Inspired by the creative vision of Gregory Shultz, founder of Gasket Studios, a new venture has been launched: Engines Running which features an international team of directors--including Maribeth Romslo, Brian Bradley and Shultz--whose talents span filmmaking, photography, animation, VFX, VR and creative concepting.
This marks the first representation for both filmmaker, director and cinematographer Romslo, and Bradley who’s a filmmaker, musician, painter and photographer. Gasket director, animator and artist Shultz is also available through Engines Running and serves as its chief creative officer.
“Over the past few years, we have been asked to work on more and more integrated campaigns,” explained Shultz. “Clients know they need creative content, but they don’t always know where that content will be distributed. It became clear to us that we needed a new creative venture where we could provide clients with a wealth of options, depending upon what the needs of their projects are. So we created Engines Running.”
The brainchild of Shultz, Engines Running embraces the hive mind. If two heads are better than one, then five heads are better than two, and by bringing in experts and artists from various disciplines, Engines Running’s clients get to tap into a wealth of possibility and creative know-how.
Also part of the Engines Running equation is F:30 Films. Managed by executive producer Barth Ward, F:30 Films is a collective of directors from all over the world. With F:30, Engines Running brings into its ranks a roster of seasoned commercial directors. And with Shultz being repped by F:30, it comes full circle to have Ward’s team represented by Engines Running.
In addition to Shultz, F:30 has a roster of freelance talent which includes tabletop and fashion director/DP Robert Bryant, storytelling director Matt Humphrey, comedy/social stories and gaming director Wyre Martin, Swedish collective SNASK whose work spans comedy, animation and stop motion, director Tony Franklin and director/DP/editor Scott Bosworth.
Led by Shultz, the team at Engines Running looks forward to bringing their unique perspectives and fresh ideas to any project, partnering with agencies and brands. “To launch Engines Running, we have brought together this amazing and diverse group of talented filmmakers, directors and storytellers,” concluded Shultz. “Each talent represents a unique voice or perspective that we can offer clients.”