- Friday, Aug. 1, 2014
BRW FILMLAND Los Angeles has signed director Michael Fitzmaurice for U.S. commercial representation. The helmer’s output includes cinematic and pulse-quickening spots for the likes of Lexus, Chevy and the NBA with his AICP-winning “Big Color.” He’s already hit the ground running through BRW with recent campaigns for Chevy Silverado and Mazda.
Says BRW FILMLAND Los Angeles EP Gianfilippo Pedrotti, “Michael brings to BRW two elements that are seldom found together: incredible experience and the fervid and vivid imagination of a kid. These two elements coupled with his dynamic and technical shooting style and painstaking attention to detail make for an explosive combination.” Adds Fitzmaurice, “BRW has an exceptional track record in automotive projects and their international footprint is expansive. I couldn’t be happier to call BRW home.”
The director’s work is defined by artful visuals that often surprise with how-did-he-do-that filmmaking tricks, usually executed entirely in-camera.
Truly a complete filmmaker, Fitzmaurice successfully transitioned to the director’s chair after time serving as a regarded automotive cinematographer. Before lensing work for nearly every automaker around, he served as a camera operator for legendary commercial director Joe Pytka. With Pytka, he developed a sophisticated knowledge of the logistics of filming, working on commercials featuring celebrities such as Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Tiger Woods. As a DP and camera operator, he built his reel working with top directorial talent including Lance Acord, Douglas Avery, Sean Thonson and Eun-Taek Cha to name a few.
As an aerial footage DP and camera assistant in the feature world, Fitzmaurice worked on such blockbusters as Iron Man one and two, The Dark Night, Fast & Furious 4, The Italian Job and many more.
Fitzmaurice comes to BRW FILMLAND Los Angeles from Park Pictures.
About BRW FILMLAND Los Angeles
BRW FILMLAND Los Angeles is a creative content and commercial production company in Los Angeles, California. The West-Coast based shop boosts a roster of A-List international and domestic directors and offers integrated creative solutions for agencies, brands and the entertainment industry. Along with award winning sister companies, Independent in London and BRW FILMLAND Milano, BRW FILMLAND Los Angeles has a reach that extends to Europe as well as strategic production centers across the globe. Founding Partners/Executive Producers Gianfilippo Pedrotti and Michele Nocchi can be contacted through www.brwfilmland-la.com.