Director Hans Emanuel sows in with Seed

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Nivea's "Face the City," directed by Hans Emanuel

Nivea’s “Face the City,” directed by Hans Emanuel

Emanuel
often incorporates
contemporary,
youthful lifestyles
with body movement,
dance and rhythm


 

Director / choreographer Hans Emanuel has rejoined Roy Skillicorn’s production company, Seed Media Arts.

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 Spain and Los Angels, he has carried that signature style into broadly acclaimed work for automotive, sports, and lifestyle clients.

 
THE SPIRT OF TIMES DIRECTED BY HANS EMANUEL FOR CUTTY SARK

 

Seed founder and Executive Producer 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.

Hans Emanuel
Hans Emanuel

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.

Skillicorn continued to mentor the young director advising him as he developed both here and abroad.

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.

 
FACE THE CITY DIRECTED FOR NIVEA BY HANS EMANUEL

 

Emanuel recently shot a Metamucil project for Publicis NY with Seed.

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. Both Roy and Hans realized that the time was right for Hans’ to be back on the Seed roster.

“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.”

Hans reciprocates, saying “I’m looking forward to a long and prosperous working relationship with Roy and his folks at Seed. Roy understands the artist within me, the nuances in my work and the markets where I will be appreciated. I’m excited to see what the US market might have in store for me. “

 
ABOUT SEED MEDIA ARTS
Headquartered in Chicago, Seed produces commercials and content films while promoting distinctive filmmakers and connecting them to brands. The company cultivates promising young directors and supports well-established masters of storytelling. East Coast: Schaffer/Rogers (212) 229-0833 | West Coast: Options o: (323) 297-3239 | Midwest: Heart Brains & Nerve (312) 401-8039

 
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