(L-R) Anouk Schmitz (Project Manager), Natascha Brandt Director/Photographer), Didi Stoepman (Production Manager), Katarina Juričić (Art Department/Set Dresser), Emely Mesker (Operations Manager), Inge Heezik (SFX assistant), Lars Fabrey de Jonge (Head of Production)
Global food-specialist creative production company, Chuck Studios, recently welcomed a new lineup of creative and production talent as the business staffs up to meet the needs of its growing portfolio of clients.
The company, founded in 2011 by Ellen Gaedtgens and Olaf van Gerwen, specialises in food film and photography and developing culinary identities for food brands globally.
Heading up the new hires are Natascha Brandt as director and photographer and Lars Fabery de Jonge as head of production. With Natascha Brandt, Chuck Studios brings in a food photographer and director of the highest calibre. Brandt has a background in graphic design and as an art director, has previously worked with, and for, Unilever, Nespresso, Philips, Dr. Oetker and Grand'Italia.
Fabery de Jonge has been working for agencies and production companies for more than 15 years and has produced many global campaigns for international clients gaining experience in efficient production strategies and complex versioning matrices working for brands such as Heineken, Strongbow and P&G.
Rounding off the new team are Anouk Schmitz (project manager), Didi Stoepman (production manager), Katarina Juričić (art department/set dresser), Emely Mesker (operations manager) and Inge van Heezik (SFX assistant).
“Despite the challenges over the last two years, we’ve seen our company grow exponentially and that is a testament to the high calibre of work we do for our clients across the globe,” says Chuck Studios co-founder Olaf van Gerwen. “But we would be nothing without the talented team behind the scenes that keep pushing the company forward; deciding how food products move, behave or look, while ensuring some of the biggest brands in the world stand out in crowded markets. We look forward to the contribution our new hires will make not only to our company, but the Industry as a whole.”