/ June 11th, 2015 / There are currently 0 comments
Since leaving school at 15, Born n Bred Londoner Mollie Mills has worked all over the globe; from hunting down the weird and wonderful for her own gritty mini documentary's to working with big name clients on international campaigns.
She's got a pretty damn inpressive portfolio, working with some huge brands (Nike, Addidas, Red Bull, Hood By Air..ect) this Hackney hottie even won UK Young Videographer in Nike's Global creative competition 'The Chance'...and to top it all off she's only 23.
In-between exploring the Philippines idyllic islands for STA's Reel Philippines series and jet setting it off to NYC we managed to catch up with this creative beauty....introducing Mollie Mills.
-What got you into film?
A combination of things. Both a lack of celebration for teenage hustlers and the youth in general plus an obsession with documenting my surroundings.
-You’ve travelled a lot and filmed loads of cool and interesting people, Where’s the best place you’ve been the most inspiring people you’ve met and why?
Every place or person teaches me something therefore they're all equally valuable.I've just spent two weeks in Detroit where I worked with the Ruth Ellis Center, a safespace for misguided LGBTQ youth on my film about backstreet Vogue culture. It's the only organisation in the US that has a residential program for LGBTQ youth in the foster care and juvenile justice system and is mission specific to those kids who experience homelessness. It was pretty moving to see such ferocious courage and optimism in the face of such trauma and hardship.
-Wheres your most inspirational spot in the world?
London! Always and forever. London's a melting pot of culture, class and eccentricity that has a magic quality I can never quite articulate.
-What's the best advice you've ever received?
When we are unsure, we are alive.
-Who’s the best person you’ve worked with?
All the kids who've let me film with them.
-Who was your teenage crush?
I had a printed and cut out picture of Chingy on the front of my school diary surrounded by love heart stickers, which makes me coo in awe of my teenage years.
-Who was your first style icon?
That's a hard one. I was such a Hypebeast kid - my school bag used to be covered in brand stickers and pins - but I had this hood-sass Hackney girl element too - I remember slicking down my baby hairs and wearing a Yankee's tracksuit with matching baby pink Huaraches. So I guess like it was a mix of Mutya and Nigo... which sounds awful. I was and am most heavily influenced by people I see in the street - I'm always stopping people and asking 'where is that from?!'. These days, I buy a lot of my clothes in Army Surplus stores and pull influence from Japanese style - and naturally, there's always still an element of street wear.
-Fave pick from Illustrated People SS15 Collection?
-What would you tell your teenager self?
To stop trying to be an adult.
-All time fave summer tune?
SO many. This year it's Post Malone - White Iverson.
-Biggie or Tupac?
Listen to Biggie, marry Tupac. Strange dichotomy.
-Fave thing to do when no ones around?
Be naked, do Gucci Mane impressions.
- Choose 2 new celeb parents - who?
David Attenborough and Elvis Presley.
- colab with anyone in the world? who and what on?
David Attenborough. Anything.
- top 3 insta accounts?