Blueyed Pictures (BLU) continues to expand its director roster with the recent signings of Sean McNamara, Muriel Lacalmontie, and Alexander Love. Executive Producer and Founder of BLU, Jamee Natella, recently teamed up with Executive Producer Lorraine Schreyer (former agency producer at Ogilvy West) to weave together a diverse roster of emerging, award-winning directors and filmmakers. BLU is expanding beyond its widely acclaimed commercial and viral work for Toyota/Scion/Lexus via Attik/SF while staying true to its international roots.
With the signing of Muriel Lacalmontie from France, Alexander Love (a New Yorker by way of London), and Sean McNamara from the U.S., BLU’s growing mixture of international directors extends from Europe to the United States. BLU has always had an international focus with its first office opening in Tokyo in 1998, followed by a second office in London, and then a third in Los Angeles. Their roster is in sync with a global approach to film production. In addition to representing directorial talent, BLU offers production services to an array of multinational clients and agencies throughout the world.
BLU Founder Jamee Natella conveyed her approach, saying, “I feel fortunate that BLU has been able to have loyal clients throughout the years and that we have been able to build upon those client relationships with our expert production services and resources around the world. We are extremely excited to now offer our clients an opportunity to partner with emerging A-list talent and hopefully we can continue to exceed clients’ expectations.”
Schreyer added, “The idea is to offer commercially driven directorial talent from a variety of entertainment arenas - features, short films, brand films, and digital content. We hope to introduce new visual signatures that don’t necessarily fit traditional niches. We’re always re-thinking, re-evaluating, and working to be a tactical and creative solution for clients across all types of projects.” On BLU’s international view, Schreyer stated, “It's only natural that our scope of talent extends offshore. As technology bridges the gap and foreign locations become more common and economically advantageous, we can offer a wider range of talent by tapping into the global creative community.”