Here at shots, over the past few months, weve been poring over a vast array of potential Rising Stars.

For those who don’t already know, the shots Rising Stars event, now in its second year, will showcase some of the most impressive young creative talent on the east coast of America.

Up-and-coming directors, producers, post artists, designers and creatives of various disciplines have been nominated, researched and their work reviewed.

And on Thursday 6 April, it’s time to reveal who made the final Rising Stars list - which we’ll be doing at a very special event hosted by The Mill’s New York studio.


shots’ deputy editor Selena Schleh and US correspondent Olivia Atkins will be joined at the Soho offices by agencies, production, editing and VFX companies and, of course, the Stars themselves, to celebrate the launch of the second showcase and supplement.

“We are delighted to be hosting this year’s East Coast Rising Stars event," said Heather Fullerton, managing director at The Mill New York. "The Mill is committed to supporting young and rising talent.  There is nothing more fundamental to our industry than recognizing the creative force and talent behind the craft.  That’s what Rising Stars is all about.” 

For more information about sponsorship opportunities for the event, please contact Deepesh Vadher.