Roger & Big Machine Merge Into Single Creative Studio

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Creative agency Roger and full-service production company Big Machine have merged. Representing Roger in the business partnership is Terence Lee, creative director; Dane Macbeth, creative director; and Josh Libitsky, executive producer. Representing Big Machine is Steve Petersen, director; Ken Carlson, creative director; and Sean Owolo, business development. The Los Angeles-based studios will retain the Roger name and continue all operations …

REVERSE Signs Director Matthieu Mantovani For Exclusive US Representation

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Bicoastal commercial production company REVERSE has signed Matthieu Mantovani to its directorial roster. Known for his ability to tell stories layered with sophistication and detailed visuals, the acclaimed French director has worked with world-renowned brands, such as Allianz, Volkswagen, Peugeot, Audi, Renault, Vodafone, and Orange, among others. Mantovani recently wrapped a campaign for Mercedes Benz, and is currently developing and …

REVERSE’s Bradley Tangonan’s Short Doc “Kaholoʻaʻā” Featured in “The Atlantic Selects”

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The Atlantic featured “Kaholoʻaʻā,” a short documentary by REVERSE Director Bradley Tangonan in its “The Atlantic Selects” today. See the piece here. Upon discovering his lineage to the Hawaiian goddess Pele, Keoni Kaholoʻaʻā sets out on a path to fulfill his “kuleana,” or responsibility, as a native Hawaiʻian and as a park ranger at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. The doc …

REVERSE Director Johan Stahl Twists Heads In Newport Beach Film Festival Trailer

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When a young boy’s active imagination has real-life consequences…  Adweek recently featured The Newport Beach Film Festival trailer “Play: The Power of Ideas,” created by The Garage / Team Mazda & directed by Johan Stahl of REVERSE, whose short films and documentaries have garnered Sundance and Robert Awards (the Danish Oscars). The production team also featured an all-star cast that included award-winning feature director of photography …

“Free Solo” Wins Oscar For Best Doc Feature

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Congrats to Directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, National Geographic, and our friends at BigStar for their “Free Solo” Oscar win for Best Documentary Feature! The film follows Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite’s 3,000-foot-high El Capitan wall — with no ropes or safety gear. BigStar worked closely with the directors, creating the …

Alkemy X Welcomes Directors Robert Boocheck & Jordan Fein

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Alkemy X has expanded its directorial roster with the additions of Robert Boocheck and Jordan Fein. Boocheck, who was most recently repped by Honor Society, launched his film career working for director Sam Raimi and has since shot campaigns for such brands as Google, State Farm, Toyota, and Ray-Ban, as well as the recent comedic “Sometimes, Naked Is Better” spots for Wonderful Pistachios. …

Alkemy X Produces Branded Makeover Series for Samsung’s “Reframe This Space”

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Creative content company Alkemy X recently partnered with ad agency Barbarian to produce “Reframe This Space,” a new branded series on YouTube that showcases The Frame by Samsung. Combining design with technology, Samsung’s latest TV transforms into a canvas for art when idle. In the four-part series, host Emily Henderson and her special guest influencers transform a greenhouse, barge, barn, …

UNHEARD/OF Adds Directors Chris Volckmann & Aaron Brown

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Production company UNHEARD/OF has signed Chris Volckmann and Aaron Brown to its directorial roster. Volckmann has created content for such brands as Adidas, Groupon, Nike, Oculus, Chevy, and Amazon. Prior to that, he worked as a producer and executive producer at design studios including Superfad and We Are Royale. Brown has directed commercial work for such clients as Levi’s, Converse, …