- BROOKLYN, NY
Production company Voyager has added versatile comedy, lifestyle and visual storytelling director Christopher Nataanii Cegielski to its roster for his first exclusive U.S. commercial representation.
The Brooklyn-based shop has already wrapped its first production with Christopher--a spot out of Cashmere Agency for AriZona SunRise Hard Seltzer, a beverage born out of a partnership between Heineken USA and AriZona.
Cashmere Agency producer Zack Williams said of Christopher, ““He brings such a youthful enthusiasm to every conversation and was so collaborative throughout the entire process, making sure to incorporate key client and agency focuses into his overall vision for the project.”
Christopher said. “Cashmere and their team were collaborative throughout the entire process and it just felt like we were working as a collective to create a piece/pieces we all love.”
Christopher was a recent fellow of the Commercial Diversity Directors Program (CDDP), created by the DGA and AICP to increase diversity representation in commercial filmmaking. Christopher’s narrative work has received international recognition from festivals such as the Berlinale, SXSW, and the L.A. Film Festival. He has received artistic development from the Sundance Native Lab’s Time Warner Producers Fellowship and Film Independent’s Project Involve Program, where he received the Sony Pictures Diversity Fellowship Grant.
Voyager EP Andrew Hutcheson said, “Whether he’s making a stirring, poetic anthem or a funky, offbeat comedy spot, Chris always taps into his cinematic sensibilities to create something that you can’t help but grin at. Behind it all is this hungry energy that’s constantly driving him forward. Couple that with his sincere humility and you’ve got the makings of someone truly special.”
“I’ve been a fan of Voyager’s work for a long time and in getting to know their philosophies, their culture and what kind of work they aspire to make,” said Christopher, “it felt like the perfect home to continue developing my artistic voice and pushing my work to the next level.”