Posted December 4, 2014
Indie creative studios Analog and Artjail forge transatlantic VFX alliance
London-based Analog and New York-based Artjail have teamed up to offer brands and creative agencies each other’s specialized live-action VFX, 3D animation and finishing services. The alliance will make Artjail’s Artists, who specialize in high-end compositing, CG work and finishing for live action, available to Analog’s British clients; and Analog’s photo-realistic 3D visual effects services available to Artjail’s clients in the U.S. market.
Both companies specialize in creating arresting visuals to help tell stories for major brands. Working together, the creative studios will now have greater bandwidth, push each other creatively and technically, and have an expanded brand presence.
Posted December 1, 2014
Community Films is pleased to announce the addition of director Clay Williams to its roster for U.S. representation.
Williams has a wicked sense of humor and a keen eye for visuals, both of which permeate his directorial style. Over the years, both directing and working agency-side, Williams’ talents have helped him to create some standout, even iconic ads and campaigns for many top tier brands. His agency experience includes work on projects for Norwegian Cruise Lines, Nissan and Energizer, and Taco Bell. His current directorial commercial reel boasts work for many other big brands, including First Bank, Burger King, Purolator, HBO and Ikea.
Posted November 17, 2014
In case you missed getting a tour of Smith’s new offices last week, here’s the best of the Sadie Cam – a French Bulldog named Sadie “armed” with a GoPro that gives office tours.
Posted November 11, 2014
Toronto-based Crush, Notch, AXYZ and Lollipop have come together, combining their creative skill and craftsmanship to forge a new identity.
Meet Smith, a shop that proves that four core competencies are better than one, comprising AXYZ’s VFX and animation wizardry, Notch’s colour grading artistry, Crush’s wide-ranging creative exploration and Lollipop’s diverse digital capabilities.
Smith has a huge range of talent ranging from some of the top people in the industry to a wide variety of up and coming artists and producers. Smith’s a production/post/digital shop that’s better, faster, stronger and more relevant to today’s industry. View their montage reel above.
Want to get a look inside Smith? Well, tune into the SadieCam (a French Bulldog armed with a GoPro) tomorrow from 12pm-2pm (Eastern). Sadie will be giving virtual visitors a look at Smith and its talented team of Smithites.
Posted October 1, 2014
Los Angeles-based production company Community Films is pleased to welcome Director Emil Möller to their roster for US representation.
As a director, Möller brings together intimate moments and uses stunning imagery to bring them to life, applying a cinematic scope to special stories steeped in beauty and full of emotion. His current commercial film portfolio includes engaging projects for TOMS, Volvo, Etsy, Ladbrokes, Levis, Sony and Pepsi (below).
Posted July 30, 2014
Imperial Woodpecker is delighted to announce that Sam Brown has joined their roster for commercial representation in the U.S.
Sam has produced award winning work for clients as varied as Lexus, Samsung, Audi, Adidas and Virgin Media, who’s “Fantastic Journey” spot received a best direction yellow pencil at D&AD. His music video for Jay Z’s Grammy winning “On to the Next One” has been called the music video of the decade (below). Imperial Woodpecker looks forward to continuing his tradition of eclectically beautiful work.
Sam continues to call Rogue Films home in the U.K., along with the full roster of Imperial’s directors.
Posted April 15, 2014
Greenpoint Pictures grows its creative offering with eight new signings and a fresh online look.
Brooklyn-based full service production company Greenpoint Pictures has jumped into Spring with a string of new signings and a brand new website. More than doubling its talent pool, the creatively-driven company has diversified its roster with eight new directors and a boost to its in-house post production facilities.
The new signings are pictured above from left to right:
Row 1: Evan Dennis, Tank + Bunker (Judah Lev-Dickstein and Justin Liberman), Alex 2tone
Row 2: We Are Not Pilrgims (Chaddy Chad and Sam Sneed), Logan Roos
Row 3: Olivier Agostini, Aleysa Young, Va$htie
Posted March 14, 2014
Iconic Canadian director Bruce McDonald, who’s most recent film, the dramatic comedy The Husband, which premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and is being released in cinemas in Canada today, has joined the roster of Toronto-based Revolver Films.
McDonald’s notable film credits include Roadkill (1989), Highway 61 (1991), Dance Me Outside (1994), Hard Core Logo (1996) and Picture Claire (2001). Roadkill won most Outstanding Canadian Film at the Toronto International Film Festival and Hard Core Logo has been frequently listed amongst the greatest movies ever to come out of Canada. His 2010 film Trigger was the first film ever screened at Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox, home of the Toronto International Film Festival.
His joining Revolver Films is the first time McDonald’s talents will be available for commercial film work.
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.