- CULVER CITY, Calif.
Stink Films, which continues to handle director Douglas Bernardt internationally, has now expanded that relationship to cover the U.S. for commercials and music videos. This marks Bernardt’s first representation in the American ad market as Stink becomes his exclusive production roost worldwide.
Among Bernardt’s highlights this year was the short film Bluesman for Baco Exu do Blues’ eponymous album. The film explores racism, diversity, and violence in a unique and illuminating portrait of Rio life through the eyes of a gregarious young man. Although it involved an inherently Brazilian topic and artist, the piece attained global acclaim as reflected in such honors as the Grand Prix in Entertainment for Music at the Cannes Lions, 2019 D&AD Awards, and the Grand Prix at Ciclope Latino 2019.
Daniel Bergmann, Stink Films’ founder, said, “Having started his career as a cinematographer in Brazil, Douglas has gone on to create a name for himself internationally. It’s a journey that we are incredibly proud of and wish to continue with this U.S. signing. Douglas represents the growth capacity of Stink across the world.”
Bernardt shared, “Stink has been my home for years. Since the very beginning of my career as a filmmaker, they have given me the necessary support to develop my ideas and projects. I’m very grateful for this and happy to now explore new possibilities in the U.S with my film family.”
Bernardt’s commercial work includes projects for Fiat, Corona, and Samsung.