Frieder Wittich

Frieder Wittich

 

Frieder Wittich

 
 
 
 

Bio

Frieder was born in 1974 in Stuttgart and started work as a 1st AD and screenwriter after graduating high school. He studied Directing at the renowned Munich Film School (HFF). His very first advertising work - the McDonald’s campaign "Keine Gegenfrage" - swept the young talent awards circuit, First Steps Award included, and launched his career shooting commercials for companies like Mercedes-Benz, MediaMarkt, Ikea or Swisscom. After the success of his feature film debut "13 Semesters" he followed up with "Beck's Last Summer" and is currently developing various movie projects. 

He says he's allergic to fake, no matter the genre. We say he has a great sense of comedic timing, finding the perfect cast and his scriptwriting background shows in his conceptual strength and knack for dialogue. He says he loves both, the sprint of advertising and running long distance with his film projects. We say I do.

Randy Krallman

Randy Krallman

 

Randy Krallman

 
 
 
 

Claas Ortmann

Claas Ortmann

 

Claas Ortmann

 
 
 
 

Bio

Claas learned his craft since he picked up a camera at the age of 16, he made his parents proud by studying feature film directing and screenwriting at the famous HFF Munich film school. In pursuit of his director idols he kicked of his career by becoming a highly successful commercial director, picking up Cannes Young Directors Award on the way. Claas’ main talent is to tell gripping stories with a highly cinematic appeal and believable humor.

David M. Helman

David M. Helman

 

David Helman

 
 
 
 

Bio

David M. Helman is known for his hauntingly cinematic imagery and surreal use of visual effects, which has lead him to work with some of the most exciting artists in music. Including The Weeknd, Khalid, Travis Scott, Glass Animals, Skrillex, James Vincent McMorrow and Zayn. His choreographed film for "Cold Little Heart" for Michael Kiwanuka was nominated for Best Cinematography at Camerimage in 2017. His surreal series of performance films for Vince Staples has confirmed David's style as an exciting and innovative young filmmaker.

Datenstrudel

Datenstrudel

 

Datenstrudel

 
 

Steve Ayson

Steve Ayson

 

Steve Ayson

 
 
 
 

Bio

Former ad agency creative-turned-director Steve Ayson attracted attention with 2002 supernatural short ‘The French Doors’ scoring a Leopard of Tomorrow award at Locarno. Ayson is globally recognized as a commercials director having directed memorable spots for Nike, Nimble, Sky and Old Spice – which have won him a list of awards from ADC, Cannes, One Show and D&AD to name a few. Steve Ayson is ranked #3 director in the world on Bestads over the last decade. Recently he was nominated for a Director’s Guild Award award with two films: ‘Getting Ready’ for Dollar Shave Club and ‘The Dance’ for Speight’s.

Sean Meehan

Sean Meehan

 

Sean Meehan

 
 
 
 

Bio

Sean graduated film school in Western Australia, then spent a decade in the camera department, working from 2nd AC to cinematographer on commercials, television series and feature films. Sean has shot and directed high profile, big budget campaigns for international clients including Amazon, Volkswagen, McDonald’s, Vodafone, Nissan, Buick, Citröen, Subaru, Audi, PepsiCo, the Transport Accident Commission, Anti- Smoking and Tourism Australia. He has shot cars, aerials, time-lapse, extreme slow motion, boats, planes, stunts, all manner of VFX (both in camera and post), worked with actors (both human and animal) across every possible environment and budget. He also has an intimate, working understanding of the post-production process.

Sean is co-owner of Soma Films, a TVC production company in Australia. He’s also represented for commercials in the US, Canada, England, France and Germany. In 2016 Sean completed his first short film - LOST FACE - adapted from the Jack London story.

