short film festivals such as LSFF, East End Film Festival and ICA. Clean Air Now is an indie, non-profit campaigning initiative created by myself and Claire Matthews, who advocate for positive environmental change in London and across the UK Clean Air Now advocates for greater transparency, awareness of London’s illegal levels of pollution through billboards, posters and street art placement across some of the cities most polluted roads. Contact: vasilisa@firstfilms.co.uk vasforbes@gmail.com

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Skills

  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Film
  • Marketing PR
  • TV
  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Adobe Create Suite

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • F

    Freelance

    • OB Management

      OB Management

      • Advertising
    • V

      Various

      Work history

      Currently

      Creative Director

      Freelance

      Aug 2015
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Creative Direction on Campaigns, OOH Campaigns, advertising brands and independent advertising clients. Overseeing production, creative design, creation on content. Visual design and edit. Full use of Adobe Creative Suite to accomplish. Director of video content, commercial content and music video promos.

      2016

      Video Director

      OB Management

      Aug 2015 - Apr 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Creating commercial video content, music video promos, in-charge of production.

      2015

      Photographer

      Various

      Apr 2012 - Jan 2015
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Contributor to high-end publications: I-D Vice Dazed Vogue Fashion, Ecommerce and commercial photography as well as editorial practice and OOH campaign photography.

      2014

      Visual Artist & Designer

      Various

      Jan 2010 - Apr 2014
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Visual Creative exercising full usage of Creative Suite (Adobe) and generating visual content, ecommerce content, web content and web design, digital design and 2D print design.

      Education

      2016

      Illustration and Mixed Media

      Camberwell College of Arts (UAL)

      Feb 2016 - Feb 2016
      • London, United Kingdom

      Awards

      2015

      Shorts on Tap Directors

      Shorts on Tap

      • Female Director Winner

      2013

      Sony WPO

      Sony WPO

      • Sony World Photography Org, Shortlisted

      2012

      • Sony World Photo Org. Commended

      2011

      • Shorlisted Photographers Award