Director Francis Lawrence — known for his films I Am Legend, Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Apple TV+ phenomenon See — and legacy producer, Heather Heller, founded Vandal in February 2019 with a powerhouse roster.
Along with Lawrence, VANDAL represents Scott Cooper (Antlers premiers in April), Cyril Guyot and Eli Sverdlov among 9 additional top tier directors heavy in the feature film and global luxury brands space.
Lawrence and Heller have come together to build a production company of the future. Establishing new relationships with emerging directors and keeping close those with legends like Lawrence and Mondino keep VANDAL on the cutting edge of media.
Meet Sarah Gitersonke
Sarah Gitersonke, owner and agent of directorial and creative representation firm SG+Partners, started in the Chicago production scene in 2006 as a Producer and, later, Executive Producer. She learned the ropes of production working the realm of digital video content, celebrity activations, broadcast spots and live streaming for brands such as Got Milk?, Snickers, Ace Hardware, Mike’s Hard, Kraft Foods, and Head & Shoulders. After being on the production company side for over 14+ years, Sarah moved into the representation world with a focus on diverse talent and hidden gems within the industry.
Gitersonke joins the VANDAL sales team along with Mike Lobikis of Hustle (West Coast) and Carl Forsberg of Apostle (Global / NY).
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