Sehsucht Joins Passion; TPC Adds Joe Schaak and More
Greenpoint Pictures has doubled its staff with the addition of eight new directors. They include: Evan Dennis; Tank + Bunker (Judah Lev-Dickstein and Justin Liberman); Alex 2tone; We Are Not Pilrgims (Chaddy Chad and Sam Sneed); Logan Roos; Olivier Agostini; Aleysa Young; and Va$htie. The company has also enhanced its post-production capabilities with new editing suites and post staff.
Passion has added mixed-media design and production studio Sehsucht to its roster for advertising representation in the U.S. and in the U.K. Sehsucht was founded in Hamburg, and has an office there and in Berlin. It was behind the Genealogy of Nike Free Zoetrope, and has also created content for brands including Audi, Lamborghini, RAM, Google, O2 and more. Pictured is Executive Producer and Partner Martin Woelke.
Mr. Wolf, the visual effects and post shop formerly known as 1.1 VFX, has set up shop in Santa Monica, Calif. The company, led by Creative Directors Danny Yoon and Duy Nguyen, and Executive Producer Mike Pryor, will work out of a new headquarters inside Bully Pictures. The company was founded as the finishing arm of Motion Theory, and then went on to editing house Cutters. It recently worked on "American Hustle," and television clients like "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series," and "Ali G Rezurection."
The Traveling Picture Show Company has added director Joe Schaak to its roster. Based in the Midwest, Mr. Schaak is known for comedy and dialog work, with work for ESPN, McDonald's, Verizon, Kellog's and General Mills. He has also done non-commerical work with Britney Spears and Donald Trump. His latest project includes a documentary about the Embassy Multinational Soccer Tournament that took place in South Africa in 1974.
Cut + Run has signed editor Lucas Eskin. His first project is this fun spot for RPA, for the Newport Beach Film Festival. A Santa Monica native, Mr. Eskin was formerly at Mad River Post, before he joined Beast (then known as Filmcore) as a senior editor in 2009. He worked on TBWA/Chiat/Day's "Mac. v. PC" campaign for Apple, various spots for Nike via Wieden, and BBDO's VISA Olympics campaign.
Arcade Edit has added editors Jean Dean and Mark Paiva to its team. Both will be based out of the company's New York office. Ms. Dean (pictured) was formerly at WhitehousePost before joining Arcade, working on brands including Google, Cotton and Sprint. She formerly worked for film editor Hank Corwin. Mr. Paiva is the founder of Poster Boy Edit, which this year merged with Saints Editorial of Toronto.
Director Dean Karr has signed with Mirror Films for broadcast commercials and related media. In a statement, Mr. Karr said that the company's "boutique size" was a plus for him. He is known for directing Marilyn Manson's "Sweet Dreams," and has done commercials for clients like Trident Gum, Palm Hotels and Mazda. Mr. Karr -- who is also a photographer -- will come to Mirror Films along with long-time producer and partner Arthur Gorson.