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Founder/ Chief Creative Officer, La Chose Paris
Native from the region of the Vosges, Pascal Grégoire went to Nancy to graduate a Master Degree in economics followed by studies at the Celsa in Paris.
In 1998, he starts his career at CLM BBDO as Account Executive. Philippe Michel spots him very quickly and decides to make him work in the creative sector. Then, he joins Havas where he is chosen to be the Creative Director of Eurocom agency at the age of 27.
From 1992 to 1995, Pascal Grégoire assumes the same office at BCRC, an independent agency and becomes president of EURORSCG GBHR until 1988.
The same year, he creates the Parisian branch of Leagas Delaney, which is remarkably noticed with Adidas, «La Victoire est en nous» (Victory is in us) and «Tidy up» by Ikea, two multi-awarded campaigns in the world.
In 2003, he becomes President and Creative Director of CLM BBDO where he manages worldwide brands such as Pepsi, M&M’s and Uncle Ben’s.
Creative businessman and talent scout, he loves ideas that strike hard and true. Convinced that the digital will deeply transform communication’s jobs, he decides to create la chose in 2006.
MANAGING PARTNER, THE SWEET SHOP AUSTRALIA
Wilf joined The Sweet Shop in 2011, bringing over nine years’ experience producing commercials in Australia to the role. His knowledge of this market coupled with the experience of having filmed in countries as varied as Argentina, USA and Ukraine makes Wilf a perfect example of The Sweet Shop’s commitment to be local globally.
In 2014, Wilf became Managing Partner and under his leadership, The Sweet Shop Australia has won at every major awards show including D&AD, Spikes, One Show, Cannes, AWARD, CAANZ Axis, AdFest and Clio International. Wilf has recently stepped down as the Chairman of AWARD, Australia’s peak industry representative body for Commercial Creativity, after serving for two years. He has also recently stepped down as Board of Directors for The Communications Council (Australia’s peak body representing Agencies in the marketing communications industry), a position he has held since 2011.
In 2015, Wilf founded The FireFlies Antipodes, extending the advertising industry-driven charity campaign into Australia and New Zealand for the first time. The inaugural ride, raising money for blood cancer charity The Snowdome Foundation, saw 11 riders from seven different countries traverse the grueling 800km New Zealand South Island course. Growing in size and stature, earlier in 2017, the FireFlies Antipodes also completed their second tour riding around Tasmania.
Robert is the founder of Ruffian, an LA based multi-discipline studio. Embracing talent from all over the world, whilst based in Los Angeles, Ruffian’s perspective and network of alliances is global, affording greater creative possibilities & diversity for the local market.
Throughout his career, Robert has also been significantly involved in film, animation, art and new media. Prior to Ruffian, Robert spent 16 years at the helm of Stink, one of the most significant network of global companies.
Robert was Executive Producer on “LILTING”, his debut feature, directed by Hong Khao, starring Ben Whishaw and Cheng Pei Pei, which opened the World Cinema section at Sundance Film Festival in 2014, winning Best Cinematography. The following year he made “KING JACK”, directed with Felix Thompson, which premiered at TriBeCa film festival 2015, picking up the coveted audience award.
Laura Sampedro is a Creative Director at Wieden+Kennedy London. She was responsible for the Finish (Reckitt Benckiser) global account and currently works on Honda and Halls. Prior to coming to London in 2014, she was joint Executive Creative Director at BMF Australia alongside Carlos Alija. Together they played an important role in the creative turnaround of the agency, particularly with their highly-acclaimed work for Aldi.
Originally from Spain, Laura succeeded in the Latin American/Spanish market developing local and global work as a creative planner at LOWE, TBWA, BBDO, Publicis and almost six years at Señora Rushmore – one of WPP´s most outstanding creative boutiques, helping clients such as Coca-Cola and The International Olympic Committee.
Her work has been recognised in many advertising festivals, including D&AD, Cannes Lions, The One Show, British Arrows, Clio Awards, The NY Festivals, Echo, Caples, Effies, Fiap or El Sol.
She’s also the proud mother of Leo and Telmo.
Executive Producer at Octopuss, Copenhagen.
With many years in the business working as Agency Producer, Senior Post Producer, Head of Music Video and now as EP Josephine has gained unique experience throughout the full production. Her list of clients include names such as P&G, Lego, Nike, Madonna, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Emirates Airlines & Mercedes. Before Octopuss, she has been working for Leo Burnett, Kunde & Co in Denmark, Prime Focus in London and Chimney Pot in Dubai. Working in film, more specifically TV ads, has always been a passion of Josephine.
