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Sapient: Director Recommendation

SapientRazorfish + Samsung:

curated Director recommendations

 

Based on conversations and examples shared thus far, we think the collection of directors below would be a great fit for this work.

Please have a look at these selected pieces and let us know if you have any further questions. Enjoy!

 

Bryan Rawles

Bryan was born in Santa Cruz, CA and received his degree in film from Emerson College in Boston. He also served as a machine gunner in the Marine Corps, including a tour in Iraq. After leaving the Marines he got his start as an editor. His passion and love of editing continues to guide his approach as a director.

Always seeking the next adventure, Bryan has shot throughout the world, from the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan to the Syrian refugee camps in Jordan for brands such as State Farm, Subaru, GoPro, Fitbit, Apple, YouTube, Ancestry, Google, FOX, USAID, Adobe and Cisco. 

His experience as a creative director, editor and a combat veteran all come together to create a director that is inspired, diligent, and committed to make every project the best work of his life.

 

Adam Patch

Adam began his career in post as a motion graphic artist and editor. As much as he loved design and animation, he soon found himself longing for something more: interaction with other humans. So, he became a director. Since then, Adam has focused on bringing design-driven storytelling to a live-action world. With a designer’s attention to detail, he developed a strong visual style – using art direction and precise composition to create beautiful, colorful imagery. He’s built a diverse portfolio for clients such as Apple, Google, Square, Honda, and LinkedIn.

 

Tu Uthaisri

Originally from Bangkok, Thailand,  he co-found a multi-disciplinary design collectives, B.O.R.E.D. where he experimented with design in various form; from the print poster graphic to the large-scale visual projection installation. While completing his MFA at Parsons School of Design, his experimental short film, SURFACE : A FILM FROM UNDERNEATH earned him numerous awards including The Student Academy Awards.  He worked with many major production studios including Psyop, Brand New School and Favorite Color, prior joining Google Creative Lab, New York as a lead filmmaker. Recently, he left the big G after 6 years, to work on the fun and scrappy projects.

He is currently based in New York City and Bangkok, and teaches at Parsons School of Design

 

Brandon Loper

Born and raised in Alabama, Brandon Loper has been working commercially for over a decade cultivating his craft of telling stories through advertising and films. His southern roots keep his directing style humble, conversational, and honest and the past decade has been spent honing his cinematic documentary style. Brandon’s documentary, A Film About Coffee, explores the global culture of specialty coffee and his most recent film chronicles the  superstar Kevin Durant on his run to win his first NBA championship.

Brandon recently made the journey home to Alabama where he is writing his first narrative film and working on his jump shot.

 

Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller is an Emmy award-winning Director.

As a design-based director Steve brings expertise in the integration of design and live-action to the production process, coupled with an ability to lead projects from conception to completion. Comfortable in a variety of mediums and genres, Steve's creative through-line is visual storytelling.

Steve is widely known for iconic projects such as his Emmy winning main titles for AMC's Mad Men serving as Creative Director and Designer. His creative efforts for Showtime's Nurse Jackie and the HBO miniseries The Pacific earned Steve two Emmy nominations in the Outstanding Main Title Design category in 2010.

Steve has recently been busy as an independent director helping major brands create memorable impressions with customers via commercials. His directing credits including major campaigns for McDonalds and Anthem Healthcare. Steve has also worked with an impressive group of clients including Google, Ford, Amazon, Fender, Spike, MTV, CBS Sports, Fox, Reebok, NFL, Citibank, NBC, Covergirl, ESPN, Ubisoft, USA, Sears, BBC, Olympus, Glenmorangie, Sprint, Philips, Verizon, Turkish Airlines, and BMW.

 

Kerry Shaw

With his penchant for storytelling, Director Kerry Shaw Brown has pushed into the forefront of the directing world. His list of clients continues to expand featuring a wide range of brands and entertainment entities, including directing promos for the acclaimed Fox shows ‘Gotham’ and ‘The Following’, as well as commercials and content for Verizon, Volvo, Radio Shack, the Today Show, Acura, Victory Motorcycles, Air Force, Maker’s Mark, and HP to name just a few.

Whether it’s automotive, tech or humanity, it’s his background in directing, writing, painting, and photography that fuels his passion for telling stories no matter what the vibe, genre or brand category.

Before launching his directing career in 2000, Kerry had been an award-winning agency creative director working on Chevrolet and GM. The 14 years he spent on the agency side gave him a deep understanding of branding which allows him to work in a very informed and collaborative way with creative teams and clients to bring their projects to life.

One of his other unique attributes is editing. Kerry thinks like a director and an editor when shooting and that combination helps take his storytelling to new levels. He is hired to do the first ‘creative’ cuts for more than half of the projects he directs, which gives the creative team a unique and valuable starting point for finishing the project.

 

Husein Alicajic

Husein Alicajic is an Australian director who is renowned for his visual storytelling. Born in Sydney to Bosnian and Scottish parents, Husein attained degrees in Economics, Philosophy and Communications before deciding to follow his undeniable talents as a filmmaker. His short film Beginnings won the Dendy Award at the Sydney Film Festival and AACTA, SPAA and IF nominations, and he won the IF award for best unproduced screenplay for his script Divine Shadows. Husein has been honored at Cannes, New York Festivals, Clio, AWARD, Ciclope, and the last three consecutive years by the Australian Director’s Guild.

Based in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter, Husein was most recently attached as writer and director to the official biopic of legendary Country & Western singer Waylon Jennings, and as director of the upcoming film on Australian champion boxer Dean Waters.

 

Matt Uhry

Matt Uhry found his cinematic footing thanks to an aunt’s Super 8mm camera discovered on a family trip when he was nine years old. A decade later Matt graduated to a Bolex under the tutelage of experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage at University of Colorado Boulder, where he studied for his BFA.

Matt has since directed campaigns for Sony, Lenovo, Nikon, Nokia, Intel, Ford and Honda. His commercial work for Kellogg’s, Gap, and Baccardi has also been featured in the Saatchi showcase at Cannes. His branded piece for the PIMA Air and Space Museum won a Gold Lion.

Matt is also a licensed pilot and has flown to Denali base camp, from tiny dirt landing strips in Namibia, and shot aerial sequences over large, hungry bears on Kodiak Island. In his free time, Matt shakes cocktails, repairs his vintage vehicles, gardens, and competes with his Australian Shepherd in agility.