- Wednesday, May. 6, 2015
Acclaimed directors Joe Carnahan and Shawn Levy have joined Pacific Rim Films for exclusive worldwide spot representation.
Levy, known for directing and producing the blockbuster Night at the Museum franchise and This is Where I Leave You, counts Date Night, The Internship and Real Steel among his many feature credits. He is also an accredited and hugely successful producer of films and TV, including The Spectacular Now, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Last Man Standing, Cristela and the series Montauk, debuting on Netflix in 2016.
Carnahan, an executive producer/writer/director on The Blacklist for NBC, also helmed features Stretch, The Grey, The A-Team, Smokin’ Aces, Narc, and Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane. He recently completed his first project with Pacific Rim, a project for UGG® Australia, featuring star athlete Tom Brady in a partnership with M&C Saatchi LA.
“While all of our directors have established work in long format and television, they are very serious about continuing that same caliber of work in commercials,” said Annie Johnson, who, along with Bryan Mitchell, is a Managing Partner of Pacific Rim Films. “We have a roster of incredibly smart guys who play multiple roles in a wide range of media. They share an ambitious collaborative spirit, and a desire to keep creating good content.”
“I’m thrilled to join the Pacific Rim Films’ team,” said Levy. “Their company and roster reflect the range and quality of work and directors that I want to be a part of.” He and Carnahan join Jon Favreau (Chef, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Elf, Revolution, and famed writer of Swingers), and Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors, Get Him to the Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Five-Year Engagement) on Pacific Rim Films’ roster.
“I have confidence in the strength and integrity that Pacific Rim Films represents,” said Carnahan, whose commercial clients include Oppo Mobile, Cadillac, and Coors Light. “That level of involvement and investment is something I like to bring to all of my projects.”
Favreau recently wrapped principal photography on The Jungle Book. His spot credits include a Samsung Super Bowl ad, commercials for Ford Mustang, Doritos, and videogames Destiny and Need For Speed. Stoller, who directed spots for Healthy Choice, is currently busy with several pilots and Neighbors 2.
Mitchell capped the conversation by saying, “They are all good guys; and the commercial arena offers exciting opportunities to create - which is a perfect fit for our directors.”