Director, Riff Raff Films
In 2000 Sam joined a fledgling agency of 30 called Mother where he worked for 7 years. He worked on numerous award winning campaigns including: Orange ‘Dance’, ‘Goldspots’ and ‘Animals’. He joined Fallon as Creative Director running the BBC account, creating the now infamous Radio 1 ‘As 1’ film with Sam Brown. In 2010 he joined Karmarama, rising to Group ECD and growing the agency from 60 to over 300 and creating the epic ‘God Only Knows’ spot for the launch of BBC music. He launched the creative collective Faster Horses in 2015 working with Uniqlo and Somerset House. Throughout his career he has directed many notable spots including: Virgin Active, lastminute.com, CBBC, Uniqlo, Somerset House and recently partnering with Rankin on a series of films. He now directs through Riff Raff.
Director, Rogue Films
Sam’s ability to consistently deliver beautiful and unique films has been recognised at the highest level in the industry.
He started out in music videos and became one of the most sought after promo directors in the world, winning arm full’s of MTV, VMA & CAD awards. Sam’s videos for Jay-Z – ‘On to The Next One’ (70m hits), Foo Fighters ‘The Pretender’ (186m hits), Adele’s ‘Rolling In The Deep’, (950m hits and a Grammy for ‘Best Video’) and London Grammar’s ‘Strong’ (30m hits) have cemented his reputation as a director who will continue to craft music videos which are always beautiful and always quite unlike anything else.
He has created powerful ads for high-profile brands including BBC, Virgin, Honda, Adidas, Audi, Lexus and Guinness. Sam’s work continues to be as eclectic as ever…the only similarity being exquisite photography and impeccable attention to detail. His awards include Golds at British Arrows, Cannes, London International, Creative Circle and a best direction pencil at D&AD.
Sam epitomises what it takes to be a Rogue, except for a habit of running out of all awards events at 10.45pm sharp, by getting you to hold his glass, saying he’s off for a pee and’ll be back ‘in a minute or two’.
Rupert has a long track record of producing content with major feature film and documentary directors.
In 1994, Rupert founded Saville Productions, which has produced projects with some of the most widely acclaimed, prominent award-winning documentary and feature filmmakers including: Martin Campbell (Casino Royale), Fernando Meirelles (City of God), Stephen Daldry (The Reader), James McTeigue (V For Vendetta), Gavin O’Connor (Warrior), Barry Levinson (Rain Man), Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects), Spike Lee (Inside Man), and Paul Haggis (Crash), Wim Wenders (Paris Texas), Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), and Werner Herzog (Cave of Forgotten Dreams).
Saville produced a Global World Cup short film with Adidas directed by Fernando Meirelles (City Of God). He also produced a Werner Herzog directed 35-minute film for AT&T “From One Second to the Next” was a huge web and PR success. The film is now being shown in over 40,000 schools and colleges.
Other notable projects include Bending the Light, a Michael Apted (The Up series) directed project about the art of photography through the lens of photographers.
Rupert is currently in production on several documentary and broadcast series projects. Most recently, he produced Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World, a Werner Herzog feature length documentary premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and was recently awarded an AICP NEXT Award for Branded Content, 2 Cannes Gold Lions and a Silver Cannes Entertainment Lion.
Rupert recently finished production on the feature film Eddie the Eagle, a sports comedy-drama based on the life of Britain’s heroically inept Olympic ski jumper, with director Dexter Fletcher and starring Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton. Eddie the Eagle was released by Lionsgate UK with worldwide distribution by 20th Century Fox in February 2016.
VP Executive Creative Director
As R/GA London’s Integrated Executive Creative Director, Rodrigo is responsible for the agency’s creative output and provides thought and innovation leadership for its clients.
Rodrigo joined R/GA in January 2013, with a clear focus on developing campaign and storytelling capabilities, as well as a bold creative vision to realize the agency’s ambition of becoming a broadcast leader. As a result of his successful journey, he has seen R/GA London double in size, win accounts like Nike and Google, and be named Campaign’s Digital Agency of the Year in 2014 and 2015. This momentum has continued, with Advertising Age naming the R/GA network Agency of the Year and the London office first runner up for Creativity Innovators of the Year—a clear confirmation of the fully integrated approach Rodrigo believes in.
