Trio Films has appointed director Otis to its roster. He joins L.A. based Trio from The Artists Company (TAC), where he has directed spots for the past five years. Known for his documentary style in commercials, PSAs and music videos, his recent work includes Neutrogena's Skin ID campaign with Hayden Panettiere through agency Roberts + Langer and Dove's Movement for Self-Esteem campaign. He is currently working on a series of short films through Ogilvy, Washington DC for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Chicago post-production boutique The Colonie has appointed Tom Pastorelle as an editor. Pastorelle joins from Foundation Content where he cut commercials, music videos and other work, including spots for McDonald's, Hampton Inn and Blue Cross / Blue Shield. He also has experience in features and short films in a career that began with editorial house Cutters.