- LOS ANGELES
Sweetshop has signed director Robert Schwentke for commercials and long-form branded projects globally. This marks the veteran feature filmmaker’s first career representation in the ad arena.
Schwentke has a diverse body of work ranging from edge-of-your-seat thrillers to action comedies and European art house to Hollywood franchise tentpoles. His work includes numerous examples of large-scale world building and is noted for intimate character studies and award-winning acting performances across multiple genres.
His credits include the Golden Globe Best Comedy-nominated Red starring Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker, the Jodie Foster thriller Flightplan, two films in Lionsgate’s The Divergent Series: Insurgent and Allegiant, as well as his most recent project The Captain for which he received the prestigious Fipresci prize for directing from the International Federation of Film Critics.
Schwentke is currently finalizing his post commitment for the action movie Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins, starring Henry Golding and due to hit theaters in Spring/Summer 2021.
Greg Schultz, managing director of Sweetshop USA, said of Schwentke, “He’s a thoughtful and intuitive director who has shepherded a long list of A-List talent in films garnering more than a billion dollars in box office. We’re excited for the potential to create some memorable work in the commercial space.”
Schwentke added, “For me commercials are short-form cinema. An advert can be no less moving, funny, dazzling, enlightening, majestic or powerful than a feature. I look forward to exploring and expanding the possibilities of filmmaking with Sweetshop USA.”
Wilf Sweetland, Sweetshop global CEO and partner, said of the director, “His level of craft is second to none, as is his ability to work with the very best in the business.”