Over the last two decades, Rodrigo has been responsible for creating ideas that move with culture and for designing genuinely useful products and services for leading global brands. He works by shaping a multidisciplinary environment, and his integrated approach to communications opens up fresh possibilities for brands and agencies thirsty for innovation.
Rodrigo has been recognized nationally and internationally by many major industry awards, including one Titanium, two Gold Integrated and seven Cyber Lions at Cannes; Grand Prix from CLIO, Campaign, Spikes, BIMA, Shark, and Cresta; and awards from D&AD, The One Show, LIAA, and the New York Festivals, to name but a few. He has also been profiled as Top Digital Player in Brazil by Meio & Mensagem in 2008 and named among the Top 20 Creative Directors by Campaign in 2014.
Rick Lawley is a founder of The Whitehouse Post Production company, which has offices in London, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
He began his film editing career in 1980 working for Ridley Scott’s company as a messenger boy. Ten years later he formed The Whitehouse and quickly became one of London’s premier editors cutting award-winning work for Jonathan Glazer, Traktor, and Frank Budgen.
In 2001, Rick relocated to the Whitehouse Los Angeles office and immediately found success editing AICP winning commercials for PBS, Fox Sports, and Holiday Inn Hotels. This year his work on Apple “Bulbs” directed by Juan Cabron for MAL has been shortlisted at AICP in the best editing category.
Rick is also Creative Director of the Whitehouse and has helped develop three additional sister companies; Gentleman Scholar, CarbonVFX and Cap Gun Collective.
He still lives in California and every year joins the Fireflies ride from San Francisco to LA to raise money for the City of Hope Hospital.
Phillip Detchmendy is an Executive Producer at RSA. Detchmendy spent the first seven years of his career working freelance commercial production, going on to be an executive producer at GLG, Gartner Grasso and The Underground. After helping Diane McArter start Omaha Pictures, Detchmendy joined Satellite Films as the commercial EP. He was then Managing Director of Tool for four and a half years, before partnering with Claude Letessier to start Paranoid US, helping the company win numerous awards, including a Gold Lion for The Vikings’ “The Wind,” which also went to Sundance. After a stint at The Sweet Shop as US Executive Producer, he helped Stephen Dickstein start and run Recommended Media.
An avid cyclist, Phillip is an organizer of the Fireflies West ride for the past 6 years. The Fireflies West are a group of Advertising Professionals who ride bikes each year from SF to LA to raise money for cancer research and treatment at the City of Hope
Phil Hurrell has played a key role in the animation and CGI visual effects industry for nearly 30 years. He has a fantastic pedigree in broadcast design, having worked with a host of major broadcasters and agencies including, ITV, BBC, Sky, Channel 4, Five, NBC Universal, Lambie Nairn, Red Bee and Brand Energies. Phil’s early and most known work includes the BBC 2 Robot idents and the iconic BBC 1 Balloons. Phil has also directed numerous commercials for top brands, such as McDonalds and Skittles. While Phil’s career began in character animation after studying Computer Graphics at University in Brighton, he has produced some outstanding examples of VFX for commercials, most recently for BMW Mini, Qatar Airways and Benecol. After co-founding Coffee & TV in 2012, Phil and the team have been nominated for a range of awards, from the Kinsale Sharks, to the British Arrows and PromaxBDA worldwide. He is a keen cyclist and can often be found biking through the Oxfordshire countryside and the Chiltern Hills.
Technical Director and founding partner, Jungle Studios
Owen is the Technical Director and a founding partner at Jungle Studios in Wardour Street. With over 30 years’ experience of working in advertising audio post, Owen continues to ensure a focus on creative and technical excellence at Jungle. He has crafted the sound on a long list of international award-winning TV commercials and holds Arrows, D&AD and Conch awards for sound design.
Owen’s music compositions have appeared on various TV and Radio commercials across the years and he has also served on the juries of the Arrows and D&AD awards. His studio work ranges from editing the music for a Bond intro sequence, to designing consecutive Cadillac Superbowl spots, working with Framestore to deliver 360 audio for VR, and sound-designing the latest animated Sainsbury’s Christmas campaign featuring James Corden.
