Black Dog Films Signs Hannah Bon

Black Dog Films welcomes acclaimed director, photographer and mixed media artist Hannah Bon to the company for music videos and branded creative projects.

Her latest work with Black Dog is the newly released video for Q’s “Not Alone,” a funk and soul-driven track featuring the rising artist portraying several different sides of himself to suggest that no one has to face their struggles all by themselves. 

Brazilian, Japanese and Dutch, Bon’s work is inspired by her Japanese heritage, fashion and surrealism. She constantly explores new techniques to incorporate into her work, for instance, blending digital and fine art, 3D animations, collage and unconventional materials. That innovative sensibility is reflected in her distinctive films for brands such as Photo/Genics + Co., Anine Bing and Ladygunn magazine. Her original film, Replica for Parisian haute couture house Maison Margiela, won Best Fashion Film last year at Aesthetica Short Film Festival. Bon also directed the globally celebrated short film Paired Flowers, a modern retelling of “Takasago,” a Japanese Noh theatre play, a form of theatre involving music, dance and drama. Her modern retelling in Paired Flowers received Silver for Best Fashion Film at 1.4 and made the Top 10 at Berlin Commercial Festival. It was also curated by creative tastemakers including Nowness Asia, Booooooom, shots, Beyond the Short and others. “We’re so excited to be working with Hannah, who brings strong storytelling, a distinctive aesthetic and an inventive style to all her work, not to mention a multitude of cultural influences from living in different countries and speaking four different languages,” said Jeff Pantaleo, Executive Producer, Black Dog Films. “Hannah brings a lot of passion and creativity to her work,” added Molly Bohas, Executive Producer, Black Dog Films. “Nia Andrews and her team at Columbia recognized that from the start. Watching her work closely with Q to bring his song to life was pretty amazing, and her commitment to directing, then editing ‘Not Alone’ really paid off with an awesome video for a great song. We are so excited to think this is one of many collaborations with her at Black Dog.” “I’m really excited to be a part of the Black Dog family,” Bon said. “The journey together with them already feels so right and I really appreciate Black Dog for encouraging me to be myself and share my unique perspective as a director. Working with Q was incredibly inspiring and getting the opportunity to direct for such an unbelievable track was a dream come true. I am deeply grateful to the crew and team who were beyond amazing and supported me every step of the way.”

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