2020

Partizan

Established in 1991 and twice listed as the Gunn Report’s “Best Production Company in the World,” Partizan is one of the industry’s leading content creators for music videos, commercials, documentaries, feature films, animation, digital and branded content for online as well as interactive events and installations. The company’s management division also represents top filmmakers for film and TV. Partizan continues to flourish, evolve and grow hosting facilities in London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, the Middle East, Sao Paulo and Berlin in addition to its strong online following.

The DIRECTORS Network

Talent Agency for freelance directors, freelance commercial directors, director/DPs, and cinematographers. Since 1985, The Directors Network has taken the ‘road less traveled,’ hand-curating and representing freelance directors to the advertising community.  Since then, we have evolved, grown and are now recognized as a cornerstone of the burgeoning freelance talent market. 

Cap Gun Collective

We are a unique creative shop with symbiotic platforms that feed and strengthen each other. First, we are a director-led, live-action commercial production outfit in Chicago and Los Angeles. Bolstering and stemming from that mission, we also have Cap Gun TV, a hybrid development studio and producer of original content for multiple platforms. Bottom line: we are deep in the content business. We are always looking to develop new projects, to collaborate with new talent, and to find and amplify fresh voices.

Em Weinstein

1) What was your first professionally directed work and when was it? 

My first professionally directed work was Candace, a short film which premiered in 2018 while I was still in graduate school at Yale School of Drama. Candace played at festivals worldwide including the Mill Valley Film Festival, Outfest, the Rhode Island International Film Festival, the Portland International Film Festival and the American Pavilion Emerging LGBTQ Filmmakers Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won Best Film.

Taylor Washington

1) What was your first professionally directed work and when was it? 

Just about three years ago I made some really fun social spots for Southwest Airlines’ "Wanna Get Away" campaign. Had the honor of collaborating with some great creatives at GSD&M and still love the spots we made, especially the one involving an eyebrow waxing!

Mikko Timonen

1) What was your first professionally directed work and when was it? 

Commercial for a company called Construct Connect in 2019

2) How did you get into directing? 

I have been a cinematographer for 15 years and recently have had the urge to expand my skillset.

3) What is your most recent project? 

My most recent directing project is Silk City.

4) What is the best part of being a director? 

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