Bodega welcomes director Hayley Morris and head of production Jordan Tarazi

BODEGA continues their recent expansion signing director Hayley Morris to the BODEGA Animation roster for U.S. representation

 

New York/San Francisco-based content creation studio BODEGA continues their recent expansion signing director Hayley Morris to the BODEGA Animation roster for U.S. representation. Hayley is an animator, artist, and director who uses stop-motion and mixed media to tell stories that unfold through layered textures and handcrafted details.

In addition to directing commercials for Samsung, Burt’s Bees, Hewlett Packard, Kate Spade, and others, Morris has been an commercial animator and fabricator for Special K, McDonald’s, Toyota, The New York Times, & Cadbury.

Morris’ work has also been featured in museums and film festivals around the world. Her puppets and music videos were on display at La Gaité.  Lyrique’s “Motion Factory” Exhibition in Paris and her short film, Undone, won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Animated Short at Slamdance 2009.

Bodega Animation EP Bill Hewes notes, “Hayley comes to us from a unique animation background, and her work speaks for itself when it comes to quality, skill, and telling a visually authentic story. We are very proud to represent a talent as genuine and dedicated to her craft as Hayley.”

“Bodega has a diverse group of international animation and live action directors that work across mediums creating innovative and memorable work,” add Morris. “I’m very excited to continue developing my voice with Bodega’s support.”

Hayley’s work is also featured on Free the Bid, a forum that supports the voice of female directors in advertising.

 

Bodega has also brought on Jordan Tarazi as Head of Integrated Production.  Over the last seven years, Tarazi has collaborated on over 30 Bodega projects, both as Producer and 1st Assistant Director, including spots for Allstate, IZOD, LG, TJ Maxx, and network assignments for CBS, HBO, USA, Food and NBC Universal.

“Our business is growing and our ‘production through post’ model is blessed to have someone with Jordan’s depth of experience.   He just ‘gets production’ and his determination and attention to detail are incredible assets to our directors, agency and brand clients, as well as our robust in-house team,” says Executive Producer/Partner Clint Goldman.

Jordan’s prior experience includes five years as an EP for New York based Still Films and over two decades of freelance commercial, film, print, digital, social and broadcast production experience.  Jordan will oversee all aspects of production out of Bodega’s San Francisco office and their 15,000-square foot Chelsea, NYC studio.

“I’ve produced content for production companies, advertising agencies, brands and networks,” notes Tarazi, “and it’s been enlightening to embrace Bodega’s streamlined process, fostering start to finish projects under one roof. It just makes it easy for our clients to get the work done.”

Jordan’s recent assignments at Bodega include a Lean Cuisine campaign for Grey NY, an IZOD brand campaign for PVH, broadcast assignments for HBO’s Two Dope Queens and NBC’s TODAY, as well as digital content for Under Armour.