- Monday, May. 23, 2016
- LOS ANGELES
Bicoastal Assembly has added director Samuel Bennetts to its roster. Previously repped by Acne, Bennetts has a body of work spanning commercials, music videos and short films.
Originally from Sydney, Australia, he now resides in Los Angeles. His spot for The Road and Traffic Authority is one of the longest running in Australia while his debut short What They Don’t Know was the opening film at the St. Kilda Film Festival and won at Sydney’s Flickerfest.
After directing his first short, Bennetts quickly fell into creating dozens of music videos for bands such as Rouge Traders, INXS, Grinspoon, and his childhood friends--Bluejuice. It was working on the visual for an INXS track remixed by Rouge Traders that catapulted him into working with VFX and established his reputation in this arena.
VFX is one of Samuel’s most treasured storytelling tools. His command of the medium combined with strong performance direction is highly sought after, having worked with brands such as Volkswagen, McDonald’s, Johnson & Johnson, Castrol, Ebay, Powerade, and Canon.
“From what I have seen, Assembly creates films that people love and are excited by,” said Bennetts. “They really cultivate their directors, pushing us on creative projects and experiences. I’m excited to further explore my character and emotion-driven work with Assembly, and ultimately create films that are distinctive and that are going to motivate people too.”