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The Wade Brothers


Directors

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The Wade Brothers


Directors

Two brothers grew up together, pursued the same vocation, but by divergent routes: one following the light, the other leaning into darkness. Such is the case of world-renowned photographers turned directors, Lindsey and Lyndon Wade.

Brother Lyndon dances on the hot side of the spectrum. He orchestrates vibrant compositions, utilizing an idiosyncratic aesthetic that synthesizes elements of humor, fantasy, whimsy, and wide-ranging influences.

Brother Lindsey subscribes to the darker side of the force. His images are unapologetically un-ironic and a powerful combination of realism coupled with an aggressively graphic finish.

When you meet them, you’ll be able to tell which one is which. But as a directorial duo, they form dynamic, singular force that yields the best of both perspectives. Lindsey and Lyndon imagine a sense of place and sensation, and create images and videos that tell a cohesive story whether film or print, commercial spots, or long-form.

They are each recognized as one of the top lifestyle, fashion and advertising photographers / directors in the world, by the Webbies, Luerzer’s Archive, the Lucie Awards, and Eisner Museum. and have received worldwide acclaim and exposure for their work in all forms of media.  Their photography work appears in galleries around the world.  Commercial clients include Gatorade, Keds, MADD, USA Today, among many others.

Lindsey and Lyndon are best known for their unique understanding of the absurd. 

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Nomads


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Nomads


Directors

Known collectively as Nomads, Christian H. Clark and Angela Trevino are a directing duo that has been collaborating since freshman year at Yale University, where they both majored in Film and shared a sincere appreciation for dining hall waffles. Their most recent project, Travellers, was part of the Cornetto Cupidity Campaign which won a Silver Lion in Branded Content at Cannes and was nominated for the Shots Young Director Award. Other past work includes commercials and branded content for clients such as IBM, Nestea, American Express, and Campbell's Chunky. Their focus is heartfelt and comedic stories with compelling characters. When they're not making fun of each other or making films, you'll find them traveling the globe or at least planning their next detour.

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Bick / Antzis


Directors

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Bick / Antzis


Directors

Tamara & Drew are a great husband and wife directing team, who each have extensive comedic acting training. They create and direct commercials and viral web content.

Born in Canada, Tamara came to America to pursue her comedic talents where she performed on sitcoms like Men Behaving Badly, Fraiser and Seinfeld.  She also wrote and performed in original shows at the famed Second City.

Drew was born in Flushing, Queens, and was trained in Chicago by the late, great Del Close at Improv Olympic and Second City. The first in-house director at Funny or Die, Drew directed, shot and edited The Landlord, featuring Will Ferrell. It was an overnight viral sensation that has garnered more than 79 million hits to date. He went on to direct 70+ videos for Funny or Die, working with Jon Hamm, Natalie Portman, Olivia Wilde, Richard Jenkins, Snoop Dogg, Fergie and Kirsten Chenoweth, to name a few. Drew has also worked for HBO, BET, MTV, Comedy Central and Conan.

Under the Bick/Antzis directorial banner, Tamara and Drew began working together for companies such as Funny or Die, MSN, Yahoo, American Public Media, Variety and MoveOn.Org. At Funny or Die, they co-directed numerous videos including The Instructor, with Sean Hayes; and Eulogy Punch–up Artist, with Jim Parsons.  The duo has directed multiple web series for major brands. Their 7-episode romantic comedy series for Whole Foods garnered over half a million hits and was chosen Ad of The Day in ADWEEK.  They directed and edited an 8 episode online sitcom for Honey Bunches of Oats cereal, starring Indie rock sensation OKGo.

This comedy duo has strengths both in the writing and creative process, as well as directing and performance, and we think they never stop creating.  

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Jose Zambrano Cassella


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Jose Zambrano Cassella


Director

Jose Zambrano Cassella is a Director and Director of Photography/Editor, a one man band with more than 20 years in the field of Features, Music Videos, Infomercials, Corporate, Music Videos, Reality TV and many more genres.

Starting in 1992 in Venezuela, starting as a Cinematographer for Spots for clients such as Mane n'Tale, Reebok and Wella Shampoo.

For many years his specialty was focused in visuals, providing strong lighting and camera work for all genres of production, both in the USA and Latin America.

In 2006 he directed his first feature, DELIVERY, a horror thriller that became a sleeper indie hit and was distributed by Warner brothers for the home video market. After that he directed, shot, scored and edited other films such as SECOND COMING (2009- Universal), THE SACRED (2009 Osiris Entertainment), which won over a dozen festival awards, got theatrical released and was shown 9 times on prime time on the CHILLER TV network because of high ratings and TWO DAYS (2012- RAI TV) an acclaimed police drama.

He also lend his talents as a Cinematographer for high profile films like THE TENANT (2010- Inthecan Entertainment) and the recent theatrical thriller hit CASSADAGA (2012).

Always there to shoot any genre of visual content, Jose is not comfortable being boxed in one category of directing or shooting, he also has worked in over 200 music videos for a wide range of artists and lend his talents to reality TV shows and web series.

Because of his strong background as a Cinematographer, being well versed in practically every HD camera model in the market today and also in film, he brings an extra edge to his Directing.

He works all over the USA, with Texas, Los Angeles, New York and Florida being his main markets.

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Thomas Watts


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Thomas Watts


Director

With over 16 years experience, Thomas is a proud and ever-vigilant student of advertising and creative.  From small private shops to global agencies, his passion as a storyteller has led him beyond his original calling as an agency copywriter and into a variety of functions within the creative barnyard—including directing, motion design, art direction and songwriting. 

His experience includes leading creative teams in all mediums of both traditional and interactive advertising.

