Riff Raff, Cavalry, Wanda, Slim Bring on Directors

All the Production Moves From Around the Industry

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David Wilson
David Wilson Credit: Courtesy of Riff Raff

Riff Raff Films has signed Director David Wilson.

His experience in commercials and music videos landed him projects with Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, Royal Blood, Arctic Monkeys and brands including Cadbury, Ikea, O2, Race for Life, and Beagle Street.

Mark Pellington
Mark Pellington Credit: Courtesy of Cavalry

Cavalry Productions has signed Director Mark Pellington whose production work includes 3-D elements for U2, and films "Arlington Road" and "Mothman Prophecies." He has also worked on television's "Cold Case" and "Blind Spot," and branding campaigns for United Healthcare, GMC, Merck and Apple.

Körner Union
Körner Union Credit: Courtesy of Wanda

Körner Union, a collective of director talents Sami Benhadj, Tarik Hayward, and Guy Meldem, has signed to Wanda.

The trio works across art, photography, music, film, illustration, and design, for brands including Hermes, Google, Nespresso, Uniqlo and Vitra. The collective was invited to represent Switzerland at the Prague Scenography Quadriennale.

Jeff Baena and Wondo
Jeff Baena and Wondo Credit: Courtesy of Slim

Feature Director Jeff Baena and Automotive Director and Director of Photography Wondo have joined the roster at Slim. Baena has worked on projects with Hulu. After working as an assistant editor, he directed "Life After Beth" and "Joshy."

Wondo has more than 20 years of experience both behind the camera and with visual effects. He has directed spots for Mercedes Benz, Kia BMW, Porsche and Bugatti.

Slim has also engaged Mary Eiff and Michelle Stuart of Hello Tomorrow for east coast representation.

Augusto Schillaci
Augusto Schillaci Credit: Reel FX

Digital studio Reel FX has signed Director and VFX Supervisor Augusto Schillaci, who worked there earlier in his career. The eye behind the "The Mischievians," an animated feature film, has over two decades of experience in game cinematics. He has worked on projects for "Transformers" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," and in commercials.

Kesshann Cortez
Kesshann Cortez Credit: Courtesy of Workhouse Creative

Workhouse Creative has brought on Kesshann Cortez as executive producer. Prior to that, he served as a managing director and executive producer at Plus Productions under CP&B. Cortez also founded the production company Paperboy Films.

He produced the NBA2K16 campaign, and projects with Mini Cooper, Burger King, Domino's Pizza, Infinity, and Hotels.com.

Kate Neill
Kate Neill Credit: The Sweet Shop

Production company The Sweet Shop has appointed Kate Neill to the newly-created role of director of communications.

Neill left DDB, where she spent five years as director of communications for the Asia Pacific region.

Ryan Boucher
Ryan Boucher Credit: Courtesy of Whitehouse Post

Whitehouse Post has landed Editor Ryan Boucher. He has worked on feature films, and also in music videos, directing work for Disclosure and Wiz Khalifa. Projects include the"Rethink Role Models" for Samsung and Nike's "Thanks Paula" as well as "The Artist's Journey" for Guinness. Boucher has teamed up with agencies including 72andSunny, M&C Saatchi, Grey, Havas and JWT.

Courtesy of MediaMonks
Courtesy of MediaMonks

Global production company MediaMonks opened its 10th international office in Argentina, in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Palermo. The team of 60 will be lead by Sebastian Caramés, Alejandro Lazos, and Richard Nieuwenhuis.

Gemma Ackerley, Damien Lynch, Paul Austin, Mark Senior
Gemma Ackerley, Damien Lynch, Paul Austin, Mark Senior

U.K.-based dock10 has announced a deal to buy 422, a post production and VFX business. The deal excludes 422's sister company based in Glasgow, serving the Scottish market, which will stay under its existing independent ownership and will re-brand in the coming months.

Gary Thomas
Gary Thomas Credit: Courtesy of Nice Shoes

Nice Shoes has launched a full-service studio in Toronto with Creative Directors Gary Thomas and Matt Greenwood; Design Director Stefan Woronko; Senior Colorist Roslyn Di Sisto; and Executive Producer Kristen Van Fleet. The studio will be integrated with Remote Color Grading network.

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