Director Patrick Daughters has joined Anonymous Content. His work has been featured in ads for brands such as Stella Artois, Acura, Target, Sony, and Ford, as well as Uniqlo's first global TV campaign "Why Do We Get Dressed?" via Droga5.
He has directed music videos for Adele's "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)","1234" for Feist, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "Maps," Grizzly Bear's "Two Weeks" and Depeche Mode's "Wrong".
Society has signed Cinematographer Justin Henning to its directorial roster.
The Seattle native has long collaborated with the production company. He has worked with brands including Audi, Nissan, Chevy, Nikon and Marriott, where he was a director of photography. Most recently, Henning directed the short film, "La Lucha," a documentary about an Olympic gold medal-winning Cuban boxer.
Robber's Dog has signed Director Robin Walters. He has worked in Asia with brands including eBay, NZTA, Hyundai, Nibble, McDonald's and Spark.
Knucklehead Films has signed Director Thibaut Grevet to its U.S. roster. Born and raised in a small village near Lyon, France, he studied graphic design and created extreme sport BMX blog "The Diggest," which led him to direct work for Vans and Monster Energy. He later booked projects with Apple, Sansnom and GMX. He also directed Sage's "August In Paris" Music Video.
B-Reel Films has hired Jason Botkin as executive producer. Formerly of Cap Gun Collective, Botkin ran the Los Angeles operations and helped build its directorial roster. Prior to Cap Gun, Botkin was an executive producer for Furlined. He was also managing director and founder of Streetgang Films.
Story has signed comedy director Joe Schaak for exclusive representation. Schaak, whose work is included in the permanent collection at MoMA, has directed more than 200 commercials in his 20-year career. He has worked with Johnsonville, and done a Super Bowl ad for Century 21 that featured guest appearances by Deion Sanders, Apolo Ohno and others. Recent efforts include a campaign for technology reseller Gazelle.com and one for health services nonprofit Baby Can Wait.
FuseFX has added VFX Producers Chad Cortvriendt and Graeme Marshall. The Canadians have experience in the visual effects industry with credits spanning television, features, advertising and other media. The two producers are working with teams creating visual effects for series such as "Legion," "Dark Matter" and "Zoo."
Cortvriendt arrives after nine years in Vancouver, primarily as a senior stereo producer for feature projects. His credits include "Suicide Squad," "Ghostbusters," "Batman v Superman: Civil War," "Jungle Book" and "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." He has also been a virtual reality producer, including a VR project for Nike.
For the past three years, Marshall has been a VFX producer for episodic television series, including "Arrow," "Banshee," "Hemlock Grove" and "Clan of the Cave Bear." In 2014, he received an Emmy nomination as part of the visual effects team for "The 100." He began his career in New Zealand as a production assistant at Flying Start and moved to visual effects through PRS Spartacus Ltd.
Barkley has named Susan Neuman to the new role of senior VP, head of production, in Kansas City, from VP, executive producer. Neuman has worked with Barkley leadership to revamp production protocols to support non-traditional marketing efforts.
Neuman joined Barkley in 2014 to head production efforts for their International Dairy Queen account. Neuman was previously VP Executive Producer at Bernstein-Rein Advertising, another Kansas City independent, working on national broadcast and digital campaigns for Wal-Mart, Time Warner Cable, Hostess, Petsmart, McDonald's and Ruby Tuesday, among others. Before joining Barkley, she was a senior manager on Applebee's Marketing Communications team.
Syndrome Studio, a motion graphic design and animation studio, has signed with Hurrah! Marketing's Carol Eisenrauch for representation in Broadcast.
Mars Sandoval and Micah Hancock founded Syndrome in 2002. Syndrome recently finished a show package and opening title sequence for an MTV series that Embassy Row sr producing called "Unlocking the Truth." Syndrome has also worked on Spanish-language commercials for AT&T. Syndrome did all of the design, animation and VFX for several of these mostly music-focused commercials.
Kan Taniguchi, co-founder of Tugboat2 and Tugboat Farwest, and international marketing director of Tugboat, is leaving the Japanese agency. Taniguchi is starting an international brand consultancy called Ichigoichie Galerie to help promote Japanese creativity and artisans outside Japan and encourage international companies to establish brands in Japan. "Ichigo-ichie" means "treasure every encounter" in Japanese.
Happy Finish, the virtual reality content and global production studio, will work with Nokia-owned OZO VR to produce virtual reality content, in an effort to improve the 3D 360-degree audio/video camera that launched earlier this year. Happy Finish has already completed over 20 commercial VR shoots and tests using OZO. With eight built-in lenses, OZO records 3D 360-degree video with real-time monitoring and live broadcast capabilities. The unit also includes stitching software.