Wednesday, Jun. 10, 2020

Sam Ciurdar has joined the directorial roster of Seed, continuing a tradition not only for the company but its owner/EP Roy Skillicorn who over the years is known for marketing and helping photographers successfully settle into the director’s chair. As a photographers’ representative in the...

Wednesday, Jun. 3, 2020

Emmy nominated VFX artist Mat Fuller--who’s also worked as an on-set effects supervisor, a live-action director, and a creative director--has joined Seed’s directorial roster.  Following the model Seed established in 2011, each director in its lineup has his or her own production company that...

Friday, Mar. 20, 2020

Production house Backyard has added commercial director and documentary filmmaker Paul Stone to its roster. He has helmed spots and content for a wide range of brands, notably Airbnb, Verizon, P&G, Fidelity Investments, PNC Bank, DeWalt, American Family Insurance, Bayer and Pfizer. Stone...

Monday, Jan. 6, 2020

Backyard has added director/DP Anthony Furlong to its roster for commercial and branded content representation in the U.S. He brings to the production house diverse expertise as a live-action director, VFX/graphic artist and animation director. Often, two or more of these disciplines are...

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019

Director Chace Strickland, known for his authentic lifestyle and warm family oriented work, has returned to Backyard Productions for commercial representation in the U.S. The move reunites him with his longtime friends, original founder/managing director Roy Skillicorn, EP Kris Mathur, and...

Thursday, Sep. 12, 2019

Director Jeffrey DeChausse has joined Seed Media Arts, the production company headed by owner/DP Roy Skillicorn. 

DeChausse’s clients include Apple, Lexus, Toyota, Maven, Jeep, New Balance, Fidelity, ADT, Intel, ancestry.com, Waterwipes, UBS, First Citizens Bank, Blue Cross, Pabst Blue...

Tuesday, Jun. 11, 2019

Director Greg Popp has joined the roster of Backyard, bringing a body of work which spans such brands as Head and Shoulders, Burger King and Anheuser Busch. His most recent efforts include fare for Atlantic Union Bank, again tapping into his rich vein of ad humor.

Popp and Backyard CMO...

Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019

Seed Media Arts has added director Erin Sax to its roster for commercials and branded content.

Roy Skillicorn, owner and EP of Seed, described Sax as “‘a rock star’ in more ways than one.” She not only directs documentary-style spots, branded content, and features but also continues as a...

Monday, Nov. 5, 2018

Commercial and feature filmmaker Ashley Avis has joined Backyard’s directorial roster for spot and branded content representation in the U.S.  Backyard’s managing director Roy Skillicorn brought Avis over from his ongoing indie shop Seed Media Arts which had previously handled her in the ad...

Monday, Sep. 24, 2018

Director/choreographer Hans Emanuel has rejoined Roy Skillicorn’s Chicago-based production company Seed Media Arts. Emanuel currently splits his time between Barcelona, Spain and Los Angeles. His European work has won him broad acclaim. Having lived in Europe, Mexico and in the U.S. has given...

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