Gerard de Thame joins Mutt Film, Ed Morris moves to Riff Raff

Ad Age 19 Apr 2019 02:38

Director Gerard de Thame is joining the Los Angeles and New York-based commercial production company Mutt Film. He has directed spots for brands such as Adidas, American Express, Audi, Coca-Cola, Gatorade, Microsoft, Nike and Samsung as well as a documentary-style ad for Whole Foods' first-ever national campaign. He has earned Emmy nominations for his work for Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen. His previous representation includes HSI, Believe Media and Supply&Demand, and he joins Mutt alongside his executive producer Shannon Lords-Houghton, now a partner at Mutt, and his longstanding producer Fabyan Daw.

Director Ed Morris has joined Riff Raff for commercial representation. Formerly with Rattling Stick, his work includes spots for Greenpeace, Cybersmile, Adidas Giff Gaff and the Royal Navy. He was a creative director at agencies prior to becoming a director in 2013.

Honor Society has signed director Julian Pugsley for U.S. commercial representation. He has helmed work for Kmart, Mercedes, Amazon, World of Tanks, Postbank, Migros and others. A former agency creative, he has had previous representation with companies including Skunk, Rabbit and Sweet Shop.

Brooklyn and Los Angeles-based production company Greenpoint Pictures has signed directing duo The Roos Brothers to its roster for U.S. representation. Their work spans short films, branded series and broadcast spots, and they have worked with brand clients including Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Coca-Cola, and the NHL. Their film “aRm1” was recognized with multiple Webby Award nominations and their commercial series for Rocky Mountain Health was also honored by the Webbys.

Landia is adding Reynald Gresset to its roster for Latin American representation. Gresset has directed commercial campaigns for brands such as Google, Honda, Lexus, Fiat, Heineken, Nissan, Facebook, Toyota and Ikea and he has also helmed a Samsung content campaign featuring soccer players Rooney, Messi and Ronaldo.

Director Geordie Stephens has joined Bullitt for representation. Stephens worked as an art director at Crispin Porter & Bogusky in Miami on campaigns for Ikea, Truth, Virgin Atlantic, Burger King, Sprite, and VW, as well as for other creative agencies before transitioning to the director role. He has helmed projects for Amazon, The Grammys, Days Inn and Freedom Mobile among others.

Butter Music and Sound has appointed two new executive creative directors, Tim Kvasnosky in Los Angeles and Aaron Kotler in New York. Kvasnosky has recently scored the feature film “Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy,”  starring Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern, while Kotler performs and records regularly with groups such as big band “The Awakening Orchestra,” Ethel & the Chordtones and Jeremy Bass.

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