Internationally established directors Gracie Otto and Pascal Heiduk have signed to London-based production company Dog Eat Dog for commercial representation. Gracie Otto has received a lot of attention across the pond for her fresh, youthful and sometimes boundary pushing work, whilst Pascal Heiduk’s current body of work is characterised for its rich, visual narrative and technical finesse. These two directors are the latest signings for the company which, since starting just over a year ago, has already been off to flying start having created campaigns for brands such as BMW, Huawei and Marshall amongst others.
Pascal is a German director based in Berlin and LA, with a background in cinematography. His clients span the automotive, sports and lifestyle genres and include Lexus, Mont Blanc, Bose, BMW, Nike, Tripadvisor and Porsche.
Dog Eat Dog executive producer Harvey Ascott says: “After a chance meeting in Los Angeles, Pascal and myself really hit it off by crafting a vision of the great work to be made together. Pascal is going to be a fantastic addition to the Dog Eat Dog roster with his emotive, powerful storytelling and slick cinematography. We are very excited to work with him.”
Pascal adds: “Finding a new home where the creative decision is still more important than anything else makes me looking forward to every project we will do together
Gracie is an Australian director, actor, writer, editor and model based in LA who is best known for her documentary style and fashion films. She has directed for brands such as Bonds, Vogue, Virgin, Harper’s Bazaar and Jones, and her accolades include an AACTA nomination and London Film Festival premiere for her debut feature documentary ‘The Last Impresario’ about British producer Michael White.
Since then she’s been credited as associate producer on Nick Broomfield’s 2017 feature documentary ‘Whitney: Can I Be Me’ about singer Whitney Houston, and as well as establishing her own entertainment company, Ralf Films, in 2012. She also launched Dollhouse Pictures with Rose Byrne, Krew Boylan, Jessica Carrera and Shannon Murphy in order to prioritises female-driven storytelling.
Gracie currently has multiple productions on her development slate, including feature documentary ‘Under the Volcano’ (working title) centred on a recording studio founded by The Beatles producer Sir George Martin, ‘Otto on Otto’, a documentary about her relationship with her father, actor Barry Otto, and feature drama ‘Girls in Hotels’.
Dog Eat Dog’s executive producer Mark O’Sullivan says: “Gracie is a force to be reckoned with. She has an effortless filmic style and is a grafter… two combinations that will continue to add to her success…. We are thrilled to bring her unique style to London and look forward to working with ya all.”