Nicolas Cotta has been working in VFX for over 20 years. He began his career in Paris as a Flame operator, working at various companies before moving to Canada in 1995 where he worked at the well-acclaimed VFXShop, Hybride. Nico moved to London in 2001 to join Framestore as lead VFX Supervisor, there he was awarded for ‘best compositing’ at the first VES Award Ceremony, before moving to work at MPC in 2004. After leaving MPC, Nico began a new journey and in 2010 CherryCherryVFX was born.
As Creative Director, Nico and the CherryCherryVFX team have worked with some of the top advertising agencies such as Mother, AMV and Grey. Together they have created inspiring work such as The Syria Campaign, KFC Homecoming and The Braun Speed Challenge. Nico has also branched into the world of VR, acting as the Visual Effects Supervisor for the Samsung 360 Hypercube project, as well as taking on this role in various other VR jobs.
Nico has lead Cherry through their recent expansion of services, being a post house that now offers grading and editing. He will continue to push his team to contrive work with a refined artisan-style within a relaxed environment and a stunning workspace.
Co-Founder and Creative Director of Sibling Rivalry Studios
A native of Holland, Mikon van Gastel is New York-based Director and Creative Director. Van Gastel brings to the design process an expertise in film, fashion, new media and architecture as well as openness to embrace new forms of collaboration and emerging technologies. His specialties include: Creative Direction, Live Action Direction for Film and Advertising, Brand Identity Design and Consultancy, Experience Design.
Founder, Academy Films
Lizie Gower launched Academy Films in 1985. The company has been listed as one of the top five companies worldwide making commercials and music videos. Academy has picked up all of the industry’s biggest awards over the years including four Black Pencils at the D&AD Awards, MTV Best Video of the Year, Campaign Magazine Production Company of the Year, Commercial of the Decade by the Sunday Times, Televisuals Top UK Production Company and Most Successful Production Company in the UK by the British Arrows.
Lizie has developed a reputation for spotting new directors and nurturing young talent. Academy has 35 directors on the roster, most of whom have worked at the company for their entire careers. Lizie is frequently called upon to be a spokesperson for the advertising and film industry. She was made chairman of the British Advertising Arrow Awards in 2009 and has sat on the executive committee of the Advertising Producers Association for 20 years. She received the Chairman’s Award at the British Arrows in 2017 and has chaired and judged numerous key awards shows and is a jury member for BAFTA.
Sundance prize winning Kibwe combines his training as an architect with his love of storytelling and animation to create futuristic live action/animated films as vivid, kinetic feasts. He created his award-winning first film Robots of Brixton while pursuing his architecture degree. In 2012 he was cited as one of Fast Company’s ‘100 most creative people in business 2012’ and was awarded a prestigious TED fellowship. He went on to direct the Sundance film Jonah, a stunning combination of live-action and CG shot on location in Zanzibar.
In 2014 Kibwe was named as one of the top 20 young directors at the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase. As well as winning best short film for JONAH at the CFP-E and SHOTS Young Directors Award that year he was also unanimously awarded the Special Jury prize at the same event, becoming only the 6th recipient of the award in its 15 year history.
In 2016, his electric commercial for Guinness (Alive Inside) blended animation, a sharp soundtrack and the vibrant identity of modern Africa to award-winning effect. His recent TV spot for UEFA/FCB Inferno ‘Together #WePlayStrong’ was Campaign’s Pick of the Week and seen by a global audience of 200 million.
His third short film, the hotly anticipated Robot & Scarecrow, starring Jack O’Connell and Holliday Grainger, premiered in the UK on 31st May.
AOI Pro. Inc.
Creative Producer of Creative Culture & Communications
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Julie Thomas-Toda joined AOI Pro. Inc. in 1991,
at a time when very few foreign women were working in the Japanese
Her strong passion for pushing creative beyond cultural and language
barriers led the company to be a leader in Japan to collaborate
internationally with creative professionals and filmmakers from around the
world. She thrives on seeing the multi-faceted creative possibilities in
production and delivering work that goes beyond the client and agency
Her work as a creative coordinator has led her to the farthest corners of
the earth, working with the best in the industry, on productions for such
clients as Nissan, Honda, Toyota, Sony, Panasonic, Coca Cola, Shiseido,
Nike, Kirin, Asahi, and Nestle. She has served on the jury for numerous industry awards including ADFEST, Ciclope, and the Young Director Award.
Julie prides herself on being an advert junky, easily geeking out several
hours a day to get her daily fix on who¹s doing what in the world of
Julie lives in Tokyo,Japan with her husband and two children.
