- Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016
Stinkfilm has added Salomon Ligthelm to its global roster of directors (excluding France where he continues to be handled by Gang).
Salomon is a self-taught filmmaker, with a background in music and sound design. His textural and experimental work finds new ways of exploring visual storytelling, and seeks to blur the lines between narrative and documentary filmmaking. He served as creator and co-director (with Dan DiFelice) of Anomaly, a story about relationships that intertwine around an unprecedented astronomical event set in the 1960s; this short film was born from a successful Kickstarter campaign.
Other Ligthelm credits include Rocket Wars, a short documentary following behind the scenes a holy tradition of rockets fired between two Orthodox churches. Rocket Wars went on to earn Salomon a Gold Young Directors Award. This was followed by a second YDA recognizing his direction of Audi’s “Rainmaker.”
Ligthelm, who was earlier repped by Variable in the U.S., said he was drawn to the people at Stink who share with him a “powerful emotion and vision when it comes to storytelling.
Jeff Baron, managing director of Stinkfilm in the U.S., said, “Salomon came to our attention almost a year ago. He encompasses all the elements of a great filmmaker and fits seamlessly into the culture at Stinkfilm. He has tremendous energy, strong family values and is incredibly self-motivated.”