BIO TEXT: Christopher Sims came of age in the feverish OC/LA skateboard scene of the late ’90s. He discovered photography in high school, where he spent every available hour in the darkroom. He graduated college with a simple AA degree and wrote and directed a semi-autobiographical no-budget feature about suburban youth living in Southern California. Sims soon began […]

Mai Iskander

HEART AND MIND I am always looking for the soul of a project, that unique spirit and mood that is universally resonant. As a director, I intuitively pinpoint the most telling and trenchant elements of a character’s story.  As a cinematographer, I am able to translate them into vivid visuals. As a collaborator, I dedicate my efforts to delivering […]

Maya Albanese

Maya Albanese is an award-winning, trilingual writer-director known for whimsical storytelling that empowers people in the shadows. In 2021, she won the “Emerging Director Award” at LA Diversity Film Festival, and a regional Emmy for her commercial “Give the Gift of Joy.” In 2020, her dark comedy, FREEZE, won “Best Short” and “Best Actress” at […]

James Brown

Action Comedy director James Brown was as an actor, became an editor, then started directing music videos, before cutting a niche for himself at the helm of commercials – combining a keen eye for character performance and shot composition with a subtle sense of humor… James’s work has been awarded by the U.N., the Guggenheim, […]

Dan Gifford

Dan Gifford is a multi-award winning director with over twenty years of experience in film making. He has directed over 100 commercials for a range of blue chip clients across the world, which has garnered him a stellar reputation as a leading narrative and car commercials Director. His work has picked up awards all over […]

Michael Bernard

Michael Bernard’s work as a director and cinematographer represents an interesting mix of cultures. Los Angeles born and London raised, he nurtured an early love for music while in the U.K., playing in a band and owning a record store. This passion led him to adopt a lyrical approach to camera later in his career. He […]

Steve Chase

Steve Chase grew up in Canada with dreams of becoming a professional hockey player – until a nasty concussion and 40 stitches convinced the young jock to switch careers and turn artist. With no formal training, Steve successfully graduated in Graphic Design before entering the commercial art industry. He joined renowned Swiss avant-garde company Design Link and acquired the […]

Sam Crawford

LA-based director Sam Crawford leaped into the film business after making early strides in NY art world. Crawford entered the film business as an editor but quickly segued into directing, acting as Director/DP and editor on dozens of spots for ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Capital One, the Atlanta Hawks, and Church’s Chicken, among others. Prior to […]

Jimmy Ahlander

Jimmy Ahlander, born in Sweden, started his creative path when he attended Art school at the age of 16. He continued his studies and received a Bachelor’s degree in Film and Narrative Techniques. His first animated short film, made as part of his curriculum won him several awards and scholarships for extraordinary talent in animation. Thereafter, Jimmy moved to […]