Jim graduated from London University with a 2:1 in Drama & Theatre Studies sometime in the last millennia. He found himself at TBWA where he wrote the Holsten Pils Fast Show campaign with Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson. Then won gongs galore for QTV, ITV Digital, Talk to Frank and Pimm’s, amongst many others. As ECD at Leo Burnett he brought Alan Partridge, Vic & Bob & The Fast Show back for Fosters, outed #nonsenseinfootball for Blue Square Bet at Arnold KLP and saw his beloved Stoke City reach the Premier League and an FA Cup final, neither of which he thought likely in his son’s lifetime, let alone his own. Since November 2012 he’s been Deputy ECD at VCCP where he’s helped launch Be More Dog for O2, put Avis back on TV and most recently, created and directed the Voices Nationwide spoken word campaign for Nationwide Building Society.
Executive Creative Director
Muhtayzik Hoffer NY
Throughout Jay’s career, his innovative thinking has consistently blurred the lines between advertising, entertainment, utility, and social good.
A lifelong competitive sailor and explorer at heart, he has travelled far from his native NY. In five years at Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney and Auckland, Jay helped win five Agency of the Year titles, and learned the merits of body surfing before work.
As the ECD of Leo Burnett Sydney, He led Canon “Photochains” which won the Cannes Media Grand Prix, and “Vote Earth” for Earth Hour which pulled in over one billion participants.
Back stateside, Jay opened Leo Burnett New York, where he helped accelerate the growth of Chobani, made an Off Broadway play for the Village Voice, and made AdAge’s “Agencies to Watch” list.
Then, under Jay’s leadership, Saatchi & Saatchi New York was named Creativity’s “Comeback Agency of the Year” following a string of innovative, culture bending ideas for Pampers, Walmart, Cheerios, Fiber One, Lucky Charms, Tecate, and GLAAD.
Recently named to the Adweek 100, Jay’s work has garnered 38 Cannes Lions, a Clio Hall of Fame Award, and hundreds of international awards at the One Show, D&AD, Clios, and London International Awards.
Outside of work, Jay sails with his wife Kirsten and his three daughters. He also moonlights as an average hockey player.
Managing director at 1stAveMachine, Isabella Parish, spent well over a
decade at global production company, Partizan. During her time there she
set up the production company’s animation arm and produced many award
winning commercials and music videos in both animation and live action. In
her role at 1stAveMachine, Parish has overseen a growing roster of directors
at the company’s London operation and worked with brands such as Stella
Artois, Samsung and Google.
Executive Head of Production – AMVBBDO
After living in France and studying French at Aix-en-Provence, Francine returned to London and spent her early career in photography. She joined Butler Dennis Garland as Production Assistant in 1984, progressing to become Head of TV at Slaymaker Cowley White in 1987.
Francine joined AMV BBDO as a Senior Producer in 1989 and produced some of the agency’s earliest iconic commercials, including; Dunlop (directed by Tony Kaye) and Walkers (directed by Paul Weiland). She was promoted to Head of TV in 1999 and has worked tirelessly to promote the training and development of production expertise both within the agency and the industry.
In 2014, she was promoted to Executive Head of Production planning and implementing the agency’s step-change into the world of multi-channel production across TV, Film, Content and Art Production, whilst continuing to oversee some of the best loved, most successful and highly awarded televisual productions of the last decade.
Francine is Chairperson of the IPA’s ‘Production Policy Group’ and a Director of ‘British Arrows’.
Born in 1974, he’s in the industry since 1999.
Francesco is Executive Creative Director at Leo Burnett Italy.
He began as Junior Copywriter at BGS D’Arcy on Swatch and Ikea accounts. In 2002 he moved to Lowe Lintas Milan as copywriter and two years later he moved to LeoBurnett. After a year he was supervising some of the agency’s biggest accounts, such as Nintendo and McDonald’s. Francesco returned in Lowe in 2005 as Creative Director and in 2009 he became CEO and Executive Creative Director of Bcube, a creative boutique of Publicis Groupe, working globally on Coca-Cola, MINI and BMW accounts. During his career he has
earned more than 100 national and international awards, including Cannes Lions, Clio, Eurobest, Epica, New York Festival and the Italian Art Directors Club. He served on the 2015 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity’s Film Jury.
