Street Talk for August 30, 2019
Magellan Rubin

Writer-director Magellan Rubin has joined the Seed Media Arts’ roster. He had previously been freelancing. Rubin began as a cinematographer but yearned to tell the stories himself. The 23-year-old Rubin has since successfully settled into the director’s chair, having already helmed commercials for brands like Mercedes-Benz and Nike while also pursuing music videos for major artists like G-Eazy. Rubin was drawn to Seed owner Roy Skillicorn’s track record for nurturing and developing young directors. Skillicorn and EP Kris Mathur head up Seed while also teaming together at Backyard Productions, the company Skillicorn founded. Both entities share resources that aid them in the marketplace....

Toronto-based Partners Film has added director Trevor Gourley to its roster for Canadian representation. Gourley was previously handled in Canada by Skin & Bones. He’s not repped in the U.S. Gourley’s reel showcases dialogue-driven comedy and grounded performances even in the most absurd situations. He has helmed campaigns for Taco Bell, RBC, Canadian Western Bank and the recently released “Charades” for The Source out of Juniper Park\TBWA. Gourley began his career agency side and spent a decade as one of Canada’s most award-winning creatives before transforming his ear for dialogue and eye for performance into a career as a commercial director.... 

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