ChloƩ Alphabet - H / Horses a Film by Kathryn Ferguson

A thoroughly beautiful film commissioned as part of the ChloƩ Alphabet series. Directed by my talented friend the lovely Kathryn Ferguson.

It's been a year!

I'm just going to pretend that I didn't neglect my blog for a year and just fill you in with the latest.
Here are some behind the scenes pictures from my recent shoot for Fred Butlers S/S13 collection film 'A Bee In My Bonnet With a Honey Haircomb'. See the finished film below the pictures. Hope you like.

Alex Cunningham and her team building the amazing set.
Our model Terri getting her hair done

Tom the producer had is hair done too.

Terri on set


My new film 'I Want Muscle' will be premiering at Diane Pernet's ASVOFF 4 festival on the 7th of October.
This years ASVOFF will take Place at Centre Pompidu in Paris. Check out the schedule for the festival here.
Other films showing are by the likes of Steven Meisel, Ellen Von Unwerth, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin and many others.

'I want Muscle' is a film that plays with taboos and gender stereotypes. It aims to explore a different kind of female beauty. It provides a glimpse into the world of Kizzy Vaines, a female bodybuilder. She is the only British competitor for the Olympia Fitness title in Las Vegas.

The visual aesthetic and soundtrack of the film are reminiscent of the glamour of the late 70s and early 80s, the golden age of female bodybuilding. It pays homage to the pioneering goddesses of the sport like Lisa Lyon and Rachel Mclish.

I wanted to shoot a muscle worship film but taken out of a fetish context. The idea was to break with traditional ideas of femininity in fashion and play with imagery that is conventionally perceived as glamourous, sexy, soft and feminine to then juxtaposed with displays of pure strength and shots of the grueling pain and discipline that is involved in achieving this type of physique.

'I want Muscle' a film by Elisha Smith-Leverock
featuring Kizzy Vaines
Permiers at ASVOFF4
October 7th - 9th
Centre Pompidou

This film was made possible with the help of Creature London, KonckKnock Productions and Stamp London.

Fred Butler LFW screening

Some snaps from the 'Incandescent Meta-morph-incessant' screening at LFW. In case you missed it, check out the exclusive web-premiere at A Shaded View On Fashion

Craig Lawrence, Fred Butler, Me, Rosy Nicholas

Konstantinos Menelaou, Diane Pernet

Fred Butler, Griffin, Me, Benjamin Esser

Rosy Nicholas

Fred Butler

Piers Atkinson Private View

Some snaps from Piers Atkinson's private view on Saturday. Check out his amazing new collection here

Kim Howells, Alain Quilici, Piers Atkinson

Griffin, Zaiba Jabbar

Incandescent Meta-morph-incessant web-premieres on A Shaded View On Fashion

Head over to Diane Pernet's site A Shaded View On Fashion to catch the web-premiere of Incandescent Meta-morph-incessant. It's the film for Fred Butler's brand new A/W2011 collection, directed by me and styled by Kim Howells. Diane's site also features interviews with Fred and me.

Incandescent Meta-morph-incessant
Directed by Elisha Smith-Leverock, Stylist Kim Howells, DOP Ben Todd, Hair Ben Jones, Makeup and Nails Yin Lee, Model Lindsey Byard at Next Model Management, Editor Ryan Boucher, Colourist Aubrey Woodiwiss at The Mill, Set Design Helen Macintyre, Music Benjamin Esser, Shot at Hoxton Street Studios, Crown and Shin Piece by Rosy Nicholas for Fred Butler, Special thanks to Hannah Wood for Corset Construction, ADDITIONAL THANKS to Dave Hutton, Marty Finney, Reuben Esser and Stamp Films

CockNBullKid the video

CockNBullKid - Hold On To Your Misery directed by Elisha Smith-Leverock

Producer: Tom Knight for Stamp Films, DOP: Steve Annis, Art Directors: Sam & Arthur, Stylist: Rowdy Superstar, Hair: Joyce Iwuoza, Make up: Claudine Blythman, Choreographer: Natricia Bernard, Editor: Ryan Boucher, Grade: Aubrey @ The MIll,

Here are some pictures from behind the scene of the fun shoot. The amazing floral headpieces are by the lovely Fred Butler of course.

