Production company and content creation studio HOSTAGE FILMS has signed Doug Sherin and Kim Griswold of OPTiONS to represent HOSTAGE FILMS on the West Coast. HOSTAGE FILMS is the director-driven production company of internationally acclaimed, award-winning talent Ruben Latre and founder/EP Melissa Beth.

Director/DP Latre applies production excellence in both live action and design to projects for agencies and brands. Hostage Films recently completed spots for Modelo with Constellation Brands in Chicago. Silence, a short film produced by Hostage and written and directed by Ruben Latre, is currently on the festival circuit and was just awarded Best Cinematography, Best Director, and Best Experimental Film at the European Cinematography Awards. Latre’s feature script, This Is Not The End, was awarded Best Screenplay at the LA Independent Film Festival and Best Action Screenplay at Festigious International Film Festival.

“Ruben’s work is unforgettable – nuanced, gorgeous, and with an astonishing level of care that results in stand-out work,” comments OPTiONS’ Doug Sherin. “With HOSTAGE, clients get cinematic level content, produced expertly by passionate people. That’s the kind of company and talent we are proud to represent.”

At OPTiONS, Sherin and Griswold channel a shared passion for advertising and cinema into representing talent who specialize in the art of making clients ideas come to life and connect with audiences.

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