Director and cinematographer Andrew Wonder has joined Station Film for global representation. Wonder has directed commercials including Prudential's Chapter Two, through Droga 5, as well as spots for Philips, Microsoft, GE and AT&T. He also directed the 2011 short film "Undercity," in which he and urban historian, explorer and TEDx presenter Steve Duncan broke into New York subway tunnels and sewers and climbed the Williamsburg Bridge. A former high school teacher, he recently launched the non-profit organization "Right to Win," dedicated to providing sponsorship to U.S. high school students unable to participate in school sports because of fees.
Fat Lemon, the London commercial production company launched as part of chef Jamie Oliver's television empire last year, has signed Fern Berresford to its roster. A director and photographer, Berresford has previously worked with Mark Denton of Coy Communications and has shot spots for the likes of Aldi, for which she won two British Arrows, Fentimans and Renault.
Acne has signed directorial duo Mårlind & Stein to its roster. The team is are best known for their work on "Underworld: Awakening," starring Kate Beckinsale, and Scandinavian crime drama series "Bron" which has aired in 160 countries and been remade in the U.S. ("The Bridge") and U.K. ("The Tunnel"). They began their collaboration in 2002 at Stockholm-based production company Camp David, where they directed commercials for brands including Nike, UNICEF, Toyota, Reebok, Scandinavian Airlines, and Ikea.
U.K. production studio Happy Finish has opened a New York office, to be led by Ed James as executive producer. James began working in New York and London with his own independent company, Ed James Photography, while lecturing and mentoring at U.S. advertising school The Creative Circus. Happy Finish, which has an office in Portland, has already been working with New York agencies including BBDO NY, Leo Burnett NY, Publicis Kaplan Thaler, Saatchi & Saatchi NY, and TBWA.
8th Street Productions has signed director Ian Kammer for commercial representation. Kammer has shot work for CapitalOne, Microsoft, and Wheaton Franciscan brands and has a background in still photography. His first work through 8th Street is a campaign for Lifespan with Nail Communications out of Rhode Island.
Great Guns has signed director Omar Hilal to its international roster. Born in Egypt, Hilal has shot films for brands including Vodafone, McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Tiger Beer and Nestle. His awards include the Grand Prix at the African Cristals in 2014. Since signing with Great Guns, he has shot a two-spot campaign for Tiger Beer through BBDO Singapore to celebrate Singapore's 50th anniversary of independence.
Editorial company Final Cut has hired Dirk Greene to be creative director at its post-production arm, Significant Others. Greene most recently spent seven years at Absolute Post as creative director, and before that as senior flame artist/VFX supervisor at The Mill. He joined The Mill London in its early years, and was part of the team that launched The Mill New York. He has created visual effects for Levis, Nike, Adidas, Sony, BMW and Guinness, and is working on an upcoming Samsung spot directed by Gmunk (Bradley G Munkowitz).
French director Nicholas Berglund's Paris company NB Films has added Camille Delamarre and Roman Valent to its roster. Delamarre started his career as an editor and has worked across films and music videos as well as commercials for the likes of Peugeot, Toyota and Citroën. He recently worked on feature films "Taken II," "Transporter III," and "Colombiana," and directed his first feature film "Brick Mansion" in 2013, produced by Luc Besson. Valent is an artist and director currently based in Prague.
The Mill in Chicago has appointed Laurie Adrianopoli as executive producer of color. Prior to moving to The Mill, she was a producer at Whitehouse Post, where she worked on campaigns for brands such as Allstate, Bud Light, Corona and Capital One.