- LOS ANGELES
Friends Electric, with bases of operation in London and L.A, has signed Cris Wiegandt, a Berlin-based multimedia artist and director, for animation representation in the U.S., U.K. and Amsterdam. She had previously been handled by HUSH in the U.K. and BODEGA in the U.S.
Wiegandt has carved out a distinct career that started in crafted stop motion, but her repertoire now spans many disciplines working in 2D, 3D, stop-motion, character design, illustration and making crafts--her work is textured, witty and bold. Her colorful South American heritage complements her drive to explore ideas and storytelling and she is always eager to experiment with mediums in mixed-media whether commercially, in music videos, social, shorts and culture. She adds further dimension to Friends Electric’s creative roster that very much lives in a multi-disciplined universe. She’s won a bunch of awards and has worked with clients such as Pepsi, TED, Coca Cola, Adobe, Ben and Jerrys and more.
Wiegandt has also joined the jury at the Clio Awards 2020 judging Film Craft: Animation & Visual Effects.
Wiegandt said, “Coming from stop motion and getting more and more digital, I was looking for a place where I can merge all animation techniques. I love how Friends Electric has so much passion towards all details in every single frame. I’m sure that with their know how and my vision we will create colorful worlds in all manner of ways.”