- LOS ANGELES
Rocket Film has signed director Chris Stanford for U.S. commercial representation. Prior to joining Rocket, Stanford was most recently repped by production house Hey Baby and prior to that, Rabbit.
Stanford first gained recognition as a photojournalist and portrait photographer. With a focus on musicians, artists, athletes, and celebrities, his work with A-listers and Fortune 500 companies has been featured in Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Time, and Sports Illustrated.
He then made a seamless transition into motion in 2009, directing commercials for clients including Adidas, Ford, Google, Honda, and Pepsi. In 2017 Stanford made a short film called Dust & Dirt about a race car driver with the dream of making it to the top. The film received acclaim on the festival circuit, including Slamdance, Atlanta DocuFest, Indie Street, and Best Shorts. He followed that success with a second short film entitled Better Man, a true story of a cowboy’s redemption, a man once lost on the dark side of life who was found through a father’s love.
Sara Eolin, owner/managing director of Rocket, said, “Chris has a passion and curiosity for what makes people tick, and that comes through in his work in such a powerful way. From ranch hands to J Lo, everyone is treated with the same gravitas and intrigue.”
Stanford said he was drawn to Eolin and Rocket, sharing, “The ethos that they’ve created is a place where artists can thrive and the commitment to making every project they’re involved in the very best it can be no matter the hurdles was such a breath of fresh air.”