All the latest production moves, hires and partnerships: September 11, 2019

Director David Gray has signed with
Supply & Demand for commercial representation in the U.S.
His first project out of the production shop was Terri &
Sandy’s
recent campaign for BJ’s Wholesale Club
. A former creative at
agencies including BBDO and Goodby Silverstein & Partners, his
directorial work includes spots for Nike, Visa, American Express,
Microsoft, FedEX, Time Warner, Showtime, Volkswagen and Geico. He
has won awards from The One Show, Cannes, D&AD and others and
has been nominated for the Director’s Guild of America Commercial
Director of the Year award. Gray has previously been represented by
Skunk, Station Film and Hungry Man. 

Rocket Film has added Argentinean director
Joaquín Güiraldes to its roster for exclusive
commercial representation in the U.S. Güiraldes began his career
editing at Argentinacine and then went on to edit at David the
Agency, where he turned to directing. His first project with Rocket
was for Purina with La Piz Chicago, and most recently, he helmed
the latest work for Budweiser China with David Miami.  

Production company Sweetshop has partnered with Israeli-founded
Green Productions to open a new company in Australia and New
Zealand that will combine Sweetshop’s production experience and
Green Productions’ filmmaking skills. Sweetshop & Green will
focus on making films and TV series. It will launch in October,
headed up by Sharlene George, founding partner and
global executive producer of Sweetshop, and producer Gal
Greenspan
, co-founder and CEO of Green Productions, who
will assume the positions of joint managing directors.
Moshe Edery, president & CEO of Israeli-based
United King, will also join Sweetshop & Green on a strategic,
production and distribution level.

Rakish has signed director Chris Woods to its
roster for U.S. commercial representation. Woods has worked with
brands such as Firestone, Skittles, Braun and Georgia Lottery. As
well as helming multiple Super Bowl spots, he has worked with top
celebrities, musicians, athletes. His latest work is for Pathways
to Education, a Canadian nonprofit.

Alkemy X has added director Scott J. Ross to
its roster for U.S. commercial representation. Ross has worked as a
director, cinematographer, and producer on commercials, music
videos, short films and features, for clients such as Adidas,
Google, Snapchat, Comcast, Hendricks Gin and the United States
Postal Service. His films have been showcased at Sundance, the
Tribeca Film Festival, True/False, Sheffield Doc/Fest and the
Borscht Film Festival.

ArtClass has signed director Cody
Stokes
to its roster. Hailing from the Midwest, Stokes has
crafted ads for brands including Toyota, Nike SB, American Express,
Microsoft, Yahoo, BMW, ESPN and Dreambone. His first full-length
narrative, crime drama “The Ghost Who Walks,” played on the
film festival circuit this summer and won six awards at the St.
Louis Filmmakers Showcase, including Best Narrative Feature. 

Toronto-based Partners Film added director Trevor
Gourley
to its roster for Canadian representation. Gourley
began his career on the agency side before turning to directing.
His reel includes campaigns for Taco Bell, RBC, Canadian Western
Bank and the recently released “Charades” for The Source out of
Juniper Park/TBWA.

Nice Shoes has signed Munich-based directing duo Mirror
+ Sparks
for U.S. commercial and film representation in
immersive and XR experiences. The duo, Zidi Liebol and Joerg
Liebold, specialize in live action, design, 3D animation, VFX and
cross-platform storytelling. Clients include brands such as Audi,
Cook Medical and Janua, along with art institutions including the
Pace Gallery, Clyfford Still Museum and Aspen Art Museum. They are
currently working on a VR narrative experience that provides users
with an inside perspective on the personal and professional life of
artist and director Julian Schnabel.

Cut+Run London has promoted managing director Toby
Abbott
and senior editor Sam Jones to
partners. Abbott started his career at SVC Television and has
worked at some of London’s top post production companies. Prior
to his promotion to managing director, he helped build the joint
offering of offline and online with Jogger Studios at Cut+Run’s
Wardour Street office. Jones began his career assisting at
companies around Soho, before settling at Cut+Run and working his
way from assistant to editor. He has since cut campaigns for brands
including Nike, Guinness and Adidas. The pair join
editor/partners Julian Tranquille, Ben Campbell and James Rose in
the new line-up.

NYC-based indie film and content studio Bindery has
appointed Andrea Theodore as executive producer.
Theodore joins Bindery from Washington Square Films, where she
spent the last three years as executive producer. Before that, she
worked at Humble in New York, starting as head of production and
working her way up to executive producer over five years.

Content creation studio CVLT Production has
hired Charles Paek as creative director/VFX
supervisor, and Frank Sun as executive
producer/creative producer. Both will oversee production and
post-production for client projects based out of New York and Los
Angeles. Paek has been behind creative projects for clients such as
Lexus, Target, Acura, Infiniti, Marvel, Paramount and Tanqueray,
working at CBS Broadcasting, Heresy, Digital Domain and Artifact
Studios, among others. Sun brings experience shooting commercials,
music videos, feature films and photography for Red Antler and his
own production company XY Content, collaborating with clients
including Google, Cartier, Norwegian Airlines and Nike.

 

Source: FS – _Marketing
All the latest production moves, hires and partnerships: September 11, 2019