Hugues de la Brosse: A Few Of My Favourite Things
The Birth Productions director talks us through some of the things that keep him inspired, including the perfect pen, a sofa that's (kinda) made to measure and an innovative 'window' to his surfing past.
Treating every advertising project as a short film, de la Brosse's collaboration with agencies on scripts, plus his success with his film J’accede, have marked him out as a director whose work makes a lasting impression.
Amongst his favourite things we get a look at a window to his past, a pen from the present and a shadow of the future.
It took time, but I found the perfect pen.
I always carry one with me, just in case the inspiration strikes.
Even if it doesn’t happen every day…
Webcam from the beach I’ve surfed since I was a kid.
Even though I live in Paris, I check the conditions every morning with my coffee.
I still can’t say if it feels good or if it hurts…
This couch saved me a few times.
It helped me unlock inspiration when I had failed before.
It’s very long, I’m very tall!
We’re a good fit
Once a year, it’s good to remind what THE awkwardness is.
Pure cruelty with a drop of tenderness.
We found the name with Hugo (founder of Birth) and I drew the logo.
There is still a long road ahead, but I’m quite proud of what we accomplished.
I used to sigh when people told me that having kids makes you want to change things.
I’m beginning to understand the idea!