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Friday, Mar. 4, 2022
Two years ago, I penned a POV for SHOOT magazine titled, “It Will Take All of Us To Make A Difference,” a viewpoint that discussed how we can come together to make real change, to include Black and other minorities in the ad industry, most notably on the production side. I thought it...
Friday, Aug. 7, 2020
I have lots of funny stories about being a Black executive producer and production company owner. There was the time on set when I was given the coffee order by an agency creative because he thought I was a PA. Sadly, there are not too many Black people in my position in our business. I try not...
Friday, Jun. 12, 2020
Here’s what I learned directing a spot for German e-commerce company Zalando during COVID-19. Just like the pandemic showed us the importance of family and friends, it was the same when picking crew and cast. It made you appreciate having people you trust around you, knowing they will work super...
Monday, Jul. 11, 2016
Contrast Eye, the production house headed by founder/EP Osei Kakari, has signed the directing duo of Anthony Atanasio and Valerie Martinez, aka Atanasio + Martinez, for exclusive U.S. commercials representation. Atanasio + Martinez come aboard a company directorial roster that includes Rowan...
Friday, Jul. 1, 2016
Production house Contrast Eye has signed indie firm Short List Management to handle representation on the West Coast....
Cinematographer Adolpho Veloso has signed with Murtha Skouras Agency, Santa Monica, Calif., for...
Friday, Jul. 1, 2016
Contrast Eye has signed Atanasio + Martinez for exclusive representation in the U.S. The directorial duo just wrapped a short film and VR campaign for Etihad Airways starring Nicole Kidman....
Nick Craske and Georgia Barretta...
Wednesday, Jun. 29, 2011
Contrast Eye--a boutique production house that's made its mark internationally since being launched in Tallinn, Estonia, by director Kaimar Kukk and executive producer Osei Kakari in 2007--has now made its first major foray stateside, relocating its...