- LOS ANGELES
Director Shelley Lewis has joined Bullitt for exclusive spot and branded content representation in the U.S. Lewis--whose body of work spans films, music videos and commercials--continues to be handled by production house Suneeva in the Canadian ad market.
Lewis has helmed spots for Panasonic, Starbucks, Angie’s List and the Paralympic Games, a music video for Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning and a short film for the Vancouver International Film Festival. Most recently, Shelley was commissioned by the San Francisco Dance Film Festival to create the award-winning short, Battle, now touring the international film festival circuit. She also once helped build a solar car to race across America.
A lifelong athlete, Lewis has a filmography that includes stories of hard work and transformation, emotional and physical. This originality and interesting perspective has won her numerous awards.
In her previous life, Lewis was an art director in Toronto. She and her partner had an idea for a TV spot involving a tampon and a bottle of red wine. Cannes and other honors followed, and she hasn’t looked back since.
Lewis is also a member of Free The Bid and Cinefemme.
“Shelley’s work is extraordinary--its authentically captivating and immediately made me want to know the person that brought these unique projects to life,” said Allison Amon, Bullitt EVP, sales and development. “As we’ve gotten to know her and her body of work, it’s clear why she stands out. We are excited and honored to represented her unique, creative voice and vision at Bullitt.”
Lewis added, “At a time when advertising is dramatically evolving, I’m excited to be a part of a company that is so forward thinking. Having the filmmakers be true creative partners makes the possibilities feel limitless. It’s inspiring. I already feel a part of the family, which is wonderful, and look forward to what we create together.”