Sunshowers & W Magazine

Sunshowers is being featured in W Magazines Fashion On Film section. Check it out here

Sunday Girl take III

Here is my latest video. It's the third video I have done for Sunday Girl and it's her first major single release!
The set design was inspired by Jade's (Sunday Girl) love of animals and everything to do with superstition; and although we were surrounded by all these black umbrellas, ladders and broken mirrors no one got hurt and it was a great shoot all round. We were blessed by the sun and I got to work with my favorite DOP Steve Annis again.

The only one this might have repercussions for is poor Andy Littlefair, the art director, he had to break all the mirrors. I wouldn't go near them!!! What's the punishment for breaking mirrors again, seven years bad luck? Ouch!!!

Well, I'm sure the video will bring Jade good luck and we'll see her in the charts soon!!!

Here is the video and some behind the scenes pics.

Sunday Girl - Stop Hey (Promo) - Directors Cut from Elisha Smith-Leverock on Vimeo.

Promo fro Sunday Girl - Stop Hey
Directed by Elisha Smith-Leverock
DOP Steve Annis
Producer Neil cray for Stamp Films
Editor Ryan Boucher
Colorist Aubrey Woodiwiss at The Mill
Art Direction Andrew Littlefair
Styling Michelle Kelly
Make-Up Silver Bramham
Hair Liz Taw

'Unlucky' Andy

Lucky Jade

Tired dog

Happy Clapper

Lovely Jade

Toro Y Moi

Here's a little clip I directed with my friend Chris Murdoch. It's for Toro Y Moi, a band I absolutely love!
We shot this on the tiniest of budgets and we totally have to thank all the cast for being so amazing and Chaz (Toro Y Moi) for giving us artistic freedom. All he requested was that the video be 'dark' and we were more than happy to oblige.

The inspiration for this video came from all sorts of things like pulp magazines and Cinderella to sploshing and mono-brows. It's a nod to Italo-horror flics form the 70s and 80s. It features an appearance by 60s it-girl Daphne Sherman, wife of the legendary mod tailor Ben Sherman, who stars as a demented ballroom dancing reject/ waitress.

According to Chaz the song was written for his girlfriend asking her to not fall asleep whilst driving. We based the video on the idea of this sleep-deprived girl calling at a roadside diner for a coffee. Next thing you know she's semi-conscious and experiencing some really weird sh**

Have fun watching it

Toro Y Moi - Low Shoulder


Director: Elisha Smith-Leverock & Chris Murdoch
DOP: Elisha Smith-Leverock
Editor: Ryan Boucher
Art Department: Jessica Bernard
Hair: Hiroshi Matsushita
Make-up: Freya Danson-Hatcher
Actors: Daphne Sherman, Isamaya Ffrench, Eva Doll

Juicy Bits

'Nape Of Neck' and other body parts now up on

Nape Of Neck directed by Elisha Smith-Leverock for Fred Butler
Styled by Kim Howells

Sunday Girl - Self Control the video... ta da!

Here we go, the latest Sunday Girl video - directed by me!
Incredible art department job by Andy Littlefair and brilliant camera work by my favorite DOP Steve Annis.
Hope you like! xx

Sunday Girl - Self Control- Promo from Elisha Smith-Leverock on Vimeo.

Directed by Elisha Smith-Leverock

DOP Steve Annis

Produced by Neil Cray for Stamp Films

Art Director Andrew Littlefair

Styling Michelle Kelly

Make-up Silver Bramahan

Hair Liz Taw

Editor Ryan Boucher

Colorist Aubrey Woodiwiss

Taxidermy Dream Girl

Just spent two consecutive days shooting not one but two videos for the beautiful Jade Williams aka 'SundayGirl'.
Here are some snaps from behind the scenes of the first one for a track called 'Self Control'. The shoot involved a jar of eyeballs and loads of other taxidermy oddities.
The 'Self Control' video should be out soon, meanwhile check out the track on Sunday Girl's Myspace. More to come soon.


I have a very basic sense of humor

More Milan..

A picture of all the directors, which i nicked from the website.