Street Talk for October 21, 2022
Joe Dixon

Berlin and Los Angeles-based production company AKKURAT Studios, which recently marked its third anniversary, has signed three directors--Lauren Sick, Filip Engstrom and Alan Masferrer--for commercial representation in the German market. Sick has worked with assorted clients and brands, including Ford, GAP, Bose, New Balance, Xfinity, Trident, Michelob, and Beats by Dre. Sick’s film Pare, a psychological horror-thriller, screened at multiple festivals worldwide. Her latest project for Ford Motor Company, “Scary Fast,” debuted this summer in cinemas nationwide before Jordan Peele’s Nope. Swedish director Engstrom has worked with brands including Google, Target, TJX, Servpro, Samsung, American Express, KitchenAid, LG, PlayStation and Toyota. His AMF spot “The Caterpillar,” won the Visual Effects Society award for Outstanding Animated Character. His film “Color Changes Everything” for Target was nominated for a commercial Emmy. Catalonian-born director Masferrer has helmed campaigns for BMW, Bombay Sapphire, Moncler and San Miguel, among others, in addition to music videos and fashion films. His work has received accolades and awards from across the globe, including recognition from UKMVA, MTV, and Ciclope, as well as several Vimeo Staff Picks. In addition to being handled in Germany via AKKURAT, Sick, Engstrom and Masferrer have ongoing representation in other markets worldwide. Sick is repped by RESET in the U.S. and U.K., as well as Spy Films in Canada. Engstrom is repped by SMUGGLER. Masferrer’s worldwide representation  includes JOJX in the U.S., Friend in the U.K., Hamlet in Belgium, France and China, Landia in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, Antidote in Ireland, Grayskull in Spain, and The Box in Italy....

London-based production studio KODE has added multi-format director and script writer Joe Dixon to its commercial roster for U.K. representation. Dixon is known for character-first, comedic narratives. He began his career making music videos but quickly transitioned into commercials--his first being Diesel’s “Dogs in Sunglasses.” Over the years, he has gone on to win assorted awards, including Cannes Lions, British Arrows and APA Show for work with Expedia, Sainsburys and Argos....

 

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