Augustus Punch is an innovative directing duo, formed by Alexandra Bolton & Diesel Schwarze, both began their careers in feature film and now project their whimsical view of the world through the language of advertising.
Diesel was literally born into the industry, his family owning a major VFX company in Australia, this building his fundamental knowledge of CG and introducing him to the world of Baz Luhrmann during their VFX work on Romeo + Juliet.
Diesel soon began working directly with Baz. At the same time, Alexandra was hired by Baz’s Academy Award winning Production & Costume Designer, Catherine Martin.
Alexandra designed while Diesel directed & edited within the Bazmark inner-circle for several years on projects: Moulin Rouge, La Boheme on Broadway and Chanel No 5 w/ Nicole Kidman.
Having already had such an immense collaboration on projects together, Augustus Punch was formed in 2010. Macy’s ‘Backstage’ was their first brand debut, a huge spectacle that featured US personalities inside a giant set built in the Bronx, New York.
The Augustus Punch trademark for creating visual identities was quickly solidified with a campaign for Toyota Prius. Their commercial for the Sony Xperia Tablet was short listed for a Clio 2013 in Directing and won the AICP 2013 for Production Design. A mind bending single shot for the 2014 Microsoft ‘Surface’ was heavily screened during the World Cup 2014.
Their feature film work is recent news with an ambitious project announced starring Dane DeHaan and Rooney Mara.