- LOS ANGELES
Creative content company Chromista--founded by Oscar-nominated (Black Swan) director Darren Aronofsky and partners/EPs Scott Franklin, Sandy Haddad and Ted Robbins--has added directors Eddie Alcazar and The Roosens to its roster for spot and branded content representation in the U.S.
Alcazar is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, producer, and game developer. Named one of 25 up-and-coming faces in Hollywood by Filmmaker Magazine, Alcazar has directed a diverse body of work including the HBO documentary feature Tapia and the Telly-winning commercial “Everlast Astral,” a piece which earned him a slot in SHOOT’s 2012 New Directors Showcase. Executive produced by 50 Cent for HBO, Tapia took home the Best Documentary at the Julien Dubuque International Film festival and the Audience Choice Feature Award and the Jury Award at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. Alcazar’s additional projects include Sundance short film selection Flying Lotus and the Berlin Fashion Festival-winning “Bright Crystal” for Versace. Recently, Alcazar completed his new thriller Perfect, executive produced by Steven Soderbergh, which releases later this month. Earlier Alcazar was repped in the ad arena by production company HeLo.
The Roosens, directing and producing brothers Jan and Raf, are known for their visually centered short films and commercials that portray a style of poetic realism. The Roosens’ first short film, Skunk, won several awards including the Grand Jury Sparky Award for Short Film at the Slamdance Film Festival and the “Coup de Coeur” at the Short Film Corner in Cannes Film Festival. Their second short film Copain, about a teenager stuck between his conservative, wealthy family and his lower-class friends, was an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival. The Roosens have worked with brands including KFC, Samsung, and McDonald’s. Chromista marks the duo’s first spot/branded content representation in the U.S.
Alcazar and The Roosens join Chromista’s directorial lineup which includes Aronofsky, Eliza McNitt, Alessandro Pacciani, Xavier Mairesse, Marcelo Burgos, Kasra Farahani, Elliott Lester, Daniel Portrait, and Josh Cole.