Chief Production Officer
Every day Diane Jackson transcends barriers and expectations, not only by what she does for DDB as their Chief Production Officer, but by who she is. Colleagues and clients alike recognize Diane’s rare combination of tenacity, strategic vision and creativity; she defies the conventional constructs of the production discipline. As a producer and charismatic leader she is inventive and insightful, adventurous in scope but thoughtful about all the small details.
What sets Diane apart is her ability to make the “impossible” happen. As an example, she was tasked last minute with a production for The Clinton Foundation that would take place in three countries, included segments with numerous celebrities including Barbara Streisand, Jay Z, Tony Blair and Clinton himself.
Not only has she been critical to sustaining DDB Chicago’s growth and profile in the industry, but Diane has also been formative in strategizing for the entire network. Her influence will continue to permeate the company both locally and globally on brands such as State Farm, Mars Wrigley and FCA Jeep.
Diane has served multiple times on the AICP Curatorial Panel at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and was the recipient of the Institute Practitioner in Advertising (London) – Distinction in Advertising award; she has also received the Fasules, Sharpe, Yovetich Leadership Award, the first producer ever to receive that honor. Diane was keynote speaker at The Women in Film forum. She has served on the Film Craft jury and spoke on the Instagram panel at the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival. In 2016, she was President of the London International Awards, Production & Post-Production and Music Video jury.
Diane is very proud to serve as a Board Member of the VCU Brandcenter.
Debbie is the Executive Producer/MD of Passion Animation Studios. Debbie oversees all
aspects of finding New Talent, New Business, Production, Sales and Studio Development
within Passion Animation Studios.
With over ten years in the industry, winning a Latin
Grammy with Carl Zitelmann along the way,
Debbie has maintained a strong relationship with
Passion. Debbie joined as a Junior Producer,
worked her way up and then returned in 2015 as
Executive Producer. As EP, Debbie has been at the
forefront of some of the studio’s most successful
and award winning campaigns from the very first
appearances of Aleksandr the Meerkat, Harmonix
“Rock Band”, Chipotle’s “A Love Story” to last year’s
blockbuster musical film for Sainsbury’s “The
Greatest Gift”. Debbie has also worked on several
of the amazing Gorillaz music videos and stunning
technology led live events for Burberry in Beĳing
For more information contact Sam Gray – firstname.lastname@example.org
PASSION ANIMATION STUDIOS
Passion Animation Studios collaborate with and nurture the world’s best creative talent.
30 years of innovation in motion results in memorable characters, Oscar winning stories
and work like you’ve never seen before.
Daniel started his career in 1980 in Prague helping to promote restricted artists and bands under Communist rule. Moving to the United States in 1990 he worked as an arts fundraiser in NewYork and was involved in producing music videos, shorts and promoting concerts.
In 1998 he moved to London to set up Stink, a creative production company which now has offices in Berlin, Paris, Shanghai, Beijing, Moscow, Sao Paulo, New York and Los Angeles, where Stink represents an eclectic roster of directors and remains at the cutting edge of commercials, content creation and production. Since its creation, Stink has won numerous awards, including several Grands Prix, at Cannes Lions, BTAA, One Show, Sundance, Tribeca. Stink has been named Production Company of the Year several times.
In 2008, Daniel expanded the Stink family with the launch of Stinkdigital – a progressive digital studio – marrying film and technology online. In 2009, Stinkdigital received the first ever Cannes Film Grand Prix for interactive film for interactive film Philips Carousel.
In 2015, Daniel further expanded Stink Group by establishing branded content company Stinkstudios.
Stinkstudios and Stinkdigital merged in 2017 to become Stink Studios which now has offices
in London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles and Shanghai. Currently employing 125+ full-time staff across six offices combining forces with Stink Films to offer interactive, creative, content, features and production capabilities in ten cities across five continents.
Dan is the founding Executive Creative Director of The Martin Agency, London.
Prior to that, he spent several years working as a Writer and Creative Director in some of London’s top agencies, including WCRS, Leo Burnett, and CHI & Partners. In 213 he joined adamandeveDDB, where he quickly rose to the position of Deputy Executive Creative Director, before leaving to help set up Martin at the end of 2015.
Dan has produced a diverse set of award winning work for clients such as The Sunday Times, Shelter, The Department for Transport, VW and Harvey Nichols, for whom he wrote the infamous Christmas campaign Sorry, I Spent It On Myself, which picked up four Grand Prix and five Gold Lions at Cannes. He was also behind the Monty the Penguin Christmas campaign for John Lewis, which went on to win two Cannes Lions Grand Prix and 3 Gold Lions and was the Gunn Report’s Most Awarded TV ad of 2015.
