Samsung and ad-free video platform Vimeo have partnered up on an original short film series on humanity’s relationship with technology.
“Connected” is a series of 10 short films created by Vimeo-Staff-Picked filmmakers for Samsung through the Vimeo Brand Creative Fund. The filmmakers are Bradley Munkowitz, Celia Rowlson-Hall, Drew Christie, Larry Cohen, Greg Brunkalla, Kogonada, Matty Brown, Oh Yeah Wow/Caviar, Paul Trillo/AFOG Productions, and Variable.
It’s a cool investment in film for Samsung, one with limited branding and input in the creative process. In the promo video, Rowlson-Hall says, “Anything I wanted to pitch, I could.” Cohen also makes a point of noting the level of creative freedom, saying, “Every time I would bring another person on board to work on this project, they would read the script and they’d be like, ‘This is for Samsung? They’re letting you do this?'”