International production company Stink Films has signed the multi-faceted creative team Assembly to its roster of talent in the US. Assembly is an award-winning digital production studio with a core team of directors, filmmakers, concept artists, graphic designers, developers, engineers, VFX specialists, 3D artists, and animators. They combine this range of technical prowess in order to create connections across the broadest range of visual storytelling. This is their first representation.
Based in New Zealand, Assembly is comprised of Damon Duncan, Jonny Kofoed, Matt von Trott, and Rhys Dippie. At the forefront of innovative storytelling, they integrate their extensive and varied skills to meet a staggering variety of creative briefs, earning them a global reputation as being the digital house to solve complicated problems. They use and create technology to build connection and understanding, to provoke, and to craft stories that resonate, inspire, educate, and inform.
Assembly’s eye for design, storytelling, and visual effects have produced award-winning work that explores the intersection between art, music, advertising, and culture. Recent work includes the main titles for the award-winning feature film Jojo Rabbit, all of the VFX in the BBC’s six-part series The Luminaries, the 3D animations for Sony’s Be Moved website experience, and animations for both Burger King and Verizon. They also created an intimate elegy to music legend Tom Petty for his song Wildflowers, using never before seen footage from album sessions provided by Petty’s family.
Other brands and clients they have worked with include Samsung, Audi, VW, Lexus, Singapore Airlines, Pepsi, Skittles, Marvel, Microsoft, Google, Nike, Marc Jacobs, IBM, GE, and Budweiser; they have worked with iconic artists such as Stevie Wonder, Ariana Grande, Pharrell Williams, Zendaya, Coldplay, and Rihanna; and top agencies like Wieden+Kennedy/Portland, FCB/New Zealand, Deutsch/New York, Clemenger BBDO, Colenso BBDO, and Y&R/New Zealand.
Assembly has been recognised consistently each year, garnering more than 100 international awards across animation, design, and direction, including the Webbys, the ADC, yellow pencils at D&AD, and multiple Gold Lions at Cannes.
“We are thrilled to partner with Stink,” said Assembly head of production, Helen Naulls. “They understand our brand and our desire to infuse emotion and human connection into all that we do. They get all that we are capable of delivering on collaborations with agencies and brands. We are happy to have their respected name and level of professionalism advocating for us with their well established relationships in the industry.”
“We are thrilled to have Assembly on board,” added Stink Films executive producer, Fran McGivern. “They are an astonishingly talented collective of filmmakers, animators, designers, engineers, and visual effects specialists, full of creativity and innovative thought. With two jobs booked right out of the gate, we’re already creating meaningful work with them and can’t wait to explore more ground-breaking creative opportunities in the US market.”