Dimitri Basil dropped out of school at the age of 13 and got himself into film school in Australia on a forged high school diploma. There he met his longtime collaborator and now co-director Laura Gorun. The pair first broke into the spotlight with music videos for Flight Facilities and Vance Joy. Their video for ‘Riptide’ has since accumulated 85 million views.
Their blend of stylish visuals and often absurdist narratives has earned them two UK VMA nominations, a Triple J Award, first place in Roman Coppola’s 1-minute film competition for their 2015 short, ‘Tangerine’.