International production company Stink signs Argentinian director Hernan Corera to its illustrious roster of talent. Through his visually rich, profoundly cinematic films, he brings his distinctive vision to life.
Hernan found his way to filmmaking through another kind of world building: video games. An avid gamer as a teenager, he went on to study engineering in order to make games of his own. Eventually, he discovered that what he truly loved was creating universes, including unforgettable characters, profound conflicts, and the spiritual logic that governs their interactions.
Vice Studios recently announced that Hernan will direct a scripted Spanish series they are developing with Nicolas Giacobone, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of 'Birdman', and Miguel Prenz, titled 'La Misa del Diablo' ('The Devil’s Mass'). Based on the book of the same name, the story centres around a cop trying to solve the mysterious murder of an Argentinian boy.
Hernan began his directing career helming music videos for prominent Latin American artists, leading to a nomination for Best Director at the Latin Grammys in 2013 and followed by a win in the same category with Gallo Negro for IKV in 2016. Ever since, he has brought his bold and ambitious style to the advertising world, crafting original commercials for the likes of Bankia, Coca-Cola, Diesel, and Rexona, and earning a Lion at Cannes along the way.
Hernan has gone so far as to invent his own signature intense and visceral look, to better illustrate the stories he tells. His music videos for French electronic musician Agoria display his unique approach to film, using his saturated and inspired lighting technique. With lush, deep colours that are specifically lit, he creates the otherworldly realms he is known for. Steeped in the esoteric, his affinity for spirits and magic, and for cultures deeply rooted in the belief in ghosts, informs Hernan’s desire to bridge the invisible world with the visible. He weaves his extensive knowledge of alchemy and mythology into his filmic story worlds.
“I believe in the power of the spirit world and film’s unique power to make the invisible visible,” said Hernan.“I am mining for a kind of truth that I can translate on the screen. Joining the masters of craft at Stink is an honour. It will push me to the next level, which is energising and exciting. I’m looking forward to making wonderful work with them.”
Hernan’s singular visual language is captivating,” said Daniel Bergmann, founder of Stink Films. “There’s no one like him. Through his manipulation of colour and lighting, his work takes on a ghostlike quality. We are thrilled to have him in the US.