Ali Mansoor is a fully integrated, broad-based producer with 15+ years of experience in the advertising industry. He became an industry pro-player while joining forces with the world’s top rated talents delivering outstanding campaigns.
An adman, passionate about cultivating new creative talents believing that creating game-changing advertising work demands a mix of great ideas based on moral imagination & most importantly excellent execution.
Both clients & colleagues enjoy his dedication and state-of-the-art approach that gives them the freedom to share their creative thoughts and achieve amazing results.
He constantly strives to push creative and strategic boundaries in order to achieve the highest production values and leading-edge quality.
While the essence of Cinema is a voyage into the imaginary, I fully appreciate the necessity of making valid and accurate business decisions that will allow the voyage to begin. Wisely-made films are successful films.
As cinematic history has proven, the nationality of such films is of secondary importance to the viewing audience: Werner Herzog's Nosferatu, Jean-Pierre Juenet's Amelie, Fernando Meirelles' City Of God, Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth, Vittorio De Sica's Bicycle Thieves, Mohammed Khan's Dreams Of Hind And Gamila, Abbas Kiarostami's The Taste of Cherry, Deny Arcand's The Decline Of The American Empire and Martin Scorsese's Hugo, among others.
Official culture encompasses people, traditions, history and visions for the future that are all approved by society. It is the filmmaker's task to navigate and challenge these boundaries with entertaining, thoughtful and sometimes provocative tales.
My aim is to foster an ideas-led culture that supports our clients as they develop the world’s most celebrated experiences.
My simple rule of thumb: to only spend our clients’ money as if it were my own.
My challenge: to always find the simplest solution that is most evidently correct – simplicity speaks volumes.
My formula is uncomplicated: Great people, who are passionate about what they do, creating extraordinary work and having some fun along the way.
My unique and diverse talent network enables me to provide the extraordinary.
The white space is where my clients need me to go. The questions always change - and so do my adaptive answers.
Olaf Van Gerwen
Olaf Van Gerwen is a Director and Cinematographer from the Netherlands. As of now, he has 15 years of experience shooting television commercials. Van Gerwen's major interests are cinematography and photography. He is passionate about lighting and lenses; his work is compelling. He gravitates among food and dairy, tabletop, lifestyle imagery and visual storytelling. Van Gerwen specializes in creating images that please the eye.
Luigi Dias began as an Art Director and Creative Director for Film at DDB Brazil before launching his career exclusively as a Film Director. He then produced hundreds of commercials for several clients such as Honda, Land Rover, C&A, Derimod and Colorama. Dias also directed short films and music videos shooting in Brazil, USA, Turkey and Russia. In addition, he is a still photographer, and has great knowledge of music composition, post-production and editing. Winner of a Gold CLIO, a Silver Cannes Lion, a YoungGuns Award, Best Photography Award at 'Creatives Behind the Lens' - Corbis. Luigi currently resides in São Paulo, but plans to move to Cambodia someday.
Lorenzo Bassano, who currently lives in Milan, is a Director whose career began in advertising. He worked for international agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi, Y&R, McCann, and Leo Burnett. As a Director he has worked in Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Karachi, Budapest, Bucharest, Qatar, Kiev, Moscow, Malaysia, Thailand, China, and Singapore shooting for Coca-Cola, Swatch, Fiat, Peugeot, BMW, Toyota AX (the Middle East campaign launch), 2 commercials launching the Al Jazeera Sport channel, and so on.
Vardis Marinakis is a Greek film director who studied under Stephen Frears. He loves telling stories that deal with emotions and humanity all wrapped up in visual beauty. His feature film debut Black Field won several international awards, and has been described by Variety Magazine as “...an enigmatic period piece that should raise the profile of its first-time auteur director....undeniably handsome and delicately crafted.” Over the past 15 years Vardis has shot commercials for various clients such as Peugeot, Doritos, Ford, Pizza Hut, Nestlé, Vodafone, as well as Greek companies that deal with cell phones, refreshments, ice cream, coffee, snacks, etc. He specializes in commercials that combine the elements of storytelling, dialogue, young people, food and strong cinematic visuals.
Dario Sabina is an Argentine-born Director and Cinematographer. He has directed commercials for brands such as L'Oréal, Garnier, TRESemmé,Chevrolet, Johnson & Johnson, and Telefónica. He always undertakes the role of Cinematographer for his works. As a result of Sabina's passion and dedication, combined with his creative sensibility and vast knowledge of film craft, each of his projects is truly unique. At present, he has been Director of Photography on 5 feature films. The indie film Mi Memoria Carmesí is Sabina's first feature film as Director/Producer & Cinematographer.
Ivan Vaccaro is a Director passionate about science and music which means that he brings his unique image understanding, supported by interdisciplinarity and teamwork, to each project. His reel features pieces recognized at major festivals. Vaccaro won a Lion in Cannes for a Volkswagen campaign, and shoots commercials all around the world.