‘Black Skull Creative covered all aspects of creative direction and production from ideation to completion’. Photo: EBU/Chloe Hashemi
UK - This year, Black Skull Creative, in collaboration with its sister company Black Skull Studio and Marvin Dietmann, was entrusted with the task of creating nine distinct country performances for this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool.
From content design and choreography to production design and stage direction, Black Skull Creative covered all aspects of creative direction and production from ideation to completion.
"As the co-creative director of nine Eurovision countries, overseeing such a massive task was undeniably challenging,” says Ross Nicholson of Black Skull Creative. “However, it was also an immensely rewarding experience. Eurovision provided a platform for untapped creativity and we, at Black Skull Creative, seized that opportunity to infuse our creatives with a sense of boundless imagination and fun.
“The Eurovision stage became a canvas on which we could push artistic boundaries, connect with our audiences across the globe and celebrate the sheer power of music and performance.”
In addition to this, Dan Shipton - one of the co-founders of Black Skull Creative - undertook the enormous role of creatively directing the main show of Eurovision Song Contest 2023. Shipton was tasked with creating a rich and authentic blend of British and Ukrainian culture.
"I was truly honoured to be appointed as lead creative director for Eurovision 2023 by BBC Studios," said Shipton. "Our aim was to create a show that celebrates the rich heritage of both British and Ukrainian cultures. Through a seamless marriage of artistic expression, authentic storytelling, and breath-taking performances, we wanted to touch the hearts of viewers worldwide and show we are all truly united by music."
Since forming in 2015, Black Skull Creative has established itself in the entertainment industry. Their projects include tours for artists such as Little Mix, Ellie Goulding, Sigala and Marco Mengoni, as well as performances for artists such as Dua Lipa, Stormzy, Ava Max, Liam Payne, Griff, Ozuna, KSI, Kesha and in the next few weeks: Burna Boy and Anitta.
A full production report on the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will be published in the June issue of LSi.

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