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Writer-Director Magellan Rubin has joined the directorial roster at Seed Media Arts’. Inspired by a passion for telling emotionally charged stories that are both visually distinctive and powerfully delivered, Magellan “blends narrative sense with an impeccable eye for visual detail,” according to Seed owner Roy Skillicorn.
“Throughout all his work, there is a consistent thread of beautiful film, powerful performances and a message of sincerity that drew me in,” Skillicorn says. “At this early age, he is already a significant powerhouse and is soon to be a industry superstar name.”
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A heartfelt storyteller
Magellan started his career as a cinematographer, but yearned to tell the stories himself. With some good fortune and keen instincts, he began to selectively choose work that he was passionate about: heartfelt storytelling, within the genres of natural lifestyle, sports, and music content.
Besides satisfying his creative preferences, the work also caught Skillicorn’s eye, which, according to Seed Executive Producer Kris Mathur, knows how to spot quality.
“Roy has keen instincts, ” she explains. “He knows talent at first glance, and after meeting Magellan, I couldn’t agree more.”
23-year-old Magellan has already helmed commercials for leading brands like Mercedes-Benz and Nike while also pursuing music videos for major artists like G-Eazy. His interest in, and use of, experimental techniques, conquers any limits to storytelling in both real and imaginative worlds.
“Skillicorn’s track record for nurturing young directors, like me, is storied,” says Magellan.
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As a representative in the 80s, Roy planted the flag for several major directors and production entities — most notably PIXAR and HKM — by securing them their very first assignments and helping them to develop for years. He continued that approach when he started his own production company with young talents at Backyard, and then yet again with Seed.
Kris and Roy have worked together for decades and continue as a team at Seed and at Backyard Productions, the company Roy founded.
Seed is currently a sister company to Backyard. Both entities share important resources that enable them to excel in the current marketplace.
“I trust that I’ll grow within the fertile soil here as Roy and Kris understand my work well and know the path to the top better than anyone,” adds Magellan.
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