- Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016
- LOS ANGELES
Director Tomas Mankovsky has signed with international production house Knucklehead for U.S. representation. He was previously handled in the American ad market by Cap Gun Collective and continues to be repped by Blink in the U.K.
The Polish-born Mankovsky grew up in Sweden and studied advertising and design at Beckmans College in Stockholm, where his interest in filmmaking was first piqued. His final exam project, the short film Little Big Love, which tells the story of a tiny robot with feelings for an electric kettle, went on to earn him the Young Swedish Design Scholarship and the new talent Chicken Scholarship at the Swedish Golden Eggs.
Mankovsky’s innovative nature found a new voice when he entered the agency world as a creative at Fallon in London. There he worked with clients such as Sony, Orange, BBC and Cadbury on campaigns that were met with awards from Cannes, D&AD, Clios, Epica, BTAA and the Creative Circle. In 2008, Mankovsky was given the prestigious Young Guns title by the Art Directors Club.
In 2009, he made the transition to directing full-time. Since then Mankovsky turned out notable spots for Ikea, Diesel, H&M, Infiniti, 02 and Nissan, among others.
His short film projects include the brilliantly imagined stop-motion short film Sorry I’m Late, as well as the recently released Grace. Inspired by mysterious true events that the director uncovered in an old newspaper clipping, Grace tells the haunting story of two teenagers exploring young love. The piece will make the rounds on the film festival circuit in 2016.
Mankovsky comes to London-born Knucklehead’s recently launched L.A. office where EP Cathleen Kisich has been building a fresh U.S. roster alongside established Knucklehead U.K. directors.