Smuggler has signed director Miles Jay to its roster. Jay's interactive short film 'Carly's Café' earned him both the Young Director and Silver Lion awards at the Cannes Lions festival in 2012, and his film "Hollywood + Vines" won a Silver Pencil from the One Show. His reel includes the short "Allshare" for Samsung, and interactive music video "White Doves" for the Toronto indie band Young Empires, which utilized Facebook Connect to take viewers on a personalized experience through Facebook profiles.
Caviar has signed director Rebecca Baehler to its roster. Baehler had her first break as director of photography on a Levi's campaign in 1998. That led to almost a decade as a cinematographer, working on Apple campaigns for the Mac, iPod, iPhone and iPad. She went on to direct commercials for Apple, and has also helmed spots for BMW, Dominos Pizza, British Petroleum, Ping Golf, Boston Market and Nissan. She has worked with agencies including The Martin Agency, Fallon, CP&B, Ogilvy, Young & Rubicam, and GSD&M.
Toronto-based Revolver Films has signed director Thibaut Duverneix to its roster. Born in France, but now based in Montreal, Duverneix is a multidisciplinary artist who has worked in music, photography, computer programming, animation and film. In 2008 he co-founded Montreal-based creative studio Departement, and in 2012, he was named one of the New York Art Directors Club's Young Guns, an award for the best creatives under 30. His work includes campaigns for Couche-Tard, Astral Media, the Government of Quebec and the City of Montreal.
Persuade Content has signed directorial duo The Fines to its roster. The pair, Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, won an Oscar for Best Short Documentary for their film Inocente, a coming-of-age story about a homeless 15-year-old Latina artist. Their commercial work includes ads for Adidas, Gillette and Crayola, Procter & Gamble, Google, HP, Gatorade, Northrop Grumman and Pedigree. Their recent ad for Save the Children won a Clio Award.
Framestore has made three new hires in its London office. Senior producer Anna MacDonald joins from Golden Square, and senior VFX producer Alex Fitzgerald was previously at The Mill in New York. Design producer Niamh O'Donohoe also joins from The Mill. All three have joined the London integrated advertising department, while Heather Kinal has been promoted to deputy head of production.
Director Richard de Aragüés has joined Original for exclusive representation in the U.S. After beginning his career as a documentary filmmaker, Aragüés has worked on projects including a European campaign for Land Rover documenting a record-breaking crossing of the "Empty Quarter" in the Arabian Peninsula. Other credits include work for BMW, Nikon, Mercedes and Samsung. He is also the director of the documentary "TT3D: Closer to the Edge," about a motor sport race in the Isle of Wight.
Bicoastal music shop Butter Music and Sound has added producer Ryan Faucett to its New York studio. Coming to Butter from MassiveMusic, Faucett has composed and produced spots for the likes of Reese's, Coca-Cola, AT&T, Whole Foods and Motorola.