Nathan Price

Nathan Price

 

Nathan Price

 
 
 
 

Bio

Nathan was raised on a sheep farm in New Zealand's most southern province. He studied physics at the University of Otago but a passion for theatre and filmmaking got the better of him: he completed his studies with a Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications from the NZ Broadcasting School in Christchurch. In 1997 he started work at New Zealand commercial production company Silverscreen as third Animator, Flame Artist and VFX supervisor. After two years he was asked to lead the in-house postproduction unit. Under Nathan's leadership the unit evolved into Oktobor, an effects, design and interactive company with external clients that grew from a staff of 4 to 24. During his tenure Oktobor picked up shots on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, a raft of international awards for its advertising work, and developed interactive TV ads and applications for Sky TV.

At the same time, Nathan also directed a number of commercials and appeared in the Saatchiʼs New Director Showcase at the Cannes Advertising festival. Nathan left Oktobor at the end of 2001 to concentrate on his directing career. He was ranked in the top ten directors in the Asian/Australasia region (Campaign Brief "The Work"); has won awards at every major international festival including the Cannes Lions and Oneshow and directed episodes on two critically acclaimed Television Dramas; The Insiderʼs Guide to Love for which he won the Directors Guild Drama Directing Prize and The Hothouse earning him the Qantas New Zealand Film and Television Awards prize for Directing achievement. More recently Nathan has directed memorable spots for Royal London, Sky, Samsung, GE, and Game of War.

Los Perez

Los Perez

 

Los Perez

 
 
 
 

Bio

"We try to keep to the same philosophy, no matter which kind of project we are doing, our goal is to do creative work by putting together our different points of view". Tania Verduzco and Adrian Pérez both cinema directors operate together under the pseudonym Los Pérez and take shared credit for their activities, which include writing, directing, editing and music composition.Their campaigns for Low Cost Festival, Chimo Bayo DXM, SEAT Mii and EuroMillions were acknowledged as Best Works in Spanish Advertisement by Club de Creativos and El Ojo de Iberoamerica. Further, the duo was selected to be featured in the SHOOT 2013 New Directors Showcase and turned heads by winning the silver awards at LIA and ADCE, as well as gold at the Laus Awards.

Their music videos have been awarded and recognized by tv channels as MTV, Fubiz, Wired, VOTD, Creative Review, David Reviews, Promo News and Vimeo Staff Picks. They’ve been selected as one of the emerging directors by 1.4.Nowadays they’ve worked for important international brands such as Coca Cola, Peroni, Honda, Kaufland, TJMaxx, Peroni, ASDA, Smart, Propel, Maisons Du Monde, King Games, etc.

Björn Rühmann

Björn Rühmann

 

Björn Rühmann

 
 
 
 

Bio

German-born Björn first found success as a creative at TBWA Paris, working on a series of award winning international campaigns. He launched his directing career in 2007 as co-founder of lauded directing collective The Vikings, whose work attracted over 100 international awards. With films such as the funny yet poignant ‘Power of Wind’ for energy company Epuron. It was the second most awarded commercial worldwide in 2007 and counted a Cannes Gold Lion and an honorable mention at Sundance amongst its accolades. It wasn’t long until he ventured out on his own as a director.

As an art director he built a vocabulary to create films which are both sensitive and playfully unexpected in order to elicit powerful emotional viewer experiences. His film esthetic shines through in elegantly crafted imagery. A close observer of the minutia found across all human stories, he is equally at ease moving through the realms of comedy and drama. His work strikes a psychological chord in a wide range of audiences. He has directed commercials for clients including Cadbury’s for Fallon, Puma for Droga5 and Mercedes-Benz for Jung von Matt. He took viewers back to a historic moment of comedic epiphany for Cravendale, imagining the first time a man decided to milk a cow. His 80-second ad ‘Rise’, a sweeping and visceral portrait of the American Revolution accompanying the release of the highly anticipated video game Assassin’s Creed III, garnered over 35 million views online in a single week. 2016 also saw Björn’s ‘The Rundead’, a three-minute zombie film for Brooks and Leo Burnett Chicago, which amusingly details zombies getting a new lease on life. He spends his spare time writing and developing projects on the island of La Gomera’s seasides.