Director Molly Schiot

Director, illustrator, animator, photographer and painter Molly Schiot has made a name for herself directing spots for such clients as Levi’s, VH1, Nokia, Converse, Jack in the Box and PETA, as well as music videos for the lakes of Eliza Doolittle, The Raveonettes, and Sleater-Kinney. She’s also a monthly video contributor to PAPERMAG‘s website. She’s currently repped by Emmy-award-winning production company East Pleasant.

Watch the video she created for fashion brand Miu Miu’s resort collection here. (You can see more of her work at her website.) We asked her Five Questions, below.

Q: What are you working on today?

A: Patience. And I’m gearing up for two more PAPERMAG shoots in the next week or so.

Q: What have you found is the best tool or innovation that has come out in the last year?

A: On a strictly personal level, the iPhone app LogForLife gives me weekly averages on my blood glucose levels and allows me to figure out necessary changes to help manage my diabetes.

Q: What project (film, television, commercial or music video) most impressed you in the last year? Why?

A: Hands down the most incredible film I have seen in ages was Life In A Day. I got lost exploring the overwhelmingly beautiful visuals and musical patterns that just took me hostage for 90 minutes.

Q: What’s the best — or your favorite — project you worked on in the past year? And why?

A: I loved working on the Miu Miu piece for the new Resort Collection. Creatively I had so much freedom and I think any freedom nowadays is like a gift from God. It creates an environment that has meaning and where people are inspired and excited by the smallest things.

Q: Name the top four artists on your iPod.

A: Iggy Pop, Light Asylum, Tinariwen, and Peter Murphy