Dan has a passion for what he likes to call weird shaped work and in his career to date has curated major art exhibitions, conceived entire product ranges and designed award winning retail spaces.
Corinna Falusi is the Chief Creative Officer and Partner at independent creative agency, Mother New York where she leads creative for brands including Target and Stella Artois. She is a globally awarded and recognized creative with extensive experience creating multi-channel campaigns for global, US and Pan-European brands. Her client-list includes fast German cars (BMW), Dutch beers (Heineken) and intergovernmental organizations (UN). Her work on Coca-Cola and Heineken Champions League ran in over 100 countries, in a dozen languages. Corinna started her career at Jung von Matt in Hamburg/Germany, followed by a decade at StrawberryFrog in both Amsterdam and New York before spending nearly 5 years at Ogilvy&Mather NY, where she was named CCO in January 2015. At Ogilvy she was leading creative for the agency’s most iconic brands such as: Coca-Cola, Coke Zero, IKEA, Vitaminwater, Amex, Tiffany, Spotify and UPS. Corinna was featured in Adweek’s 2016 Creative top 50 and her work has been recognized by all the major award-shows including D&AD, Cannes, TED, and One Show.
Caroline has worked at most of London’s top agencies, including BBH, Mother, W+K, and now Grey. She had lead award-winning work across many world-famous brands including Levi’s, Cadbury’s, Schweppes, Honda, Boots, Google and Coca Cola. Most recently she was Deputy ECD at BBH London, leading the Tesco business, as well as overseeing the creative department and being the creative voice within the London management team.In April 2017, Caroline joined Grey London, as Co-CCO alongside Vicki Maguire. Caroline is a caring, sharing, incredibly collaborative creative leader and she takes great pride and joy in developing fresh, innovative work, that works. She is also passionate about discovering and developing young talent, and a very active voice in the push for diversity and equality within the creative industry and beyond.
EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
With over 20 years’ experience of outstanding work at leading international creative shops including Droga5 New York, Droga5 Sydney, Publicis London, AMV BBDO and Grey; for the last three years he’s filled the Executive Creative Director’s chair of hot shop BMF Australia. Cam has worked on a wide variety of global brands spanning Aldi, Carlton United Breweries, British Telecom, The Economist, Cadbury, Tiger Beer and Sportsbet to name a few. His award haul includes a coveted Black Pencil for ‘The Million’ an initiative for The New York Department of Education, and multiple D&AD Yellow Pencils and Lions for ‘The Regulars’ campaign for Victoria Bitter and Cadbury Boost ‘Moreing’ content series to name a couple.
Cam has a passion for content, especially longer forms for the creative freedom they allow, the spontaneity they can deliver and the entertainment they demand. He particularly values the exploration in writing, irreverence and story threads.
Executive Creative Director, Havas London
Ben is the Executive Creative Director of Havas London. Ben leads a 45 person creative department, full of old-fashioned and new-fashioned storytellers, all on a mission to create culturally impactful work to make a meaningful difference – to our brands, our audience and to the lives of the people we work with.
Ben’s appointment as ECD of Havas followed the acquisition of his 8 year old agency Work Club, twice Digital Agency of the Year, by the Havas group in 2014. The populist, innovative creativity of Work Club now lies at the heart of the Havas London creative department.
Ben started in advertising in 1997, at the beginning of another start-up phenomenon, Mother. Ben was the 9th employee and first teaboy / runner / junior creative at a nascent Mother, leaving ten years later as a Creative Director, with an armful of D&AD pencils, Cannes Lions and other trinkets at the Campaign ‘Agency of the Decade’. In fact, in 2001 at the start of that decade Ben was the Gunn Report’s most awarded creative in the world.’
In his time at Mother, Ben was responsible for a puppet Monkey firstly watching ITV and then returning to drink PG Tips with Johnny Vegas; casting an unknown Martin Freeman as a failed rock star for Q television and introducing the world to a Welsh town of Pot Noodle miners; as well as writing and creative directing campaigns for Miller Genuine Draft, Orange, Boots, The Observer, Castlemaine XXXX, and broadcasters UKTV Gold, Kiss and Magic FM.
