- Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016
- LOS ANGELES
Saville Productions has signed directorial duo Salazar--consisting of Nathan Drillot and Jeff Petry--for representation in North America. Known for its documentary and commercialmaking, Salazar often focuses on extraordinary individuals and how they fit within their communities. The directing team has worked with world-renowned kinetic artist Theo Jansen on the beaches of The Hague, traveled with IO Tillet Wright across the Deep South to shoot over 1500 portraits of LGBTQ Americans, and have told the story of Osunaarashi, the only Muslim professional sumo wrestler in Tokyo.
Salazar has collaborated on global campaigns for Sony Films, Vice, Red Bull Media House, Aritzia, Tides Canada, and The Trevor Project, earning over 11 Vimeo Staff Picks and recognition from leading arts and culture publications along the way, including National Geographic, IndieWire, Ted, Pitchfork, The Creators Project, and Awardeo. Salazar’s documentary work with Warner Brothers recording artists Tegan and Sara earned Grammy and Juno nominations.
Prior to joining Saville, Salazar had been repped by Workhouse Creative.
Salazar recently completed its documentary Wizard Mode, about the reigning world champion of pinball who also happens to have autism. It is the first Vimeo Original feature film, and premiered at Hot Docs. The trailer has received over 4.5 million views. Salazar’s upcoming project, Handsome and Majestic, is a short documentary about a young trans boy growing up in a remote community in Canada. The film has already received several awards on the festival circuit. It will be released online later this month.