BAT, a directing duo consisting of Bali Engel and Matt Landour, has joined film and animation company Not To Scale for commercials and branded content in the U.S. and U.K.
Engel and Landour are experts across several disciplines including 2D and 3D animation, live action sculptures and puppets. Bringing to life a wide range of personalities across their work, the duo demonstrates a flair for powerful storytelling within unique visual worlds--from a beautiful, charming 2D journey through a child’s storybook, to a comical CG Game of Thrones-style battle scene co-directed with FX Goby. BAT has worked on various ambitious TV commercials for the likes of Coca Cola, Fanta, Kellogg’s, Tropicana, Kia, Acer and the International Olympic Committee. Their short film Shock Therapy is currently screening at film festivals worldwide.
Prior to joining Not To Scale, BAT was repped by NOMINT in the U.K. and U.S.
Dan O’Rourke, founder and EP of Not to Scale, said, “As media channels continue to fragment, it’s increasingly important that we offer our clients versatile talent that can utilize a variety of animation techniques that best suit the medium the work will be viewed in. Bali and Mat have this ability in spades, equally comfortable working with simple 2D design as they are with complex 3D scenes and characters, or with live action and mixed media. They are a Swiss Army penknife that I’m sure we will be regularly taking out of our pockets.”