- LOS ANGELES
Logan & Sons, the live-action division of bicoastal content creation studio LOGAN, has signed filmmaker Tom Schlagkamp for U.S. representation spanning commercials and branded content. He is also repped by BITE Management in Germany. Prior to joining Logan & Sons, Schlagkamp had most previously been repped in the ad arena by Joinery.
The Berlin and Los Angeles-based director’s advertising work for clients such as Mercedes-Benz, Adidas, Volkswagen, Samsung, McDonald’s, Chivas Regal, Seagrams and Vodafone, among others, can be described as miniature dramatic films.
A lover of the electric guitar, Schlagkamp’s distinctive style draws inspiration from rock ‘n roll’s thrilling and dramatic narrative arcs. He first drew international attention in 2013 winning a top prize at the Young Directors Awards in Cannes for his short film The Rock’n’Roll Manifesto, a blood, sweat and tears ode to rock narrated by Pantera’s Phil Anselmo.
Schlagkamp got his start in television, working on campaigns for German network RTL, and then began making short films and directing music videos. He studied at the renowned Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and UCLA. In film school, Schlagkamp transitioned to commercial directing after earning praise for a satirical short film that took the form of a George W. Bush political advertisement.
“It fascinates me to tell emotional and complex stories in such a short time,” said Schlagkamp.
LOGAN founder Alexei Tylevich assessed, “Tom has an unmatched ability to blend raw emotion and high concept into striking visuals and memorable storytelling.”