MAIRI CAMERON & STEPHEN LANCE

Directing Duo, Stephen Lance and Mairi Cameron, are directors that are a bit left of centre. Their creativity is boundless and paired with an aesthetic that is vivid, emotive and fun.

Stephen is best known for his emotive commercials and music videos. He has brought his maverick creative background to numerous commercials for brands such as Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, LG, Dell, Nestle, and Lux. His music video work is bold and beautifully brave, maintaining a strong profile working with some of Australia’s finest music artists including: Silverchair, Powderfinger, Megan Washington Eskimo Joe, John Butler Trio, Little Birdy and Sarah Blasko.

A director with international acclaim, Stephen, also has a bounty of short film gongs. ‘Eustice Solves a Problem’ and ‘Yolk’ have screened at festivals around the world. He has a bent for original narrative and characterisation with genuine sensitivity. He crafts unique performances that are both subtle, funny and deftly brings a striking aesthetic to the everyday via his skills in design and style.

Stephen’s awards include an ARIA (Best Music Video 2010), MADC Award (Best Design), a number of BAD awards (Direction), SBS Television Award at Flickerfest and has garnered success at apex film festivals including Cannes, Berlin, Spain, Rome, Sydney, Palm Springs, Toronto and Seattle.

Stephen’s partner, Queensland-based director Mairi Cameron has just released her first feature film, The Second in cinemas nationally and on streaming platform Stan. The Second is one of eight feature films nominated for Best Australia Feature Film for the Screen Producers of Australia Awards. Mairi’s career spans over a decade of experience directing short films, music videos and television commercials. Her short film Milk was selected for official competition at Cannes, won prizes at Palm Springs and Bilbao and was pre-selected for an Academy Award. She’s directed clips for some of Australiaʼs premier music artists, including Washingtonʼs Sunday Best which won Triple Jʼs ʻMusic Video of the Yearʼ. She has a slate of long-form projects in development including an adaptation of American novel, The Secret Lives Of Dresses. 

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