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Caviar Signs Maggie Carey, Ben Sinclair and Bo Burnham

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Trio of talent bring their creativity into the world of branded content

Caviar Signs Maggie Carey, Ben Sinclair and Bo Burnham

Caviar is growing its roster by adding three visionary, humanistic directors: Maggie Carey, Ben Sinclair, and Bo Burnham. Having already garnered recognition in the worlds of television and feature film, these filmmakers are stretching their creativity into the world of branded content with Caviar.

Maggie Carey is an award-winning writer, director, and producer best known for screenwriting and directing her debut feature The To Do List starring Aubrey Plaza and Bill Hader. Carey has a knack for creating personal, human moments on screen that connect with her audiences via attention to detail and specificity. Originally from Boise, Idaho, Carey got her MFA in film production from University of Texas, Austin. After college, she headed to New York, becoming a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Chelsea. Since the 2013 release of The To Do List, Carey has directed star-studded comedic ensembles, helming episodes of shows like Silicon Valley, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Last Man on Earth, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Love, and Barry.

Ben Sinclair is the writer/director/co-creator of the critically acclaimed web series-turned-HBO show High Maintenance, currently in its third season. Sinclair also plays the show’s main character, a nameless pot deliveryman in New York City whose eccentric client-base has neuroses as diverse as the city. Whether acting, writing, or directing, Sinclair has the ability to tap into the cultural zeitgeist with a comedic style that straddles the line between playful and poignant. In addition to High Maintenance, Sinclair has appeared in Maniac, Home Again, Sisters, and Safe.

Bo Burnham jumped into the creative world at 16, when he started posting comedic songs on YouTube. His scope and ambition grew, leading Burnham to have three hour-long comedy specials of his own in addition to directing specials for Jerrod Carmichael and Chris Rock. His debut feature, Eighth Grade, which he wrote and directed, was released in August 2018 to widespread critical acclaim (with an astounding 99% on Rotten Tomatoes). The film brings Burnham full circle, focusing on a shy 13-year-old girl who postures confidently on social media as she navigates the anxieties of coming-of-age in Generation Z. Like Carey and Sinclair, Burnham finds the humour in the nuances of human interaction, knowing exactly how to make the small moments feel huge and the big moments close to the surface and achingly relatable.

Michael Sagol, executive producer and managing partner of Caviar, is thrilled to usher the directorial expertise of Carey, Sinclair and Burnham into a new arena. He remarks: “Maggie, Ben and Bo are all amazing creators in their own right and we are so excited to have them join the Caviar family. We have a long history of working with filmmakers and shepherding them into the world of advertising to create unique, memorable spots.”

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Caviar, Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:25:57 GMT