Production company Stinkdigital has named Jacinte Faria its L.A. office executive producer. Ms. Faria began on the agency side as a producer at Taxi Toronto before becoming executive producer at production companies including Soft Citizen/Hard Citizen, Acne L.A. and B-Reel L.A. Her work includes projects for Google, Coca-Cola, McDonald's, G.E., HP and Toyota. She was also EP on the popular internet film "Shit Girls Say."
Trollback & company has hired Chace Hartman as creative director and Thomas Edwards as art director. Mr. Hartman, whose skills include design, illustration and motion graphics, previously worked at companies such as Ebeling Group, Digital Kitchen, Brand New School, MK12, Hush, Superfad and has worked on campaigns for AT&T, American Express, Verizon, Toyota, Pepi and more. Currently he's directing an animated show open for Antiques Roadshow's first redesign since it launched in 1997. He's also designing titles for a Sheraton Hotels ad.
Mr. Edwards, an Australian native, has a mixed-media set of skills with a background in photography and design. Known for combining live action, effects and design, he has worked on projects for Nickelodeon, Music Max, CNBC, Kate Spade and more. He's directing a brand video for House of Marley and an ad for the company's Chant Mini.
Chicago-based editorial/VFX and postproduction boutique The Colonie has added a number of hires: Emily Hayes and Stephania Dulowski join as assistant editors, while Ben Pokorny joins the VFX/finishing department as flame assistant after previous stints at Red Car and as Colonie editor Keith Kristinat's assistant. Ms. Hayes will be assisting senior editor Tom Pastorelle, while Mr. Dulowski will work with senior creative editor Brian Sepanik and editor Brian Salazar. Her recent projects include a digital ad for Google and the open for The London Business School's 2015 TEDx conference. She also previously worked as assistant editor on the feature-length indie film "Unexpected."
New York-based production company Greencard Pictures has signed Bryan Reisberg to its roster. Mr. Reisberg directed the anti-bullying PSA "Too Late" as well as the eight-episode series "The Walker" for
Seattle-based production company/digital agency Workhouse Creative has added Matty Brown to its director lineup. Mr. Brown moves from Detour Films and is known for being the most staff-picked director on Vimeo, with 15 of his films earning the title. He's known for his gritty shooting and editing style and has worked for brands such as Vimeo and Steinway & Sons.
Award-winning director Bob Purman joins the roster at Go. Mr. Purman, previously repped out of Moxie for two decades, has brought his documentary-style approach to ads for CVS, Lay's, Honda, ACLU and Pedigree. Among his industry honors are two Emmy Awards for direction and cinematography and two Best of Show Awards from the Milwaukee Advertising Club.
Oscar-winning VFX studio Digital Domain has named O.D. Welch as its new president. Mr. Welch has 30 years of experience in VFX and production management and will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company's Playa Vista and Vancouver offices. Mr. Welch previously held C-Level positions at 525 Studios, Prime Focus Limited and Cameron Pace Group.
Chicago- and L.A.-based production company Dictionary Films has signed Michael Ognisanti, a director and director of photography, to its roster. Mr. Ognisanti moves from MK Films, where he spent more than a decade and developed his expertise as a tabletop director for spots and documentaries. His credits inlcude ads for Bud Light, Coors, giant Eagle, Bobble and Golden Corral.