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Brothers and Sisters, entrepreneur Matt Cooper & Great Guns’ Olivier Venturini Unveil Debut Film for sustainable clothing brand The Fableists

29 April 2014

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Brothers and Sisters, entrepreneur Matt Cooper and their ground breaking joint venture with leading creative agencies across London, unveil their first film for their kids clothing label The Fableists. The moving film, a collaboration between Brothers and Sisters, Great Guns, Jungle and D&AD nominated director Olivier Venturini, features Finn, a fearless young London boy escaping to an urban jungle on his skateboard. The 40” ad is the first in an unprecedented, ambitious series of films documenting extraordinary kids around the world - kids with a gift, kids with drive, kids with ambition, kids who have overcome adversity. Other collaborators included the cutting edge visual effects company Electric Theatre Collective and the Edinburgh based psychedelic rock band Delta Mainline.

“The film is a childhood fantasy and a melting pot of the UK’s foremost talent. The joint venture reflects how innovative entrepreneurial agencies are prepared to invest in brands, not just work for them, allowing all involved to learn as a brand owner, not just supplier. An experience that can only enrich all involved.” Matt Cooper, founder and entrepreneur The Fableists.

“This is a unique collaboration between top London creative talent from advertising, film and design coming together to launch a new sustainable brand. This is the first of many collaborations for Brothers and Sisters." Andy Fowler, Founder and ECD of Brothers and Sisters

Olivier Venturini has directed spots including the D&AD nominated 'Dressed to Kill' for Wallis, Adidas, Playstation, BBC, Coca Cola, Cartier, BMW and many others. "Matt and Andy wanted something that reflected the positivity, yet rebellious stance of the brand. It was a very pleasurable process throughout, sitting down with top players, with none of the politics I am accustomed to. The idea of portraying kids embodying the brands core values came in the early stages and stuck. Matt and Andy were keen to film the first one of these ads in London where the brand was born. We were straight away impressed by Finn's skills and attitude, he’s incredibly brave and sweet, and he loves to break the rules. He is also enormously driven. A great first Fableist." Olivier Venturini.

The ad goes live this week across the viral network. The children’s brand is a mix of timeless, unisex and ultra-stylish clothes, built to last with solid ethical roots all made for a new generation of clued up consumers who want to buy differently. The label represents a move away from mass-produced fashion manufactured under sinister conditions and laden with chemicals.

“Like so many people, we were concerned with the growing throw-away fashion trend that led to such tragedies as the Rana Plaza collapse last spring,” says The Fableists founder and entrepreneur Matt Cooper. “When we searched for great looking clothes whose provenance we could trace for our own kids, we couldn’t find what we were after. We created The Fableists to meet our own needs and those of our friends and colleagues in the creative industries.”

Olivier Venturini concludes: “The Fableists are a label with a vision, I’m thrilled to be part of the collaboration.”

Olivier is represented globally by Great Guns. For further information on Olivier Venturini please contact: Kelly Cook Jackman

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