Ben attended Manchester University in body alone in the mid-90s, where some of the English and American literature degree he did seems to have stuck with him; the cultural mix of the Hacienda fantasists and the literary realists setting him up unwittingly for a career in advertising.
At Havas London, Ben is passionate about building a creative gang with a swiss-army approach to storytelling. In his first year at Havas, Ben won and oversaw the Heathrow account, culminating with the Christmas tale of two elderly teddy bears coming home to Heathrow, which received 100 million (organic) views, and was written in some tabloids to ‘have beaten John Lewis to Xmas no 1.’ In the same week Ben’s team at Havas prototyped an Artificial Intelligence Pollster that featured as a live guest on ITN News US Election night special, and correctly predicted a Trump victory.
Ben lives with his wife, two young children and dog in Bermondsey, London, and in a state of semi-permanent exhaustion.
Editing Partner, Cut+Run
Ben was drumming in a band when he started as a runner for Soho-based Williams Editing under the apprenticeship of Derek Williams. The gig led to a stint in Cairo in 2003 teaching experienced editors, and riding horses around the pyramids.
After cutting Kate Bush’s promo for ‘King of the Mountain’, he was approached by Cut+Run founder, Steve Gandolfi, and signed on as an assistant in ’05 and graduated to editing a massive 24 spots for Sony Vaio for photographic duo Blinkk starring John Malkovich.
In April ’08 Ben was voted in the top 3 best young editors in The Boards First Awards and went to New York to receive this accolade. He was promoted to full editor shortly after.
Ben has cut music videos for Travis, Dizzee Rascal and Kate Bush but mainly sticks to cutting ads and outside of advertising, Ben has cut for TV, editing the template show for The BAFTA Award winning game show ‘The Cube’.
His awards list is extensive including Cannes Lions, British Arrow, Creative Circle, Kinsale Sharks, Music & Sound Awards, LIA and AICE.
Ben has been on the Cut+Run board for seven years helping to guide the company and it’s talented young staff.
ECD of BBH London
CEO / Executive Producer, Black Sheep Studios
Anthony joined BBH in January 2015 to launch Black Sheep Studios, the award-winning production arm of BBH which which co-produced the BAFTA-wining short film, HOME. Black Sheep Studios produces a huge variety of film, including short film, branded entertainment, music videos, content series and documentaries.
Anthony was promoted to ECD of BBH London in July 2017, a role which sees him bring production and entertainment expertise to the heart of the creative process.
Vice President/Executive Producer, PRETTYBIRD
Ali Brown is the Vice President/Executive Producer of PRETTYBIRD, a production company devoted to pushing creative and brand opportunities across all distribution outlets. With offices in Los Angeles and London, PRETTYBIRD is home to a diverse roster of filmmakers, creatives, and collaborators producing entertainment that is creatively led and platform agnostic.
Brown began her career in the commercial and music video industry before moving over to feature films where she served as Director of Creative Affairs at Spirit Dance, a production company helmed by veteran director/actor/producer Forest Whitaker. Upon her return to advertising, she helped build the PRETTYBIRD roster and reputation, expanding its reach across commercials, short films, features, web series, and music videos. PRETTYBIRD’s work has been recognized worldwide, including by the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the One Show, the Clio Awards, the London International Awards, D&AD, British Arrows, Ciclope, the AICP Awards, as well as being named Creativity Magazine’s Top Production Company of the Year for 2015.
Brown has been able to combine her background in long and short form, leading PRETTYBIRD’s foray into the narrative realm. She has produced several films under the PRETTYBIRD banner, including the award-winning Sundance New Frontier film Possibilia directed by Daniels; The Drew: No Excuse Just Produce directed by filmmaker Baron Davis and acquired by Showtime, Atlas Entertainment’s films The Monster directed by Brian Bertino and William Moynahan’s Mojave, which was acquired by A24; and feature film The Trust, which was written and directed by PRETTYBIRD duo Brewer, with a 2016 theatrical release.
Through the keen creative eye of Brown, PRETTYBIRD has quickly grown its roster with a reputation for building talent and being a collaborative creative community that welcomes filmmakers from all disciplines and projects of all formats.
Ali served two terms as AICP/West President and was a mentor with Project Involve, Film Independent’s diversity program. In addition to appearing on several panels including at Sundance’s New Frontier, The Side Project, and Women in Film, she also partnered with Sapient Nitro to curate the diversity-oriented panel Make Some Room at the 2016 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.