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Arthur Couvat

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Meet Arthur Couvat, the young Frenchman who can do it all. He’s mainly a director but also a photographer, editor, and cinematographer – if not more. His characteristic DIY approach is rooted in skate culture, where he’s grown up in. He is the founder of the skateboarding collective ‘Cinquième Terrasse,’ a community of skaters and friends that he grew up with. Throughout his childhood, he captured their lives and boarding skills – which concluded in him being as autodidactically crafted as he is now.

Born in the French Alps, with a background in living in Toronto and Paris, and now being based in the Netherlands, it’s clear that his cultural-curious mindset flows through in his work. He brings with him a passion for street culture, skateboarding, hip hop, sports, and fashion, alongside a love for real-life documentary-style moving imagery, fast shots, and a fresh, energetic, and experimental style. Couvat, who worked on campaigns for Nike, Footlocker, adidas, Kenzo, Carhartt WIP, Polaroid, and Rimowa, knows how to enlighten the core values of all that a brand’s got to give. Yet, also knows how to capture the world’s layers in documentaries and short films – like in his debut documentary Grottaroli – a short, melancholic film about the last generation of Italian fishermen living off the Adriatic Coast, which premiered at the Tribeca Festival in 2021.

The creative thus brings a complete arsenal of artistic abilities to the table – all of which he manages to incorporate into an eclectic mix of films peppered with his distinctive cultural know-how.

 

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Arthur Couvat joins HALAL

Arthur Couvat joins HALAL

Arthur Couvat joins HALAL

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Nike EURO

Nike EURO

Halal Studios captures the spirit of community for NIKE Women in collaboration with pro baller Rocky Hejakaija & Favela Street.

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BARAKA

BARAKA

A story of two boys fighting boredom in the countryside of France.

fiction

Grottaroli

Grottaroli

"GROTTAROLI" is a short documentary produced & directed by Cecilia Pignocchi and Arthur Couva, World premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2021.

documentary

RIMOWA

RIMOWA

Arthur takes us on a journey around the world while showcasing RIMOWA's craftmanship that brings everything together: German engineering.

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Ayuuk

Ayuuk

AYUUK is a short documentary shot on 16mm in the eastern highlands of the Sierra Norte in the mountains of Mexico.

documentary

RED STAR FC x Lack Of Guidance

RED STAR FC x Lack Of Guidance

The football-inspired brand that's inspired by nostalgia has often referenced iconic kits through its collections - Couvat managed to capture this feeling.

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adidas Basketball

adidas Basketball

Short video documentary exploring the culture around the Parisian basketball scene.

documentary

Nike x Snipes

Nike x Snipes

Arthur celebrates 40 years of the Air Force 1 in this dynamic film.

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Nike x Snipes

Nike x Snipes

Arthur creates his dream project: a dance through 50 years of hip-hop culture - in celebration of Nike's 50th anniversary. 

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Asics x M+RC NOIR

Asics x M+RC NOIR

Japanese footwear giant collaborates with Parisian label: a collaboration that lies at the crossroads of sports, technology, and urban lifestyle.

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