Posted February 21, 2014
The Hoffman Brothers have joined Community Films for US representation.
The Hoffman Brothers’ collaborative approach to crafting commercial films involves a keen eye for visual storytelling and a blend of subtle – and sometimes not so subtle – comedy and dialogue performance, which they consistently deploy in their work with unabashed youthful panache. The pair’s portfolio includes work on a number of memorable, award-winning campaigns for brands including, Southwest Airlines, Capital One, eBay, Chrysler and Stride Gum. The work they’re most recognized for, however, is the “Today Was A Good Day” campaign for Nike Skateboarding, starring Paul Rodriguez Jr., Kobe Bryant and Ice Cube. A cult classic amongst skaters, it has been hailed as one of the most successful viral campaigns Nike has ever produced and garnered the brothers a Gold Clio.
The Hoffman Brothers, Matt on left and Mark on right, are pictured above with Kobe Bryant.
Posted November 7, 2013
Revolver Films is excited to announce the addition of directorial duo Marc & Ish (pictured above) to its roster for Canadian representation. The duo have just completed the AIDES spot, via TBWA Paris, that’s posted above.
The duo, whose origins are based in fine art and architecture, have established a reputation for creating sharply focused, beautiful and often unsettling imagery. They craft brave, bold and disruptive content that flows effortlessly between the dark glamour of their work for clients like Cartier to their dangerous and compelling documentaries on subjects including child gods, revolutions, right wing thugs and Islamic extremism, and new dance crazes in LA’s ganglands.
Posted September 16, 2013
Do you know Tom Scharpling? You should know Tom Scharpling.
Tom Scharpling is an American radio host, comedian, television writer, producer, and commercial film music video director. He is best known for hosting the popular weekly radio call-in comedy program “The Best Show On WFMU” and for acting as a writer and executive producer for the TV show MONK.
SPIN magazine named Scharpling Music Video Director of the Year for 2012. Since 2010, he has directed music videos for The New Pornographers, Titus Andronicus, Wild Flag, Real Estate, The Ettes and Aimee Mann, whose Scharpling-written and directed video for “Labrador” (above) was named the #2 Best Music Video of 2012 by TIME magazine (after “Gangham Style”).
Scharpling is a gifted storyteller and multi-faceted director. His work is subtle, ingeniously high-concept, with a cerebral and dry sense of comedy. “Tom represents a new breed of director that can not only direct content, but can create it.” said Mal Ward, Managing Director of Arts & Sciences.
Posted September 16, 2013
“In A World…” director Lake Bell joins Epoch Films
A triple-threat talent, Bell’s debut feature In A World… , opened in theatres nationwide this summer to critical acclaim. A comedy about Los Angeles’ competitive voiceover business that she wrote, directed and starred in, the film also won the Sundance 2013 Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award and will open in British cinemas this September. Variety’s John Anderson called her “a comedy screenwriter to be reckoned with. She’s also a curator of talent that makes her debut feature a giddy, inside-Hollywood romp.”
Posted July 15, 2013
Epoch Films is pleased to announce the addition of director Matthew Swanson to its roster for US representation.
Matthew Swanson’s directorial style pairs a talent for comedic performance with a distinctive visual style. That effective combination is evident in his portfolio of work, which includes award-winning campaigns for Frito-Lay, MTV and Motorola. Most recently, Swanson contributed his talents to a rebranding campaign for Canadian Club out of Brooklyn Brothers NY and campaigns for Google, Burger King and Captain Morgan.
Posted July 15, 2013
Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce the addition of director Sean Meehan to their roster for US representation.
Sean Meehan is a strong visual storyteller, a skill he attributes to his background as a director of photography, which gives him a solid grasp of the practicalities of filmmaking. His body of work consists of subtle comedy, emotion, action, thought-provoking imagery, and beautiful cinematography in both urban and natural settings. Although his work is often inspired by imagery, he also has a skilled hand for directing talent and eliciting nuanced performances.
Posted May 8, 2013
Multi-disciplinary production studio BREED has signed directors David Lodge, Simon Robson and Thomas Cobb to its roster and hired executive producer Peter Steinzeig to head up its Los Angeles office.
BREED founders Zak Thornborough (left) and Rich Rama (right), are pictured above.
Posted April 17, 2013
I’m a sucker for a great visual TV spot. So I’m happy to hear that my friends over at Holiday Films have signed director Robert Logevall.
Robert is an amazing visual storyteller, whether a lush cinematic odyssey or a subtle yet hilarious comedy; he is a master of his craft. Highly memorable commercials and campaigns fill his reel for clients such as Volkswagen, Fiat, Lexus, Michelob, Tommy Hilfiger, Ford, HSBC, Visa, Chrysler, Verizon, Jackson Triggs, Land Rover, Southwest Airlines and Toyota.
Posted February 11, 2013
A new production company, Brink Studio, has opened in Toronto.
Brink Studio, a new production house with its eye squarely on the bleeding edge of creativity, has opened for business in Toronto. Led by president and founder Irfan Saleemi (centre), executive producer Richard Cureton (left) and director of sales Jaime Randle (right), Brink is a full-service studio with a roster of directing talent that specializes in executing live action, animation and interactive projects from pre-production to post.