As an actor’s director, Thomas brings the irascible humor and silliness out of everyone, and with an award-winning graphics and editing background, he’s a director that always has the final edit in mind.

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Peter Vogt


Director

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Peter Vogt


Director

Peter Vogt has had a long and varied career that has wound its way through award-winning advertising writer, producer, editor, to where he finally ended up – commercial director.  Had you asked him in in his early copywriter years if he intended to end up directing, he would have strenuously denied it, by the way.

As a writer at major ad agencies in NYC, Peter worked with and learned from the A-list directors who helmed his spots, such as Marcus Nispel, Mako Hirano, and Mark Story. He saw what disasters the bad ones created, and what masterpieces the good ones created.  And learned to appreciate the occasional director who actually sought out the creative team’s input, rather than ignoring it.

He studied extensively with an actor’s actor, Bill Hickey, at HB Studio, the venerated acting school, and also with the enormously talented Lionel Wilson, who became a great friend.

At one point when his favorite editor was unavailable, he tried his hand at off-lining, and went on to edit spots that ran nationally and internationally.

Directing came along naturally after all of that.  Peter has worked with Bill Cosby, Ben Vereen, major league baseball stars, Mario Andretti, Debbie Gibson and others. But he has a particular talent for getting great performances out of kids, possibly because on the outside he’s grown up, to all appearances, but on the inside? It’s another story.

Peter believes, “When you see 2O, 3O takes to get a scene – that’s a director not in communication with an actor. They’re speaking different languages. If I go past five takes, I guess I haven’t had enough sleep.”

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Scott Hulan Jones


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Scott Hulan Jones


Director

Scott is a director with a wide range of skills honed over thirty years. He excels at finding the emotional core of any story and infusing commercials or films, with a poetic spirit, and a soul of authenticity.

With a number of years helming spots for clients like Methodist Hospital System, MD Anderson, Home Service Plus and MX Energy, he has pivoted in recent years toward documentary and documentary-style commercial work.

This is Sam, a short documentary he directed, won a number of awards, including Best Documentary and Audience Choice Award on the festival circuit. He is currently working with Rice University professor and author Jeffrey J. Kripal on two documentaries based on his books: Supernature: Esalen and the Human Potential, and Authors of the Impossible. Focused on human consciousness, these films draw their intellectual and poetic power using rigorous comparative perspective from numerous disciplines in the humanities and sciences. 

As a cinematographer, he’s lensed award-winning projects like the Showtime climate change series, Years of Living Dangerously.

Scott is repped by Rivet for commercial work, with a particular focus on mind, body, spirit and health. His directing style is based on a view of life that is whole and encompassing, looking deeply at the quality of a life worth living.

In his downtime Scott enjoys writing and recording music.  His middle name is of English origin, means "descendant of Hugh" and is pronounced hue-lan.  That's all the warning you're going to get.

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Jack Charles


Director

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Jack Charles


Director

Jack began his career as a commercial film director in Mexico City, and trended over to the agency world in Houston as a creative director with Lopez Negrete Communications.  Thankfully for Rivet, he now finds himself back in the directing limelight.  Working on hundreds of spots for Pepsi, Nestlé, Visa, American Express, Kellogg's, Coke, Ford, Procter & Gamble and Reliant Energy, Jack, who is equally and eloquently fluent in both English and Spanish, understands the nuances of the Latin America, Mexico, US Hispanic and US general markets, equally.

Jack, also known as Juan Carlos, likes his actors real and the visuals engaging – whether with comedy, or a straight up testimonial, for him it has to be believable in an emotional sense.  For his direct, non-nonsense approach, Jack’s work has been awarded by the New York Film Festival, Clio, Addy and Círculo Creativo de México, as well as being a finalist at the London Awards.

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Dan Blust


Director

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Dan Blust


Director

For Dan, it’s all about storytelling.  From TV commercials to long-format documentaries, he loves what he’s doing, after 30 years on set.  Dan has directed music videos and commercials for Jerry Lewis, Toby Keith, Shania Twain, George Strait, Clay Walker, Marie Osmond, Robert Goulet, Deborah Gibson, Toni Tennille, and so many others.

And as a Director / DP, Dan recently finished commercials for Sesame Street Live, and the first season of the new reality series Life Flight, for TNT.

With a wonderful warm personality and a brilliant sense of humor, on the set, nothing is out of reach. He’s a minimalist director who does not overcrowd the talent and believes that in many cases finding the right shot is more about finding the right light, in order to fully encase the message.

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Travis Johns


Director

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Travis Johns


Director

Travis Johns is a filmmaker who has produced original work since 1997. Having gotten his start in The Alley Theatre's Young Playwrights Festival in 1998, he went on to create short films and new media in Houston, Santa Fe, Boston, and New York.

Also an accomplished editor & motion designer, Travis has worked for clients like Redbull, BP, New Balance, Scion, and Howard TV, while his short films have screened in festivals all over the country, including the web-series "GET OUT! OF THE CLOSET!" at The 15th Annual Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival and Chicago's 29th Annual Reeling Festival.  "IT'S FOR HER" was selected to be part of the Texas Filmmakers Showcase screening at The MFA Houston, The Austin Film Festival, and The Los Angeles Film Festival.

A director with an editor's eye, Travis translates creative from storyboard to screen with a unique perspective. He specializes in taking a sidelong glance at the comedy and meaning found in everyday, relatable experiences.

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Raul Casares


Still Photographer

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Raul Casares


Still Photographer



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RIVET

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Lynn Birdwell
Executive Producer
Commercials/Photography/Documentary
lynn@shootrivet.com
832 439 2595

Meredyth Hayes Badreau
Executive Producer
Corporate Videos
meredyth@shootrivet.com
832 593 3941