- LOS ANGELES
Berlin-based director Mario Clement has joined the directorial roster of Chromista, marking his first U.S. commercial signing. His body of work spans spots, documentaries, portrait films and music videos.
Clement has won Bronze at Cannes Lions for his work with Audi and the film “Mission to the Moon--Part Time Scientists,” and a Silver Stevie at the German Stevie Awards for the Red Bull ad “REMADE.” His additional commercial collaborations include brands like BMW, Volkswagen, Adidas, Nike, and Oakley. The Brazilian-German director has also created sophisticated and memorable music videos for popular German artists as well as international talent like David Guetta, James Arthur, Lena, and Casper.
A testament to his passion for filmmaking and curiosity about new frontiers in creative expression, Clement is the creative director for the German startup CHAPTR, a company harnessing artificial intelligence in synthetic media. During his tenure at CHAPTR, he immersed himself in the field for six months, aggregating data and delving into AI-based storytelling.
Clement said of joining Chromista: “I am thrilled and honored to embark on this American journey with some of my absolute cinematic heroes. At Chromista, creativity thrives on empathy, trust, and deep human connections. Their taste in visual and narrative artistry and appetite for innovation is a wonderful energy to be around. This is deeply personal to me, and I can’t wait for what’s to come.“
Jeff Baron, managing director and partner of Chromista, added, “Mario’s films are uniformly captivating. Whether bombastic and visually exciting or intimate and deep, he has a unique style and an eye for extracting moments from the mundane.”