Photos From Cannes New Directors Showcase

Saatchi & Saatchi Event Celebrates Disruptive Creative

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Photography by Pat Denton


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CANNES (AdAge.com) -- Celebrating rule-breaking and advertising creative work, the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase was more raucous then ever this year. Grafitti on the steps of the Palais des Festivals and disruptive clowns made the point that this was a status-quo-challenging session.

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Bob Isherwood (above, left), Saatchi & Saatchi worldwide creative director and ringmaster of the annual event, introduced the work of 22 new directors. Stage events were 'disrupted' as part of the show's plan (above, right).

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The street peformers were a troupe recently featured in a new documentary film, 'Rize,' about a South Central Los Angeles dance movement that finds its inspiration in both circus-clown culture and street youth culture.

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As Saatchi & Saatchi CEO Kevin Roberts and daughter Rebecca (above, left) watched from stageside, Photographer and 'Rize' director David LaChapelle, helped keep the action going (above, right).

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