- Monday, May. 8, 2017
- LOS ANGELES
Director Douglas Avery has signed with bicoastal Epoch Films for U.S. representation. Among his credits are Gatorade’s “Keep Her In the Game” for TBWA\Chiat\Day, Carhartt’s “Weathermen” out of the client’s in-house Carhartt Creative Department, Audi’s “Summer Force of Nature” out of Venables Bell & Partners, San Francisco, and LeanIn.org and Girl Scouts of America’s “Ban Bossy” campaign for BBDO New York.
Avery comes over to Epoch from production house Furlined which had handled him for the past 10 years.
Avery began his career in photography as a graduate of NYU, first assisting Annie Leibovitz, then later honing his craft with the likes of Richard Avedon and Steven Klein. Avery found success in fashion photography in London for ID, The Face, and Dazed & Confused, but had always been drawn by film’s ability to tell a more immersive and nuanced story than what any single frame can offer. While in London, Avery made many short films, including Hitch, which was featured in Cannes’ Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase, thus launching his career as a commercial director. He won Best New Director at the British Craft Advertising Awards for his first commercial for Levi’s out of BBH London; his second project in the U.S. was awarded a Clio for Best Direction, and assorted accolades followed.
“I’m always inspired to dig deeper, inspired by the stories of people and places that surround me, and strive to reflect it in my work,” said Avery. “At the core of creativity is discovery and growth, and my recent move from Paris to Los Angeles with my family to join the ranks of Epoch is an auspicious opportunity to continue to spark both.”
Epoch founding partner Mindy Goldberg related, “We believe that this partnership will bring out new things in both Douglas as a director and Epoch as a company.”
The Epoch roster is represented in the West by Dexter Randazzo, Aaron Friedland and Donn Kennedy at The Department of Sales, in the East by Tara Averill and John Robertson at Representation, and in the Midwest by Chris Brown of Baer Brown Reps.