Director Hans Emanuel Rejoins SEED

Director / choreographer Hans Emanuel has returned to the roster at SEED

Having lived in Europe, Mexico and in the USA, Emanuel wields a cultural polish that few can claim. At the start of his career, he developed a sexy edge shooting beauty commercials in Paris. Currently splitting his time between Barcelona and Los Angeles, he has carried that signature style into broadly acclaimed work for automotive, sports, and lifestyle clients.



SEED Founder/EP Roy Skillicorn began promoting Emanuel in 2014, after meeting him in Venice Beach. Skillicorn was especially motivated by the director’s award-winning commercial for O.P.I. in Paris, featuring a dancing horse that won at Cannes, the Clios and the Cristal Festival.



In 2015, realizing Emanuel’s talent, Skillicorn suggested that he seek work in European marketplace and encouraged him to establish himself there. Taking Skillicorn’s advice, Emanuel spent more time in Barcelona where he found, to his delight, a very accepting market for his stunning, energetic, visually hip imagery. Emanuel developed a narrative directorial flair that incorporates contemporary, youthful lifestyles and often involves body movement, dance and “rhythm,” a major theme in his aesthetic.



His most recent work for Cutty Sark, Nivea, Coca Cola, McDonalds and Audi are examples of this sophisticated style. With this mature reel, Skillicorn felt it was time to welcome him back to Seed and he recently shot a Metamucil project for Publicis NY. The spot, currently airing, was shot in Vancouver and features a lovely young woman dancing in her home, so light on her feet that she actually “floats” in the air.



“I believe Hans’ unique and urbane visions originate from his participation in the various and diverse world cultures that he has both experienced and embraced. Those influences are what makes his work so distinctive, so bewitching and memorable.” Says Skillicorn. “What’s more, Hans’ genteel manner, critical artistic eye and a collaborative attitude toward delivering a client’s message makes him particularly attractive to this market.”

New Symbicort from Ffake + Mike Smith

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From esteemed client ffake and the awesome Mike Smith, A charming update with Gramps and his wife and his two princess granddaughters. Enjoy the party with Symbicort!

Client: AstraZeneca
Product: Symbicort
Agency: JWT NY

For Toy Work, You Need To Consider Andre Marcell.

Directing toy commercials is no day at the playground. You need to work with trained professionals. Like Andre Marcell.

Andre began his career as an editor, helping to shape ad campaigns for Transformers, GI Joe and My Little Pony to name a few. He started directing in 1995 and helped promote successful brands such as Star Wars figures, Cabbage Patch Dolls, Fijit Friends, Mighty Beans and Tyco RC.

Andre is one of the top kid and toy directors in the country. Also, he can give you creative as well as take a job through post.

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Creative License instrumental in launch of YouTube Music Key

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After putting in 1000s of collective man hours, executing 100+ contracts and tracking down people and labels on four different continents, the YOUTUBE MUSIC KEY launch video is live. Great work by esteemed client Creative License working with Google and co-collective to launch this exciting new product.

Creative License, with offices in NY, Milan, Mumbai and Sao Paulo, is the top independent firm specializing in the high stakes procurement of celebrity talent, music licensing and copyrighted intellectual property for use in advertising, public relations, special events, and promotional campaigns.

Brand Spankin New Symbicort from Ffake and Mike Smith

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The brilliance of using the Wolf and 3 Pigs story for a COPD product can’t be understated in this charming throwback to classic fully animated pieces of the 40’s and 50’s.

Client: AstraZeneca
Product: Symbicort
Agency: JWT NY
Director/Design: Mike Smith
Animation Production: FFAKE
Live Action: Laurence Thrush/Rabbit