B-Reel Films has added Swedish director Anders Forsman to its
roster. Forsman's projects have included Volvo's Build Your Own
Car campaign, World's Quickest Ads, for the Nokia N9
camera, which attracted over 2 million YouTube views, and the music
video for British Rapper Dizzee Rascal's Bonkers. Before
joining B-Reel Films, Forsman was one of two partners of the
directing collective Popcore films with his colleague Lines
Deutsch LA has hired Trevor O'Brien as executive creative technology director. Originally from Ireland, O'Brien was most recently with McKinney in Durham, NC, where he served as VP, creative technology director and worked with brands like Lenovo, Travelocity, Virgin Atlantic, and Nationwide. Prior to McKinney, he spent four years as the technical director of digital platforms specialists John Ryan, where he helped to launch digital out-of-home networks for clients in Europe and the U.S. He is also the co-founder of two start-up tech companies, and a lead developer on web-based idea collaboration platform, openhatch.
San Francisco integrated agency Duncan/Channon has appointed Robbie Whiting as director of creative technology and production. Whiting, who will report to executive creative director, Michael Lemme, joins from Draftfcb San Francisco where he was an SVP and led the agency's integrated production department. Prior to that, Whiting spent five years at TBWA/Chiat/Day LA as creative technology director, working with clients like Nissan, Pepsi, Visa, Mars and Gatorade. He has also previously worked at LA agency Ignited Minds, on Activision, Vivendi-Universal, Sony and Electronic Arts among others.