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Rhys Thomas celebrates multiple Emmy nominations

Rhys Thomas celebrates multiple Emmy nominations

26th July 2019 ● Article

Huge congrats to Stink director Rhys Thomas for his Emmy nominations, for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series and for a Variety Sketch Series (as creator) for “Documentary Now!” Additionally, “Documentary Now!” is nominated for an Outstanding Writing award; and in the Outstanding Music and Lyrics category for the song “Holiday Party (I Did a Little Cocaine Tonight)”. See the full list of Emmy Nominations here.

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Stink’s Sophie Kluman named a Pitch Superwoman

Stink’s Sophie Kluman named a Pitch Superwoman

3rd July 2019 ● Article

Stink’s Global Head of Operations and London MD, Sophie Kluman, was honoured this week to be named one of Pitch magazine’s 100 Superwomen. The initiative was launched to celebrate women working behind the scenes in the creative industries with an exceptional ability to handle multiple tasks without sweating it. All brave risk takers, Sophie was chosen for “getting shit done”. We couldn’t agree more. Congratulations Sophie!

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Stink wins Cannes Lions Grand Prix

Stink wins Cannes Lions Grand Prix

24th June 2019 ● Article

What a week in Cannes. Our directors did us proud. From tackling online hate for Diesel, to challenging Brazilian cultural stereotypes and racism to Norwegian gothic horror, the diverse global creativity of our talent shone through. 1 Grand Prix, 3 silvers, 2 bronze, 2 Young Director Award silvers and many shortlists. Congratulations to Douglas Bernardt, Kenneth Karlstaad, Jovan Todorovic and all our brilliant producers!

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Stink Sao Paulo scoops double Grand Prix and AICP win

Stink Sao Paulo scoops double Grand Prix and AICP win

10th June 2019 ● Article

Huge congratulations to Douglas Bernhardt and Squarehead who are both Grand Prix winners! Douglas’ music video ‘Bluesman’, a beautiful portrait of Rio life through the eyes of a gregarious young man, won the top prize at Ciclope Latino. Squarehead added yet more accolades to his impressive awards haul for Endless Stories for Getty Images. This fascinating short created entirely from library footage about the night Ali fought Frazier won Advertising Excellence/International at AICP and the Grand Prix at Wave Festival! Both directors also picked up 6 pencils at D&AD between them. BRAVO! The Getty story now continues...The follow up, Coma, a fictional TV series also created from library footage is released this week.

Watch Getty's 'Endless Stories' here
Stink releases powerful Royal Opera House film THE RITE

Stink releases powerful Royal Opera House film THE RITE

5th June 2019 ● Article

Stink Films has signed award-winning Slovakian filmmaker and director Adam Csoka Keller to its global roster, marking the partnership with the launch of an exceptional short film, ‘THE RITE’. Created in collaboration with the Royal Opera House and Nowness, it captures the passionate and primal culmination of dance troupe Culture Device’s residency. The first dance troupe of its kind, Culture Device is a group comprised solely of extraordinary dancers with Down Syndrome. Starring actress Sara Gordy MBE, the piece marks the 106th anniversary of Stravinsky’s scandalous work The Rite of Spring. Encapsulating the revolutionary spirit of the original and the Ballet Russe, it aims to challenge perceptions of what classical ballet can be.

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Experimental Directors FoodFilm Sign to Stink

Experimental Directors FoodFilm Sign to Stink

4th June 2019 ● Article

FoodFilm have signed to Stink Films London and Asia. The genius behind the hugely successful ‘Adventures in Imagination’ for M&S, and some further 60 films for the brand, they created the ‘food porn’ style the retailer became famous for. Widely recognized as global pioneers of modern food filmmaking and photography, their work is a sensorial feast for the eyes, full of colour, texture and movement. From Martini to Milka, Picard to Carte Noire, every ingredient fizzes, oozes or crumbles mouthwateringly dancing across the screen. Now, as well as with food, they increasingly work with luxury, perfume and cosmetics, taking this skill to a more conceptual level, crafting visual metaphors for product attributes for the likes of Neutrogena, Decleor, Garnier or l’Oreal.

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Stink wins Production Company of the Year 2019

Stink wins Production Company of the Year 2019

20th May 2019 ● Article

Stink Films has earned the title of 2019 Film Production Company of the Year at New York Festivals thanks to winning top prizes across multiple campaigns, categories and offices. Squarehead’s 'Endless Stories' for Getty Images out of Sao Paulo won in Film and Artistry in Craft and Advertising, FOX Networks ‘Who?' directed by Nacho Gayan won Branded Content for the LA office, Traktor’s ‘Worst Song in the World’ for Monoprix was awarded to Stink Paris for film craft, and Stink Films London picked up the top award in social media and influencer for Jovan’s Diesel 'Ha(u)te Couture'. “We are honoured and humbled to be chosen as best production company by the New York Festivals. It’s great to be recognized for such diverse work across multiple offices. It makes us think we might be doing something right after all! Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to bring these to life and all those who voted.” –Blake Powell, Managing Partner, Stink Films

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Stink Films London signs Kiku Ohe

Stink Films London signs Kiku Ohe

7th May 2019 ● Article

A versatile and award-winning filmmaker, Kiku effortlessly traverses genres and themes, telling his stories with rare finesse and sensitivity. He recently captured epic, modern luxury for Louis Vuitton and celebrated humanity at a very personal level for Johnnie Walker. His absorbing longer form work includes a surprisingly emotional short for Merrell, a YDA Gold winning film for Nokia and his award winning first feature 'The Lines'. Finding an elemental power in nature, Kiku’s filmmaking always awakens the senses. But it is his skills in storytelling and crafting authentic performances that are constant, driving his aesthetic choices, making his films ring true.

Watch Kiku's reel here
Stink’s Miguel Sapochnik directs next GOT episode

Stink’s Miguel Sapochnik directs next GOT episode

25th April 2019 ● Article

Who. Will. Survive? Winter has been coming for 8 series. The dead are now here and in Monday’s Game of Thrones episode, Stink’s Miguel Sapochnik takes battle filmmaking into the record books. It took 11 weeks of night shoots and 750 people to create the 82 minute Battle of Winterfell, making it the longest continuous battle ever committed to film. Can he top the seven Emmy winning Battle of the Bastards?

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Stink Founder and President Daniel Bergmann appointed as chair of the 2019 AICP Show

Stink Founder and President Daniel Bergmann appointed as chair of the 2019 AICP Show

4th April 2019 ● Article

The AICP has appointed Stink Founder and President Daniel Bergmann as chair of the 2019 AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial. In this role, he will oversee the AICP Show Committee, which is responsible for promoting and marketing the AICP Show, as well as facilitating the judging process and selection of judges. “AICP is an organisation that has done so much to bring us together as an industry. As the first continental European to be chair, it is one of my goals to share with the production and film community what I have learned from working globally throughout my career. I hope I can bring something fresh and inspiring from my experience.” This year the competition has launched a category for Best New Director and will be naming a Marketer of the Year.

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