- LOS ANGELES
Tool of North America has added award-winning director, artist, and author Stefan Hunt to its expanding content roster. This marks his first career U.S. representation. Tool will handle him for commercials, branded content and music videos in North America.
Known for his unique sense of comedy and visual punch, Hunt has directed spots for Nike, Google, Ray Ban, Hurley, and Bonds. Hunt’s major creative drive is to “fear less and live more,” a theme he explores in his book, festival and film: “We’re All Going to Die.” Hunt’s work is often framed through the eyes of a child, which gives his films a poignant style of emotional honesty and clarity.
Hunt began his American directing career after borrowing an old ice cream truck, stocking it with surfboards, and filming his epic journey as he rolled across all 50 states. Since then, he has gone on to collaborate with the biggest global brands, directed music videos, documentaries, and TV shows with the hope of inspiring change through creativity.
“I’m currently on a walkabout telling everyone I know about Stefan,” said Nancy Hacohen, managing director of Tool’s Content division. “There aren’t many people who could say ‘We’re all going to die’ and make me laugh out loud in the process. Stefan brings an infectious joy to every project and he works hard to spread that enthusiasm. Like a blend of Wes Anderson with a dash of Monty Python, Stefan’s creations are nothing short of amazing.”
“Tool’s body of work is mind blowing and I’m stoked to combine that production value with my imagination,” said Hunt. “We share the same desire to push creative boundaries and I’m confident we’ll make some magic together.”