Congratulations are in order for roster director Chandler Kauffman, whose documentary short The Luthier had its World Premiere on June 20th at the 2013 Palm Springs International ShortFest & Film Market. Originally commissioned by the Oprah Winfrey Network based on Kauffman’s pitch, The Luthier is an intimate portrait of a Portland, Maine-based classical string instrument maker. The festival’s site says the 2-minute short is “a creative gem of a documentary about the beauty of making something handmade that can produce beautiful music.” I hope you’ll take the time to watch this incredible work here. More exciting news from Chandler on the way…
Cutter is thrilled to welcome Steve Petersen to our directorial roster! As you’ll see when you check out his work for ABC, Geico, Colgate and others, Steve’s many talents include combining live action with VFX, and working with kids and teens. Steve’s the Co-Founder and Creative Director of the award-winning next generation production company BiG MACHINE in LA, where he has helmed commercials, TV shows, multi-screen experiences and other live-action content. Recently, he executive produced and directed long-form projects for Discovery, National Geographic and Current TV, including Emmy-nominated Hostage: Do or Die. He’s also a featured director in the 2012 SHOOT New Director Showcase. Welcome to Cutter, Steve!
We’re currently in production on a new video series for client Johnson & Johnson via Draftfcb, who we recently worked with to produce a commercial for Gerber. (Thrilled to be partnering with Draftfcb again!) The Clear Across America: Journey Stories campaign profiles healthcare professionals and patients and their experience with J&J’s Stelara medication; the production kicked off in San Francisco and Redding, CA in April with the next stop in Ohio. Look for the first video on the Stelara site soon.
Working with VFX studio Aggressive, Cutter recently produced a two minute animated film for D&B Direct via API strategy firm Mashery. Cutter and team worked closely with Mashery and Dun & Bradstreet to concept, design and produce this instructional video that showcases D&B Direct’s New Web Services API. Always a pleasure to work with Alex and Dan at Aggressive. Check out the video on Mashery’s Blog!
Cutter is thrilled to be the subject of a new, in-depth profile on SourceEcreative, part of their special feature entitled Diversity is Blooming: Women & Minority Owned Companies Grow. The article chronicles the evolution of Cutter Productions as a women-owned company, profiling Hillary Cutter as both an experienced EP and a player in production’s diversity community. The piece also spends time with Cutter roster directors Chandler Kauffman and Anders Uhl, and highlights some of their work. Special thanks to writer Anthony Vagnoni.
Cutter’s been invited to participate in Saatchi & Saatchi LA’s first Advertising Automotive Vendor Fair, where diversity vendors like us will be meeting with reps from Saatchi, Conill and Team One. The Fair is Wednesday, January 23rd in Torrance, CA. We feel warmer already…see you there.
Cutter director Chandler Kauffman just wrapped a commercial shoot for iconic music brand Ministry of Sound’s new Anthems Hip Hop III album via London-based agency Fold7. The concept was to use the architecture and culture of NYC as a backdrop for the latest execution in MOS’s motion design-driven campaign. The spot, which hits the London screens on January 27th 2013, also expands Chandler’s reel nicely, as he’s known for his comedic and character-oriented commercial work.
Cutter director Anders Uhl, known for his high-concept commercial and documentary work, has begun a long-term design project in India.
Partnering with Architects Anu Mathur and Dilip Da Cunha, Anders is applying cinematic tools to architectural ends, breaking new ground in design conception and application. “As an architecture and design enthusiast, it’s very exciting to be working with Dilip and Anu, two of the most brilliant people in their field.
The work we’re doing is totally new and outside the traditional realm of both disciplines.”
The three visited Mumbai in October, spending time in slums, forests and architectural offices, laying the groundwork for the project