Young Guns 18 Winners

2020: Let's face it — this was not going to be a normal year for anybody in the creative community. COVID-19 has affected everyone in ways great and small, but we knew that Young Guns 18 would carry on. After all, this is an award that honors a young creative's body of work over multiple years, not just what could be done over Zoom and with social distancing. And so the call for entries was opened in June, and the global response far surpassed expectations that had been muted by the pandemic.

Believing that diversity breeds diversity, this year's Young Guns jury was expanded to include more than 80 creatives from around the world and across many cultures and disciplines. With the usual split between past Young Guns winners who know firsthand of the glory this accolade brings, alongside other respected professionals bringing their own unique perspectives, the jury spent nearly three months going over hundreds of submissions. After multiple rounds of scoring, they settled on a finalist list of 83 entrants, all leading to spirited discussions that resulted in this year's class of 31 new inductees into the Young Guns family.

Alas, the raucous New York awards ceremony that is a hallmark of the Young Guns experience was not to be this year, but we still managed to salute the Young Guns 18 class virtually, from wherever they are in the world.



rubberband. is a directing duo comprised of Jason Filmore Sondock + Simon Davis, operating out of New York City. They met in NYU in 2011 and have been directing to together under the moniker since the end of 2015. They’ve made a lot of stuff for a lot of people and brands and artists, and, sometimes, themselves. Their commitment to soulful, earnest filmmaking and forward thinking aesthetic design has led them into a physical approach to filmmaking, versus a completely intellectualized one.

Tokyo Drifting Agency: rubberband. Client: Glass Animals Category: YG18 Year: 2020
The Ceiling Agency: rubberband. Client: Lewis Del Mar Category: YG18 Year: 2020
My Side Agency: rubberband. Client: lophiile Category: YG18 Year: 2020
American, Also Agency: rubberband. Client: Pyer Moss x Reebok Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Some Place Else Agency: rubberband. Client: MorMor Category: YG18 Year: 2020
No Finish Line Agency: rubberband. Client: Audi Category: YG18 Year: 2020




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